Association of Divorce Financial Planners to Hold 2014 Catalyst Conference in San Diego

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) will hold its 2014 Catalyst Conference at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, California, October 13-16.

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2014 Catalyst ~ 12th Annual ADFP Conference

The family & financial dynamics in divorce are intimately intertwined. This combination of professionals with specialized training and competence in the financial and emotional implications of divorce at one conference codifies that dynamic ..."

East Northport, New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

The Catalyst Conference is a dynamic force for change in the growing field of divorce financial planning. The yearly conference offers divorce financial planners at all stages in their careers the opportunity to further their education and network with leading professionals.

The 2014 conference agenda includes the ADFP Pre-Conference Institute on October 13, followed by two days of conference programming on October 14-15. The ADFP has also added one day of joint sessions with the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) on October 16. ADFP conference goers will have the opportunity to network with and learn from family mediation professionals.

“The family and financial dynamics in divorce are intimately intertwined. “This combination of professionals with specialized training and competence in the financial and emotional implications of divorce at one conference codifies that dynamic for each other and our clients,” said Andrew Samalin, President of the ADFP. The joint session with the APFM will feature multiple tracks with programs for both mediators and divorce financial planners.

“Each year, the ADFP showcases the best of the best in the field of divorce financial planning,” said Samalin. Participants in the ADFP Pre-Conference Institute will get an in-depth look at the divorce financial planning profession. In Anatomy of a Specialty in Finances of Divorce, Justin Reckers, CFP®, CDFA™, and Sandi Gumeson, CPA, CDFA™, will cover the key concepts and best practices necessary for business success as a divorce financial planner.

The main conference program will feature presentations by the nation’s leading practitioners in divorce financial planning. Among the highlights of the 2014 Catalyst Conference:

  •     How to Work with High Net Worth Clients, Lili A. Vasileff, CFP®, CDFA™
  •     Real Estate and Divorce, Andrew Samalin, CFP®, EA, CDFA™
  •     Complex Issues and Pitfalls in Divorce Taxation, Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™
  •     The Executive Divorce: Handling Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation in Divorce Cases, Jacki Roessler, CDFA™
  •     Tax Implications: A Study of Comparative Business Entities, Cheryl Glazer, MST
  •     How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard, Carl Palatnik, CFP®, PhD, CDFA™

Professional s who should attend the 2014 Catalyst Conference include: Divorce financial planners, financial advisors, judges, attorneys and paralegals, therapists and counselors, mediators, child specialists, CPAs, mortgage loan officers, realtors, appraisers, insurance agents and others interested in learning about the growing field of divorce financial planning. Continuing education (CE) credits are available for financial planners, accountants and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts.

Both ADFP members and non-members are welcome to attend. Discounted rates are available for early registration through August 13. A complete agenda and registration will be posted on our website shortly. Please check http://www.divorceandfinance.org or call 888-838-7773    

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, 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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