About Chris Chen

Chris helps individuals and families plan difficult life transitions such as retirement and divorce.As a qualified fiduciary fee-only planner, Chris is committed to give individuals and couples financial advice that is in their best interest, supplementing legal advice from family lawyers.Chris helps individuals and couples piece together the various elements of their financial lives, from income and expenses, to assets and debt. He helps clients evaluate the financial impact of settlements, both for the short term and the long term.Chris’ expertise includes difficult issues such as analysis of unallocated family support and the valuation of defined benefit pensions for individuals. Unallocated family support helps clients with child support obligations to optimize taxes to generate additional cash flow for the family. Pensions are a difficult to value asset; dividing them incorrectly could result in less benefits than hoped for.However, his strength is helping divorcing clients understand the long term financial consequences of divorce. He helps craft new financial plans for divorced individuals to ensure that they will meet their life and financial goals. Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Rochester and his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed the Financial Planning program at Boston University. He is also a CFP® practitioner, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. He trained as a financial neutral at the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He is also a trained Mediator in accordance with M.G.L. ch.233 § 23C.Chris has been widely quoted in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Investment News and Bloomberg. He has also been published in the Boston Globe, Kiplinger and Investopedia.Chris is the Treasurer of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. He was the founding Director of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Divorce Center and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.