Michelle Petrowski (Buonincontri) CDFA®, CFP®

Being Mindful in Divorce

2595 W Kit Carson Trl
Anthem AZ 85086

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Michelle Petrowski (Buonincontri) is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®). Her less-than-ideal divorce ignited a desire to support families during the divorce process and on their journey of healing. As a CDFA®, she has received advanced, specialized training in all the financial issues of divorce. That makes her the ideal partner to help make smart decisions about the financial structure of a divorce settlement so that both parties can have full confidence in their financial future. The following are included:

• Complete lifestyle analysis 
• Identify the short-term and long-term effects of property division
• Integrate tax issues and identify tax optimization of a settlement
• Analyze executive compensation, pension and retirement plans
• Determine the affordability of retention of the matrimonial home
• Incorporate proposed child and spousal support payments
• Evaluate insurance needs
• Establish assumptions for inflation and rates of return projections


As a CFP®, Michelle handles all clients with the utmost ethical and fiduciary standard of care. She also performs full-service financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management services. Additional training as a mediator and life coach helps to provide a neutral backdrop to help facilitate a process in which clients make informed and intelligent decisions that support their family and future. Additionally, she works closely with the AZ Nation Guard and is versed in Military benefits.

Michelle writes for Retirement Daily at The Street & Savvy Ladies, She is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts®,, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, previously served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association for the Long Island & Greater Phoenix chapters, and the Ailsa's Angels Foundation, is a frequent presenter for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, and participates in various pro-bono financial literacy events throughout the year.