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Darlys S. Harmon-Vaught

Darlys S. Harmon-Vaught

Dr. Darlys S. Harmon-Vaught, CDFA, CDFP, CFFA, CFE, CTS, a divorce financial analyst, is President of Financial Solutions for Divorce, a company based in Louisville, Kentucky that specializes in high net worth divorce cases. Darlys has provided fee-only divorce financial analysis in Kentucky and Indiana since 2007. She focuses her practice on guiding divorcing individuals and couples through the complex financial issues of the divorce process, in mediated, litigated or collaborative divorce. \r\nComplementing her dual certifications as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA) and Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner® (CFDP), Darlys possesses over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, having before served as Senior Vice President of Morgan-Stanley Smith-Barney and Hilliard Lyons Brokerage Firms. \r\nIn addition to her background in finance, Darlys holds a doctorate in education, a degree that now serves her as she provides Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys through the Louisville Bar Association. She also holds titles as a Certified Fraud Examiner™ (CFE), Certified Forensic Fraud Analyst (CFFA), and as a Certified Tax Specialist (CTS). She is one of the only practicing professionals in the country to hold her specific set of credentials. Her CFE and CFFA designations make Darlys uniquely qualified to investigate unreported income and other forms of financial fraud that occurs in divorces involving very high net worth. As a tax specialist, Darlys is an expert in the taxable consequences of divorce settlement options, allowing her to better inform her clients as to the tax issues of their divorces. \r\nAs a expert on divorce finance, Darlys has written numerous articles for publications such as the Louisville Courier-Journal, Bar Briefs (a publication of the Louisville Bar Association), and The Bulletin (a publication of the Woman’s Club of Louisville). She has also been published on several national websites, such as HorsesMouth.com, a site for financial professionals, and the international ADFP webpage. She writes on a broad range of topics in divorce, including uncovering financial fraud during divorce and understanding the tax implications of divorce, intended for other divorce professionals, and the challenges of divorcing after 50 and budgeting during a divorce, aimed for individuals contemplating or beginning the divorce process. \r\nIn April, Darlys served on a panel discussion entitled “Remember the Alimony” at a national conference of the Woman’s Advisor Forum in New York. She also regularly conducts lectures and seminars through the Louisville Bar Association and Woman’s Club of Louisville. Darlys is dedicated to providing thorough and comprehensive financial analysis for her clients in order to reduce their stress during the divorce process and empower them with information. \r\n