CDFA vs CFDS

What Is The Difference between a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist and a Divorce Financial Analyst?

CFDS - Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist is a Canadian financial advisor specific to divorce & related situations.


 

Canadian based

http://www.afds.ca/dir/about/

AFDS Advantage

Linda Cartier CFP R.F.P. FDS PRP ELP

I am often asked to outline the advantages of our training program.

First, we are totally Canadian and fully dedicated to serving our students and Academy members across Canada.

All our material is Canadian developed and pertains to the Canadian situation.

We provide on-going support and service through the internet and toll free telephone to students and graduates.

We offer both in-class and self-study courses and advanced training sessions, plus yearly renewal updates.

We have an all Canadian professional advisory board

Those who join the Academy can be listed on the website for the benefit of individuals wishing to contact a qualified practitioner. The Canadian Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists has an outstanding record of e-mail and toll free telephone response to member’s inquiries and/or concerns. This service is free of charge and is available to all members at any time. As Academy President and chief trainer

Linda Cartier CFP R.F.P. FDS PRP ELP
President, Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists.
Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists
1546 Bellevue Avenue
Sudbury, ON
P3B 3G2


 

CDFA - USA based

https://www.institutedfa.com/CanadianColleague.aspx

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA™) is the premier national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena.

The financial issues inherent to every divorce case are often times the ones that are the most overlooked. However, once a divorce settlement has been signed, it’s too late to change it. Who should keep the house? How much will it cost to live post divorce? How much alimony is there going to be and for how long? Will the custody arrangement affect child support? How can the retirement accounts be split and the money accessed? How can a business be offset? Should a business be valued? What is the value of health care benefits? Most important of all, will the clients be able to financially survive (and thrive) with the settlement post divorce? Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ are trained to answer these questions and more for men and women in the process of divorce and to provide litigation support for their attorneys, which helps them prove and often settle their case.

Fadi Baradihi, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CDFA™
President and CEO, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™
Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts™
24901 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 710
Southfield, MI 48075

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