Can My Spouse See My Text Messages?

Friday, Feb 28th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

I sometimes wonder if people are concerned about text messages they send to me (although I refrain from communicating that way with clients). I am also aware that people who are having...

Social Security Benefits Rules and Divorce

Friday, Feb 14th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce. It's important for planning purposes that you know what your cash flow will be after...

Refinancing the Marital Home After Divorce

Friday, Feb 7th 2020 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

In most marriages there is a marital home and it’s often the largest, or one of the largest assets. Particularly if there are kids, one spouse often wants to keep the marital...

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...