Association of Divorce Financial Planners Honors Lili Vasileff with 2013 Pioneering Award

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Lili Vasileff, CFP®, CDFA™ and Registered Investment Advisor, received the Association of Divorce Financial Planners’ 2013 Pioneering Award at the recently concluded 11th Annual ADFP Conference in Chicago.

The whole family is the client in divorce.

Lili Vasileff, CFP®, CDFA™ and Registered Investment Advisor, received the Association of Divorce Financial Planners’ 2013 Pioneering Award at the recently concluded 11th Annual ADFP Conference in Chicago. The ADFP Pioneering Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of divorce finance.

In her keynote presentation, “Reinventing Divorce is Rewriting History”, Ms. Vasileff shared her own journey through divorce and its financial pitfalls, and how that experience became the impetus for her career as a divorce financial planner. Clearly passionate on the subject of family within divorce, she outlined the evolution of divorce in this country. According to Ms. Vasileff, we are at the beginning of a better understanding of how families can cope with the divorce process. “Law is helping to advance the idea that the whole family is the client in divorce,” she explained. “Each divorce represents not just the legal divorce but many other divorces – social, economic and emotional. As divorce financial planners, we are the driving force in the economic process of divorce.” She concluded her presentation by urging her colleagues to use their financial expertise to empower their clients throughout the divorce process.

Ms. Vasileff is the founder and President of Divorce and Money Matters, LLC. She was one of the earliest members of the ADFP, served as president for more than 11 years, and continues her involvement with the group as President Emeritus and member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Vasileff is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University. She is a Board Member of the Financial Planning Association New Haven chapter, and holds active memberships with the Connecticut Council of Divorce Mediation (CCDM), the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association. She has been published in The Journal of Financial Planning and Divorce Magazine, as well as quoted in SmartMoney Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Sunday Business Section, among others.

Information on the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, including local chapter meetings and membership specifics can be found at 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, and training and continuing education opportunities for financial practitioners, allied divorce professionals and the general public. The organization plays a key role in policy making regarding divorce financial issues. The ADFP holds its members to high standards in professional and ethical protocols in the U.S., Canada and other countries. Comprehensive information on the ADFP can be found at http://www.divorceandfinance.org.

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