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Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Divorce Financial Resolution for Couples

You realize that it’s time for your marriage to end and you’re ready to start a new chapter in your life. You are both reasonable and you don’t want to end up in court and become enemies. You realize an amicable and fair divorce is best for you, your children and your finances. But you don’t know where to start or maybe talking about money is something you were never able to do as a couple. You want a third party that is knowledgeable about finances and that can affordably help you through the process so both parties can see and understand what is reasonable and fair. I want to help you divorce affordably, and you can divorce without an attorney and with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

  • Step One: We have a free introductory phone conversation so I can determine if my process will work for you.
  • Step Two: We have a consultation meeting where I learn more about you and your family, we go over your goals, and I answer your questions. Here I will provide you with a list of all the documents you will need to gather.
  • Step Three: You download your financial data into my secure, online storage.
  • Step Four: I review your financial data and input it into my financial software. Once that I done, I perform the analysis and come up with several financial settlement solutions that we will go over in our next meeting.
  • Step Five: We will hold a 2 hour joint mediation session where we will go over the various scenarios and settlement solutions that might work for you. I will help you amicably negotiate until a settlement that is right for you is reached.
  • Step Six: I will create a Summary of Meetings outlining your settlement and then refer you to an attorney who can affordably prepare and file the necessary court papers, or you can file on your own.

Attorneys aren’t financial experts and won’t provide you the financial guidance you need in your divorce.

Many women I work with have been focused on raising a family, leaving the financial planning up to their spouse. Not having a command of your financial situation and the divorce process could put you at a disadvantage during divorce negotiations. Without this knowledge, you may make decisions that will negatively impact your long term standard of living. So if hiring an attorney is the only option you feel you have, I’ll educate you on your options, the process and the financial aspects of your divorce so by the time you walk into an attorney’s office, you will feel knowledgeable and empowered, ready to manage the divorce process rather than letting the process manage you.

Most people don’t know that they also have the option of working out a divorce without an attorney. If you and your spouse are generally amicable, I provide a lower-cost alternative as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst to hiring an attorney to settle your divorce. This financially guided, mediated approach can potentially save you thousands of dollars in legal fees. Both men and women find mediation has less conflict while offering a better foundation for future co-parenting.

I invite you to call me, Mary Salisbury, CDFA, at (910) 622-7180 so we can discuss what is The Right Divorce Solution for you.