Working with a CDFA


Mitchell Hayes founder Wendy Hayes is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ or a CDFA™ and her goal is to assist her clients and their lawyers in better understanding how the financial decisions they make today will impact their financial future.

When people think about getting a divorce, the first professional that comes to mind is an attorney. Typically a financial advisor – whether it is a CPA, CFP®, or a CDFA™ – is not considered until later in the divorce process – or even until after the divorce is final.

Financial problems can tear a marriage apart, and are often the primary factor that leads to divorce.  Once a decision to separate or divorce has been reached, all sorts of questions bubble to the surface. These questions are often clouded by wounded emotions and accompanied by mutual accusations, which comes as no surprise. If a couple cannot solve their financial difficulties while the marriage was underway, it is unlikely that they will be able to agree on pressing financial issues when it has fallen apart.

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Wendy Hayes is a highly creative, accomplished accounting and finance professional who has leveraged her own experiences with life transitions to launch Mitchell Hayes. Learn more about what drives Wendy.

Top 10 Critical Financial Errors in Divorce

May 17, 2014

We really like this list of the top 10 critical financial errors in divorce compiled by Justin A. Reckers over on Family Lawyer Magazine’s Website.   The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA) recently asked members across the country to share the worst financial mistakes they’ve seen in their practices. After receiving more than 80…

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