DEFINITION of 'Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner - CFDP'

A member of the Academy of Financial Divorce Practitioners who is certified in the financial aspects of divorce. A certified financial divorce practitioner looks to explain the financial implications of divorce settlements, such as child support, asset distribution and alimony.

BREAKING DOWN 'Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner - CFDP'

To become a CFDP, a candidate must complete the training offered by the Academy of Financial Divorce Practitioners. Training involves undergoing a 10-week program or completing a self-study materials package. Both methods of training are concluded with an examination, which must be passed before the designation is awarded.

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