"I’m there to help ensure a good, stable economic future and prevent long-term regret that can come from the divorce process.”   -Michele Leach


Working with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) like Michele Fortney – Leach is crucial when navigating the complexities of divorce.


Michele specializes in working with clients as an individual or couple's basis to develop comprehensive insight into both the short and long-term implications of their divorce.


By addressing financial matters early, Michele facilitates a smoother process that can save clients valuable time, money and emotional distress. 

The CDFA professional:

  • Provides the client and lawyer with data that shows the financial effect of any given divorce settlement.

  • Is familiar with tax issues that apply to divorce.

  • Has background knowledge of the legal issues in divorce.

  • Analyzes pensions and retirement plans

  • Collect financial and expense data.

  • Help clients identify their future financial goals.

  • Develop a budget.

  • Set retirement objectives.

  • Identify what kind of lifestyle they want and can afford.

  • Determine the costs of their children’s education.