CDFAs are a valuable resource. They can represent a knowledgeable partner while going through a difficult and, often, confusing time. When hiring a CDFA it can seem a little overwhelming. Especially when you don't know what to expect.

Read more below for a guideline of what you should ask when interviewing CDFAs. 

15 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Certified Divorce Planner 

1. How long have you been practicing as a CDFA?

2. Do you work in collaboration as an alternative to court or mediation?

3. Do you have any references from previous clients that I could contact?

4. Can you work with my family lawyer?

5. Can you refer me to a lawyer that specializes in divorce?

6. Have you provided expert witness testimony in previous cases?

7. When was the last time you testified in court? (if applicable)

8. How do you charge for your services, and how much?

9. Do you have any other licenses or credentials besides the CDFA certification?

10. What types of clients do you specialize in (i.e. women, high net worth clients)?

11. Do you or your firm provide any other services (i.e. financial planning)?

12. Can I see a sample of a settlement/financial plan you would provide your clients with?

13. How much contact do you have with your clients?

14. What information will you need from me to get started?

15. What if my circumstances change after my divorce is final, can you help me then?