Do you need a roadmap to divorce? Whether you’re contemplating a divorce, have already started the process, or are far into the proceedings, having the inside scoop on how to save money, time and emotional energy on your divorce is invaluable. 

We’re here for you. We help you consider your options, empower you with practical information, and strategize with you how to navigate your divorce.

We help you move onto the next chapter of your life.


Whether you're contemplating a divorce, have already started the process, or are far into the proceedings, having the inside scoop on how to save money, time, and emotional energy on your divorce is invaluable. We're here for you!

Our Services

Divorce Strategy Development

Our strategic preparation helps you understand the process of divorce. Our guidance is holistic, allowing you to live your life AND plan for your future.

Divorce Mediation for Couples

We are committed to help divorcing couples avoid court, preserve civility, and reach informed, amicable agreements.

Financial Review and Preparation

We help you understand your finances, so you enter mediation with clarity and confidence. Planning is key; our clients never agree to anything they don’t fully understand.

Divorce Coaching

Maximize the time you spend with your attorney. Provide your attorney with your goals which enables them to advocate for you. We help our clients plan for life after divorce, ensuring they are set up for success.

Parenting Plan Development

We work with you to create a custom parenting plan– a “new normal” for your family, while maintaining stability, structure, and creating new family traditions.

Divorce Concierge Services

We help you manage the details required during the process of divorce– financial overwhelm, coparenting challenges, communicating with your legal counsel, understanding life post-divorce, and beyond. 


Why Clients Choose Us

No one enters a marriage intending for it to end.

People choose to work with Divorce Strategies Northwest because they want a different approach to divorce. Our clients understand the benefits of limited attorney involvement, saving time and money, and minimizing the negative impact on their families and their finances. Clients choose DSNW because they want focused time with a team of experienced professionals who will help them make informed decisions.

Our goals for our clients:

  • Keep you out of court
  • Be fair + civil to each other
  • Divide assets equitablylower fees leave more money + property to divide between you
  • Help you learn to communicate and interact amicably, post-divorce
  • Maintain positive relationships with your children
  • Keep your divorce settlement privately out of public record
  • Set both parties up for success

As an experienced team of experts in every aspect of divorce – we help you gain a clear understanding of the divorce process, develop a detailed strategy, provide information and skilled advice. Our team will help you and your family reach lasting, creative, and definitive agreements without the need to engage in adversarial or litigated practices.

We operate with discretion, experience, and flexibility to help you make critical decisions about your family and your future in a supportive, cooperative, and cost-effective manner.

Support On Demand

Got questions? Do you need a roadmap to divorce? Tired of googling with no progress? Whether you're contemplating a divorce, have already started the process, or are far into the proceedings, having the inside scoop on how to save money, time and emotional energy on your divorce is invaluable. We're here for you.

Your Trusted Partners

How we help you during divorce

You divorce a different person than you marry.

Our team of professionals at Divorce Strategies Northwest understands the complexity, fear, stress, and confusion that the process of divorce entails. You’re thrust into a crash course you never hoped to take!

Our team will help you consider your options and develop a strategy that encompasses your personal and family needs, now and in the future. We offer our clients personal, scalable services, for less than one-quarter of most attorney billing rates. With our experience, you will be empowered with knowledge, understand your case and the divorce process, and how to advocate for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with you?

At DSNW we understand that divorce is about people and families. Divorce is about your emotions, your wants and needs, and in many ways will define your future for years to come. There is far more to a successful divorce than working with an attorney. Our team approaches to divorce in a holistic way… we are compassionate partners to help educate you through the process of divorce.

Individual: If you are considering or facing divorce and feel alone, scared, stuck, or unsure of how to proceed, we can provide you with strategic guidance + compassionate support.

Couple: If you want to work cooperatively with a team of experts, we can help.

You can find more information on our services options HERE.

Are you an attorney?

We are a team of divorce experts who specialize in mediation, life and divorce coaching, parent coaching, client advocacy and financial aspects of your dissolution case.

Can I work with the DSNW team instead of hiring an attorney?

For individuals in high-conflict situations, an attorney is essential to provide the legal support required for a contentious case. However, working with our team can minimize attorney hours by helping you work more efficiently and effectively with your legal team.

Our work with couples in our Conscious Uncoupling package reduces attorney time and legal fees even more. When working with couples, our team handles the preparation, negotiation and drafting of all the legal documentation necessary for your divorce. We partner with local attorneys for expert review prior to legal filing of all case documentation.

Are you therapists?

Many of our clients come to DSNW via a recommendation from their therapist. Our service is a great option between personal therapy, marital counseling and hiring a divorce attorney. We do not provide therapy; we provide divorce coaching services to help clients understand what they want and need, during their divorce and beyond. We often refer clients to talented therapists (in a variety of modalities + specialties), to do the intense emotional work that is often required during a divorce.

Who does DSNW work with?

