About us



Helping you find options you can live with.


TERRYL JOHNSON has had a successful career as a Financial Advisor for almost 30 years. She worked for over half of her career advising her clients at Morgan Stanley. She also has worked as a Registered Investment Advisor. Her passion for helping people and her expertise has gravitated her naturally towards her niche of helping people in transition. She has excelled in helping her clients find their way to financial peace, after dealing with a life changing event. 

Having been through a divorce herself she knows how important "getting the finances right" is to her clients. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and became a mediator through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center at Hamline Law. She  founded her Divorce Financial Directions practice 8 years ago. She also understands the importance of making educated financial decisions during the divorce process, since most of the decisions you make at this time you may have to live with for the rest of your life. 

 In addition to being a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Terryl provides Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENE) for several metro area counties. She is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is on the Minnesota state roster. She is an active participant in the Hennepin and Ramsey County court-appointed volunteer mediation programs.

She is on the Executive Committee of the Cooperative Practice Network of MN and an active member. She is a member of the South Metro Collaborative Group and the Trusted Financial Professionals group. She is also a member of The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and has recently been a presenter twice at the annual statewide Family Law Institute Seminar at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.