Welcome! If you are looking for an experienced and reliable Divorce Financial Planner or Divorce Mediator, you have come to the right place.

Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions provides a wide range of divorce services. We are committed to supporting individuals and couples through the financial obstacles they will face during a divorce. Our top priority is to provide clients with the resources and assistance they need to make sound financial decisions throughout the divorce process and as they transition into their post-divorce lifestyle. We recognize that people are busy and are able to conduct all meetings (including mediations) online.

Are you looking for some basic info about divorce?

I've created a Free 30-minute Divorce 101 webinar which goes over the following:

  • Building a strong foundation
  • Money-saving tips
  • Difference between divorce and dissolution
  • Approaches to dissolution
  • Getting finances in order
  • Communication

I'm Here to Help

Book a free call to find out what I do, and how I can help you and your unique situation (or if you need to be referred to someone else).

Prefer to meet in person?

We offer a reduced rate of $49 for an initial in-person consultation. Convenient meeting locations include Beachwood, Middleburg Heights, and Westlake. Book online via the link below.

About Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a voluntary confidential process by which a trained divorce mediator facilitates a conversation with the parties involved. The purpose of the conversation is to establish mutually acceptable agreements. Generally, divorce mediation is a less costly process than litigation ...



“I knew going into my divorce that a great attorney was essential. what I found to be even more important though was having a seasoned professional who understood the financial aspects and future implications of our legal decisions. Leah was able to take our combined assets, make recommendations based on our agreement and provide a detailed division that took away all of the financial stress and worry. In hindsight, I wish we would have met with Leah first; it would have saved us time and simplified the divorce process.”


"What most impressed me about Leah is her ability to make financial planning to be an easy and ‘painless’ task. She has a very simple process to help one think about their needs for the future and a clear system on what to do to achieve those goals. So if you’re like me and want a clear, concise plan that is easy to follow with personalized service, Leah is sure to deliver, while keeping her client’s best interest at heart."


"Leah is a results-driven individual and thoughtful analyst who sees both the big picture as well as the details. Importantly, she puts the client first."


""My experience working with Leah Villalobos has been very comforting. At a time in your life when you are making a major change and are afraid of unforeseen consequences, it is comforting to know that her knowledge and experience will help immensely...I feel very confident in her ability and expertise so it helps me relax having her assistance. I would recommend her to everyone going through a divorce. She can save you a lot of money and give you sound advice."


""Leah is a very supportive and well rounded asset to anyone embarking on divorce. She helped me with a very complicated financial crisis and has knowledge of different types of situations... I am comforted knowing she is a part of my team in this life changing, sometimes terrifying time."



Divorce financial planning session


We work directly with clients on a wide range of divorce planning topics. Examples are listed below. Please contact us directly for additional information regarding how we can support you.



In addition to working directly with clients, we also engage in projects for family law attorneys. The service varies widely from general consulting on cases to more specific calculations. A sampling of services is listed below. For additional information, please contact us directly.

  • Case Consultation
  • Financial Affidavit Preparation
  • Separate Property Tracing
  • Pension Valuation
  • Executive Compensation Valuation
  • 401(k) Community Property Valuation
  • Lifestyle Analysis
  • Business Valuation
  • Maintenance Buyout Calculations
  • QDRO Facilitation
  • Financial Forensics


For less than the cost of 1 hour with a divorce attorney, this course will give you the confidence you need to begin your divorce proceedings.

The Divorce Toolkit covers:

  • How to Prepare for Divorce
  • The Language of Divorce
  • Goal setting
  • Housing Considerations
  • Required Documents
  • Budgets
  • Getting Support
  • Finding the right Attorney
  • Negotiating Shared Parental Agreements

A Tip That Can Save You Thousands:

Dividing a 401-K in a Divorce...

How To Calculate Child Support

For those who have minor children at the time of a divorce, one party or the other will...

Free Video Series (No Opt-In Required):  

Facing Your Financial Fears with Divorce Financial Planner, Leah Hadley

Watch my Video Series on Divorce and Money.

Recent episodes:

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 1: Failing to Consider Taxes Consequences of Asset Division

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 2: Not Working Together To Minimize Income Taxes

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 3: Focusing on Short-Term Needs and Neglecting Longer Term Financial Implications

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 4: Incorrectly Evaluating a Pension Plan

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 5: Not Insuring Spousal and/or Child Support

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 6: Not Filing Your QDRO in a Timely Fashion

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 7: Keeping the House When You Don’t Have the Cash Flow to Maintain It

Common Divorce Mistakes Part 8: Misunderstanding Your Liability for Shared Debts