Carl Palatnik, CFP®, CDFA™, Will Present the Keynote Address, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard,” at the ADFP 2014 Catalyst Conference

Carl Palatnik, CFP®, CDFA™, will present the keynote address, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard,” at the ADFP 2014 Catalyst Conference on Tuesday, October 14 at the Westin San Diego. Mr. Palatnik also is being honored by the ADFP with its prestigious Pioneering Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of divorce financial planning.

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2014 Catalyst ~ 12th Annual ADFP Conference

I’ll be looking at divorce financial planning and its role in the divorce process through the eyes of fictional and historical figures, such as King Lear, Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.... also reveal why today’s DFP's have it all wrong.

EAST NORTHPORT, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

In his presentation, Mr. Palatnik focuses on the birth of divorce financial planning, its evolution and the added value it brings to the divorce process. “I’ll be looking at divorce financial planning and its role in the divorce process through the eyes of fictional and historical figures, such as King Lear, Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra,” says Mr. Palatnik. “I’ll also reveal why I think today’s divorce financial planners have it all wrong."

“Mr. Palatnik is well qualified to speak to the evolution of the divorce financial planning profession,” explains Andrew Samalin, president of the ADFP. “He became a divorce financial planner in 1994, when the profession was just beginning and today is recognized as one of the foremost divorce financial planners in the country. The ADFP and its members have benefited greatly from his guidance.”

Mr. Palatnik is a Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, divorce mediator and collaborative divorce professional, with extensive experience in tax planning and divorce taxation. He is the founding president emeritus of the Association of Divorce Financial planners and chairs its Practice and Standards Committee. He also is the founding principal of Divorce Analytics, Inc., a nationally recognized firm focusing exclusively on divorce financial issues.

Mr. Palatnik has served on the advisory boards of Divorce Magazine, the College for Divorce Specialists and the NYU Divorce Project. In addition, he is a contributor to New York Family Law Monthly and Divorce Magazine among others.

The 2014 Catalyst Conference at the Westin San Diego 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 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. The annual Catalyst Conference offers comprehensive divorce financial planning education and the opportunity to network with leading divorce financial planning professionals. Continuing education (CE) credits are available for financial planners, accountants and CDFAs. Both ADFP members and non-members are welcome. For a complete agenda and online registration, visit the ADFP website, http://www.divorceandfinance.org or call 888-838-7773.

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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