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Navigating a peaceful, dignified divorce.

A New Approach to Divorce

Our mission is to provide the most peaceful and respectful divorce process that we can, affording a couple an agreeable parting with minimal costs and the assurance of a financial plan to carry them into a new chapter in life.

Founder, Emerald City Divorce Solutions

Dick Harsin

Dick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). He began his career in 1984, when he started a CPA firm after leaving the Navy. In 1994 he launched Harsin Wealth Management, so he could better help his clients achieve their ideal retirement. Dick has been doing divorce planning for many years.

Today, Dick enjoys meeting with his clients as much as he did on day one. To best serve them, he has continually enhanced his knowledge with additional training, networking and skill development. In addition, he has regularly conducted educational workshops on current trends surrounding retirement and divorce planning throughout the Puget Sound region for over 20 years, serving not only his clients, but also helping educate the broader community. Dick is one of a very small number of advisors participating in continuous education to become a part of nationally known IRA expert Ed Slott’s Master Elite Advisor Group. He regularly travels around the country to meet study groups made up of colleagues who have also dedicated themselves to being the best IRA advisors in the country.

Dick's Full Story
“In 1972, while serving in Vietnam, I received a ‘Dear Dick’ letter stating my wife wanted a divorce. Upon returning to the United States, I was served with divorce papers. Even though I was in the service, I desired to have custody of my daughter and after a lengthy period of time I did so. At the time she was 2 1/2 years old and I became a single dad. After a while I realized I could continue my life and I also realized how naïve I had been. There had been no real financial planning and I was stuck with a large amount of debt. Since that time it has been my goal to help educate others of the need for financial planning when getting a divorce.”

His industry affiliations include the Financial Planning Association, the Washington State CPA Society, Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, and Snohomish Estate Planning Council. Dick Harsin has been recognized by the Women’s Choice organization for his commitment to the women’s market and effectively serving women clients in Washington state for three years in a row. Dick has been invited to participate with nationally known expert Ed Slott’s Master Elite Advisor group

Over the years, Dick has been recognized for his extensive charitable work, as well as work within the financial services industry. Dick has served as a trustee of the National Exchange Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, board member of Deaconess Children’s Services, and the boards of local Little League organizations.

He is now settled in the Seattle area with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he loves coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his wife Nancy on their deck overlooking Puget Sound, and being a very active grandfather to his seven grandkids.

Dick's Full Story
“In 1972, while serving in Vietnam, I received a ‘Dear Dick’ letter stating my wife wanted a divorce. Upon returning to the United States, I was served with divorce papers. Even though I was in the service I desired to have custody of my daughter and after a lengthy period of time I did so. At the time she was 2 1/2 years old and I became a single dad. After a while, I realized I could continue my life and I also realized how naïve I had been. There had been no real financial planning and I was stuck with a large amount of debt. Since that time it has been my goal to help educate others of the need for financial planning when getting a divorce.”

His industry affiliations include the Financial Planning Association, the Washington State CPA Society, Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, and Snohomish Estate Planning Council. Harsin Wealth has been recognized by the Women’s Choice organization for their commitment to the women’s market and effectively serving women clients in Washington state for three years in a row. Dick has been invited to participate with nationally known expert Ed Slott’s Master Elite Advisor group

Over the years, Dick has been recognized for his extensive charitable work, as well as work within the financial services industry. Dick has served as a trustee of the National Exchange Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, board member of Deaconess Children’s Services, and the boards of local Little League organizations.

He is now settled in the Seattle area with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he loves coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his wife Nancy on their deck overlooking Puget Sound, and being a very active grandfather to his seven grandkids.

Professional Recognition
Womens’s Choice Award
Dick Harsin was recognized in USA Today, as one of 100 financial planning advisors across the nation to receive the Women’s Choice Award in 2015 and 2016.

Five Star Award
Dick Harsin has received the Five Star Award for financial services firms for 2011, 2012, and 2013, recognized in Seattle Magazine.

Business Manager

Valarie O’Malley

Valarie moved to Edmonds, WA from Reno, Nevada. She is studying business and leadership at Central Washington University and has proceeded to work in a financial divorce firm, meeting with clients. In her experience, the real challenge lies in seeing the big picture and analyzing all the working parts.

A South Carolina native, Valarie has spent many years in the customer service industry, focusing on developing client relationships and providing WOW experiences.

Business Manager

Valarie O’Malley

Valarie moved to Edmonds, WA from Reno, Nevada. She is studying business and leadership at Central Washington University and has proceeded to work in a financial divorce firm, meeting with clients. In her experience, the real challenge lies in seeing the big picture and analyzing all the working parts.

A South Carolina native, Valarie has spent many years in the customer service industry, focusing on developing client relationships and providing WOW experiences.

Professional Recognition
Womens’s Choice Award
Dick Harsin was recognized in USA Today, as one of 100 financial planning advisors across the nation to receive the Women’s Choice Award in 2015 and 2016.

Five Star Award
Dick Harsin has received the Five Star Award for financial services firms continuously from 2012-2017, recognized in Seattle Magazine.

Valarie's Full Story
“As close friends went through the traumatic experience of divorce, I recognized the need for professionals to help navigate the divorce process in a compassionate, supportive manner. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) certification.  With my educational background and training, I tailor my approach to each individual client. By delivering an approachable plan, I help our clients clarify the path to their goals.

I feel grateful to do this work; I get to help people from wherever they are in the divorce process to make it a less traumatic experience. I help couples balance their long-term goals with their day to day choices by exploring scenarios for the best possible outcomes for both parties.”

Valarie has lived in the Seattle area for over fifteen years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and rooting for her beloved Seahawks. She volunteers at Operation Nightwatch, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding the homeless in Seattle.

Valarie's Full Story
“As close friends went through the traumatic experience of divorce, I recognized the need for professionals to help navigate the divorce process in a compassionate, supportive manner. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) certification.  With my educational background and training, I tailor my approach to each individual client. is committed to respectable outcomes for uncoupling. By delivering an approachable plan, I help our clients clarify the path to their goals.

I feel grateful to do this work; I get to help people from wherever they are in the divorce process to make it a less traumatic experience. I help couples balance their long-term goals with their day to day choices by exploring scenarios for the best possible outcomes for both parties.”

Valarie has lived in the Seattle area for over fifteen years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and rooting for her beloved Seahawks. She volunteers at Operation Nightwatch, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding the homeless in Seattle.

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Emerald City Divorce Solutions

As Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA®), we provide the most peaceful and respectful divorce process that we can, affording a couple an agreeable parting with minimal costs and the assurance of a financial plan to carry them into a new chapter in life.

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