About Us

In the early 2000’s, our founder, Mark Hill formed Pacific Divorce Management to address the under-served area of financial expertise in marital dissolution from both his own personal and professional experience with divorce. He has been through divorce three times himself and knows first-hand the financial (and emotional) challenges of the divorce journey.  This, combined with over three decades in finance, gives Mark and Pacific Divorce Management a unique perspective others simple don’t possess.  In short, we are the best, and train others nationally and internationally in the industry.  Our company holds a unique combination of financial insights and psychological understanding of the money in relationships.  All of this is at the core of Pacific Divorce Management’s Financial Divorce Consulting in Mediated Divorce, Collaborative Divorce or in our A La Carte services.

Mark C. Hill

Designations

CDFA® – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
The role of the CDFA® professional is to assist the client and his/her lawyer to understand how the financial decisions he/she makes today will impact the client’s financial future. In particule, a CDFA addresses the special financial issues of divorce with data to help achieve equitable settlements. Learn more about the CDFA designation.

CFP® – Certified Financial Planner
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. Learn more about the CFP.

Mark C. Hill, Founder & Lead Financial Divorce Consultant

Mr. Mark Hill is the Financial Divorce Consultant and Founder at Pacific Divorce Management. He is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner (CFP®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) committed to bringing an ease to money matters. Mark has spent over 20 years specializing in divorce and has more than 37 years overall experience in various financial roles. He has served as a financial consultant with EF Hutton, held a variety of investment advisory positions with global financial services companies, including serving as a portfolio manager for Smith Barney and co-founded investment management and financial planning company Pacific Wealth Management in 1998. Mark started specializing in the field as a result of his personal frustration of how poorly money issues were addressed in his own divorce. Experience with watching several of his financial planning clients endure the same process led him to become one of the earliest practitioners in the country to specialize in this critically important area. He later become a leader in the fast-growing area of Alternative Dispute Resolution in divorce and helped define and establish the role of the Financial Neutral. Mark holds an honors degree from the University of Keele, England, and is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning.

Nationally Recognized Speaker

Mark is a nationally-recognized speaker on the financial aspects of divorce and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and the LA Times. From 2001 to 2009 he was the primary financial trainer with Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings. He is very proud of the fact that he was involved with the training of hundreds of lawyers, financial and mental health professionals across north America in this game-changing approach to divorce. In 2006, Mark was honored to receive Collaborative Practice California’s (CP Cal) Eureka Award for his contribution to the Collaborative movement in California.

In the Community

An active member of his professional community, Mark has served as a board member of the San Diego Financial Planning Association and as Treasurer of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He has also served as President of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego on two occasions, as a member of the board of Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal) together with holding board and officer positions with a number of other local non-profits.

His Rock Band

For R&R, Mark would rather be playing guitar and singing in his rock band, No Country for Old Men. Listen Now

Luqi serves as a Planning Associate and Office Manager at Pacific Divorce Management.

Luqi Kjaero-Zhang

Planning Associate & Office Manager
Luqi is responsible for interfacing with clients, gathering data, preparing financial reports and overseeing our internal operations. She previously has interned with U.S. Bank for two summers while in college and has been working with us since September 2018. Born and raised in China,Luqi moved to the U.S. six years ago to attend San Diego State University and graduated with a B.S. Accounting degree. She has served as Treasurer of the SDSU International Student Association and as Vice President of Activities for SDSU’s Student Accounting Society. Luqi is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and currently learning Danish. She is expecting to receive her CDFA® – Certified Financial Divorce Analyst certification in December 2019.

Luqi enjoys photography, traveling with her husband and exploring nature in Southern California.

FINANCIAL DIVORCE CONSULTING THAT SIMPLIFIES AND CLARIFIES.

We cut through the fog of your financial divorce. You will understand your current situation, the issues to be resolved and the consequences of choices being made. This will enable you to enter your post-divorce life with clarity and confidence.