Leah Hadley, AFC, CDFA, MAFF, Mediator, Founder, Intentional Divorce Solutions

Meet Leah Hadley, AFC®, CDFA®, MAFF®, Divorce Mediator, Founder, Intentional Divorce Solutions


Leah Hadley
Leah Hadley, AFC®, CDFA®, MAFF®, Divorce Mediator, Founder, Intentional Divorce Solutions


“Your head is likely spinning from all the changes you are facing,” says Divorce Mediator, Leah Hadley.  Not only did Leah go through a divorce personally, but she has spent several years helping individuals and couples get divorced, providing them with the tools they need for a happy, healthy post-divorce life. I love Leah’s enthusiasm, compassion, and extensive experience, and I’m so excited to call her a Divorced Girl Smiling trusted professional!


Jackie Pilossoph, Founder, Divorced Girl Smiling


Leah’s Bio:


As the Founder of Intentional Divorce Solutions (formerly known as Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions) and Great Lakes Investment Management, Leah Hadley is committed to guiding clients to financial independence through thoughtful and strategic planning.

An influential voice in the financial community, Leah is a sought-after speaker and expert in overcoming financial setbacks and navigating the financial complexities of divorce. She’s a frequent guest on podcasts and has contributed her insights to numerous books and online platforms. Leah is also the author of “When It’s Just Not Working: A Practical Divorce Guide for Stay-At-Home Moms.” At the heart of her practice, Leah finds genuine satisfaction in empowering her clients to achieve their most heartfelt financial goals. 

In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending quality time with her husband, three children, and three dogs.  

Professional Credentials:

  • Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Collaboratively trained Financial Neutral
  • Mediator trained through an Ohio Supreme Court-approved program with 100+ hours of continuing education in alternative dispute resolution

Professional Associations:

  • Member, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Member, Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE)
  • Membership Chair, Center for Principled Family Advocacy

Director of Corporate Partnerships, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter

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“I knew going into my divorce that a great attorney was essential. What I found to be even more important, 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 smart 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.” – Abby

“I am so grateful to have gone through this process with Leah! In addition to being very knowledgeable about the dissolution process, she is also kind and considerate of both parties. Leah brings a seasoned perspective into the conversations that is truly helpful when one has not gone through anything like this before. She is very patient through indecisiveness and miscommunications. I could not have imagined having to do this without her!” – Jenny

“Leah was a tremendous resource for me. She gave me tons of ideas for negotiations and helped me figure out to the dollar what my liabilities could be. I have pages of notes from our session. Having a cerfied divorce financial analyst is a great tool during a divorce because they help you figure out the financial implications of your decisions which are often made emotionally, instead of rationally during this difficult time. I will call on Leah for additional sessions. I feel much more confident now as I move forward.” – Nan

“I have loved working with Leah over the past year. She is extremely knowledgeable, available and responsive. She listens and offers guidance with compassion and empathy. I would highly recommend Great lakes Divorce Financial Solutions as an essential resource to anyone going through a divorce.” – Dena

“Leah was extremely easy to work with during this challenging situation. She is very knowledgeable and unbiased when it comes to helping advise individuals through the dissolution process. I would highly recommend Leah as she makes it as smooth as possible.” – Emily

“Leah is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. She’s very thorough and quick to respond. I’ve worked with Leah numerous times when assisting clients with financial planning and asset division in divorce cases. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is working through a dissolution or divorce and needs financial guidance.” – Lawrence


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