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!


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.

Dates and 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.

Financial and Family Law Schedule for 2020
Family LawFinancial
8 & 15 January12 & 19 February
11 & 18 March8 & 15 April
13 & 20 May10 & 17 June
8 & 15 July12 & 19 August
9 & 16 September14 & 21 October
11 & 18 NovemberNo December


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.