Professional Experience

  • Financial Divorce AdvisorFaggio Financial Services, LLC, Owner. Matrimonial Practice Firm specializing in pre-divorce financial analysis, forensic divorce services financial settlement strategy, and tax planning. (2004-Present)
  • Security Services Network. Registered Representative, Financial Advisor of National Broker Dealer providing personal financial planning and implementation (1996-10/2007
  • Government Employees Benefit Association. Executive Director of an Employee Benefit Association. In charge of negotiating group benefits with major insurance carriers, creating and implementing business plans, and developing financial plans for members. (1996- 2003)
  • AXA (formerly Equitable Financial Companies). Registered Representative, Agent providing financial planning to individuals and businesses. (1993-1996)
  • BAVIS, FAGGIO & ASSOCIATES, CPAs. Managing Partner for full service Public Accounting Firm specializing in tax and financial planning for individuals and business owners. (1993-1996)
  • FAGGIO, STRAUSS & WILL, CPAs. Founder, Partner of full service Public Accounting Firm specializing in tax and financial planning for individuals and business owners. (1981-1993)

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Education/ Accreditations

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, November, 2009
  • Certified Financial Planner, March, 1989
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Maryland, January, 1978
  • B.S. Accounting, University of Baltimore, 1976
  • Maryland Life and Health Insurance Licensed

Advanced Training

  • Forensic Accounting Certificate, October 2017
  • AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, May 2014, 2012, 2010
  • 40-hour Civil Mediation Training, MICPEL, November 2006
  • The Financial Expert’s Role in Divorce Planning, MACPA, October, 2005
  • Collaborative Law Training Certification, May, 2005
  • Determining the Value of a Business, AICPA, May, 2005

Lectures and Publications

  • “Critical Tax Traps in Divorce,” Maryland Association of CPAs, Chesapeake Tax Conference, September, 2017
  • Faculty Member, MSBA Divorce Workshop, January 2017
  • “Critical Divorce Decisions Require Financial Advisor Input”- Maryland Association of CPAs “Statement” article, September 2016
  • “Speed Reading Tax Returns” – What Can You Learn from the 1040?” MSBA Family Law Advocate Article, September 2016
  • Attorney Continuing Education Seminar, “Tax and Financial Issues of Maintaining or Disposing of the Marital Home,” Columbia, MD, September 2015
  • Attorney Continuing Education Seminar, “Reading Tax Returns – What’s Taxable, What’s Available, What’s Bogus,” Columbia, MD, June 2015
  • Attorney Continuing Education Seminar, “Divorce Tax Traps,” Columbia, MD, March 2015
  • Public Seminar, “How to Financially Survive Your Divorce,” Columbia, MD, February 2015
  • “Financial Neutral Reports, When to Hold Them, When to Fold Them,” International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Annual National Conference, October 2008
  • “Financial Divorce Strategies for Mediators,” MICPEL Training Class for Mediators, 2007, 2008


  • Maryland Association of CPAs (Chairman of Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference, 1997)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Divorce Financial Planners
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™
  • Anne Arundel County Collaborative Professionals

Community Involvement

  • National Family Resiliency Center (Formerly, the Children of Separation and Divorce Center, Inc.), Peer Counselor
  • Lecturer – Howard County Community College – “What Women Need to Know About Divorce”, Second Saturdays, January 2005 to May 2011