We work with both individuals and couples who are either considering divorce or ready to proceed with the divorce process. For couples, we offer our Conscious Uncoupling package which focuses on coaching + mediation services. For individuals, we offer our Breaking Free package which includes coaching, strategy development and legal document drafting services.

Why should I hire DSNW and not an attorney?

Most clients find it advantageous to speak with our team prior to hiring an attorney. We do not replace a divorce attorney; we minimize their time and augment their expertise with our focused support + preparation. Family Law attorneys are experts at Family Law.

While attorneys are experts at interpreting and applying the law to your case, most are not well-equipped to provide emotional support and detailed guidance needed as families impart major changes. Because we bill at a lower hourly rate, our prep work helps clients come into the attorney process more organized and well-prepared, with much of the “homework” done in advance.

Couples who choose to work within our guided mediation process minimize their attorney time to only a few hours for final legal review. Our goal is to keep our clients and their families away from Family Court. This means you and your spouse are making decisions for your family, not the state (court), and not dueling attorneys. Our team works with you to educate both parties and confidentially bring your case to private resolution.

What if I’m already working with an attorney?

We can work with you on an hourly basis to provide you with coaching and strategy development. Our Strategy on Demand service works alongside your attorney to provide extra guidance and support as needed. See Our Services for more information about what is provided with Strategy on Demand.

What exactly will you do for me?

Our process of support is similar when working with individuals and with couples. We start with an extensive introductory meeting with each client individually, to clearly understand their priorities, goals, concerns and identify any potential obstacles. From there, our team will develop a personalized plan + recommendation for our work together.

Next, we work with clients to collect and organize their financial details. Once we have gathered the necessary financial data, we carefully draft a variety of scenarios for strategically dividing the assets in a fair and equitable way. We utilize experts for valuations as needed, we help you understand your rights, and we help you stay organized, focused, and on task along the way.

If you have minor children, we lead you in drafting a detailed parenting plan for your family. We help you understand how to co-parent and communicate effectively, share expenses and support your children now and in the future. We provide guidance, emotional support and a sounding board, detailed information and important education throughout the process.

We are accessible and available when you need us. Additionally, working with our team will give you tools to keep your relationships more intact, with both family and friends. A litigated divorce causes people to “take sides”. Our approach is more collaborative. We provide training for post-divorce communication with your former spouse, adult children and other sensitive areas. We set you up for success.

Will my divorce cost more if I work with DSNW?

Depending on the details of your case, legal fees can vary widely. Much of the legal cost variables depend on the complexity of asset division and how contentious your separation has become. Without strategic input + preparation, attorney fees can swallow hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of your life.

Working with our team prior to hiring an attorney is a healthy way to take charge of your situation, become educated about the process of dissolution, and ultimately pay less in legal fees. Because we work with you to prepare in advance, the time spent with your attorney is maximized, making the most of your time and attorneys’ fees.

Another cost-saving measure is to select the very best attorney for your case. We work with our clients to help them find the most experienced, cost-effective attorney for their case.

How much will my divorce cost?

The average cost for a divorce in Washington State is $28,000 per person (not per case). Working with DSNW, our clients save over 80% on legal fees.

What if my relationship is abusive?

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please visit our Domestic Abuse page for resources. CLICK HERE


Words From Our Clients

  • Leah and her team were easy to partner with and gave us visibility to the process, piece by piece, without overwhelming us! I really appreciated her support and advice throughout the process as she was easy to work with and was available as needed.

    Nerelys | DSNW Client
    Bellevue, WA
  • Overall it was a great experience working with DSNW. They deeply care and lookout for the best
    interest of all involved.

    Oscar | DSNW Client
    Bellevue, WA
  • Thank you so much Leah! It has been such a comfort to know that you have had my back throughout this situation. Your care, concern, and dedication are so evident, your work is truly a gift to people going through such a difficult and life-changing time.

    Christine | DSNW Client
    Bellevue, WA
  • Seriously, I’m so grateful for DSNW. Throughout this process, your team was a safety net hovering a foot below me at all times. I can’t tell you the comfort that provided to me. You are a well of knowledge and an invaluable resource. Thank you from the deepest place in my heart.❤️

    Suzanne | DSNW Client
    Sammamish, WA
  • Leah’s calm presence, knowledge and connections with other professionals were helpful. Their team left no stone unturned to ensure our mediation was a success.

    Laura | DSNW Client
    Brown Point, WA
  • Leah did an excellent job providing an overview of the mediation process and she guided us through all the steps along the way. I will recommend DSNW to anyone I encounter who is considering divorce.

    Alex | DSNW Client
    Woodinville, WA
  • Leah, I have talked with so many people in this maze of divorce. You were the first “real” person I talked to, who actually cared about me and about my case.

    Tom | DSNW Client
    Bainbridge Island, WA
  • The checklists and budget sheets were extremely helpful. The communication, parenting advice, and your other resources set us up for success…. your team truly cares!

