ADFP to Examine Estate Planning and Divorce

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On September 22-24, the 9th Annual Conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners will go beyond the basics of estate planning for best practices before, during, and after divorce.

Divorce finance practitioners are facing an increasing number of complex, blended family situations from multiple marriages

On September 22-24, the 9th Annual Conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners will go beyond the basics of estate planning for best practices before, during, and after divorce.

“In this tough economy, it’s no secret that divorce rates are climbing,” says ADFP President Lili Vasileff. “Divorce finance practitioners are facing an increasing number of complex, blended family situations from multiple marriages.”

This year’s ADFP Conference will address the growing demand from clients who need help preserving wealth for children from former marriages, as well as for current spouses and new families. Estate planning for beneficiaries, while meeting obligations of a divorce agreement, requires careful attention to financial detail, legal language, and the practicality of implementing intended provisions.

“Our speakers will address the interrelationships among matrimonial, financial, estate and tax issues that factor into these matters,” says ADFP Executive Vice President Carl Palatnik. “The program is intended to focus the attention of planners on issues that are important in all stages of a marriage, so that attendees are equipped to view these considerations in a new light.”

This year, Estate Planning Super Lawyer Gary Botwinick, Esq., and Family Law Super Lawyer Patricia Barbarito (Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C.) will speak at a special Conference presentation: When the Honeymoon is Over... Estate Planning Before and After the Divorce.

The presenters will help attendees answer such complex questions as:

  •     Are there estate planning tools that endure, or cannot be undone by, divorce?
  •     Are there estate planning techniques that protect both spouses’ interests in the event of divorce?
  •     Is estate planning only pertinent in the event that one spouse dies or becomes disabled?
  •     Should couples contemplating divorce be disinclined to undertake estate planning?

This program will focus on these issues and other related topics that family law and finance practitioners face on a regular basis, such as life insurance, powers of attorney, IRAs, computing “Augmented Estate” and more.

More about the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (http://www.divorceandfinance.org)
The ADFP is an interdisciplinary association of professionals who research and analyze personal and business financial issues, as well as tax implications related to divorce. The association develops outreach programs, training opportunities, and continuing education to financial practitioners, allied divorce professionals, and the general public. The organization is a key role player in policy making regarding divorce financial issues and holds members to high standards in professional and ethical protocols in the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

For more information and to register for the ADFP Conference, go to http://www.divorceandfinance.org or call the ADFP office at 888-838-7773.

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