Daintree Divorce Consulting
Member of Wellspring Divorce Advisors Network
Whether a divorcing family’s unique circumstances are best served through negotiation, litigation, mediation, or the collaborative law process, Daintree Divorce Consulting provides peace of mind by helping clients understand what their financial life will look like after divorce. We guide clients in articulating their values and goals and encourage them to be active participants in the divorce process instead of being motivated by emotions or destructive conflict.
Financial decisions made while navigating a divorce will dramatically impact the rest of their lives. We equip families in making wise financial choices as they embark on their new financial lives.
Led by a team of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts® (CDFA™), Daintree Divorce Consulting works closely with clients, their attorneys, and other divorce professionals in setting realistic expectations, leveling the playing field, and strategizing creative financial options that maximize resources and enhance family financial well-being.
Mary M. Shahian,
CFP®, ChFC, CDFA™
Darlene R. Dahl,
CPA/PFS, AEP®, CDFA™
Lauren N. Desforge, CFP®,
CPA/PFS, AEP®, CDFA™
Barbara C. Attardo,
CFP®, AEP®, CDFA™
Mary M. Shahian’s Bio
Mary earned an M.B.A. with high distinction from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, a M.Ed. in Business Education from Boston University, and B.S. magna cum laude from Salem State College. She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, ChFC designation, and the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification. Mary was named a Five Star Wealth Manager in Boston Magazine for 2017. She serves on the Board of Directors for Adolescent Consultation Services and is a Trustee of Gordon College.
Barbara C. Attardo’s Bio
Barbara earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Boston College where she graduated summa cum laude. She received a Financial Planning Certification from Boston University and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, as well as the Accredited Estate Planner® designation and the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification. Barbara is a current board member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and a past board member of the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts. Barbara was recently named a Five Star Wealth Manager as featured in Boston Magazine for 2017 and has been published, quoted, and featured in various publications.
Darlene R. Dahl’s Bio
Darlene earned her B.A. in Business Economics and Accounting from North Dakota State University. She holds the CPA/PFS (Certified Public Accountant/Personal Financial Specialist) designation, the Accredited Estate Planner® designation, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification. Darlene is a past member of several Massachusetts Society of CPAs and Boston Estate Planning Council committees. She recently completed MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program and MCLC’s Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training.
Lauren N. Desforge’s Bio
Lauren earned an M.B.A. from the John Anderson School of Business at UCLA, and a Masters of Science in Taxation and a B.A. degree in Accounting from Bentley University. She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, the CPA/PFS (Certified Public Accountant/Personal Financial Specialist) designation, the Accredited Estate Planner® designation, and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification. Lauren is a member of the Public/Community Outreach Committee of the Boston Estate Planning Council and is a past committee member of its Women’s Initiative Committee. Lauren has also served as a financial coach for Budget Buddies, an organization that promotes financial literacy among low income women. Lauren recently completed MCLC’s Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training and was named a Five Star Wealth Manager as featured in Boston Magazine for 2017.