River BaNCTM is an informational workshop, a Basic Navigational Course, through the complexities of how to get a divorce in Virginia. You will meet local divorce experts and learn practical information about how to become unmarried. By attending you gain empowering knowledge and support. Attending can save you time and money as you begin to consider your next steps.
Who should attend? If you or a friend are facing separation or divorce, and are in the DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia area, you should attend this workshop to learn the basic legal, financial and emotional aspects of separation and divorce. You will also receive information about natural remedies to combat stress, and receive updates on the current real estate market. As always, we will share additional separation and divorce informational resources throughout the workshop.
Attending does not mean you will divorce. Attending means you will have solid, practical knowledge should you need it in the future.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM, at Long & Foster, 43490 Yukon Drive, Suite 205, Ashburn, VA, 20147. Pre-registration preferred. $30/pre-registered; $40/door; $15/returning. Register here.
If you would like to attend with a friend, please do. Your friend can attend with you at no charge; please email info@EverChangingRiver.com to let us know they will be attending with you. Also, scholarships are available. Email us to discuss.
Additional information at www.EverChangingRiver.com.
OUR SPEAKERS: September 10, 2011
Legal Aspects: Patricia E. Tichenor, Esq , owner and principal attorney of The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C., is an experienced domestic relations and general law attorney serving clients in Northern Virginia since October 2001. Ms. Tichenor is dedicated to helping clients move forward with their lives, fighting to protect their rights with respect to custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. If an amicable settlement can be reached, Ms. Tichenor works to make the divorce process as simple, affordable, and quick as possible. Ms. Tichenor will give an overview of the legal aspects of divorce, including the separation and divorce process, equitable property distribution, and custody and support guidelines.
Financial Aspects: Bonnie A. Sewell, CFP®, AIF®, is the Principal of American Capital Planning, LLC. She has been working in financial services since 1981, and with divorcing and divorced clients since 1992. A true financial planner and asset manager, Bonnie writes a column for the industry’s Journal of Financial Planning, was interviewed on CNBC in October 2010, and gave a presentation, “Discipline Determines Destiny” at the College of Charleston in November 2010. Her strength in divorce planning is helping the client understand the near- and long-term characteristics of each asset and income source and how to hold on to and grow those resources over time. Bonnie will discuss the financial aspects of divorce, including financial considerations of valuing and dividing assets, retirement planning, creating budgets and debt division.
Emotional Aspects: Edith L. Brokaw, LCSW, CSAC, is a psychotherapist who has dedicated herself to working with individuals, couples and families for 18 years. Edie is also a Certified Clinical Supervisor for other psychotherapists, and a Certified Substance Abuse Clinician. She has offices in Fairfax and Ashburn, VA. In her counseling practice, she focuses on her clients’ strengths, what they want their life to look like in the future, and how they can get there. Edie will explain the stages of separation and divorce, and make suggestions on ways in which you can manage your emotions during this transitional time. She will also discuss how to best take care of yourself and your family when your spouse is a substance abuser. She will be available after the presentation for individual questions.
Tax Aspects: Mike Mandish, CPA, CSEP, is a Principal in the SC&H Financial Advisors practice of SC&H Group. He was selected as a SmartCPA in 2010 by SmartCEO Magazine, and has over 20 years of experience. Mike will give a general overview about the tax aspects of divorce.
Real Estate Aspects: Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, of Pamela Jones, Inc., Long and Foster Realtors, is a career REALTOR® who began working with buyers and sellers in1983. Her dedication to her clients made her the #1 agent in Loudoun County in 2006. Pam has excellent business sense, detailed knowledge of the local market, and outstanding negotiating skills. Pam will give an update of the local real estate market, which differs vastly from the “national” picture we so often hear about.
Disclaimer: River BaNC and River Chat programs are intended for informational purposes only. They do not constitute legal, financial, emotional, real estate or mortgage advice or counseling. You should seek the advice of qualified legal, financial, psychological, real estate, mortgage, and any other necessary professionals regarding your own individual situation outside of any Ever Changing River, LLC program.