Marin County Wellspring Divorce Advisors Team
For individuals and couples navigating divorce who are concerned about the future, Wellspring Divorce Advisors is the divorce financial planning firm focused on establishing long-term financial well-being by providing experienced, objective advice. Only Wellspring Divorce Advisors has combined a personal touch, professional expertise, and technical infrastructure to ensure clients avoid common financial mistakes and obtain the most advantageous financial settlement.
Wellspring Divorce Advisors’ mission is to help couples address the financial aspects of divorce in a civilized, equitable, and efficient manner by providing expert divorce financial planning and advice. In the traditional American divorce both parties obtain an attorney, bitter litigation ensues, and whoever is awarded 51% of the assets wins. It is a depressing process that has significant, and sometimes permanent, financial and emotional consequences for all parties involved. It is a terrible way to end a marriage and does not provide for wise divorce financial planning. Wellspring Divorce Advisors provides divorce financial planning services with a focus on long term well-being because we have experienced, professionally and personally, that the financial decisions made during your divorce will very likely be the biggest and most difficult you will ever make.
We see divorce not as a battle to be fought but as a problem to be solved through teamwork of the parties along with the guidance of their attorneys, divorce financial planning experts, and counseling professionals.
Wellspring Divorce Advisors offers the creative options, financial analysis and strategies necessary to ensure our clients obtain the most financially advantageous settlement possible.
Susannah Malek, CDFA
Phone: (415) 578-0030
Susannah comes to the field via direct experience, having successfully completed her own Collaborative Divorce in 2011. This, in concert with her professional experience in financial planning and training, led Susannah to build her own business with a focus on supporting clients and attorneys alike throughout the divorce process, and ultimately led her to partner with the Wellspring Divorce Advisors team in 2014.
Susannah is a graduate of Colorado College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ with advanced training in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation. She serves on the Board of Collaborative Practice Marin and is a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Integrative Mediation Bay Area.
Nora Clifford, CDFA
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Phone: (415) 578-0030
Nora is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA) and has over twenty years experience in the financial services industry. She is a member of the Marin team of Wellspring Divorce Advisors in San Rafael, California.
Nora’s specialized training and her extensive Wall Street background position her to guide clients through the crucial financial negotiation phase of divorce. Appropriately referred to in the industry as a “turnaround expert” she was known for her acute ability to identify risk while anticipating market changes and assessing and matching clients needs with their goals to obtain their financial objectives.
Nora has a BA in Communications from Arizona State University. She lives in Marin County and successfully co-parents her three children with their father.