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Meet Leslie


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Leslie Valant is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ who provides step-by-step guidance on matters related to divorce. With a wide range of experience and expertise related to divorce financial issues, Leslie will simplify the process and provide much-needed clarity in areas such as long-term tax consequences, asset and debt analysis, dividing pension plans, continued health care coverage, stock option elections, protecting support with life insurance, and much more.

CDFA™ professionals also work with attorneys to help their clients make financial sense of complex settlement proposals. When you work with Leslie, she will simplify the process and provide clarity when needed most.

Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Leslie has been assisting individuals and small businesses to reach their financial goals since 2004.  She was previously with Edward Jones Investments and Labrum Wealth Management.  In 2019 Leslie founded her own firm, Leeward Wealth Management with J.W. Cole Advisors in Tampa, FL.


Knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. I couldn’t recommend her more!

I really appreciate Kimberly Surber’s knowledge, compassion, support and sense of humor. I highly recommend her services. 💛

Kimberly Surber provides awesome divorce financial planning - helping people going through divorce make good financial decisions, and advising them on options and choices. During a really stressful and traumatic time, it is wonderful to have Kim provide information to make decision-making easier. I highly recommend KIm - and she works great with your divorce attorney ensuring the financial bases are covered.

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