About the Author

Diana Shepherd, CDFA®

Diana Shepherd has over 30 years of experience as a marketing, branding, SEO, copywriting, editing, and publishing expert. As Content Director for Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine, and Divorce Marketing Group, she oversees all corporate content development and frequently creates SEO-friendly videos, podcasts, and copy for family law and financial firms. The Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine and Divorce Marketing Group, Diana is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues. She has written hundreds of articles geared towards both family law professionals and divorcing people, and she has both performed and taught on-page SEO for 20+ years. Diana spent eight years as the Marketing Director for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts® (IDFA®), and she has been a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® since 2006. While at IDFA, she wrote, designed, and published The IDFA Marketing Guide, and she also created seminars for CDFA professionals to present to family lawyers (approved for CLE), as well as to separated and divorcing individuals. She has represented both DMG and IDFA at industry conferences and events across North America, and she has given marketing as well as divorce financial seminars at many of those conferences.


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    Rhys Rawson

    Thanks for the information on when to hire a QDRO expert. I will be sure my brother hires a QDRO expert “sooner rather than later”, so he can reach a proper financial settlement in his divorce. Do you have any other tips I should pass along?

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    Veronica Teller

    Great article about Tim Voit and Jordan Gerber about QDROs. I liked Gerber’s suggestion that a QDRO expert will notice things that a regular lawyer wouldn’t, and the importance of this, given the time-sensitive nature of the process. I like how she said that sometimes you won’t know if your lawyer made a mistake until years later, after your former spouse retires, and then it is too late. Interesting post.

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    Angie Guns

    Can an ex-spouse file a qdro after after you are retired?


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