About Special Solutions


Special Solutions President and Founder, John James, is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Licensed Advocate for Protected Tomorrows®. His business associate, Tawney Roller, is a Certified Divorce Specialist.
Their unique experiences, passions and credentials have allowed their financial planning practice to grow into a firm that specializes in Divorce Planning.

John works with families to find order amidst chaos. His passion to help and his experience in this field helps families to make sense of present and future goals. He strives to clarify the process and create a plan for each client, and will work alongside the client through the steps ahead.

Divorce Planning

John and Tawney help their clients stay in control and make informed decisions in the process of their divorce. Both John and Tawney are experts in financial matters related to divorce and are committed to a collaborative approach.

Special Solutions has been working in the divorce arena since 2007 and collaborative divorce since 2009. Divorce is stressful for all those affected by the situation, especially in addressing the financial elements. The practice of Collaborative Law allows couples to divorce in a mutually respectful, dignified, solutions-oriented process, with support for themselves and their children. Collaborative divorce allows for the sense of family to remain strong, for the parenting partnership to remain viable, and for healing to occur more quickly.

Read more about collaborative law in King County by clicking here.

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Special Needs Planning

In addition to collaborative Divorce Planning, John has a passion for helping families with special needs children create a long-term plan for care. Special Solutions helps each client navigate the many challenges facing families with special needs children, which can range from daily routines to long term goals, such education, housing, estate planning and much more. John has a great deal of experience with these often confusing elements of planning. He helps clients through the process of creating and implementing a long-term plan unique for each family.