Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce

Friday, Jan 24th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

As I work with more “grey divorce” couples, I’m finding that there may be an overlooked asset that needs to be divided or assigned to one of the spouses, and that is a cemetery burial...

How to encourage your spouse to mediate

Friday, Jan 17th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Often one spouse has interest in mediation, discusses it with me for a better understanding of how it works and what it costs and will then approach their spouse to encourage them to...

Why Child Support Guidelines Fail Parents...

Friday, Jan 10th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

In 1988, a Federal law was passed mandating that each state create child support guidelines. Most child support formulas consider only three things: 1) who has custody? 2) what are the...

A Collaborative Way to Address the...

Friday, Jan 3rd 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Spousal support is a contentious and touchy issue in even the most amicable of divorces. No spouse LIKES the idea of having to be dependent for financial support. Generally the higher...

The Benefits to Children of Divorce Mediation

Friday, Dec 27th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

I often write about the emotional and financial benefits of mediating for divorcing spouses but I recently went to a presentation by Tina Lepage, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist and CEO...

Helping kids deal with divorce

Friday, Dec 20th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Telling your kids you and your spouse are divorcing may be the toughest thing you will ever do in your life. Even if the announcement wasn't a huge surprise -- perhaps you're already...