Established in 2011, Divorce Financial Consultants, LLC is one of the few firms in Arizona that focuses exclusively on Divorce Finance. We provide quality financial advice to clients including forecasting the long term effects of a divorce settlement. We have a particular affinity for complex cases such as those involving businesses, executive compensation, the self employed, and high net worth individuals. We work directly with divorcing individuals, or as a support to divorce attorneys, mediators, and as financial neutrals in collaborative divorce cases.
To help you through a divorce by providing financial advice that will empower you to make important decisions for the future.
Reduce remorse, limit anxiety and preserve your resources.
Janet Baker, CDFA®, CFP®
As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and Certified Financial Planner®, Janet’s focus is on guiding clients through the financial transition of divorce and beyond. Janet is the owner of Divorce Financial Consultants, LLC which was established in 2011. Janet is a trained mediator and a Certified Collaborative Divorce Practitioner. She is the chairperson of The Collaborative Law Group of Southern Arizona.
Janet has worked on over 500 divorces as a mediator, collaborative financial neutral or as an expert witness in court. Janet is a former Board Member of the Financial Planning Association of Southern Arizona and is a current Advisory Board Member of Divorce Recovery, an organization dedicated to providing emotional and educational support to members of Tucson families going through a divorce or separation.
With over 30 years of experience in wealth management, Janet is also a Financial Advisor with DKGB Financial. Having owned and operated a successful small business, and having experienced the loss of loved ones unexpectedly, as well as a divorce, Janet knows firsthand the importance of financial planning and is passionately committed to educating and serving her clients. Her areas of expertise include budgeting, survivor needs, education funding, investing and asset allocation, tax management, retirement planning, estate planning, cross-border planning, and divorce financial planning.
LaShaun Shelby, MBA, CDFA®
LaShaun is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, candidate for Certified Financial Planner® Certification, and trained Collaborative Divorce practitioner with Divorce Financial Consultants, LLC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting in 2008 and an MBA from Florida A&M University in 2010. She began her career working as an auditor and consultant for a public accounting firm in Miami, FL, where she specialized in the financial services industry. After relocating to Southern Arizona, LaShaun’s passion for client service and desire to help families led her to change careers after working over 10 years in the accounting field.
Outside of work, LaShaun enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching Phoenix Suns Basketball, and playing tennis. LaShaun is also dedicated to volunteering with youth and financial literacy initiatives at her local church and with organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, where she has previously served as a Troop Leader.