Adding a designation can help advisers develop additional expertise and show the world that knowledge, and client circumstances often dictate new certifications.

“I obtained the [certified divorce financial analyst] designation primarily because three client couples filed for divorce the same year,” says Diane Pearson, a CFP, wealth adviser and shareholder with Legend Financial Advisors in Pittsburgh.

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