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...

Separation, Divorce and a Child with Autism

Friday, Dec 13th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

According to a CDC article dated April 27, 2018, one out of every 59 children has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caring for an autistic child is stressful on a family and...

Mortgages and Divorce: five things you...

Friday, Dec 6th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Divorce usually involves either the sale of the marital home or refinancing to one parties name. Sometimes one or both parties will want to purchase a new home. Five things you need to...