On May 4th, 2016 I became a member of the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists by passing the qualifying exams. There are approximately 300 CFDS's in Canada at this present time and so I am thrilled to be counted as one of them.
A Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS) has the expertise to provide a professional financial analysis for future lifestyle considerations when someone is getting divorced. The expertise is important because the traditional method of division of assets is often unsatisfactory in its outcome. The importance of the CFDS is through the presentation of an after tax financial scenario displaying the consequences of one's decisions which is invaluable in a divorce setting.
Although as a CFDS I am not providing legal advice, I am able to assist people in eliminating some of the financial unknowns that often lead to fear and poor decisions in the process of divorce. Allowing people to act from a position of knowledge, and not fear, is very empowering during a time that is usually very humbling.
If you know of anyone, or you yourself, in the throes of a divorce who could use some invaluable insight into their situation and as such help to expedite a resolution, please make sure to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell phone at 416-577-7505.