About Us

Divorce doesn't have to drain your energy, your time or your resources. Let us introduce you to our philosphy and our team.

Our philosophy

Divorce Done Differently…

We envision a world where the divorce process is not adversarial, financially confusing, or unreasonably costly. We believe that by providing thorough written analysis, recommended solutions, advice on negotiation, and a shoulder to lean on, we can turn fear and uncertainty into peace and confidence at an affordable price. And we are committed to a kinder, gentler divorce process for all involved.

Meet Our Team

The experts at Smarter Divorce Solutions

At Smarter Divorce Solutions, we offer Divorce Done Differently. Why waste your hard-earned dollars in an expensive court battle. We offer a mediated solution with financial expertise every step of the way. We combine the best of financial planning with the intricacies of divorce to help you structure a creative settlement solution that allows BOTH of you to keep more of your own money. We look at tax optimization, accurate valuation of all assets, and the long-term impacts of any settlement you consider. With a Certified Legal Document Preparer to draft your final documents, you can rest assured that the all aspects are covered without ever having to set foot in a courtroom. We call it MediationPlus® because we know you’re ready – for DIVORCE DONE DIFFERENTLY!

Nancy Hetrick

Nancy Hetrick

CDFA®, MAFF™, AWMA®

Nancy Hetrick founded Smarter Divorce Solutions in 2011 after her own less-than-optimal divorce. Nancy is a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF™), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®).

Leslie Blue

Leslie Blue

MA, CDFA®, Financial Coach

Leslie Blue is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) professional and Financial Coach. She joined the Smarter Divorce team as a Financial Assistant in 2017.

Shannon Balk

Shannon Balk

CDFA®, AZCLDP, Financial Coach

Shannon Balk is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, an Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparer, and a Financial Coach. She joined the team as a CDFA® and our in-house document preparer in 2019.

René Lovecraft

René Lovecraft

Administrative Assistant, Program Manager

René Lovecraft is the Administrative Assistant for Smarter Divorce Solutions and the Program Manager for the Divorce Financial Training Center where she provides support to the training participants.

Andrea Bereznak

Andrea Bereznak

CRPC®, Financial Advisor

Andrea is a Certified Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and supports the firm’s investment clients. Licensed to provide investment management and advice, she is registered in general securities Series 7 and Series 66.

Let’s Get Started

Let us help you have a smarter divorce, no need to waste thousands in a court battle. We will contact you to set up your Smarter Divorce Strategy Session.

In Your Strategy Session We’ll:
  • Explore your divorce options and get clear on the right solution for your situation
  • Review your finances and explore creative settlement ideas
  • Map out a plan for transitioning to the next phase of your life
  • Identify your biggest fears and decide the best way to address them
  • Connect you with any other resources you’ll need in your process

Only 10 sessions available each month! Schedule today to ensure availability!

 

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Smarter Divorce Solutions

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA®) who keep the cost of divorce low, while being committed to a kinder, gentler divorce process for all involved.

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