Mediator's Profile


Diane Pappas

Business Name: Solutions For Divorce, LLC

Diane C Pappas is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Certified QDRO Specialist™, Certified Divorce Mediator , Collaboratively-trained Financial Neutral, and a Registered Investment Advisor licensed in MA to provide financial planning and investment advice.

Diane is Principal and Founder of Solutions For Divorce LLC, a boutique, fee-only divorce financial planning firm that works with couples and individuals helping them resolve the tax and financial issues of their divorce. Drawing on over 30 years of life and work experience, she specializes in helping clients, attorneys and mediators fully understand and resolve the financial complexities encountered during the divorce process.

Diane also works with clients as their mediator, educating her clients financially so they can make informed decision during the mediation process.  She completes the divorce process by preparing the legal documents needed to divide Employer-sponsored retirement plans, private pension plans, MA State pension plans, military and Federal Employee plans.

Her clients include those contemplating divorce or already in the divorce process.  She works in Litigation, Collaborative and Mediation.  Her specialites include self-employed individuals, Executive Compensation like stock options – ISOs, NQSO and RSUs, pension plans, Lifestyle analysis, Alimony and Child support after-tax analysis and high net-worth clients.  I help clients all over MA by virtual meetings only.

Diane also has a podcast called “Divorce Friday” that serves as an educational tool for the general public.  It is also available on other podcast platforms.


  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) (2012)
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC)
  • Collaboratively-trained Financial Neutral (2012)
  • Boston University Institute of Finance
  • CFP Certification Education Program (2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Former President and Member, Board of Directors, The Divorce Center, Inc.
  • Resident CDFA® for the North Shore Community Mediation Center
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC)
  • Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP)
  • Founding member ADFP Greater Boston Chapter
  • Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts

Counties Served

  • Essex
  • Middlesex
  • Norfolk
  • Suffolk

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