Jan 22, Focus on ME, Separation and Divorce Support Group, Ashburn, VA

Visit our website for more information on all of our programs.

Gain knowledge and support.  Be proactive and protect your future.

Save time and money by attending multiple Focus Groups.  Speak with the professionals.

Typically each month Ever Changing River, LLC presents three Focus Groups – one each concentrating on the emotional, financial and legal aspects of separation and divorce.  You do not need to go through this process alone.  And if it is overwhelming for you right now, consider asking a friend to attend with you.  Let us know ahead of time, and your friend can attend with you at no cost.

When:    Tues, Jan 22, Focus on Me

                  Support group, open topic, led by therapist

                  6:30 to 8:00 PM

Where:  Long and Foster Realtors

43490 Yukon Drive, Suite 205

Ashburn, VA   20147

Cost:     $15/pre-registered; $20/door (or free for members*)

Scholarships available.

Registration Link for Focus on ME, Jan 22

Focus on ME:  Our monthly groups are “open topic” support groups facilitated by a therapist or coach.  This month we are led by Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, a therapist practicing in Herndon, Virgina.  See her bio below.

You do not need to go through a difficult time like separation and divorce by yourself.  Are you anxious or depressed about a possible separation or divorce?  Are you having difficulty communicating with your spouse, or former spouse?  Are the children having challenges in their lives?  Are you showing signs of anxiety or depression?  Or maybe you’re already divorced, and have lingering challenges.  Maybe you just want to better understand the emotional stages of separation and divorce.  Bring your questions, challenges, doubts and concerns, and let’s tackle them together.  No matter what stage you are at in this process, there is help.  Emotions are not linear…and neither is success.  Join us, and let’s talk it over.

This month’s therapist:  Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC also holds Masters degrees in Counseling and Development and Accounting, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She strongly believes that you have the strength and skills to weather this transition in your life.  And she finds it an honor to accompany people on their journey to self-acceptance and relief of symptoms.  

* Focus Groups Membership Package:  $60.00 for six months, which lets you attend attend all “Focus” groups at no additional charge (a $210 savings) within your membership period.  Attend as many times as you wish during your membership period to gain support and knowledge.  We will generally offer three Focus groups each month, one each focusing on the legal, money or “me” aspects of separation and divorce. 


Disclaimer Focus Groups, River Chat, River BaNC and all other Ever Changing River, LLC 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.

 

What others are saying:

“I learned so much.  I feel better about my situation, knowing that I am not alone.”

I will absolutely recommend this program.”

“Empowering!”

“What a great workshop format for individuals who are trying to educate themselves on the various aspects of separating and/or divorce.  The environment was awesome, and a really great selection of presenters.”

Jan 17, Focus on Mediation Aspects of Separation and Divorce, Ashburn, VA

Visit our website for more information on all of our programs.

Gain knowledge and support.  Be proactive and protect your future.

Save time and money by attending multiple Focus Groups.  Speak with the professionals.

Typically each month Ever Changing River, LLC presents three Focus Groups – one each concentrating on the emotional, financial and legal aspects of separation and divorce.  You do not need to go through this process alone.  And if it is overwhelming for you right now, consider asking a friend to attend with you.  Let us know ahead of time, and your friend can attend with you at no cost.

 

When:    Thursday, Jan 17, Focus on Mediation

                  Mediation Aspects of Separation and Divorce in Virginia

                  Plus a very quick update on the real estate market

                 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Where:  Ashburn Long and Foster Realtors Training Room

43490 Yukon Drive, Suite # 205

Ashburn, VA   20147

Cost:     $15/pre-registered; $20/door (or free for members*)

Link to Register for Focus on Mediation, Jan 17

FAMILY MEDIATION ASPECTS:

Daniel R. Burk, CDFA, is President of Resolution Point, LLC, a company that provides mediation, arbitration, resolution consultation and group facilitation services.  He is also a Family Mediator at Northern Virginia Mediation Service.  Mr. Burk serves the Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington areas.  Danny Burk is an attorney licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1981 and the District of Columbia since 1984.  He is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator. Danny is also a CDFA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  Mr. Burk will talk about family mediation — what the process is, how it works, what is involved.

 

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 in 1983.  Pam will answer any quick questions on the local real estate market, which differs vastly from the “national” picture we so often hear about.


* Focus Groups Membership Package:  $60.00 for six months, which lets you attend attend all “Focus” groups at no additional charge (a $210 savings) within your membership period.  Attend as many times as you wish during your membership period to gain support and knowledge.  We will generally offer three Focus groups each month, one each focusing on the legal, money or “me” aspects of separation and divorce.  

