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Meet Leslie

"People think first of the untangling, but the equity and planning within the financial decisions are what truly impact your future."

Company: Garske Divorce Mediation & Financial Planning

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As an independent financial advisor with Next Chapter Wealth Strategies, Leslie Garske is just that. For ten years, she’s built her career around helping individuals just like you to plan a worry free retirement. Her personalized financial strategies are tailored to each client’s individual needs, while always adhering to top-notch client service, a variety of investment options and refreshing honesty.


After a few years in the business, Leslie became acquainted with many individuals who had experienced the divorce process without proper financial planning. Whether their financial security was diminished due to their divorce, or they were uncomfortable taking over the financial decisions all on their own, Leslie’s compassionate, listening ear and her ability to put people at ease, combined with her financial experience, have enabled her to come up with custom roadmaps to help her clients retire comfortably and stay comfortably retired. Her main focus is to assist post-divorce or widowed individuals with the next chapter in their financial lives.


Leslie understands the emotional hardship of those experiencing the end of a marriage or the loss of a loved one, as she has suffered through tragedies of her own. She knows how important it is to surround yourself with trusted advisors to help navigate life’s challenges. Leslie went through her own divorce with two young children in 1994, has been raising her granddaughter since 2011, and has recently helped her aging parents move into an assisted living facility.

Leslie and her husband, Craig, have been married for more than 20 years. They have a son, Jack, who is a Boettcher scholar at the University of Denver, an middle schooler, Leah, who loves unicorns and boy crushes, and a daughter, Erin, and son-in-law, Lee, who live nearby in Englewood with their young son, Finn. In her free time, Leslie enjoys babysitting her precious grandson, volunteering at the Denver Rescue Mission, running, gardening, vacationing with Craig in Cabo, event planning for friends and family.

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