Compassionate Financial Guidance

Before, During & After Divorce.


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Our Mission

We value walking through the divorce process in Texas in a manner that is dignified, private and without catastrophic loss to a family’s finances. We have personally walked through divorce ourselves – some of us softly, and some of us in long, litigated battles. We get it. It’s awful. Our mission is to help others in our community avoid the same mistakes we did and shine in the areas we shined in our divorces. Divorce is tough. Why make it tougher with costly and time-consuming mistakes? We use our experience and our professional knowledge to help our clients move from married to single in a softer, gentler and more informed manner. We do this because we know how hard it is and we want to use our experiences to help others.


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 Divorce Financial Expert.

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.

Melissa Adkins

Melissa Adkins joined Divorce Strategies Group in 2018 as our Director of Operations. 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.


What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise has been a great resource for mediation only business valuation which can often be prohibitively expensive. I am thrilled to have a fantastic resource to refer to other professionals.”

Nancy Hetrick

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.