 

Disclaimer Focus Groups, River Chat, River BaNC and all other Ever Changing River, LLC 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.

 

What others are saying:

“I learned so much.  I feel better about my situation, knowing that I am not alone.”

I will absolutely recommend this program.”

“Empowering!”

“What a great workshop format for individuals who are trying to educate themselves on the various aspects of separating and/or divorce.  The environment was awesome, and a really great selection of presenters.”

April 14, 2012, Separation and Divorce Workshop, Ashburn, VA. Mediation, Financial, Emotional Support and Real Estate Aspects Covered

April 14th – Separation and Divorce Workshop, Ashburn, VA  Visit our website for complete details and program information.

Ever Changing River, LLC is a local online and in-person educational resource about the issues surrounding separation and divorce, no matter where you are in the process. Decisions made at this critical juncture will impact the rest of your life. Oftentimes you must make important decisions when you are in emotional turmoil and least able to think rationally.

Divorce happens. Complete devastation as a result of divorce does not have to happen. Solid knowledge leads to better choices….and a better life following divorce, for you and your family.  Be proactive about your future.

When: April 14, 2012, 8:30 AM to 1:15 pm
Where: Long and Foster Realtors
43490 Yukon Drive, Suite 205
Ashburn, VA 20147
Cost: $30/pre-registered; $40/door; $15/returning attendees

Pre-registger here.

April 14, 2012 Presenters

Family Mediation Aspects: Daniel R. Burk, President, Resolution Point, LLC, and Family Mediator at Northern Virginia Mediation Service, serves Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington. Danny Burk is an attorney licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1981 and the District of Columbia since 1984. He is also a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator. Mr. Burke will talk about family mediation, what the process is, what is involved, and how it works.

Financial Aspects: Linda Black, ChFC, CRPC, has worked in the financial services industry for over 12 years. She has earned her Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations. Her practice is focused on financial planning and retirement income solutions for women. Linda helps her clients make financial decisions based on where they want to go next. She fully subscribes to a transformational approach to financial planning as opposed to a transactional one. Linda is licensed in Virginia and Maryland. Linda will talk about creating budgets for two households, valuing and dividing assets, the scenario approach to decisions, and retirement issues.

Emotional Aspects: Nina K. Flowers, LPC, MEd., of counseling Solutions, Inc., provides psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and children through individual, family and couples counseling. She has particular expertise in counseling those who are coping with their own or a family members’ abuse, mood or anxiety disorders, relationship or self-esteem concerns, ADD/ADHD and other disorders. Her primary theoretical orientations are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. Nina will talk about the anxiety and stree — what they are, how to recognize them, and coping mechanisms.

Real Estate Aspects: Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, 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.

Life Coaching Aspects:  Ever Changing River, LLC, will lead you through some exercises to help you explore your next steps and create a “next steps” action plan. This action plan will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are my top 3 items to complete by next Friday.” It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.

What River BaNC Attendees Are Saying:

“What a great workshop format for individuals who are trying to educate themselves on the various aspects of separating and/or divorce. The environment was awesome, and a really great selection of presenters.”

“I learned so much from all the speakers. I feel better about my situation, knowing that I am not alone.”

“I will absolutely recommend this program.”

“Empowering!”

Disclaimer: River BaNC, River Chat and all Ever Changing River, LLC 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.

 

Apr 14, 2012, Separation and Divorce Workshop, Educational, Focusing on Mediation, Ashburn, VA

Visit our website for more information on all of our programs in Virginia and Maryland.

Be proactive and protect your future. Knowledge equals power.  Save time and money by attending…speak with our professionals in person.

Our River BaNC (TM) Separation and Divorce Workshop can help. You do not need to go through this process alone. And if it is overwhelming for you right now, consider asking a friend to attend with you. Let us know ahead of time, and your friend can attend with you at no cost.

On April 14th, you will hear from knowledgeable and compassionate professionals from the mediation, financial, and counseling/therapist industries. For the “how to” portion, this month we are concentrating on mediation. These professionals will share information with you to help you understand the process of divorce and what your next steps might be. With this information, you can begin to formulate your personal plan.

When: April 14, Separation & Divorce 101 Workshop, Ashburn, VA, Loudoun County

“River BaNC” – Basic Navigational Course

Registration at 8:15 AM

Program runs from 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM

Where: Ashburn Long and Foster Realtors Training Room

43490 Yukon Drive, Suite # 205

Ashburn, VA 20147

Cost: $30/pre-registered; $40/door; $15/returning attendees

Preregistration link.

