Dr. Stevens is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, a trained divorce coach, and an experienced divorce mediator. She is an ardent advocate of assisting divorcing individuals and couples to ensure their and their family’s best financial, emotional, and legal outcomes, with the least expense, time, and divisiveness. Driven by the experiences as a child of divorce and then her own litigious divorce, she passionately believes that a divorce does not have to have a lasting negative impact on one’s life—or their children’s lives—if handled properly.

After a career in business, finance, and academia, Dr. Stevens founded TruNorth Divorce Solutions to support family law attorneys by identifying settlement options that are optimized for both the short and long-term, providing accurate asset valuations, assisting clients with divorce financial planning, and serving as a divorce financial expert in litigation. She also works directly with individuals and couples in divorce mediation, divorce coaching, and divorce financial advocacy.

Berni received her bachelor’s degree in finance and a MBA from the University of Maryland, also a PhD from Indiana University. In her free time, she is an avid sailor, voracious reader, and needlepointer. She is the proud mother of three adult children and one Havapoo.