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Our office works with our attorney-clients to cultivate and nurture strong relationships by consistently providing value, offering convenience, and making a contribution to their client’s success. Divorce Financial Solutions is a family-owned-and-operated business. We understand the life-changing decisions faced by people in divorce and the need for financial guidance with a personal touch.
Grant G. Zielinski, CDFA
Grant G. Zielinski is a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA) at Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC in Milwaukee, Wis. Grant and his father, Garrick Zielinski, created Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC in 2005 to help attorneys and their clients make well-informed financial decisions incident to divorce.
Grant has been involved in the drafting of over 10,000 Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO) and has personally provided over 5,000 pension valuations to attorneys and their clients.
Grant specializes in the evaluation and division of Military Retirement and Wisconsin Retirement System. In addition to QDROs and pension valuations, Grant also worked as a neutral financial specialist in collaborative and mediation cases to educate clients on financial matters such as tax issues, maintenance, child support, and property division incident to divorce.
Grant received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2006, where he played collegiate football for four years. He also serves on the board of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW) and member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators (WAM).
Garrick G. Zielinski, CFP, CDFA, CDS
Garrick G. Zielinski is a certified financial planner (CFP), a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), a certified divorce specialist (CDS), and former president of Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC in Milwaukee, Wis. Garrick has been in the financial services industry since 1982.
Prior to founding Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC, he was CEO and founder of WFA Asset Management, a group of companies and one of Midwest’s largest fee-only wealth advisory firms, with over $150 million under management in 2005. The WFA group of companies included subsidiaries in forensic economics, business tax and accounting, fee-only financial planning, estate planning, divorce planning, income taxes and risk analysis.
Garrick divested his interest in the WFA group of companies in March of 2005 and subsequently launched Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC. Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC is unique in that the firm’s sole purpose is to resolve the financial issues and aspects of divorce.
Garrick has testified as an expert witness more than 100 times in court cases relating to the financial aspects of divorce. He has been instrumental in the draft of more than 10,000 Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) and 8,000 retirement plan valuations covering a broad spectrum of issues related to valuation and QDROs. He is the author of numerous articles published in newspapers, magazines and family law journals related to the financial aspects of divorce.
Garrick has spoken to the State Bar Associations of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa on presentations relating to financial issues incident to divorce for continuing legal education credits. He is a member of the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners, Inc.; the Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, Inc.; a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals; and is a past Chair of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc. Garrick is also trained in divorce mediation and a member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators.
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