Dena Nielson
Dena Nielson she/her/hers
Attorney | Author | Coach | Divorce and Family Law Expert

Dena Silliman Nielson, J.D. is a recently retired attorney who spent almost 25 years practicing law in state and federal courts. Dena's primary area of expertise is family law. Dena now uses this expertise as an author, educator, coach, and speaker on divorce and family-related topics.

Since leaving the active practice of law, Dena has focused on writing, teaching, and advocating for those involved in divorce. In 2021, she published her first book, Common Sense Divorce: Ten Steps to Save You Time, Money, and Worry. This book is a blueprint for anyone involved in divorce at any stage of the process. As an accompaniment to this book, Dena has developed and launched an online course, Common Sense Divorce: Divorce with Dignity and Regain Your Happiness and Self-Worth. The course is a deep dive into the workings of divorce and instruction on how to survive the process and thrive in the new normal that emerges afterward. Dena recently contributed to the American Bar Association's "Grit, The Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers."

Dena is available to contribute to podcasts, summits, special virtual events, or educational events. Dena is planning her virtual event soon.


This is an example talk for Dena Nielson

Amazing Parents Network - Family Education Series

This is Part 2 of this topic. We will discuss what happens after the trial once the divorce has been granted, including appeals, enforcement of the order, co-parenting, living single again, how to make the next relationship better, and how to parent step-kids. The presentation will be on March 7, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Register at this link:

Why Your Divorce is Driving You Crazy!