Ask The Expert With David Bilodeau

David M. Bilodeau is a partner at Goldstein & Bilodeau. Prior to that he was an Associate at GERW and before that he practiced with Howard Goldstein at Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP for three years. He originally began at RFG as a law clerk while attending Suffolk University Law School and became an Associate after graduating in 2011. David focuses his practice in domestic relations litigation with expertise in business valuation. Before law school, David worked in the private sector for several years as a physicist for an X-ray fluorescence company. His background in math and science provide him with critical analytical skills which are invaluable in matters involving complex assets and valuation issues.

 

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  All donations are tax deductible. 

TO DONATE AND REGISTER:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

TO REGISTER:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4325982

Women Of Wonder Support Group III

This group is for women who are in the process of a "traumatic" divorce. A traumatic divorce typically includes one or more of the 4 "A" words... Abandonment, Abuse (emotional/physical/financial), Adultery or Addiction. WOW is a group in which members listen to, validate and support each other.  The group offers a safe, confidential and compassionate place to share fears, hopes, concerns and frustrations with those who are experiencing similar challenges. Sometimes the journey of divorce can feel like traveling through a dark tunnel... together we will accompany each other in the dark and look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Please Note: This group is not meant to take the place of therapy.

We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month starting on March 22nd.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  Any amount helps us further our mission.  Thank you!

TO REGISTER https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4192680

TO DONATE and REGISTER:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

Ask The Expert With Jennifer Koiles Pratt

Jennifer Koiles Pratt is an experienced, dedicated, and highly respected family law attorney serving clients throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Over the past 20 years, Jennifer has successfully handled more than 1000 family law matters and has proudly been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the practice of Family Law, a Super Lawyer "Top 50 Women Attorney", and "Top 100 Attorney" in Massachusetts.  Additionally, Jennifer has been accepted as a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). This prestigious membership is recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  All donations are tax deductible. 

TO DONATE AND REGISTER:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

TO REGISTER:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4287004

 

Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  

Pro Se Workshop – CANCELLED!!

 

This is a beginner’s guide and workshop intended to walk you through representing yourself (a.k.a. Pro Se) in family court, particularly in cases for contempt complaints. Are you having a hard time enforcing your agreement but can’t afford the attorney fees? Have you heard that even if you win, the family court routinely denies reimbursement of attorney fees? Often, an ex-spouse will comply in the final hour before having to appear before the judge, and yet there’s still a bill to pay for attorney fees. Beth Adams, an attorney and author of Representing Yourself in Family Law focuses her practice on helping others with Pro Se litigation. We are delighted to have her as our special guest!

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are grateful to you.

 

 

Ask The Expert with Karen Argetsinger

Karen Argetsinger is a collaborative attorney, certified mediator and advocate concentrating her practice in Family mediation, Employment law, Estate Planning and Health Advocacy. Karen has her own law practice located in Wellesley along with an "Of Counsel" position at Hutchings, Barsamian LLP and sits on the panel at the Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC. She has a special interest in child advocacy and health policy as well as facilitating collaboration between attorneys, hospitals and doctors.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends. We are very grateful to you. 

TO DONATE AND REGISTER: https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

TO REGISTER:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4362723

 

Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  

Women Of Wonder Support Group III

This group is for women who are in the process of a "traumatic" divorce. A traumatic divorce typically includes one or more of the 4 "A" words... Abandonment, Abuse (emotional/physical/financial), Adultery or Addiction. WOW is a group in which members listen to, validate and support each other.  The group offers a safe, confidential and compassionate place to share fears, hopes, concerns and frustrations with those who are experiencing similar challenges. Sometimes the journey of divorce can feel like traveling through a dark tunnel... together we will accompany each other in the dark and look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Please Note: This group is not meant to take the place of therapy.

We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month starting on March 22nd.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  Any amount helps us further our mission.  Thank you!

TO REGISTER https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4192680

TO DONATE and REGISTER:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

Jane Cares

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, JULY 6TH THIS REGARD TO RESPECT THE HOLIDAY

 

Join Jane Cares for tips, advice, insights and compassion. Those of us who have been through the process are happy to help you. Share your story and learn from ours. You are not alone!

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4094144

JDW Awareness Committee

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL MEET ON TUESDAY 7/6TH THIS WEEK TO RESPECT THE HOLIDAY

Join women who support and advocate for each other when confronting discrimination during the divorce process and beyond. We are a fabulous, engaged group of interesting and confident women set on making a difference for women everywhere. For the next couple of months we are focused on advocating for increased Child Support because the 2021 MA Child Support Guidelines are CURRENTLY in review. See the Brief on our About Us page and more information on our Press page on our website. Join us so we can make a difference in the lives of Massachusetts Mothers and Children. We could use your help in spreading the word

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4094179

Happy Hour for Mom’s With Little Kids

 

For anyone in need of a mid-week break from the craziness of single-mom life, Mom’s Happy Hour is a fun and supportive group of women who inspire each other, share tips and advice, laugh and simply relax. Pour yourself a glass of wine and join our Zoom for an hour dedicated to YOU.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4385557

Ask The Expert with Michael Xavier

Join us for an hour of Q & A with helpful Advice, tips and insights on matters before the family court. You can put your anonymous questions in the zoom chat box or send then to Christina Pavlina at cpavlina@janedoeswell.org to ask for you.

