There is no doubt about it: divorce can be a difficult and complicated process. There are laws to follow, regulations to understand, information to gather and paperwork to read and sign—all while trying to manage the emotional realities of the situation. You may feel like you are all alone—but you’re not.
When it comes to something as important as your financial security after divorce, don’t you owe it to yourself and your family to work with the best and most experienced Chartered Financial Divorce Specialists?
Joyce Owen is a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS)—among the first in Canada to receive specialized training and the professional designation from the College for Divorce Specialists in 2002 (now known as the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists). She has additional expertise as a Certified Financial Planner.
Many people going through divorce have turned to Joyce for her compassionate manner and no-nonsense expertise. She offers her clients a clear and reliable assessment of their current financial position and can help them anticipate the long-term financial outcome of potential settlement proposals.
As a collaboratively trained financial professional, Joyce is able to work effectively with divorcing couples, lawyers and therapists. Her interest-based negotiation skills training and collaborative family law skills training allows her to guide couples through important financial considerations, helping them understand their options so that they can make realistic and workable decisions about their financial future.
Joyce’s designations include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS). She is a member of Advocis (The Financial Advisors Association of Canada), the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists, the Financial Divorce Association (United States), and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She also serves as a board member and treasurer of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation and is a former treasurer of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.