Divorcing Clients Need Special Care.

Be the professional they are looking for.

Add value, credibility, and stand out in your industry with the Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) program–a comprehensive training for professionals in various industries who wish to provide better services for their divorcing clients.

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Download the CDS Training Booklet to learn about the course.


In a world of consolidation, commoditization, fierce competition, and very little differentiation, there is only...​ ​The Client Experience

Step up & Stand Out.

The Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) Training is for professionals in the legal, financial, mental health, and real estate fields who provide services for divorcing clients.

CDS® are equipped with valuable divorce-specific information and a customized communications skillset to work with and collaborate on low and high conflict divorce cases. This unique program will provide you the tools to overcome common obstacles most professionals experience with divorcing clients and ultimately improve the experience for all parties involved. 

Divorce Professionals Are In High Demand. Don’t Get Lost In The Crowd.

About the Program

This Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS) program is a highly involved and participatory 16-hour course. It consists of a specialized communication skills training with a focus on integrating those skills in a client-session environment. It also highlights specific legal, financial, mental health, and real estate information that are integral to the divorce process. The CDS curriculum is filled with experiential learning, including a comprehensive manual, several exercises, and time to practice your new skills. You are sure to come out of the training enlightened and empowered.


Essential communication skills you need to understand and work with divorcing clients to build and maintain a productive client relationship. Helping you break through resistance and gain more cooperation.

Language & Culture

How to understand the unique language and culture of the divorce process and the specific needs and wants your clients may have. From terminology to traditions, we cover a wide range of important topics all divorce professionals should know.


The holistic fundamental elements of the divorce process through its various stages, including the instrumental professionals and industries. Know whom, how and when to bring into the case to help support you and your client.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, we wanted to do something special to help battle this horrible disease that affects so many lives. Until the end of the year, not only are we offering a $200 discount for all Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™) Trainings, we will also make an additional $100 donation on the registrant’s behalf to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Event. This is an annual event held by the American Cancer Society.

So, if you are a Legal, Financial, Mental Health, or Residential Professional who is interested in becoming a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™), now is the time to do it! You will receive the largest discount we have ever offered, while also doing an amazing deed by donating to such an important cause.

To register use code: CDSMAKINGSTRIDES

Why Become a CDS®

Not having the right information or proper tools for divorcing clients will usually lead to unhappy clients, with even unhappier results.

The process is already challenging enough, the last thing you want is to complicate it for you, your client and their families. Our research and first hand experience has led us to understand the main challenges professionals have when providing services to divorcing clients and that is exactly why we developed this exclusive training.

Be Prepared.
Be Productive.
Be Prosperous.

CE/CLE Approved Credits

What CDS® Graduates Are Saying...

Rebecca Cleckler
The combination of anatomy, biology, psychiatry, and finance sums up my education – each of these were touched on in this training! I found the overall training exemplary and feel more confident in my ability to effectively communicate with divorcing clients!

Rebecca Cleckler

Mortgage Loan Officer

I am already applying my newly-learned skills and seeing an amazing difference in the effectiveness of my client communications. This training is a MUST for everyone who works professionally with clients going through a divorce.

Debra Whitson

Family Law Attorney & Mediator

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One of the most rewarding areas of the training was the session on information gathering and precision questioning…I highly recommend the CDS to anyone who wants to bring their practice with divorcing clients to the next level

Aviva Pinto, CDFA

Wealth Manager

“I never expected to gain such an awareness of how other professions work with divorcing families. The theories and techniques I learned will no doubt give me a new lens in which to work with my clients.”

Sammi Siegel, PhD, LMHC


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I have been in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries for over 30 years and completed endless trainings and continuing education courses. This was by far the most informative, engaging, and enjoyable course I have ever attended.

Jennifer Storre

Senior Loan Officer

“I learned so much… and also met amazing group of family law attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. It was a very informative and educational training session and I truly enjoyed it!”

Olga P. Herbert, CFE

Senior Forensic Accountant

“This left me feeling more empowered and prepared to work with divorcing clients, and honestly, ANY client!”

Marianela Collado

CPA & Certified Financial Planner

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“The Certified Divorce Specialist program is a well-developed training highlighting methods and practices best suited to improve communication between the divorce professional and the client.”

Theodore Alatsas, ESQ.

Family Law Attorney

Darcy hardy
“Normally I’m not much for zoom trainings. While the convenience is nice, I often don’t get as much out of them. This class seemed to be the exception! Liz kept us engaged, gave us the right amount of information in doses with energetic breaks dispersed throug

Darcy Hardy

Managing Real Estate Broker

The course was instructive, interactive, and NEVER boring, thanks to the enthusiasm and creative approach from the instructor, Liz Becker. I highly recommend this course for those looking for a proven model of communication…as well as very useful information

Rhonda Sherwin

Financial Counselor

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“I loved spending two days with Liz and her team. I was pleasantly surprised by how many NLP techniques were featured in the training. The skills I learned are a fantastic addition to my client sessions but also, on a personal level, can be used in everyday li

Melissa Kallil

Certified Professional Coach

“An excellent experiential workshop that will certainly add tremendous value… Expect to grow personally and professionally by participating in this well organized, top notch program/”

Laurie Dubow

Licensed Real Estate and Mortgage Broker

Be the professional they are looking for.