Financial & family law education

Join us in a four-part workshop series (eight 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 two-session 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 two-part 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!

Paper family couple with child over a broken heart
Woman walking alone in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

2020 Schedule dates & times

From 6-8 PM on the second and third Wednesdays of every month except December. Topics alternate each month: legal issues one month and financial issues the next. We recommend both sessions for each topic, because there is so much material to absorb. But you may attend 1-4 sessions, according to your schedule and your needs.


Family law 2020 schedule

  • January 8 and 15
  • March 11 and 18
  • May 13 and 20
  • July 8 and 15
  • September 9 and 16
  • November 11 and 18

Financial 2020 schedule

  • February 12 and 19
  • April 8 and 15
  • June 10 and 17
  • August 12 and 19
  • October 14 and 21
  • 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 recommended fee is $15 for one session or $25 for two sessions. Scholarships are available for qualified participants.