April 14, 2012

Family Mediation Aspects: Daniel R. Burk, President, Resolution Point, LLC, and Family Mediator at Northern Virginia Mediation Service, serves Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington. Danny Burk is an attorney licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1981 and the District of Columbia since 1984. He is also a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator. Mr. Burke will talk about family mediation, what the process is, what is involved, and how it works.

Financial Aspects: Linda Black, ChFC, CRPC, has worked in the financial services industry for over 12 years. She has earned her Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations. Her practice is focused on financial planning and retirement income solutions for women. Linda helps her clients make financial decisions based on where they want to go next. She fully subscribes to a transformational approach to financial planning as opposed to a transactional one. Linda is licensed in Virginia and Maryland. Linda will talk about creating budgets for two households, valuing and dividing assets, the scenario approach to decisions, and retirement issues.

Emotional Aspects: Nina K. Flowers, LPC, MEd., of counseling Solutions, Inc., provides psychotherapy services for adults, adolescents, and children through individual, family and couples counseling. She has particular expertise in counseling those who are coping with their own or a family members’ abuse, mood or anxiety disorders, relationship or self-esteem concerns, ADD/ADHD and other disorders. Her primary theoretical orientations are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. Nina will talk about the anxiety and stree — what they are, how to recognize them, and coping mechanisms.

Real Estate Aspects: Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, 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.

Life Coaching Aspects: Ever Changing River, LLC, will lead you through some exercises to help you explore your next steps and create a “next steps” action plan. This action plan will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are my top 3 items to complete by next Friday.” It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.

Disclaimer: River BaNC, River Chat and all Ever Changing River, LLC 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.

What River BaNC Attendees Are Saying:

“What a great workshop format for individuals who are trying to educate themselves on the various aspects of separating and/or divorce. The environment was awesome, and a really great selection of presenters.”

“I learned so much from all the speakers. I feel better about my situation, knowing that I am not alone.”

“I will absolutely recommend this program.”

“Empowering!”

Divorce Education, March 3, Ashburn, VA – When Separation or Divorce Might be in your Future

Visit our website for complete details and to register.

Join us Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Ashburn, Virginia, when we hold our Separation and Divorce Educational Workshop. Learn from professionals in the family law, financial and therapy fields about approaches to the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce.

Our presenters:

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: Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, is a Financial Advisor with Financial Planning Services in Northern Virginia. For 10 years, she has been helping women and their families improve their personal and financial wealth through good financial planning. Her education and training enables her to help clients successfully navigate through the myriad of personal and financial decisions they face during their lives. She assists them in attaining a higher level of financial security through education, understanding, and scenario planning. Pamela will talk about creating budgets for two households, valuing and dividing assets, the scenario approach to decisions, and retirement issues.

Emotional Aspects: Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, also holds Masters degrees in Counseling and Development and Accounting, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She strongly believes that you have the strength and skills to weather this transition in your life, and she finds it an honor to accompany people on their journey to self-acceptance and relief of symptoms. Rona will give you an emotional roadmap, talking about the emotional stages of divorce and how best to manage yourself during this journey. Her talk is entitled: Right Now It’s Normal to feel “Crazy”!!

Real Estate Aspects: Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, 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.

Life Coaching Aspects: Ever Changing River, LLC, will lead you through some exercises to help you explore your core values and beliefs, and then create your “next steps” action plan. This action plan will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are my top 3 items to complete by next Friday.” It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.

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.

March 3, 2012, Separation and Divorce Workshop in Northern Virginia Answers the Question, How do I get a divorce in Virginia?

Visit our website for complete program information: Ever Changing River, LLC.

Protect your future based on facts, not fear.  If separation or divorce might be just around the bend in your life, we can help. Don’t go it alone. Save time and money by joining us to learn from and talk with professionals in the family law, financial, real estate and therapy industries. Knowledge equals power, and knowledge is what this workshop is all about. We will help you come up with a game plan….from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are the three things I will do next week.”

Attending this Ashburn, Virginia workshop does not mean you will divorce. Attending means you will have a plan if divorce does happen.

                            Our Presenters for March 3, 2012

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:  Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, is a Financial Advisor with Financial Planning Services in Northern Virginia.  For 10 years, she has been helping women and their families improve their personal and financial wealth through good financial planning.  Her education and training enables her to help clients successfully navigate through the myriad of personal and financial decisions they face during their lives.  She assists them in attaining a higher level of financial security through education, understanding, and scenario planning.  Pamela will talk about creating budgets for two households, valuing and dividing assets, the scenario approach to decisions, and retirement issues.


