Brette Sember, JD

Brette Sember, JD

Former Attorney and Mediator, Award-Winning Writer and Fact Checker

Brette Sember is a former New York state attorney specializing in divorce, mediation, family law, adoption, probate and estates, bankruptcy, credit, and more. She has a degree in English and a J.D. in law from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Brette has been a full-time writer for more than 25 years. She has written for hundreds of outlets, including Forbes, LegalZoom, Quicken Loans, Next Avenue, Thrivent, FindLaw, and Woman’s Day. She is the site expert for She has also worked as a ghostwriter for law firm websites and blogs.

Brette also works as a book coach, developmental editor, fact checker, and content provider.

She has worked on a wide variety of projects and topics, including memoir, fiction, self-help, motivational/inspirational, children’s books, project management, learning skills, adoption, business and employment issues, family relationships, test-taking skills, women in business and more.

Brette is a freelance editor for Forbes and Lucid House Publishing. She is a consultant for


  • University at Buffalo
  • BA and JD, English and law


  • Brette is a nationally recognized expert on divorce and family law, as well as mediation. She is also experienced with estate and probate law, credit, landlord-tenant law, and business. She has been in publishing for more than 25 years and works regularly as a writer, editor, book coach, and consultant.


  • American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)


  • Brette is the recipient of a Mothers at Home Media Award, a Bronze Award from the Parenting Publications of America for a special series, and one of her books was a Ben Franklin Award finalist. Books she coached have received the Hay House Workshop Grand Prize and Honorable Mention in the Hay House Authorpreneur contest.


  • Brette is the author of over 50 books, including The Complete Divorce Guide, The Complete Divorce Organizer & Planner, The No-Fight Divorce Book, and Save Money on Your Divorce. Her other titles involve law, food, health, and business.