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Attorneys

Divorce attorneys can help you get through your divorce by acting as advocates for you. Our solutions-minded attorneys can help you reach a final agreement in your divorce.

Mediators

Mediators work to help both parties find agreement in areas where there may be disputes. Our mediators can help you find fair and effective solutions to disagreements.

Neil Forester

California Attorney and Mediator
Neil is a recovering litigator with family law experience spanning boutiques and big firms. He ... Read More
Neil is a recovering litigator with family law experience spanning boutiques and big firms. He brings a real-world perspective about the realities of family court, having spent the first 16 years of his practice negotiating and litigating courtroom divorce. Neil is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Between and beyond his work, Neil serves as NorCal Boxer Rescue’s volunteer board chair and pro bono legal counsel, which makes him uniquely qualified to mediate dinnertime disputes between his two Boxers, Marlee and Jasmine.

Divorce Coaches

Divorce Coaches work to support and motivate their clients as they go through a divorce. They can help keep you on track and act as an advisor at any time during the divorce.

Tracey Coates

District of Columbia Divorce Coach (National), Attorney and Mediator (Maryland and District of Columbia)
Hi! My name is Tracey J. Coates. I’m a Partner and Co-Chair of the Metro DC Family Law practice ... Read More
Hi! My name is Tracey J. Coates. I’m a Partner and Co-Chair of the Metro DC Family Law practice at Cipriani & Werner. I’m also a Certified Life Coach and Mediator. In my law practice, I represent a diverse range of family structures in various domestic relations matters. My areas of expertise include pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification, enforcement of court orders and agreements, adoption, and guardianships. Additionally, I practice Collaborative Law. I have published numerous articles on a wide array of Family Law issues and am a frequent presenter and commentator at events. My appearances on radio and television are regular, reflecting my commitment to providing insight on these important topics. I have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law in 2021, 2022, and 2023, named as one of the “Top Divorce Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and listed as a "Top Attorney" for Family/Divorce in Bethesda Magazine in 2019. As a Life Coach, I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of personal transformation. This includes divorce coaching, where I offer compassionate support and strategic planning to help navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of marital dissolution. I take pride in my ability to empower my clients, helping them reclaim their independence and move forward with confidence and clarity. My approach is always tailored to the individual, recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of each person's journey.

Kim Goodman

Divorce Coach

Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she ... Read More

Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she navigated her amicable low-cost divorce to experience a costly high-conflict co-parenting dispute years later. Determined to help others save money, time, and stress by minimizing avoidable mistakes (before, during, and after divorce), she became a family mediator and divorce coach (currently certified in divorce, co-parenting, and conflict coaching). In a safe, non-judgmental space, clients discover internal strength to create their divorce roadmap based on their values, needs, interests, and concerns. By gaining clarity, coping with difficult emotions, exploring options, and enhancing effective communication and conflict management skills, her clients find the confidence to make the best possible decisions for their desired future and those that matter most. Kim resides in the Rocky Mountain region with her 14-year-old puppy and is the proud single parent of a thriving son.


Group Programs/Classes

Group Programs help you through your divorce while connecting with others who are going through similar situations. You can find compassion, resources, and camaraderie in group programs.

Jill Kaufman

Divorce Coach, Group Program
Jill Barnett Kaufman is a Licensed Therapist, Divorce Coach, Author & Co-parenting Expert. After ... Read More
Jill Barnett Kaufman is a Licensed Therapist, Divorce Coach, Author & Co-parenting Expert. After going through her own difficult divorce, she made it her life’s mission to help others not have it as tough. She is the author of I’m Getting Divorced, Now What? A guide to navigating divorce with clarity so that you come out stronger! The book is the basis for her transformative program, Thriving Through Divorce. The Thriving program helps parents navigate the overwhelming process of divorce with less stress, more confidence and a greater sense of peace. Jill offers 1:1 and group coaching to parents going through divorce so that they can protect their children and finances and successfully get to an agreement without litigation, even when divorcing a difficult ex. She’s recently married and the mother of 3 adult children and 3 adult step children.