Emotional Aspects:  Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC,
also holds Masters degrees in Counseling and Development and Accounting, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She strongly believes that you have the strength and skills to weather this transition in  your life, and she finds it an honor to accompany people on their journey to self-acceptance and relief of symptoms.  Rona will give you an emotional roadmap, talking about the emotional stages of divorce and how best to manage yourself during this journey.  Her talk is entitled:  Right Now It’s Normal to feel “Crazy”!!

Real Estate Aspects:  Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, 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.
picture we so often hear about. 

Life Coaching Aspects:    Ever Changing River, LLC, will lead you through some exercises to help you explore your core values and beliefs, and then create your “next steps” action plan.  This action plan will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are my top 3 items to complete by next Friday.”  It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.  

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.

Jan 7th, Separation and Divorce Education Workshop, Ashburn, Virginia. Answers the Question: How Do I Get A Divorce In Virginia?

Visit our website for complete program information: Ever Changing River, LLC.

If separation or divorce might be just around the bend in your life, we can help. Don’t go it alone. Save time and money by joining us to learn from and talk with professionals in the family law, financial, real estate and therapy industries. Knowledge equals power, and knowledge is what this workshop is all about. We will help you come up with a game plan….from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are the three things I will do next week.”

Attending does not mean you will divorce. Attending means you will have a plan if divorce does happen.

                             Our Speakers for January 7, 2011

Legal Aspects: Jennifer D. Cisneros, Esquire, a partner with Whitbeck & Cisneros, P.C., is an experienced family law attorney who regularly practices in Northern Virginia.  Her firm follows the philosophy that while it is always preferable to resolve family law matters outside the courtroom, attorneys must always be prepared to aggressively litigate family matters in court if a client’s particular needs call for such services.  Ms. Cisneros 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:  Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, is a Financial Advisor with Financial Planning Services in Northern Virginia.  For 10 years, she has been helping women and their families improve their personal and financial wealth through good financial planning.  Her education and training enables her to help clients successfully navigate through the myriad of personal and financial decisions they face during their lives.  She assists them in attaining a higher level of financial security through education, understanding, and scenario planning.  Pamela will talk about creating budgets for two households, valuing and dividing assets, the scenario approach to decisions, and retirement issues.  


Emotional Aspects:  Suzanne Nixon, EdD, LPC, LFMT, has been in private practice since the early 1990s.  Through her company, MindBody Therapy & Healing, located in Lansdowne, VA, she offers individual counseling and psychotherapy, marriage therapy, relationship therapy and family therapy.  Dr. Nixon embraces a positive philosophy and therapeutic approach.  She believes in the innate strength and capacity of individuals to move through challenging times and create healthy, positive change.  Dr. Nixon also has a specialty in mindbody therapy, an approach that explores the dynamic connection between psychological health and physical health.  Dr. Nixon will give you a wholistic perspective of how change in the marriage and family system from separation or divorce affects overall health and well-being.  She will share knowledge and skills on how to deal, cope and care for yourself as you are facing critical decisions. While society often “normalizes” divorce, in many cases the process is anything but normal.

Real Estate Aspects:   Pamela Jones, ABR, CRB, GRI, 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.  

Life Coaching Aspects:  Ever Changing River, LLC, will lead you through some exercises to help you explore your core values and beliefs, and then create your “next steps” action plan.  This action plan will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about all this” to “here are my top 3 items to complete by next Friday.”  It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.  

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.

Divorced Spouse Benefits – Information You Need to Know

Many people facing separation or divorce do not know that they might be entitled to a portion of their spouse’s social security benefits…even after they are divorced.  Check out the FAQs surrounding this issue.  The complete information is at ssa.gov…and below is an excerpt.  Then call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 to speak to a representative and to ask specific questions.

From the ssa.gov website:

Updated 05/13/2011 04:37 PM   |   ID# 299

How does a divorced spouse qualify for benefits?

“A person can receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if he or she:

  • Was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years;
  • Is at least age 62 years old;
  • Is unmarried; and
  • Is not entitled to a higher Social Security benefit on his or her own record.

In addition, the former spouse must be entitled to receive his or her own retirement or disability benefit. If the former spouse is eligible for a benefit, but has not yet applied for it, the divorced spouse can still receive a benefit if he or she meets the eligibility requirements above and has been divorced from the former spouse for at least two years.

Generally, we…” Read more.

Ever Changing River, LLC always cover this subject at our River BaNC™ Separation and Divorce workshops.  We invite you to attend our workshops in the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, MD areas.  Visit our website for complete program details.

