Compassionate Financial Guidance

Before, During & After Divorce

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Hi there!

I'm Leah Hadley, Founder of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions and Great Lakes Investment Management.

When I was 12 years old, I received the "Diplomat Award" from summer camp. From a very early age, I was recognized as someone who was sensitive in dealing with differences and always looking for a peaceful resolution that worked for everyone.

As an adult, I am professionally committed to helping parents resolve their differences so that families can thrive following a divorce. 

Since going through my own divorce after ten years of marriage, I have helped hundreds of couples and individuals going through this difficult process. I am committed to easing your stress and making the divorce process as painless as possible.

How We Can Support You

Preparing for a Divorce

Intentional preparation eases the stress of divorce and can save you a significant amount of money.

For less than the cost of an hour with an attorney, you can get started with our online course, How to Prepare for Divorce.

Take the online course

Individualized Financial Guidance During Divorce

We will help you craft or evaluate your settlement proposal in light of your financial priorities. Packages start at $2500.

Schedule a complimentary call to get started.

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Post-Divorce Transition Support

Your divorce has provided you an opportunity for a fresh start and we want to help you make the most of it. We'll work with you to solidify your financial foundation through the Watch Her Thrive Financial Confidence Bootcamp. For individualized support, visit Great Lakes Investment Management.

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Why a financial approach to divorce?

I was not always financially savvy. In fact, my first job at an investment bank was as an administrative assistant and I had never even taken an accounting class. I felt like everyone around me was speaking a foreign language. That happens to a lot of people as they go through their divorce. 

Trying to learn the divorce vocabulary and all about your finances while feeling emotionally overwhelmed is challenging to say the least. As a result of a lack of financial guidance, poor financial choices are made during the process, which leads to unnecessary challenges after the divorce is final.

After nearly fifteen years in financial services, I am now a seasoned financial professional and I've been where you are. I am committed to partnering with you to help you make wise financial decisions before, during and after your divorce.

"My wife's employer recommended Leah's mediation services and I'm glad they did. Leah walked us through the mediation in a way that was both professional and compassionate. She was candid throughout the process, acknowledging that it was emotional while also keeping us focused and on task. She helped us to stay organized and overall, I would say things went as well as they could have given the circumstances."

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My Family

This is my family and my motivation. That's my husband, Mike, and the step dad to my kiddos. My ex-husband and I adopted these three amazing children before we got divorced. They are now fortunate enough to have both an involved dad and a loving step dad in their lives.

Blending families and co-parenting can be one of the most difficult parts of going through a divorce. When I work with clients to ease the transition, I share my own experience of what works as well as what I've seen work for my other clients.

I've already made the mistakes and learned from them so you don't have to.

Download your complimentary divorce checklist.

Don't let any important details fall through the cracks.

Professional Credentials

In addition to my personal experience, I am committed to professional development to provide you with the highest possible level of support.


My credentials are as follows:

  • Author, When It's Just Not Working: A Practical Divorce Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms
  • Contributor to the following books:
    • Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic
    • The One Thing Every Mom Needs to Know
    • The One Thing Every Mompreneur Needs to Know
  • Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)
  • Mediator with 100+ hours of continuing education in conflict resolution
  • Wealth Manager
  • Former Equity Research Analyst
  • MA, Education, Ursuline College
  • BA, Sociology, Bryn Mawr College

"Working with Leah was empowering. Before I met with her, I was stressed and overwhelmed. She created a plan for me that gave me the clarity I needed to know that I was going to be okay. She made me feel like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders."


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