It may sometimes be appropriate and helpful for the person seeking a divorce to use the services of a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). Such an expert would work with one's divorce attorney to provide specialized expertise where the financial assets are substantial and complicated enough to warrant it. For an Ohio divorce, it would be best to seek an expert that is certified here and not in some other state.
The CDFA is a certified financial planner who has received special training in the issues that come up in high-asset divorces. In particular, such divorces often raise tax issues that can be important to the divorcing parties. It is especially helpful to know when to offer a tax benefit to the other side under circumstances where it will actually benefit both spouses.