Divorce Made Simple: Financial & Practical Advice from Amy Colton

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Divorce Made Simple: Financial & Practical Advice from Amy Colton

In This Episode

Divorce made simple sounds like an oxymoron but it’s possible with financial and emotional guidance. Host Kirsten Schlumbohm welcomes Amy Colton, CEO and founder of Your Divorce Made Simple, to explain how by elaborating on her experiences as a financial advisor specializing in divorce mediation. Amy highlights the importance of addressing emotional, legal, and financial aspects during a divorce and offers insights into her process, which combines financial planning with mediation to create amicable and efficient resolutions. She emphasizes the need for women to be part of the financial conversation and educated about their options, ensuring they have the confidence to make informed decisions.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Amy Colton’s Career Journey: Transitioning from technology and aesthetics to financial advising and divorce mediation.
  • Unique Challenges in Divorce: Addressing emotional, legal, and financial aspects for women during divorce.
  • Importance of Financial Planning: How financial planning can support women through major life transitions.
  • Mediation Process: Combining financial planning with mediation for efficient and amicable divorce resolutions.
  • Empowering Women: Ensuring women are educated and confident in their financial decisions during and after divorce.

Tune in to hear Amy’s inspiring story and gain valuable insights on how to support women through significant life changes with effective financial planning.


·       Your Divorce Made Simple

Divorce Made Simple: Financial & Practical Advice from Amy Colton

About the Guest

Amy Colton is a financial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA®) with over 40 years of professional experience. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University and a BA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Colton’s career spans from a 20-year executive tenure at IBM to her current role as a wealth advisor and divorce mediator. In 2020, she co-founded Your Divorce Made Simple, a firm dedicated to guiding individuals and couples through the financial complexities of divorce.


Colton’s passion lies in empowering women to take control of their financial futures, particularly during major life transitions. As an author and mentor, she shares her expertise through her published work, including Have We Really Come a Long Way, Baby? (2022), and her upcoming book Kitchen Table Divorces. Colton’s approach focuses on providing clients with essential knowledge and guidance, encouraging them to make informed financial decisions with confidence and optimism.