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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Our Founder

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.

Why Include A CDFA™?

May 11, 2014

Wendy’s decision to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) is based on her own experience dealing with life transitions, which you can read more about here. People always ask “Why should I include a CDFA in my dicorce process?” The answer is simple: When dealing with divorce, Wendy’s number one goal is to ensure…

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