Mediator's Profile

Michelle Petrowski

Business Name: Being Mindful in Divorce

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), Michelle Petrowski handles all clients with the utmost ethical and fiduciary standards of care. She engages with clients and other divorce professionals (such as mediators & family law attorney) around Divorce Financial settlement planning, as well as performing post-divorce life planning and full service financial planning that includes retirement, tax & estate planning, as well as investment management services. Additional training as a mediator and life coach help to provide the neutral backdrop to help facilitate a process in which clients make informed and intelligent decisions that support their family and future. Additionally, she’s worked closely with the AZ Nation Guard and is versed in Military benefits.

Michelle writes for Retirement Daily at The Street & Savvy Ladies, She is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association in both the New York and Phoenix chapters, is a frequent presenter for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, and participates in various pro-bono financial literacy events throughout the year.


  • LIU Post, Certificate, Financial Planning
  • Adelphi University, B.S. Business Administration and Communication
  • Nassau Community College, A.A.S. Data Processing, Technology
  • IACP, Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice (divorce)Training, 2017
  • Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Certificate, Life Coaching, 2014

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