Collaborative Divorce Mediator in Chattanooga and Nashville, TN

Out of Court | Team Based Approach

Collaborative Divorce

A Collaborative approach to divorce offers the privacy of mediation and the security of having your own advocate to guide you.  A typical Collaborative Divorce Team consists of an attorney for each individual, one or two Divorce Coaches and a Financial Neutral like Brenda.  Depending on need, other professionals like a Child Specialist may be involved.

What are the fundamental responsibilities and benefits of the CDFA® in a Collaborative process?

Working with you as a neutral CDFA®, Brenda can help you and your spouse to make informed decisions about your financial futures.

As a financial neutral, Brenda compiles, organizes, and educates the couple about the financial information relating to your divorce.  They are not on a “side,” rather their role is to help you understand enough about your finances to make informed decisions about your settlement and the impact on your future. 

In a Collaborative Divorce

Additionally, Collaborative Divorce allows you the benefit of coaches, child and financial specialists all working together with you on your team. In Collaborative Practice, core elements form your commitments to this process, which are to: Negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution without having courts decide issues. Maintain open communication and information sharing. Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all. 

A Better Life Beyond Divorce

Brenda Bridges is a Divorce Mediator and CDFA® – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® who provides a step-by-step plan, education, and resources to help you get through your divorce and on with your life – without going broke or breaking down during the divorce or after.

Brenda operates with the utmost discretion and flexibility to help you make critical decisions about your family and your future in a confidential, non-adversarial, and cost-effective manner.

Our Philosophy

We help couples divorce by implementing a non-adversarial process, one that is not financially confusing and not unreasonably costly. Using alternative dispute resolution instead of, or in addition to, the court system means families can own their decisions and design their lives during and after divorce.

Knowledge and Expertise

Our certified Mediator and CDFA® is a trained financial professional who can help you navigate the divorce process and all financial aspects of divorce.

Personalized Strategy

We recognize that each divorce is different and carefully plan a custom strategy that is right for you and your solution, no matter what stage you are.


Our work together is sensitive, discreet and confidential, while we provide a customized, non-judgmental safe-haven keeping you focused and on task.

Divorce Mediation Plus | Bridging Divorce Solutions

Schedule a Discovery Session

At Bridging Divorce Solutions, we help determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of a proposed divorce settlement to make sure it works now as well as down the road. We examine and analyze the numerous financial issues of a divorce, providing our clients, their lawyers, and CPAs with data to help strengthen their case. We help our clients avoid the common financial mistakes of divorce by offering important insight into the advantages and disadvantages of various settlement proposals.

Schedule a personalized strategy session with Brenda Bridges, a Mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), Retirement Income Certified Professional RICP®, and Certified Divorce Coach®.

During your strategy session, she will:

  • Explore your divorce options and get clear on the right solution for your situation
  • Review your finances and explore creative settlement ideas
  • Map out a plan for transitioning to the next phase of your life
  • Identify your biggest fears and decide the best way to address them
  • Connect you with any other resources you’ll need in your process

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