About Us

When the end becomes your new start.

Compassion & empathy are not the first couple of words you hear when discussing divorce but that’s exactly what you’ll be greeted with when you contact us. Your divorce does not have to be adversarial. Divorce can be very challenging and demanding and there are many monetary complexities. We bring financial expertise, calmness, and a supportive spirit to assist individuals and couples going through this transition. We help our clients save money by staying out of court, when possible, and avoiding financial & tax entanglements they didn’t even know existed. Learn more about our process.

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Nicole Brown-Griffin

AFC®, CFP®, CDFA®, EA 

Greetings! I’m a native New Yorker living in Norfolk, VA. I have been providing tax and financial guidance for over 15 years. Helping people & providing AWESOME client service has always been at the core of any career I pursue.

After becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I wanted to develop a specialty. Supporting my clients through divorce is a perfect fit for my financial knowledge while allowing me to make a difference and partner with my clients in one of the most challenging times of their lives. Late Bloom Divorce is a virtual firm that offers a more cordial, out of court, cost-effective way to divorce.

AFC®

Credentials

Accredited Financial Counselor®

Accredited Financial Counselor® professionals are certified through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). The education curriculum includes a holistic counseling  framework that addresses life cycle financial decisions to help clients realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being. AFC® professionals are trained to assist clients with remedial, preventive, and productive financial issues. 

CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals are uniquely qualified to help individuals pull all their finances together, solve financial problems, and make a plan to achieve their financial goals. CFP® certificants earn the designation after satisfying a combination of an Approved Educational Curriculum (Insurance Planning & Risk Management, Retirement & Employee Benefits, Investment Planning, Income Tax Planning, and Estate Planning), passing a 6-hour Comprehensive Exam, having 6,000 hours of financial planning Experience, and adhering to a strict Code of Ethics. Only a select group of  planners have met the rigorous requirements necessary to call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

CDFA®

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® is a financial professional skilled at analyzing data and providing expertise on the financial issues of divorce. The role of the CDFA® professional is to assist the client and his or her attorney to understand how the decisions he or she makes today will impact the client’s financial future. The CDFA® professional also brings an innovative and creative approach to settling cases. With in-depth knowledge of tax laws and financial issues specific to divorce, CDFA® professionals can provide clients and attorneys with data that shows the financial effect of any given divorce settlement.

EA

Enrolled Agent

The enrolled agent credential is an elite credential issued by the IRS to tax professionals who demonstrate special competence in federal tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, and representation matters. Enrolled agents may generally represent any taxpayer regarding any tax matter before any IRS office, also known as unlimited practice rights.

Ready for your new start?

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Let us help you have a different kind of divorce. No need to waste thousands of dollars in a court battle. We will contact you to set up your complimentary 'Ready to Bloom' Strategy Session.

In Your Ready to Bloom Strategy Session We’ll:

  • Explore your divorce options and get clear on the right solution for your situation

  • Discuss your financial situation and explore creative settlement possibilities

  • 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

Only 5 sessions available each month! Schedule today to ensure availability!

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