    Candace | DSNW Client
    Everett, WA
  • Thank you so much for your encouragement and experience in navigating all this. In case you haven’t gathered, I’m truly thankful and I don’t take it for granted. I hope you understand how much your team’s diligence, wisdom and efficient guidance have meant… to us both.

    Michael | DSNW Client
    Seattle, WA
  • Thanks so much for the continued support, and advice. Leah, you have been absolutely phenomenal through this whole process. I really appreciate your professional approach, compassion, and honesty the whole time. Without your genuine interest in helping us through the process, I am confident we’d be in a much worse position, and likely in a downward spiral. I appreciate everything you continue to do for us. Truly, I can’t thank you enough!

    Julia | DSNW Client
    Edmonds, WA
  • I read your team’s resource articles and they were SO HELPFUL. I am so grateful my therapist recommended DSNW. You were always there for me and I appreciate all your support.

    Mark | DSNW Client
    Tacoma, WA
  • We’re almost to the end! So excited, and thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I deeply appreciate it, and couldn’t have done this without your team’s encouragement and help. Thank you!

    Alisa | DSNW Client
    Bothell, WA
  • When I decided to leave my marriage, I needed so much help. But every attorney just wanted more money… I was getting nowhere! I was searching online and found exactly what I needed… DSNW! Your team was so empathetic, responsive and supportive. You helped me understand my options and get my husband on board for mediation. So grateful for you all!

    Danielle | DSNW Client
    Wenatchee, WA
  • When (my husband) told me he wanted to pursue divorce, I was terrified. A friend suggested I contact DSNW. Leah, you and your team guided me through the scary process…. into the unknown. Your leadership and support were exactly what I needed. Thank you all!

    Sara | DSNW Client
    Issaquah, WA
  • Your team helped me determine my goals, gather my documents and focus, so we could live a better life together. By the time I talked with my husband, I felt ready and confident. You helped me understand the process and what to expect. We came to an agreement quickly and for FAR less than working with attorneys. Thank you!

    Michelle | DSNW Client
    Redmond, WA
  • Leah, I’m so grateful to have found you! Your team walked with me through the darkest days and helped me find help I didn’t even know what was out there! You were empathetic, caring, and insightful, during a process I wasn’t sure I could survive. Besides saving me money, you brought resources and HOPE back into my life.

    Anne | DSNW Client
    Normandy Park, WA
  • Leah, throughout this process, the wisdom and support you’ve provided have been amazing. You’ve been supportive, patient, understanding and encouraging. In all this… I’m so grateful you walked this road with us. I was so worried we would end up spending a fortune in legal fees. I can’t thank you enough… for everything!

    Jason | DSNW Client
    Spokane, WA
  • Leah, I wanted to thank you for all the time you spent with us. I really appreciate all your dedication, empathy, experience and smart ideas. What a gift you and your team are to anyone going through this incredibly painful and difficult time.

    Liz | DSNW Client
    Renton, WA
  • Thank you so much for getting us across this difficult finish line! I am in awe of the fact that the divorce is actually finalized. I am so grateful for your amazing help, constant listening, and for gently pushing us in the right direction. I am so appreciative of you and your ways.

    Dan | DSNW Client
    Mill Creek, WA
  • With our complex finances, I assumed paying huge attorneys’ fees was inevitable…. our neighbor recommended DSNW. Your team led the process with transparency, fairness and efficiency. I learned so much and it was not a battle! We are still friends, which was important to us. Thank you for your responsiveness, wisdom and leadership… through it all! We agree that we should have done this sooner and we sincerely appreciate your dedication to our family.

    James | DSNW Client
    Mercer Island, WA
  • I worked with an attorney to file our petition and then I heard nothing! Leah, thank you for taking us on, and for helping us learn to successfully co-parent. I am SO glad we found you guys…. I am convinced you saved us!

    Craig | DSNW Client
    Lake Tapps, WA
  • You team is unbelievably responsive. My peers tell me ours is the fastest divorce they’ve heard of by 4x. Thank you DSNW!

    Chris | DSNW Client
    Clyde Hill, WA
  • In reflecting back over this year, I realize that I’m in such a better place… mentally, physically and emotionally! Your team guided us through this entire process with empathy, wisdom and efficiency. I cannot thank you enough for all you did for our family.

    Alan | DSNW Client
    Moses Lake, WA
  • Your wisdom and support guided me through this process. You were so patient, encouraging and super supportive! I could not have done this without you… words cannot express my appreciation to you all.
    With Much Love, Naomi + the kids

    Naomi | DSNW Client
    Costa Mesa, CA
  • Leah, I can’t believe how quickly things came together. Thanks to your team, we are both settled and happy. Your holistic approach is very impressive.
    I’m so grateful for the DSNW team. Onward!

    Ethan | DSNW Client
    Bellingham, WA
  • DSNW worked tirelessly to support our family. Your team is amazing, knowledgeable, experienced, and available when needed. Thank you for all your hard work!

    Matthew | DSNW Client
    Aberdeen, WA

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