About Steve McBride, CDFA, Mediator, Divorce Financial Consultant

Steve McBride, Denver Colorado mediator CDFA 80111

Steve McBride focuses on mediating divorce cases. He also provides financial support and analysis to couples going through collaborative divorce or mediation, consulting with individuals considering or involved in divorce, and on providing consulting and serving as an expert witness on the financial aspects of litigated divorce cases. Additionally, he supports attorneys and other mediators in helping clients reach equitable financial solutions, and with working out the details of retirement plans and associated QDROs.

Steve qualified as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in 2003, and since then has been trained in mediation, collaborative divorce, QDRO preparation, business valuation, early neutral evaluation, and advanced family law issues. He is also a Certified Financial Divorce Specialist He has been accepted as an expert witness on divorce financial matters and retirement plans by Douglas County and Jefferson County District Courts.

Steve is passionate about helping his clients understand the financial implications of their divorce and to prepare financially for their future. He combines logic, skill, compassion, creativity, and calm – with a bit of humor – to help his clients work through the difficult issues of their divorce. He understands the stress and grief that accompany divorce, and also that many people need considerable support when going through the divorce process.  Helping clients reduce their anxiety during one of the most difficult times of their lives is central to Steve’s approach.

Steve McBride, CDFA, Divorce Mediator 80111Steve is a member of the Denver and Rocky Mountain collaborative law practice groups, a Professional Mediator recognized by the Mediation Association of Colorado, a Patron of the Colorado Bar Association (and a member of its Family Law and ADR Sections), a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, a member of the Financial Divorce Association, a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and a member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals.  He is a  former member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He has been a voluntary mediator for the Denver Probate Court and the Denver Small Claims Court.

He has written a number of articles on divorce and is a contributor to Collaborative Divorce: Helping Families Without Going to Court, by Forrest S Mosten (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He was a regular contributor to Divorce Edition on divorce financial and tax issues, and has been a presenter at Colorado collaborative law annual conferences.

Steve holds a BS from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. His previous career was in management consulting, working with businesses, public sector organizations and not-for-profits to help them improve performance through better leadership, people development and planning.

He is a father, husband, grandfather, musician, artist and former rugby player and coach.


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