Military Divorce Financial Specialists

David Smith

Florida CDFA, Military Divorce Financial Specialist
David Smith, CDFA®, CQS™, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol USAF, and owner of Sand Oak Divorce ... Read More
David Smith, CDFA®, CQS™, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol USAF, and owner of Sand Oak Divorce Solutions LLC, has 15 years of diverse experience as a financial professional, and has experienced his own divorce. He is equipped with unique skills as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Certified QDRO Specialist™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Holistic Financial Organizer and Coordinator, and retired military dental officer. He was awarded his D.M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1982 and will help you answer all the financial questions related to your divorce - whether military or otherwise. David also holds his Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, along with his Florida 2-15 license as a life, health and variable annuity agent. He is focused on assisting his clients through education, to understand and resolve the financial issues of their divorce. David provides hourly or flat fee based divorce specific advice and support throughout the entire process, and while assisting with your divorce he will not try to sell you any financial products, nor will he be compensated on commission. In his spare time, David enjoys early morning walks, and listening to podcasts, along with composting and recyling everything he possibly can. He also is the Facilitator and Coordinator for the local Laundry Love ministry, hosted every month alternately by Holy Nativity Episcopal Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Ensure your short and long-term financial security before your Marital Settlement Agreement is finalized. Build your confidence in your future with a vision, focus and direction, and concentrate on moving forward. Protect yourself and your family, and understand all your settlement options that are available. Seek out the expertise of a Divorce Financial Specialist and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Divorce is intimidating - especially when it comes to money. As you approach divorce, you want certainty that you’ve done everything you can to secure your financial future. 

CDFAs

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts ® (CDFAs)

CDFAs specialize in advising their clients about financial challenges that can arise with divorce. This can include dividing property or retirements, splitting the house, and child support issues.

Jeff Landers

CDFA

Jeff Landers is a seasoned divorce and real estate/mortgage expert with over 40 years of ... Read More

Jeff Landers is a seasoned divorce and real estate/mortgage expert with over 40 years of combined experience.

Jeff earned his BA degree in psychology from Columbia University and studied law at Pace University School of Law before becoming a divorce financial advisor. He is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™), Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP™) and licensed real estate and mortgage broker.

In 2010, Jeff founded Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC, working exclusively with women going through a financially complicated divorce. Since 2010, Jeff has helped hundreds of people throughout the USA with the financial aspects of their divorce.

Since the marital home is often one of the largest assets in most divorces, Jeff also founded Next Act Properties, Inc., which provides real estate and mortgage solutions for divorcing and divorced people (NextActProperties.com).

Jeff has written 7 published books with 15,000+ copies sold nationwide focusing on the financial aspects of divorce and the marital home, as well as contributing articles regularly to Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, DailyWorth, More.com, Lawyers.com, etc.

David Smith

Florida CDFA, Military Divorce Financial Specialist
David Smith, CDFA®, CQS™, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol USAF, and owner of Sand Oak Divorce ... Read More
David Smith, CDFA®, CQS™, ChFC®, CASL®, D.M.D., Ret LtCol USAF, and owner of Sand Oak Divorce Solutions LLC, has 15 years of diverse experience as a financial professional, and has experienced his own divorce. He is equipped with unique skills as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Certified QDRO Specialist™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Holistic Financial Organizer and Coordinator, and retired military dental officer. He was awarded his D.M.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1982 and will help you answer all the financial questions related to your divorce - whether military or otherwise. David also holds his Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, along with his Florida 2-15 license as a life, health and variable annuity agent. He is focused on assisting his clients through education, to understand and resolve the financial issues of their divorce. David provides hourly or flat fee based divorce specific advice and support throughout the entire process, and while assisting with your divorce he will not try to sell you any financial products, nor will he be compensated on commission. In his spare time, David enjoys early morning walks, and listening to podcasts, along with composting and recyling everything he possibly can. He also is the Facilitator and Coordinator for the local Laundry Love ministry, hosted every month alternately by Holy Nativity Episcopal Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Ensure your short and long-term financial security before your Marital Settlement Agreement is finalized. Build your confidence in your future with a vision, focus and direction, and concentrate on moving forward. Protect yourself and your family, and understand all your settlement options that are available. Seek out the expertise of a Divorce Financial Specialist and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Divorce is intimidating - especially when it comes to money. As you approach divorce, you want certainty that you’ve done everything you can to secure your financial future. 

John Duffy

CDFA and Collaborative Divorce
John Duffy is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional and a financial planner. His ... Read More
John Duffy is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional and a financial planner. His belief in the value of service extends to his personal and professional life, striving to assist others through their personal journeys. Having gone through his own divorce in 2006, John understands the complexities of such transitions. Despite challenges, including co-parenting two young daughters, he emerged from this experience with a deep empathy for those navigating similar paths. This led him to establish Zen Divorce Solutions, aiming to provide guidance and support to individuals facing divorce. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of San Francisco. He started his career in the tech industry in Silicon Valley before moving to Santa Barbara in 1999 to pursue a career in finance. He and his wife Star, along with their children, form a close-knit blended family. He worked for UBS as a financial advisor and started his own wealth management firm before finding his calling “Helping couples amicably identify, evaluate, and equitably divide assets in a fair and respectful manner during divorce to achieve a peaceful financial separation.” Outside work, John actively contributes to his community. He serves as Treasurer at Hospice of Santa Barbara and is involved in several committees and boards, including the Public Education Committee of Collaborative Practice of California and Treasurer of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Professionally, John is a member of various industry organizations such as the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), Collaborative Practice of California (CPCal), and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). He contributes to these groups through participation in focus groups, speaking engagements, podcasts, and authoring blogs. In 2023, John enjoyed coaching his daughter's AYSO All-Star team and volunteering as a referee. He became a certified ice hockey official and referees games for UCSB and the local adult and youth leagues. John's commitment to service and support, combined with his diverse experiences, positions him as a compassionate and knowledgeable guide for those facing the challenges of divorce and financial planning.

