Mediator's Profile

Denise French

Business Name: Divorce Strategies Group

Denise French founded Divorce Strategies Group (DSG) in 2014 as a result of her own ugly divorce in 2007. Denise desired to create a firm where others could have a better divorce experience, and to help children not face the trauma her own child experienced.  DSG helps other walk through the divorce process in a dignified and confident manner.

Denise is a Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®),  a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) a Family and Child Custody Mediator and trained as a Collaborative Divorce Financial Expert.  Denise focuses on the areas of:

  • Divorce finance
  • Divorce tax
  • Separate property tracing
  • Executive compensation in divorce
  • Pension plans
  • Expert witness testimony

Denise has over 22 years of experience in financial planning, investment positioning, and income strategies. She currently provides full-service financial planning, investment placement and insurance as an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) under French Financial Group. Denise is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

Family Law Matters

  • Tracing and Characterizing Assets
  • Reimbursement & Wasting Claims
  • Business Valuation
  • Present Value Calculation of Pensions
  • Financial Consultation
  • Post-Divorce Financial Planning
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Post-Divorce Tax Planning
  • Expert reports in Harris, Fort Bend


  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, CDFA Designation, Financial management with divorcing households, 2014
  • College for Financial Planning, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Retirement Planning, 2015
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 1994
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Certified Valuation Analyst and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, 2018

Licenses & Certifications

  • CVA, MAFF, CDFA, CRPC, Series 66, SIE Investment Adviser, Annuity & Life Insurance, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) 1996

Designations & Credentials

  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC)
  • Collaborative Law Financial Neutral
  • Basic & Advanced Mediation Training
  • Credentialed Advanced Mediator (CAM)

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