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...

Who gets the dog in divorce?

Friday, Oct 25th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Dogs and cats are beloved members of the family but in almost all states, they are considered property, just like a couch. How do you decide who gets the pet or how to share custody? ...

Child Support: State Guideline Support...

Friday, Oct 18th 2019 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Parents are required by law to support their children financially, until their children become adults. In some states child support required by law generally ends when a child reaches...