What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)?

A CDFA® is a trained professional certified to provide financial guidance and analysis to individuals going through the divorce process. They specialize in the areas of financial planning, tax law, and the unique financial considerations of divorce.
Your Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®

Tim Gottfredson

While Tim works with many people who are in and preparing for retirement, he has developed a special skill set helping those going through divorce.  In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner® Professional, Tim is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® Professional.  Having had many family members and friends get divorced, he understands how the decisions you make during divorce can have long-term financial consequences, which are too often not planned for during the divorce process.  He has helped many clients navigate the financial side of the divorce process and reach better outcomes.

Email Tim Today - tim@capitamail.com

Call Tim Today - (801) 566-5058

How can we help?

Capita Financial Network has an in-house CDFA® who helps through the entire divorce process. From beginning to end, here's how Capita will help.

Step 1: Preparing Your Case

Get Organized - Capita will simplify the challenging process of gathering and organizing the information you need for you and your attorney.

Find Hidden Assets - We will help you know where to look to uncover undisclosed assets.

Calculate Difficult Valuations - Because many assets have complex nuances related to valuation, Capita will help you find the proper value of assets, such as pensions, stock options, and commingled separate property.

Save Time and Money - Preparing your case can be time-consuming and expensive. Capita will streamline this important first step for you.

Step 2: Optimizing Your Settlement

Informed Decisions - After Capita gathers and organizes the information, we will provide you with answers to your questions regarding:
  • Property Division - Can I afford to keep the house?
  • Tax Implications - How much will I owe in taxes if we sold the house?
  • Alimony - How can I prove that I have a need for alimony?
  • Child Support - How much will I get/have to pay if I give up more overnights with my kids?
  • Misunderstood Assets - What is a stock option and should I fight for it?

Alternative Scenarios - Capita will model different settlement scenarios to help you understand the short- and long-term financial implications regarding your settlement and know which conditions set you up for a successful financial future.

Peace of Mind -
Will I be okay if I take this settlement? Capita will provide financial clarity and valuable support during this time of stress and worry.

Step 3: Post Divorce

Get Your Money - Capita will help you open the right accounts and file the correct paperwork to transfer the funds into your name.

Create a Plan - Capita has helped people in all stages of life build a path to a stable financial future.  We will develop this plan with you using the resources you receive after the divorce. 

With You Every Step - To live your best life, you need a team to support you along the way.  Capita's team of professionals will help you successfully manage your financial life.

We Offer Year-End,
Year-Round Tax
Planning Made For You

We Maximize Returns

Accurately project estimated tax payments, capital gains, and taxes for resident and nonresident states. Plan for tax implications all year resulting from marriage, Roth conversions, stock sales, and other events using Income Tax Planner. We have a proven track record of being first-to-market – you can rest assured that the latest tax law has been incorporated.

We Work Smart

Create accurate, professional, and effective plans that help your clients reduce tax liabilities and make wise decisions. Easily model and navigate complex tax scenarios. Use Capita Tax & Accounting’s renowned tax expertise, up-to-date calculations, in-depth analytics, projections, and more to plan the best course of action for your clients’ tax, investment, and retirement planning.

We Plan Fast

Turn up the productivity with strategic income tax planning. Capita Income Tax Planners does the heavy lifting for you with timesaving wizards and tools, along with automated calculations and analysis. Just specify the variables you want to model – capital gains, estate tax, farm income, retirement, phaseouts, and more – and get instant results and insight into which strategy is most tax advantageous for you.

We Plan Together

We help plan your financial future together. We take the time to understand your needs and use our expertise to create a strategy that will yield you the best return. Capita Tax Planners will allow you to confidently tackle complex tax planning scenarios, reduce liabilities, and present the most advantageous strategies, all while working with the latest federal and state tax law.

We're Here For You

Divorce can be an incredibly complicated and stressful time. We are here to position you in the best possible light and remove a large amount of stress and complication when it comes to the financial aspects of your separation. Contact us today and speak with our specialist Tim Gottfredson.