DEFINITION of 'Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts - IDFA'
An organization committed to educating financial professionals about specific issues relating to divorce. The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts certifies members who complete its modular study program, which highlights divorce tax law and asset distribution. People going through a divorce can contact the IDFA, which will help them find a suitable agent to help them through the divorce proceedings.
BREAKING DOWN 'Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts - IDFA'
The IDFA trains certified divorce financial analysts, or CDFAs, who help support the divorce process. These analysts are schooled in the various tax consequences that result from divorce settlements and can help with equitable asset distribution of the divorcing couple's property and estate. The CDFA can also act as a consultant for a client's lawyer or serve as a mediator during the settlement proceedings.