A friendly resource when you need it most!
A friendly resource when you need it most!
Sound Divorce Strategies, LLC, offers personalized services to help individuals and couples navigate the financial complexities of divorce to reach a meaningful settlement that is fair and equitable.
Expertise includes divorce financial analysis, financial planning and budgeting, financial neutral in collaborative divorce, settlement negotiation support, and family mediation.
Hi! I am Bodil Stevns, and I founded Sound Divorce Strategies, LLC, to offer the kind of guidance and financial expertise that I didn't have when I went through my own divorce.
Divorce is a disruptive and stressful life event, and I am here as a caring and competent resource to help you get through this difficult experience so that you can make sound and informed financial decisions that support your needs for the next phase of your life.
I am a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® with professional training in family mediation and collaborative divorce.
My career in financial services spans more than three decades. Born and raised in Denmark, I was an attorney in Copenhagen before moving to the US. I am a King County resident since 1992 and am active in the local Scandinavian community.
The first step is a conversation about your current situation and how you envision your post-divorce life. I then analyze your financial data to enable you to make educated decisions about the division of assets, spousal support, child support, and other matters of importance to you.
The goal is to help you reach a meaningful resolution that supports your future needs so that you can live your life the way you want.
I collaborate with your attorney and other professionals to help you reach the best outcome possible based on the circumstances.
Please contact me if you cannot find an answer to your question.
A certified divorce financial analyst or CDFA® is a trained financial professional, who can help divorcing individuals and couples navigate the financial aspects of divorce using knowledge of taxes, asset distribution, and short- and long-term financial planning. A CDFA® often works in conjunction with a client's attorney, mediator and other professional advisors to help the client reach a fair and equitable divorce settlement.
It depends. If your financial situation is relatively simple, you likely won't need a CDFA®. However, if your financial situation is complex with significant assets and complex income structures you may benefit from working with a professionally trained divorce financial analyst, who can help you create and negotiate a fair settlement that is aligned with your needs and goals for the future. Conducting a financial analysis early in the divorce process can save you time and money.
Divorce mediation enables a divorcing couple to resolve their divorce issues privately and to create solutions that are designed for their family’s specific needs. The parties are in control of the outcome where a successful mediation results in an agreement between the divorcing parties that helps them move forward with their lives in a meaningful way. The mediation process is faster, more efficient and costs less than divorce litigation in the court system, and because it is based on problem solving by the divorcing couple, it feels more like a 'win-win' that allows the healing process to begin.
Collaborative divorce is a legal process that encourages couples to work together from beginning to end to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties. The parties engage professionally trained collaborative professionals, including lawyers, coaches and financial professionals, to guide them through the process, and both parties agree that they will not go to court. The process allows divorcing couples to stay in control of the outcome and to be able to move on with their lives in a meaningful way.
To learn more about collaborative divorce, see What Is Collaborative Practice? | IACP
The cost for my services is determined by the scope of the engagement and will vary from client to client. In general, it costs less to work with a CDFA® and/or a mediator than an attorney.
Send me a message and tell me more about your situation. I will get back to you to schedule a free initial consultation.
By appointment only.