Professional Details

Francisco Laguna, JD, CDFA
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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3924 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
Fax: 703.566.9428

Description of Practice

Mr. Laguna is an experienced mediator who routinely mediates financial and tax-related matters. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), a designation focusing on the tax and planning issues affecting divorcing parties. Mr. Laguna helps clients and their counsel with divorce financial settlements and separation agreements, from the tax and financial perspective. He also determines the tax consequences of any property transfers involved and helps set an appropriate level of alimony and child support. For cases involving international parties, Mr. Laguna facilitates the impartial valuation of foreign property and assets. He also conducts financial document reviews to distinguish pre-/non-marital and marital assets, as well as to address dissipation claims. Mr. Laguna also helps couples in relationships — including same-sex partners — discuss financial issues and goals, including terms for joint property ownership and subsequent buy-outs.

Professional Background

In addition to being a mediator and a certified divorce financial analyst, Mr. Laguna is certified in the collaborative discipline: a team approach to divorce that involves attorneys, divorce coaches, child specialists, mental health professionals and a financial neutral party.


Mr. Laguna provides added value to couples in mediation because of his expertise in financial matters. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, he helps couples navigate the complex monetary issues related to separation and divorce.

Other Information

Empowered Divorce's DC office is located in Dupont Circle at 1314 19th Street, NW.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Family

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer