We help couples and individuals walk through the divorce process in a dignified, confident manner secure of their finances and what their future holds.  


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Denise French

Creator of Divorce Strategies Group. Denise is a Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®),  a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®),  a Family and Child Custody Mediator and trained as a Collaborative Law Financial Expert.

Nicole Cress

Nicole Cress is our Lead Analyst. Nicole has worked in matters relating to forensic accounting, litigation services, data analysis, and auditing for over thirteen years. Her analysis has been relied upon in fraud investigations, contract disputes, partnership valuations, and divorce resolutions.


Leah Hadley

Leah is our senior analyst. She spent seven years in equity research and has experience in building financial models, analyzing corporate strategy, and writing investment recommendations for institutional investors.

Scott Schroeder

Scott is a Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Valuations at Viking Advisory Group (“Viking”), a CFO Services & Management Consulting firm.  His valuations have been used in acquisitions, equity purchases, and divorce resolutions.

Melissa Adkins

Melissa Adkins joined Divorce Strategies Group in 2018 as our Operations Manager. She worked through her own divorce, with the help and counsel of Denise French.   After her divorce, Melissa attended and graduated as a certified paralegal from University of Houston Law Center.

Divorce mediation

  • Protect your financial future
  • Make confident and informed decisions
  • Receive projections that illustrate both long- and short-term financial implications
  • Minimize tax implications

…and more.


Divorce financial advocacy

Divorce is stressful. Money doesn’t have to be. 

  • Value your estate and provide options for a financial division before and during mediation
  • Cash flow planning which includes the most tax-efficient options for income replacement
  • Pension plan valuations
  • Characterize and value private equity

Denise French

CDFA, Founder of Divorce Strategies Group

Denise French of Divorce Strategies Group combines the complexities of divorce mediation and divorce finance to help clients structure creative solutions which enable both sides to keep more of what they own, and spend less time and energy on divorce proceedings.

What Our Clients Have Said

“I’m so glad I met you and can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for all of us. I appreciate you so much!.”

Sharon R.

What Our Clients Have Said

“You’ve done so much more than help me through my divorce. Thank you.”

Molly P.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped me with my finances after divorce. It was so comforting to have someone good walk me through this so I could get on with my life in peace.”

Tracy K.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Thank you for helping us walk through the mediation process. It was not fun but we were able to get through it quickly without spending a fortune.”

Chris C.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped me put it all together. I was overwhelmed with the different accounts and how to handle finances after. She helped me with all of this.”

Chris C.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped us walk through the mediation process. I’m so grateful we didn’t experience a long fight. We were married over 25 years. I’m glad we are not married and still friends. “

Patricia L.

What Our Clients Have Said

“This group is great for support and financial information when going through a divorce. They will help you analyze what you have and advise how to get where you want to be. I have been divorced for nearly five years and I still go to them with my financial needs. One of the best outcomes from being in a hard place was finding this group. “

Kerry M.

What Our Clients Have Said

“The staff at Divorce Strategies Group provide a service that is second to none. Divorce is a time of confusion, emotion, and uncertainty for all parties involved. Divorce Strategies takes the time to assist in moving from a process that can become entangled in placing blame as the primary focus and replaces that with a process that allows both parties to move forward with their lives in a productive manner. “

Michael A.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Divorce Strategies Group has been a Godsend through my divorce. Denise helped us with the division of assets and has assisted me with my financial situation after the divorce. Her knowledge of finance was invaluable in dealing with the division of retirement and pension plans. She was the mediator for us during that process of the divorce. She has been wonderful to work with and i highly recommend her for financial advice during and after the divorce process. “

Lana M.

What Our Clients Have Said

“The best decision I could have made during the most difficult point in my life. Divorce Strategies Group specializes in mediation agreements as opposed to the traditional divorce route where a judge decides what is fair. Denise is a neutral third party that helps you and your spouse negotiate a divorce settlement as opposed to fighting over who gets what. In my case, She took her time to get to know both myself and my ex husband. She looked at where we were financially and emotionally, then set to work on an agreement we could both be happy with. Not only was this process much less expensive, it was also better choice for our children. Although painful, we didn’t end our marriage hating each other because we were forced to fight it out in court. It’s unfortunate that anyone has to experience the trauma of divorce, but Denise certainly made the process more bearable. “

Melissa A.