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Michelle Leisen
Michelle Leisen

Practitioner Mediator

Practitioner MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 50 cases for at least 200 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Premium Member

Michelle Leisen

Michelle founded Divorce Smart after going through her own less-than-optimal divorce.  She has over 26 years of experience in both investment management and financial planning.  She is also the owner of Wealth Planning Group which provides full-service financial planning and investment management in addition to her role as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Mediator at Divorce Smart.

Michelle is a Certified Financial Planner, (CFP®), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), and is trained in both mediation and collaborative divorce.

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, enjoying time at the lake and spending time with her daughter, Katie, her son, Nick and their Goldendoodle, Bailey.

This is your chance to protect yourself, your financial future, and to do things a better way!  Call today! 612-419-9956.

ADR Experience

Trained in Facilitative and Restorative Family Mediation as well as Collaborative Law


William Mitchell School of Law

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce

Additional Services

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

Free 30-minute consultations

Flat fee or hourly fee depending on situation

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Restorative Family Mediation

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Division
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Collaborative Law Institute Minnesota
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language