Financial Divorce Association
Divorce Resources for Financial Professionals,
Attorneys and Mediators
Are you a
Financial Divorce Professional?
This is the website for you. Here you will
articles and training resources that will help you advance
your career as a financial divorce professional.
Deb Johnson took over the Financial Divorce Association
in 2014. Deb experienced the life transition
of divorce first hand. This experience created her resolve to educate
and empower others who would travel the same path.
Deb Johnson, Certified Financial
President of the Financial Divorce Association
Deb Johnson has been a financial advisor for over
20 years and is a Certified Divorce Financial Specialist,
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Mediator. She has
earned the following designations:
- Certified Divorce Financial Specialist by the Financial
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) - The American College
in Bryn Mawr, PA
- Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
The Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts in Deerfield,
- Mediator Collaborative Growth mediation training
The Financial Divorce Association, Inc. was founded by Carol Ann
Wilson in 1986 as a realization of her ongoing goal to make divorce
more financially equitable. Throughout her years as a financial
planner, she has frequently dealt with the devastating aftermath
of divorce that leaves one former spouse with very little to rebuild
The Financial Divorce Association (FDA) has undergone several name
changes over the years but the underlying concept is still the same:
to help divorcing couples reach a financial agreement that is the
best for both. To that end, FDA trains and certifies financial professionals
such as financial planners, CPAs and attorneys in the financial
and tax laws that will accomplish this goal.
This certification, Certified Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS),
enables them to become part of the team with attorney. They are
versed in the intricate tax laws that are pertinent to divorce that
even many divorce attorneys are unaware of.
The Family Law Software is included in the course and can show
graphically the financial result for each party of any given settlement
option. This gives the divorcing couple better information which
leads to their making better financial decisions.