As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, (CDLP®), I focus my practice on helping divorcing homeowners make a more informed decision regarding their home equity solutions and the divorce team identify any potential conflicts between the divorce settlement, the mortgage, and the real property.

A Message from Jody Bruns:

"For anyone considering starting a practice working as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, service to others must be your highest calling. CDLPs are in a unique position to make a difference, and to positively impact a significant number of people at a challenging time in their lives. I have worked with divorcing homeowners for over 20 years and know how uniquely rewarding this practice can be.

Making a difference in people’s lives, and having a positive impact, means appreciating how intrinsic and personal divorce determinations are to our clients.

Family law proceedings have the potential to affect relationships at the most fundamental level. Housing is the fundamental basis of stability and security for an individual or family. Whether you represent clients as an attorney, financial planner, or Certified Divorce Lending Professional, what you do can have long-lasting consequences on others.

Focusing your career on working with family law professionals and divorcing homeowners will open up many opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives.

The better you are at your craft, the better you’ll be at serving your clients."

Jody Bruns is the President and Founder of the Divorce Lending Association and is credited with establishing industry certification programs for both real estate and 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.

Through her own personal journey of a divorce involving real estate, Jody knows firsthand the emotions divorce carries with it. Utilizing her own personal experience combined with her 30 plus years in mortgage and finance, Jody has made it her career and passion to educate the divorce community while helping divorcing clients navigate the clash between divorce, real estate, and mortgage financing.

Jody authored the Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP®) and the Real Estate Mediation Specialists (REM-S) industry certifications along with a book, A House Divided | The Clash between Divorce, Real Estate, and Mortgage Financing. 

With over 30 years of experience in finance and mortgage banking, Jody has coached and trained over 3,000 mortgage and real estate professionals on how to successfully work with divorcing homeowners; divorce attorneys, and other divorce professionals with the ultimate goal of a more successful divorce when mortgage financing and real property are involved.

  • Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP®)
  • Certified Mediator / Mediator Trainer
  • Licensed Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor
  • Approved Continuing Legal Education Provider with multiple State Bar Associations
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider with CFP Board and Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Author: A House Divided | The Intersection of Divorce, Real Estate & Mortgage Financing

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