Who is Mary Ann?
As a Certified Divorce Financial Advisor™ (CDFA™), Harmony Divorce Solutions Founder Mary Ann Ernette assists clients, couples, and their attorneys through the multilayers of a divorce, taking into consideration each of the parties’ unique lifestyle situations. Mary Ann is also trained as a financial neutral in the Collaborative Divorce process, a trained mediator and is a member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and is the current Pittsburgh chapter president of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
A highly connected professional with 18 years of experience in the banking industry. After 11 years in retail bank brokerage consulting, Mary Ann launched her independent financial practice. Mary Ann also draws on personal experience when advising her clients. She remembers her own journey to financial stability during her divorce and compassionately listens as she maps a plan to help others overcome their fears.
What is a CDFA professional?
Founded in 1993, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce. In order to become a CDFA™ professional, a candidate must successfully complete a series of exams based on a self-study course offered by the Institute, be in good standing with his or her firm or broker/dealer and any governmental regulatory agencies, and complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years.