Christine Palmer Hennigan, ChFC®, CDFA
Christine Palmer Hennigan has been dedicated to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals through sound financial planning. She specializes in working with clients who are divorced, widowed or otherwise left to prepare for an independent future. Christine’s areas of expertise include investments, insurance, retirement, estate and divorce planning.
Christine offers specifically tailored services for her clients designed to assist them in meeting their personal financial goals, while also providing for a secure future. She frequently works with attorneys and mediators as well as their clients to navigate the complex financial aspects of the divorce process, including help in determining the short and long-term financial impact of proposed divorce settlements.
A graduate of Drexel University, Christine received her Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1990, and began her career with 1847Financial soon after. Since then, Christine has worked tirelessly to involve women in financial decision-making. She has seen the problems that arise when women are unfamiliar with their finances before a divorce or death. She has worked with women who knew little more than their spouses’ company name and title, or had no prior knowledge of compensation, benefits or accounts. Christine works to be involved pre-divorce to help with financial strategy, and post-divorce to help her clients move forward with new plans.
Christine has taken a leadership role in her community, presenting on panels about the gender disadvantages women face in financial planning. In addition to her role as a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) with 1847Financial, an agency of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Christine has worked as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) for more than a decade, affording her the ability to be in the room with the attorneys during divorce proceedings. As the Principal of Divorce Wealth Strategies, LLC, Christine’s clients benefit from the very beginning, as they have already developed a solid financial strategy.
Christine is a member of the Chester County Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), Society of Professional Women (SPW), the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), and a member/vendor of the Women’s Health Source. In 2019, Christine was honored as a 2019 Power Woman with Main Line Today Magazine. Her passion for empowering women in their finances led to her quoting by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and as a featured interview published in Penn Mutual’s annual report. She has been a recurring speaker for the Family Law Section of the Chester County Bar and has sat on the past boards of WRN of Chester County and an advisory board of Nordstrom of King of Prussia where she developed a three part fashion and finance series. Christine resides in West Chester, PA, with her husband Michael and their two children. Christine may be reached for phone or appointment consultations in her West Chester, PA office at 610-429-4020.
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