Cynthia L. Zagorski
I am the owner of Cynthia Zagorski Financial Consulting, LLC. My work focuses on divorce financial analysis, working as the financial neutral in the collaborative process, mediation, and supporting the work of attorneys practicing family law. I have been a CPA for over 18 years and have substantial experience in accounting and income taxation. For over five years, I have focused on financial planning for individuals and couples, working as the financial neutral in collaborative divorce cases, co-mediating divorce cases, providing divorce financial analysis for attorneys and mediators, and providing litigation support, including expert witness testimony.
My experience related to the divorce process includes budgets, analysis of assets and liabilities, child support, cash flow projections, retirement projections, tax projections, and college expense projections. In addition, I have provided analysis for support determinations, division of property settlements, asset tracing, non-marital property allocations, and other aspects of financial analysis related to divorce. I have extensive experience as a financial neutral within the collaborative divorce framework.
Prior to becoming a CPA, I worked in the mental health field in various capacities. My interest in problem solving and communication started with that work.
10411 Motor City Dr., Suite 750|
Bethesda MD 20817 United States
|University of Arizona, MBA Finance
University of Hartford, MS Counseling & Guidance
University of Connecticut, BA Psychology|
|Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Financial Planner Certificant (CFP)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
|Type Of Practice|
|My practice focuses on helping couples with the financial aspects of their divorce. It's my job to support and educate the spouse with less familiarity about the finances to a level of comfort that allows for decision making. My analysis and work brings information to the process about the couple's financial life now and how it might look moving forward. I provide information about the potential impact of financial options for both parties. This helps the clients generate and evaluate options.|
|Introductory training - The Role of the Financial Neutral
Introductory Collaborative Team Training
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice|
|Financial Neutral Workshop - introductory training on the role of the financial neutral including a proven successful model with the forms and methods used.
Introductory collaborative training - two-day trainings that are a comprehensive introduction to the interdisciplinary team collaborative process|
|Collaborative Training Attended|
|Basic Interdisciplinary Training (3 Day), 2006, Instructor: Laro Thompson, et al
Mediation Training, 2007,
Instructor: Carl Schneider
Collaborative Advocacy, 2008, Instructor: Susan Brunsting, Esq.
Difficult Conversations, 2008, Instructor:
IACP Annual Forum - Minneapolis, 2009
Basics of Divorce Law, 2009
Instructors: Jan White, Esq.,Pamela Pacetti, Esq., Albert Bonin, Esq., Theresa Mihalik, Esq.
Key Elements to a Successful Collaborative Practice, 2009, Instructor: Linda Piff, Esq.
The Collaborative End Game, 2010
Instructors: Jack HImmelstein, Esq.,and Katherine Miller, Esq.
Understanding High Conflict People, 2010
Instructor: william Eddy
2010 IACP Forum
Also as a member , Washington DC - multiple classes and instructors
As a member of CDRP (Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc., DCACP (District of Columbia Academy of Collaborative Professionals) and CPNV (Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia), I participate in education sessions led by collaborative profesionals at the monthly meetings (approximately one hour per meeting - about twenty per year) - multiple instructors (I have co-led one of these education session focusing on the role of the financial neutral. 2008)
|Collaborative Training Offered|
|A Financial Neutral Workshop', Nov. 2009, Instructors: Cynthia Zagorski and Deborah May
'Introduction to Collaborative Practice',
Instructors: Cynthia Zagoski, Scott Holzman, Ph.D., Margaret Oliver, Esquire
'Introduction to Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice' Scheduled for Sep. 2010
Instructors: Cynthia Zagorski, Jolie Weinberg, Esquire, Scott Holzman, Ph.D.|
|Scott Holzman, 410-491-6316, 11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Ste 201, Columbia, MD 21044
Margaret Oliver, 443-388-1006, One Centre Park, 8808 Centre Park Dr, Ste 204, Columbia, MD 21045|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals. I verify that I meet the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and that I apply the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals in my collaborative practice.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers I verify that I am a Collaborative Practice trainer who meets those Minimum Standards.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training. I verify that the basic training that I offer as a Collaborative Practice trainer meets those Minimum Standards.|