Public Education

Throughout the year, The Divorce Center offers workshops focused on all the numerous legal, financial and psychological aspects of divorce. Our goal is to provide the critical information and assistance that people need before, during and after the divorce process, and to help them make the decisions that are best for themselves and for their children. We offer these workshops in one of several locations (Wellesley, Danvers, Waltham and Boxborough) on the second Saturday of every month. Check our schedule (see sidebar) for upcoming workshops in your area.

The Workshop

This half-day workshop on taking the next step toward untying the knot will cover the legal, financial, family and personal issues that are often encountered during the divorce process. Trained professionals will provide you with knowledge and information you need to know to empower you through the divorce process with confidence and peace of mind.

If you are contemplating divorce or currently overwhelmed with the process, this workshop is for you!

Topics to be Covered:

Legal Issues Presented by a Divorce Attorney
• Your options for the divorce process in MA
• What is Mediation, Collaborative, Litigation and Pro Se and how do they differ?
• Understanding the Alimony Law and Child Support Guidelines
• Protecting Yourself Legally

Understanding the Financial Issues Presented by a Divorce Financial Professional
• Taking an Asset Inventory
• What are considered Marital Assets and how are they divided?
• Do you keep or sell the Marital Home?
• What about retirement? Will I be ok?

Family Issues
• Dealing with a hostile spouse
• Protecting the children
• Strategies for coping with the stress of divorce
• Rebuilding your self-esteem

For questions or more information on the workshops, contact Diane Pappas at: 978.879.4288 or email: Diane Pappas

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