We provide financial clarity and customized divorce solutions

At Next Step Divorce Solutions, we help bridge the gap of financial understanding during the legal process of divorce. Our Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® provide financial education, analysis, and guidance at each stage of the divorce process. We offer financial understanding of what you have now and clarity on how various settlement offers may impact your financial future so that you can make educated decisions that offer you the best chance for a smooth financial transition.
We believe that with the right counsel and financial knowledge, we can help our clients eliminate their fear, uncertainty, and frustration of the process. We accommodate our clients with customized divorce solutions as per their emotional and financial needs and we make sure that our professional analysis demonstrates the best solution.

We can help you eliminate the fear, uncertainty, and frustration of the process.

What is a CDFA®

I am a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® & Chartered Special Needs Consultant®

I am Tessa Elrod – a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Special Needs Consultant® and Owner of Next Step Divorce Solutions, LLC. I received my bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Personal Financial Planning. I hold a BS in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University and am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner as well as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Chartered Special Needs Consultant®.

After 15 years in the financial service industry, I had the opportunity to support women on their post-divorce transition and in doing so I recognized their common concern of financial security and understanding. After realizing that there is a lack of financial education provided to individuals negotiating property settlements, I initiated Next Step Divorce Solutions and have made it my mission to coach them with a more informed divorce process.

Moreover, I am dedicated and determined to provide my assistance to families that have children with special needs. As a big sister to a brother with special needs, I have firsthand experience of the day to day and long-term challenges families, like mine, face. I have an overwhelming desire to make sure families with children that have special needs are properly informed about available resources as well as the ins and outs of properly structuring a divorce settlement that coordinates with government aid assistance programs.
I am Lance Elrod – It has been my privilege to witness the infectious passion and drive my wife has for supporting and guiding her clients. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with my bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in Personal Financial Planning. I have spent over a decade in the financial service industry with a short stint in oil and gas as a mud engineer. As a co-owner of Next Step Divorce Solutions I provide moral and administrative support. When we started Next Step Divorce Solutions it was both of our desires to provide a light for couples in a dark and challenging period of their life. In Psalm it says “Your word is a lamp for my feet and light to my path”, we have built the foundation of Next Step Divorce Solutions on the basis that our God gives guidance one step at a time. We recognize that the divorce process can be overwhelming but we have a mission to help our clients through each Next Step.
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Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® with over 15 years in the financial industry, provide expert financial analysis to better guide you through your asset division.