Emotional Workshop: February 15
Financial Workshop #1: February 22
Legal Workshop: March 8
NEW: Children and Divorce: March 22
NEW: Financial Workshop #2: March 29
This free, in-person series explores Florida divorce law, how to claim financial power, and ways to change the emotional dynamic with a divorce.
(February 10, 2023) The Women’s Resource Center presents Divorce 101, a free, four-part workshop series that explores Florida divorce law, how to claim financial power, and ways to change the emotional dynamic with a divorce. The series launches on February 15, 6-7:30 p.m., with “Emotional Workshop” with board-certified divorcecoach, Kim Boyd; and continues February 22, 6-7:30 p.m., with “Financial Workshop #1” with Laura Mattia, PH.D., MBA, CFP, a financial advisor, educator, and author. The series will continue March 8 with “Legal Workshop” facilitated byChris Florand, a certified family and civil court mediator. There are two new components to the Divorce 101 Workshops: “Children and Divorce,” March 22. The series will end on March 29th with a second “Financial Workshop.” This workshop is focused on housing and forensic accounting.
This in-person series is at the Women’s Resource Center Sarasota, 340 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota. Participants can attend one or all of the sessions. To register, visit mywrc.org/divorce101. For more information, call 941-366-1700.
“The WRC has a long history of providing programs that address the practical and emotional aspects of divorce. We are thrilled to have this talented group of professionals sharing their knowledge and expertise with our clients,” says Ashley Brown, CEO and president of the Women’s Resource Center.
- Emotional Workshop: February 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: The emotions of divorce include why communication can break down, how emotions can negatively impact communication and decision making, and ways you can change the dynamics of your divorce for yourself, your children, and soon-to-be-ex. The speaker is Kim Boyd, a board-certified divorce coach with additional training in pre-mediation and high conflict divorce coaching. She is passionate about helping women navigate the stress of the divorce process with confidence, clarity, and grace. Boyd uses her training, along with her experience as a 30-year senior marketing executive, mother, and survivor of her own divorce, to help women sort through their emotions, get clear on their goals and priorities, and create a conflict-free zone for their children.
- Financial Workshop: February 22, 6-7:30 p.m.: This workshop explores financial decisions that need to be made and how to claim your financial power. The speaker is Laura Mattia, PH.D., MBA, CFP, a financial advisor, educator, and author. Dr. Mattia launched WRC’s Women’s Money Empowerment Program and is the author of “Gender on Wall Street: Uncovering Opportunities for Women in Financial Services.” Her academic research, article publications and conference appearances have earned her industry recognition as a financial thought leader and women’s advocate.
- Legal Workshop: March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: This workshop covers Florida divorce law and what must be decided in divorce, including the parenting plan, equitable distribution of debts and assets, alimony, and child support. The speaker is Chris Florand, a certified family and civil court mediator. Florand’s educational background is in psychology and criminology. She is certified with the Florida Supreme Court in both family and civil mediation and has served as a mediator for 10 years. She recently became a qualified Florida Supreme Court Arbitrator.
- Children and Divorce March 22, 6-7:30 p.m.: This workshop gives an overview of Florida law regarding parenting plans and child support. In addition, it will explore how to tell the children about divorce, best co-parenting practices, and co-parenting communication skills to create a conflict-free zone for the children.
- Financial Workshop #2 March 29, 6-7:30 p.m. This second financial workshop will have deeper focus on housing, led by Amanda Reichert and forensic accounting, led by Susan Keeton.
WRC offers mental health counseling, career coach, legal & financial consultation, and much more. To learn more about services available at WRC, please call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org.
About the Women’s Resource Center:
For more than 40 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching, and empowering women of all generations and socioeconomic levels. Today, WRC serves thousands of women and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its vision is to provide unique strategies and programs that strengthen women through life’s transitions and provide balance, confidence, and determination, which meet their immediate needs and provide hope for the future. To learn more, visit www.MyWRC.org.