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Diana Shepherd, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

Diana Shepherd, CDFA

Her sessions: How Spousal Support Works: Amount, Duration, and Tax Issues
How Child Support Works: Amount, Duration, and Special Expenses
2 Stepmoms Talk About Love and the Blended Family
Understanding the Divorce Process and Your Options

Diana Shepherd is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, finance, remarriage, and stepfamily issues. As well as being the Editorial Director and co-founder of Divorce Magazine and, Diana has written and edited hundreds of articles about divorce-related issues since 1996. She is the co-author of The IDFA Divorce Survival Guide, which aims to help American divorcing couples avoid the common pitfalls and make better decisions. Diana is the coauthor, editor, and designer of nine textbooks and resource guides for financial professionals.

Lectures and Media Appearances

Diana is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce, finance, and marketing – both to local groups and national organizations. She has been interviewed by The LA Times, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Financial Post Review, The London Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and Maclean’s Magazine, to name a few. She has also been a guest on dozens of national television shows, including “NBC Nightly News”, “CBC Newsworld”, “Canada a.m.”, “Money Matters”, and “ROB TV”.

Diana is the former Marketing Director and Director of Education (Canada) for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA™), where she enjoyed working with CDFA professionals to help grow their practices.

A resident of Toronto, Canada, Diana holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and an Honours English Specialist degree from the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of The Banff Publishing Workshop (The Banff Centre for the Arts).

Divorce Magazine and Co-Founders

Twenty years ago, Divorce Magazine’s co-founders Diana and Dan Couvrette started with a vision of a world where divorcing people could use the experience to grow as human beings. The magazine and website taught people how to end their marriages with kindness and compassion, and to support each other in co-parenting their children. Diana sees the new Divorce School as the next step in fulfilling this vision.

She can be reached at via email.