CDLPs

Certified Divorce Lending Professionals ® (CDLPs)

CDLPs help homeowners by informing them of all the options available to them as they undergo a divorce and strategizing with both people to find the most effective home equity options.

Tami Wollensak

CDLP
Tami Wollensak is a licensed Sr. mortgage loan originator (NMLS #1963450) and a 28+ year veteran of ... Read More
Tami Wollensak is a licensed Sr. mortgage loan originator (NMLS #1963450) and a 28+ year veteran of the industry, she has experience working in multiple roles and facets of the industry. She has discovered her true passion in helping divorcing individuals navigate their home equity solutions and mortgage options while going through the most challenging time of their life. Tami has earned the certification as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP®). This specialization provides the ability to identify potential gaps in the agreement that cannot be met during the mortgage process and help clients divorce teams to come up with solutions that may not have been considered or uncovered.

Real Estate Experts

Chris Freemott

Real Estate
With more than two decades of residential lending experience and in-depth Home Equity Investment ... Read More
With more than two decades of residential lending experience and in-depth Home Equity Investment (HEI) expertise, Chris brings a significant amount of industry knowledge to Hello Divorce. Currently, he is the Vice President of Business Development for HomePace, Inc., a LenX-backed startup changing residential lending finance. Adept at solving complex systems and converting them to revenue. Chris was on the executive team with a residential lender whose growth rate placed them on Inc Magazine’s Top 5000 fastest-growing private companies two years in a row. Chris is passionate about residential mortgage lending, and firmly believes that a home is a basic human need. The complexities of residential finance intersecting with the nuances of a divorce is a problem he feels is in desperate need of solutions that are approachable, convenient, transparent, and affordable.

Life Coaches

Life Coaches work with you to determine your goals and decide the shape your life should take. They support, motivate, and provide you with tools to help you reach your goals.

Kim Goodman

Divorce Coach

Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she ... Read More

Kim has first-hand experience navigating divorce and co-parenthood. As a former attorney, she navigated her amicable low-cost divorce to experience a costly high-conflict co-parenting dispute years later. Determined to help others save money, time, and stress by minimizing avoidable mistakes (before, during, and after divorce), she became a family mediator and divorce coach (currently certified in divorce, co-parenting, and conflict coaching). In a safe, non-judgmental space, clients discover internal strength to create their divorce roadmap based on their values, needs, interests, and concerns. By gaining clarity, coping with difficult emotions, exploring options, and enhancing effective communication and conflict management skills, her clients find the confidence to make the best possible decisions for their desired future and those that matter most. Kim resides in the Rocky Mountain region with her 14-year-old puppy and is the proud single parent of a thriving son.


Tracey Coates

District of Columbia Divorce Coach (National), Attorney and Mediator (Maryland and District of Columbia)
Hi! My name is Tracey J. Coates. I’m a Partner and Co-Chair of the Metro DC Family Law practice ... Read More
Hi! My name is Tracey J. Coates. I’m a Partner and Co-Chair of the Metro DC Family Law practice at Cipriani & Werner. I’m also a Certified Life Coach and Mediator. In my law practice, I represent a diverse range of family structures in various domestic relations matters. My areas of expertise include pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification, enforcement of court orders and agreements, adoption, and guardianships. Additionally, I practice Collaborative Law. I have published numerous articles on a wide array of Family Law issues and am a frequent presenter and commentator at events. My appearances on radio and television are regular, reflecting my commitment to providing insight on these important topics. I have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law in 2021, 2022, and 2023, named as one of the “Top Divorce Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and listed as a "Top Attorney" for Family/Divorce in Bethesda Magazine in 2019. As a Life Coach, I specialize in guiding individuals through the complexities of personal transformation. This includes divorce coaching, where I offer compassionate support and strategic planning to help navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of marital dissolution. I take pride in my ability to empower my clients, helping them reclaim their independence and move forward with confidence and clarity. My approach is always tailored to the individual, recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of each person's journey.

Therapists

Your mental health is important. Our therapists ensure that you have the right tools to get through any challenges during your divorce and thrive after your divorce is completed.

Accountants

Accountants can help their clients verify and collect all financial information needed to proceed with the divorce. They can also assist with tax implications during and after divorce.