About Next Step Financial

Next Step Financial is located in the western suburbs of Chicago. We concentrate our services in divorce cases filed in Cook, Will, and DuPage counties.


Colleen WolfeColleen Crean Wolfe, JD, CDFA

Colleen received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in 1988.  She received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1992, and practiced in the area of Family Law for several years. For more than 20 years, Colleen has been a consultant for dozens of divorce cases, preparing expense affidavits for clients, analyzing affidavits prepared by clients’ spouses, and testifying at depositions and trials about expense affidavits. Colleen also has extensive document management experience and has developed custom storage, retrieval, and production systems which streamline document management in large cases. Colleen is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and assists in analyzing settlement proposals.



Tina GregusTina Gregus, MBA

Tina received her B.B.A. in Finance, Investment and Banking from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1999. Tina began her career in the financial industry on the trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade and became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1993, primarily trading five-year and ten-year interest rate options. She also managed floor operations and back office collateral management and cross-margining. This process included creating customized spreadsheets to track daily operations, general accounting, and budgeting, thereby increasing productivity and capacity to measure and manage market risk. In addition, over the last several years she has been in charge of financial budgeting and management of fundraising events in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.