AACFL Certified Financial Litigator

join the nation's leading attorneys in divorce financial strategies today!

Earn the Certified Financial Litigator (CFL™) Credential!

The intersection of legal knowledge and divorce financial training is a powerful combination. Experts aren’t always by your side in every instance. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a new attorney, the CFL™ training program will benefit you. The CFL™ credential is a mark of distinction indicating the advanced training that will benefit your clients and the Courts.

The Essentials

Effective document requests / Effective financial data management / Truly understanding tax returns / Deciphering Schedule K-1 for Support the Right Way


Executive compensation / Property division strategies / Spousal support strategies / Business Valuation / RSUs, PSUs, and other income trends

Major League

Avoid divorce attorney common mistakes / Adjustments needed to financial documents / Learn the ways spouses hide money / Cross examining financial experts / Navigate financial issues when your expert isn’t present 

You can expect to learn about these important financial topics

  • Accounting for Attorneys
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • The Anatomy of Tax Returns and Tax Documents
  • Taxation
  • Tax Return Analysis
  • Understanding Investments
  • Compensation Issues
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Economic Analysis for Attorneys
  • Income Available for Support Purposes
  • Lost Profits and Lost Wages
  • How to Cross Examine a Financial Expert
  • Preparing Targeted Document Requests for Financial Data

Position yourself with credibility in your profession by becoming a CFL™.   Email us at info@aacfl.org to get your preferential pricing code.

The CFL™ designation represents the successful completion of the CFL training curriculum and a passing score on the CFL™ exam. Only members of the AACFL may enroll in this course.

The CFL™ Training Course will cover all of the information included on the CFL™ exam.

About the CFL™ Certification Program

Whether your engagement is related to a divorce, a shareholder dispute, a damages claim, or other types of litigation, chances are that a significant part of your work relates to money. Surprisingly, many law schools do not offer extensive training in finance, accounting, and economics.  The CFL™ designation fills this void. The CFL™ Training Course covers a wide range of topics such as tax returns, financial statements, business tax returns, income support calculations, investments, business valuations, and much more. While the program was built specifically to promote greater awareness and education for attorneys on financial concepts related to litigation, it offers significant value to attorneys who don’t find themselves in court frequently.

The CFL™ Training Course was developed exclusively by the AACFL faculty, including experts in their fields. The faculty and curriculum developers consist of Attorneys, CPAs, CFAs, MBAs, PhDs, and other talented experts. All participants will receive the course materials, reference materials, practice aids, practice checklists, and financial analysis resources. The AACFL’s approach to training is interactive and is based on class exercises followed by discussion.