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...

What a Financial Affidavit Won’t Do for You

Friday, Nov 29th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

In my work as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, I will sometimes be given my client’s spouse’s Financial Affidavit for review. Today I was looking over a Financial Affidavit used...

Don’t make promises in divorce before...

Friday, Nov 22nd 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

One of the most common mistakes that I see during my mediations is that one spouse has made offers or conceded to giving away property without knowing their legal rights or the financial...

How long does mediation take?

Friday, Nov 15th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Often when I meet with a couple who is interested in mediation, they ask me how long it will take. My answer is always that it’s up to them. How prepared they are when they first meet...

Using a QDRO for Support Arrears

Friday, Nov 8th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

It’s commonplace for divorcing couples to use a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (a “QDRO”) to divide retirement plan benefits when the spouses are dividing assets. However, it’s less...

Five Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

Friday, Nov 1st 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Mediation is a great way to get through divorce. My belief that the litigated approach to divorce that this country has so strongly embraced is wrong, on so many levels, was a primary...