Chartered Financial Divorce Specialists (CFDS) course outline

Course is divided into four modules consisting of reading materials, video tutorials and software manipulation.
Module 1 Module One: General Information, Ethics & Practice Standards
Two multiple choice exams must be completed prior to commencement of Module Two.
Section 1 Welcome: A few special notes as you begin
Section 2 History - Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists - All Canadian Training Content
Section 3 President and Primary Trainer
Section 4 Study Notes
Section 5 Information for Professionals and Clients in Separation and Divorce
Section 6 Providing Clients Tips for Choosing Professionals
Section 7 Tips for Clients Preparing for Separation
Section 8 Standards, Ethics, Guidelines, Divorce Law and Glossary
Section 9 Role of the Financial Divorce Specialist
Section 10 Cable TV Program on Divorce
Section 11 Ethics - Practice Standards - Process
Section 12 Exam: Module One General
Section 13 Exam: Module One Ethics & Practice Standards
Section 14 End of Module One
Module 2 Module Two: Tax and Calculating Worksheets
Two multiple choice exams must be completed prior to commencement of Module Three. An Excel Calculating Worksheet (provided) needs to be used in order to complete the Worksheet exam.
Section 1 Module Two: Tax, Pensions, Property, Support, Insurance
Section 2 Tax Issues
Section 3 Spousal Support Guidelines - Overview with Professor Thompson
Section 4 Review Spousal Support Details
Section 5 Spousal Support: Background - Reports and Issues:
Section 6 Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines
Section 7 Income Sharing as the Basic Structure
Section 8 The Without Child Support Formula Approach
Section 9 The Without Child Support Rudimentary Formula
Section 10 The With Child Support Formula Approach
Section 11 Ceilings and Floors
Section 12 Variation, Review, Remarriage, Second Families
Section 13 Property
Section 14 Property- Election to Opt Out of Asset Transfer
Section 15 Net Family Property
Section 16 Basics of Pension Division
Section 17 Government Pension Credits
Section 18 Relationships - Emotions
Section 19 Tax Exam
Section 20 Calculating Worksheet Exam
Section 21 End of Module Two
Module 3 Tools for Financial Divorce Specialists
Small case study to be completed using the Prospective Software.
Section 1 Module Three: Marketing
Section 2 Divorce Marketing Group
Section 3 Marketing Plan
Section 4 Future Projections
Section 5 Processes Or Methods Of Separating Or Divorcing
Section 6 Lawyer Interviews
Section 7 Perspectives Software
Section 8 Accessing The Software
Section 9 Perspectives Software – Introduction
Section 10 Perspectives Software - Basic Input
Section 11 Perspectives Software - Saving Files
Section 12 Case Study Laurin and Steven
Section 13 Case Study Albert and Victoria
Section 14 Sample Financial Report
Section 15 Exam 3 - Case Study
Module 4 Module Four: Final Case Study
Final case Study.
Section 1 Module 4: Introduction to Module 4
Section 2 Case Studies and Analysis
Section 3 Civil Law - Divorce in Québec
Section 4 Getting ready for the Final Exam
Section 5 Final Exam