Financial & family law education

Join us in a two-part workshop series (3 hours total) that provides the information you need to protect yourself and your children when your household splits up. This is a great opportunity to save money on attorney fees — you’ll have an overview of how things work in your county, and will feel more confident throughout the break-up process.

Legal: The 1.5-hour family law discussion covers the end of a relationship with and without children. (Although our facilitators are most familiar with procedures in Washtenaw County, residents from other counties will also be able to apply most of the information to their own situation.)

Financial: The 1.5-hour financial presentation explains finances both before and after divorce or the end of a long-term relationship.

Each session is designed to help you sort through the experience and guide you as you create a team of support. You don’t have to do it alone!

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2021 Schedule dates & times

From 6-8 PM on the second and third Wednesdays of every month except December. Topics alternate each week: legal issues on the second Wednesday and financial issues on the third Wednesday.  You are welcome to attend multiple sessions over multiple months.


Family law 2020 schedule

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December - NONE

Financial 2020 schedule

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December - NONE


The facilitators for our legal workshops are family law attorneys Jill Beasley and Debra Keehn. Our financial advisors are Susan Franke of Raymond James & Associates, Peggy Wilson of Huron Valley Financial, and Jodi Douglas of Howard Hanna.


Call us at 734.973.6779 to reserve your space. For safety reasons, divorce support services are women-only.


The online workshops are free. Donations are always welcome, and make it possible for us to serve other women like you.