Diane C Pappas, CDFA, CQS

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Solutions For Divorce LLC

Phone: 978-833-6144
Gloucester, MA 01930
Profession(s): Financial Neutral


Counties Served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk
About Me:

Diane C. Pappas is a Principal at Solutions for Divorce LLC. Diane is a Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, a Certified QDRO Specialist™, a Collaboratively Trained Financial Neutral, and a trained Mediator. She was the President of The Divorce Center from 2015-2017 and developed the widely-popular Divorce Matters Next Step Workshop during her time on the board. She is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts and serves as the Chair of the Public Education Task Force.

Drawing on over 30 years of life and work experience, Diane specializes in helping clients, attorneys and mediators fully understand the financial complexities encountered during the divorce process. She develops comprehensive analyses of the short and long-term impacts of proposed divorce settlements, evaluation of the tax implications of property division, spousal support, child support, division of retirement and investment accounts, stock options and other complex financial issues that may arise. Diane is also certified to draft QDROs - the legal document necessary to divide employer-sponsored plans like a 401(k), profit sharing plans and 403(b)s. Diane also prepares the document necessary to divide State pensions, Federal and Military pensions.

Diane is passionate about educating her clients, so that they are informed and in control of the important financial decisions they are making. Never is this more important than in divorce. As a divorced, single mom of two adult daughters, Diane understands first hand the complex challenges that families face in today's economic environment and works closely with the team to address those challenges and needs. Ensuring that all parties have the same level of financial knowledge is paramount to a fair and workable outcome and is at the forefront of Diane's practice.

She believes that well-informed and cared for clients, especially in the collaborative process, are empowered to make those important decisions that are best for them and their families. This provides her clients with the peace of mind they need during this difficult time and gives them the ability to transition to a good life after divorce.


Solutions for Divorce LLC is an independent, fee-only, divorce financial planning firm and Registered Investment Advisor serving the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Metrowest areas. We provide divorce financial analysis, financial mediation and post-divorce financial planning to those individuals and couples going through the divorce process.

Fee Information:

Hourly fee of $275.



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