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Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Successful Financial Outcomes Require Targeted Strategies

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
Works to Secure Your Financial Future

Though Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professionals are aware of the law, they do not practice law and do not give legal advice.  There is no substitute for legal, accounting, or professional advice.  If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a qualified professional must be sought.

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How Can A CDFA® Professional Help You?

We help you by addressing the unique financial issues around divorce with data that can achieve more equitable settlements. Through the financial analysis process, a CDFA professional can help you think through the real cost of divorce and develop a realistic picture of your financial situation as you transition to a new lifestyle.

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What Roles Can A CDFA® Execute In The Divorce Process?

Financial Neutral

A Financial Neutral has no input nor any advice, but strictly provides financial projections of proposed settlements on both parties. They can be hired directly by the client, through their attorney, or by a mediator.

Financial Advocate

In the mediation process, a Financial Advocate provides you with preliminary financial guidance before you present your proposed settlement and can attend your mediation sessions as your financial consultant.

If you do not utilize the mediation process, we work directly with you and your attorney as your advocate providing financial guidance.

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A CDFA® Professional Is Trained To:

  • Produce Powerful Exhibits in the form of reports and graphical representation.

  • Give you professional support to know you have all your financial bases covered.

  • Provide a thorough personal financial analysis.

  • Make sure everyone involved understands the short-term and long-term financial impacts of different settlement proposals.

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A CDFA® Professional Can Help You Understand:

  • Personal vs. Marital Property

  • Valuing and Dividing Property

  • Retirement Accounts and Pensions

  • Spousal and Child Support

  • Selling the House

  • Tax Problems and Solutions

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How Do You Benefit As A Personal Client?

A CDFA® professional is your go-to financial expert throughout the divorce process. We are trained to watch out for adverse tax consequences, to demystify financial decisions and investments, and to provide analyses that will help you understand which assets to keep and which assets to let go of. 

Benefits to working with a CDFA professional include:

  • Having peace of mind that your settlement is financially feasible.

  • Hearing an objective viewpoint during an emotional situation.

  • Getting expert advice about your unique financial needs.

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How Do You Benefit As A Lawyer or Mediator ?

Adding a CDFA® professional to the divorce process can remove you from the financial chaos of a divorce and allow you to focus on the legal issues.

Benefits to working with a CDFA professional include:

  • Case preparation and settlement are easier-- we do the detailed financial work for you.

  • Increased value to your clients by helping them understand the specific short-term and long-term consequences of their financial settlement.

  • Reduced liability by having in-depth financial research to support your case.

  • Reliable expert witness testimony if your case goes to court.

Meet Victoria Chase Parker, CFP®, CDFA®,CHSA®

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Victoria Chase Parker, CFP®, CDFA®,CHSA®
 

vparker@sagerutty.com

585-512-2340

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Victoria is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner, a CERTIFIED DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST® professional, a CERTIFIED HEALTH SAVINGS® professional, a graduate of SUNY at Geneseo, and a Certified Corporate Paralegal through advanced studies at Adelphi University. She has in excess of thirty years of experience in the financial arena with expertise in trusts and estates, not-for-profits, charitable gifting, income tax, wealth management and business continuity planning. Victoria is securities, health and life insurance licensed and is a Trust Representative of National Advisors Trust Company. As Director of Financial Planning with Sage Rutty and Company, Inc., she is responsible for data integrity and plan design in cash flow, taxation, risk management, estate planning, charitable gifting and business exit strategies. Victoria, a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, and the National Association of Tax Practitioners is an active Rotarian and a Paul Harris Award Recipient.