Divorce Mortgage Planning & Real Estate Education, Training
and Resources

The Divorce Lending Association offers you the level of education that meets your needs.

The CDLP™ certification is the top divorce mortgage planning program available in the mortgage industry today. Voted #1 by DivorceForce in 2020.

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CDLP™ Certification - Take an active role in divorce mortgage planning helping divorcing homeowners make a more informed decision with their overall mortgage and home equity solutions. 

The Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification prepares you to become an integral member of the professional divorce team by providing you with the required knowledge base, business model, and ongoing support. 

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Additional Education & Resources

Elevate Your Knowledge of the Divorce Market

Learn the fundamentals of working with divorcing clients when real estate and mortgage financing are present. The Divorce Course is a high-level course for professionals looking to elevate their knowledge working with divorcing homeowners. 

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Basic Negotiation Skills Training

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word “negotiation,” the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course provides an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win‐win solutions for all those involved.

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Negotiation Principles 

Negotiation Strategy & Theory. Becoming a Stronger Negotiator starts here! Elevate your success in sales with weekly negotiation strategies and skills training. Equip yourself with the innovative negotiation strategies you need to excel at the bargaining table.

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Divorcing Your Mortgage

For CDFAs and CFPs - this course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education.

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Listen to Previous Interviews

Jody Bruns: Should I or Shouldn't I Keep the House?

Divorce can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. It's a delicate time that can easily result in making poor decisions. These decisions can have an impact on your finances for a long period of time. Making wise decisions can shorten the time it takes to recover financially.

Paulette and Jody join forces in this episode to share their years of experience and wisdom about just how important it is to consider "keeping the house" as 70% of divorces involve selling, refinancing, cash buyouts, or purchase of Real Estate.

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Dr. Sue Cornbluth & Jody Bruns

REPLAY: Dr. Sue Cornbluth interviews Jody Bruns as they discuss divorce, real estate, and mortgage financing. The challenges for divorcing couples and mortgage financing. The Role of the CDLP in divorce.

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Split Ready Interview

Join us for a discussion with Jody Bruns, the President and Founder of the Divorce Lending Association. Jody is credited with establishing industry certification programs for mortgage professionals working with divorcing clients. Jody takes her knowledge further as an approved continuing education provider for multiple state bar associations and financial planning boards educating attorneys, financial planners and other divorce professionals on the underlying concerns when divorce and real estate meet head on.

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Conversations about Divorce with Mandy Walker, Divorce Coach

For most couples, the marital home is the bulk of their wealth. If one party wants to keep the home, it means buying out the other party. That typically means refinancing. If you’re leaving the home, then you’ll likely be looking to buy another - that means finding financing. Regardless, it’s complicated. What you don’t know could hurt you:
Can you be released from your current mortgage?What is a contingent liability?What is the difference between a Cash Out Refinance and an Equity Buyout?What ... 
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