Association of Divorce Financial Planners Expects Record Turnout at 10th Annual Conference

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The Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) is expecting the largest attendance level at its upcoming tenth Annual Conference, being held September 21-22, 2012, at the exquisite Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook, New York. The program will feature many of the nation’s top divorce financial planning practitioners, as well as four fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), presenting more than 20 course offerings to help attendees exponentially increase the value they bring to millions affected by divorce.

This conference offers countless ways for divorce financial planners to unlock growth potential in their individual practices

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) is expecting the largest attendance level at its upcoming tenth Annual Conference, being held September 21-22, 2012, at the exquisite Doral Arrowwood Resort in Rye Brook, New York. The program will feature many of the nation’s top divorce financial planning practitioners, as well as four fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), presenting more than 20 course offerings to help attendees exponentially increase the value they bring to millions affected by divorce.

“This conference offers countless ways for divorce financial planners to unlock growth potential in their individual practices, featuring our industry’s contemporary thought leaders and cutting-edge material in a relaxed yet vibrant setting and encouraging high-level networking among the best in our business.” said Lili Vasileff, President of ADFP. “The combination of timely, relevant content with exceptional networking and peer interaction is what makes this an unparalleled event.”

Internationally recognized therapist and mediator Elana Katz, LCSW, will share her extensive experience with divorce in a keynote address on Why can't they just be reasonable? When emotions and numbers collide, and what you can do to help, and will offer practical and time-honored suggestions for conflict resolution. Ms. Katz, Senior Faculty at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, will also be presented with the ADFP 2012 Pioneering Award for her commitment to furthering and raising awareness for the collaborative divorce model.

The list of esteemed speakers at the conference also includes four AAML fellows. Lee Rosenberg, Esq., partner with Saltzman, Chetkof & Rosenberg, will provide in-depth perspectives on new waves of legislation related to Same Sex Marriage and Divorce, including addressing key issues of state-specific recognition and portability as well as conflict with federal law. Nancy Kellman, Esq., one of the premier U.S. lawyers devoted exclusively to matrimonial and family law, will offer a focus presentation on Trends in Alimony, sharing decades of expertise on approaches to calculating alimony, historical precedent versus current trends and more. Renowned family law and divorce speaker Frederic Siegel, Esq. will prepare conference attendees for deposition and trial testimony in The Role of the Expert in a Divorce Case/Trial Tips for the Non-Lawyer, and Amanda Trigg, Esq., Partner with Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, will provide an elevated workshop on the challenges of working with Bankruptcy and Divorce.

“The caliber of speakers for our 10th annual conference is unmatched and momentum for this exceptional event is building,” said Carl Palatnik, ADFP Executive Vice President. “We are expecting a record turnout, providing attendees with the greatest peer access experience in the history of the conference. This is unmistakably a must-attend event for those looking to position themselves as key players in the divorce financial planning field.”

Conference attendees will also hear from the Honorable Elaine Gordon, Esq. on How to Establish Yourself as a Go-To Resource for Family Lawyers —in which participants will learn how to best position themselves as a go-to expert for divorce litigators as well as the court. Other topics include the key role of neutral financial professionals in divorce, advanced case studies in divorce taxation, presenting analytical findings to clients and more. The pre-conference ADPF University on September 20 features additional course offerings on tax returns, building and growing a divorce financial planning practice, software tools, and “gray divorce,” among others.

The time is now to register for this unprecedented event. Both ADFP members and non-members are encouraged to attend, and discounted rates are available for members. For a complete agenda and registration information, visit the ADFP website at http://www.divorceandfinance.org.

About the Association of Divorce Financial Planners

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, please visit http://www.divorceandfinance.org.

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