Mary Prior has been a successful accountant for twenty years. Her interest in divorce resulted, in part, from observing the changes in her client's financial condition after divorce. So often one spouse would retain his/her pre-divorce standard of living while the other would suffer financially. Frequently clients would come in after the divorce, without an understanding of the financial impact of the settlement. Once the settlement had been agreed to, it was usually too late.
Seeing a real need for financial expertise geared specifically to the economic complexities of divorce, she obtained certification from the Institute for Certified Divorce Planners and founded Financial Priorities; a firm dedicated to meeting the special needs of divorcing couples.