Your Experienced Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

At Facilitated Divorce Solutions, LLC, we prepare our clients to live financially independent lives after divorce. We act as an independent mediator or as a financial advocate and specialist to create a favorable outcome for your family.

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Becky Murphy, FDS

It is definitely advantageous to hire a CDFA first.

A CDFA professional such as Becky not only educates her clients regarding various financial considerations, but she can also assist them in designing a process to facilitate termination of their marriages beyond the traditional litigation-oriented model (e.g., Mediation, Collaborative).

She introduced compassionate sensibility and clarity to a difficult procedure and often demonstrated an ability to assess the dynamics of a situation and steer it in a more positive direction.

Debbie F. (Rocky River, Ohio)

Becky's experience as a financial specialist was invaluable: reduced conflict, expedited solutions, lowered stress environment, gave me more confidence and control.

Toni H. (Strongsville, Ohio)

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Top Five Reasons to Hire a CDFA:

  1. Financial analysis conducted early in the divorce process can save time. The average length of the U.S. divorce process is one year. A CDFA can explain and analyze finance-related aspects to empower her clients to make educated decisions quicker and/or within their own Alternative Dispute Resolution timeline.
  2. A CDFA can help her clients save money during the divorce process. A legal settlement offer that floats back and forth between attorneys - without one or both spouses clearly understanding all potential financial ramifications - can be detrimental, time-consuming, and expensive. A CDFA educates and empowers her clients regarding often-complicated financial decisions.
  3. A CDFA can help her clients avoid long-term financial pitfalls related to divorce agreements. A CDFA can forecast the long-term effects of a potential divorce settlement. Financial decisions should be based not only on present-day needs, but on retirement needs as well.
  4. A CDFA can help her clients develop detailed household budgets to prevent post-divorce cash flow crises. A CDFA can help clients transition from budgeting based on one joint household to individual households by developing a realistic monthly budget, taking into account predicted future income and expenses.
  5. A CDFA can reduce apprehension and misunderstanding about the divorce process. No matter the financial and emotional dynamics between spouses, divorce represents change and uncertainty for all involved. A CDFA is trained to empower her clients to maximize their confidence in their lives as financially-independent persons.

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Cleveland's Divorce Finance Specialist