October 1 Divorce Workshop in Ashburn, VA. Better knoweldge leads to better choices

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

If some part of your life is ending, it is true that you cannot change the beginning…but you can change how it ends.  If the ending, or change, you are facing is separation or divorce, please visit our website, Ever Changing River, LLC, for resources.  If you live in Northern Virginia or Maryland, consider taking one of our separation and divorce workshops, where you will hear from a family law attorney, a financial adviser and a therapist on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce.  On the legal side, we will cover, for example, the different ways or approaches to getting a divorce in Virginia, equitable distribution of property, and child and spousal support guidelines.  You will be making financial decisions at a time when you may not be performing at the top of your game….education is key to understanding your options.  And you will learn about why it just might be normal to feel a little “crazy” right now, plus some coping tips.  We will also get an update on the local real estate market. You will save time and money by attending…and beginning to understand your options so you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

Our next Ashburn, VA workshop is October 1, 2011 at Long and Foster.  Details at our Ashburn River BaNC workshop website.  Register here.

Family Law Attorney Elizabeth M. Ross, Esquire, to Speak Saturday, Oct 1, in Ashburn, VA, on How do I get a divorce in Virginia? Separation and Divorce Workshop

In addition to Linda Black, ChFC, CRPC, who will cover the financial side of things, and Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, who will cover the emotional aspects, you will hear from Elizabeth M. Ross, Esquire, of Lieblich and Graimes, P.C., on the legal aspects of divorce. Pam Jones of Long and Foster will also give you an update on the local real estate market.

Here is Elizabeth’s bio:

Legal Aspects: Elizabeth M. Ross, Esq, of Lieblich & Grimes, P.C.  Ms. Ross was selected to Virginia Rising Stars in both 2011 and 2010 by Super Lawyers.  She is trained in collaborative law.  She practices all areas of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, settlement  agreements, custody, support and post-divorce issues.  She also serves as a Guardian ad litem representing children in custody and abuse and neglect cases.  She practices in the Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts of Loudoun, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington & other jurisdictions.  Elizabeth will cover the basic legal aspects of divorce in Virginia, including how to obtain a divorce in Virginia, child and spousal support guidelines, and equitable property distribution.

Follow this link for more details about this valuable separation and divorce workshop on October 1, 2011, held in Ashburn, VA from 8:30 AM until 1:15 PM. You will save time and money by attending and gaining strong knowledge about the separation and divorce process as you navigate your way through it all. This workshop is attended by individuals throughout Northern Virginia. Long and Foster is easy to find, and parking is free. Studies show that having support as you go through this process adds to your success. Therefore, we are now offering to have a friend attend with you at no cost. Just email info@EverChangingRiver.com to let us know a friend will attend with you.

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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 creating a plan for your next steps…from “continue to think about this” to “these are my top 3 steps to complete by next Friday.”  As always, you will receive an update on the current, and ever changing, real estate market.  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, October 1, 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: October 1, 2011


Legal Aspects: Elizabeth M. Ross, Esq,
of Lieblich & Grimes, P.C.  Ms. Ross was selected to Virginia Rising Stars in both 2011 and 2010 by Super Lawyers.  She is trained in collaborative law.  She practices all areas of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, settlement  agreements, custody, support and post-divorce issues.  She also serves as a Guardian ad litem representing children in custody and abuse and neglect cases.  She practices in the Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts of Loudoun, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington & other jurisdictions.  Elizabeth will cover the basic legal aspects of divorce in Virginia, including how to obtain a divorce in Virginia, child and spousal support guidelines, and equitable property distribution.

Financial Aspects: Linda Black, ChFC, CRPC, has worked in the financial services industry for over 12 years.  She has earned her Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designations.  Her practice is focused on financial planning and retirement income solutions for women.  Linda helps her clients make financial decisions based on where they want to go next.  She fully subscribed to a transformational approach to financial planning as opposed to a transactional one.  Linda is licensed in Virginia and Maryland.

Emotional Aspects: Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, also holds Masters degrees in Counseling and Development and Accounting, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She strongly believes that you have the strength and skills to weather this transition in  your life, and she finds it an honor to accompany people on their journey to self-acceptance and relief of symptoms.  Rona will give you an emotional roadmap, talking about the emotional stages of divorce and how best to manage yourself during this journey.  Her talk is entitled:  Right Now It’s Normal to feel “Crazy”!!

Life Coach Aspects: Ever Changing River, LLC, will help you explore your core values and create an action plan of your next steps.  These steps will be different for each person…from “let me continue to think about this all” to “here are my top 3 items I will complete by next Friday.”  It is important to find the approach that is best for you, not someone else.

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.