Michael Xavier: Michael G. Xavier is a successful family law attorney with 18 years of experience working with families in distress caused by divorce, custody, child removal, modification, guardianship, will contests, and related issues. Michael’s practice includes many cutting-edge legal issues including same-sex marriages, adoptions, and assisted reproductive technology.  He works closely with his clients in same-sex marriages in areas such as child custody (especially in states where their marriage isn’t recognized) and tax implications for same-sex couples who are legally married and he helps to clarify the rights and interests of sperm donors, egg donors, and surrogates.

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends. We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

TO REGISTER: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4383598

Ask The Expert With Lynne Halem

Dr. Lynne Halem: Dr. Halem has worked in the mediation field since 1982 and is a Certified Divorce and Family Mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Her focus and approach enables people with a conflict to openly discuss, through directed means, creative solutions for resolving disputes, including, but not limited to, separation, divorce, post-divorce agreements, prenuptial agreements, child custody and parenting issues, trust and estate disputes, business conflicts, and family business planning. She is on the Family Dispute Service Panel of the American Arbitration Association and a past board member of the Divorce Center, Inc. She has been featured in Boston Globe and Boston Herald articles on divorce mediation and dispute resolution and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as an expert in the field of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Dr. Halem is a recognized specialist in family policy and family law with a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Harvard University. She is the author of two scholarly books on divorce: Divorce Reform: Changing Legal and Social Perspectives (Free Press of Macmillan, 1980), a featured selection of the Lawyers' Literary Club, and Separated and Divorced Women (Greenwood Press, 1982), a Choice book of the year selection for academic excellence. She has served as a consultant to corporations in the public and private sectors and taught at various colleges and universities.
Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  
We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

New Member Coffee

 

Join Christina Ablon and Diane Anderson for a coffee and a chat. This is a relaxing hour of conversation and friendship with new members who are in various stages of divorce or on the other side of it.  These conversations are warm and inviting.

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4337907

Ask The Expert With Sheara Friend

 

Join us for an hour of Q & A with helpful Advice, tips and insights on matters before the family court. You can put your anonymous questions in the zoom chat box or send then to Christina Pavlina at cpavlina@janedoeswell.org to ask for you.

 

Sheara Friend: Sheara Friend’s family law practice is built upon her reputation as a fierce advocate for individuals and families. A seasoned courtroom champion, Sheara has devoted over thirty years to the practice of family law, including all aspects of divorce and separation, complaints for contempt and modification, and appeals.   She is well-versed in high net-worth divorces, mediation, and collaborative law.  Sheara has experience in all aspects of family law, including parenting plans, contested custody matters, out-of-state removal, estrangement, alienation, children’s rights, child support, paternity, alimony/spousal support, domestic violence, restraining orders, neglect and abuse. Her practice also includes preparing or reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

 

Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friendsWe are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

TO REGISTER:   https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4385573

Ask The Expert with Cate Blake

Join us for an hour of Q & A with helpful Advice, tips and insights on matters before the family court. You can put your anonymous questions in the zoom chat box or send then to Christina Pavlina at cpavlina@janedoeswell.org to ask for you.

 

Cate Blake: Catherine V. Blake represents clients in a wide variety of matrimonial matters, both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Cate has expertise in complex divorce cases, including valuation, asset division, support, custody, and removal.  She has significant experience drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as litigation of such agreements at the time of a divorce.  A component of her practice also includes paternity matters, contempt and modification of divorce or paternity judgments as well as family law related appeals.  Cate’s experience includes both litigation and resolving cases outside of the courtroom, whether through mediation, collaborative law, or direct attorney negotiation. She is trained as both a collaborative law attorney and mediator.

 

Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4383637

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

Ask The Expert With Jason Chan

Join us for an hour of Q & A with helpful Advice, tips and insights on matters before the family court. You can put your anonymous questions in the zoom chat box or send then to Christina Pavlina at cpavlina@janedoeswell.org to ask for you.

Jason Chan:  Attorney Jason Chan is a criminal defense lawyer who has tried many DUI cases in Massachusetts. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Chan served his community and gained unparalleled court room experience. Now he is serving his community in another way, by protecting the rights of people just like you. Attorney Chan also provides criminal defense in many other criminal areas including felonies, guns, drugs, sex crimes, theft, violent crimes, fraud and he represents college students. Attorney Chan has law offices in Worcester and in Boston.

 

Disclaimer:  We recognize that every divorce is different. Our sole purpose in introducing divorce professionals to our members is for information purposes only. Jane Does Well has no opinion, nor do we endorse any one of the professionals that we bring to our programming. We are, however, most appreciative to the professionals that generously give their time, information and insights.  

 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4405861

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.                                                                                                                                             TO

REGISTER and DONATE:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

Cocktails and Conversation

 

Take a break and join us for a casual conversation over zoom. We talk about life, divorce, kids, dating, great books, new shows and so much more. It' a great way to meet the Jane Does Well team and members and make new friends 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4094125

Ask The Expert With Alisha Tomasino

Alisha is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients with professionalism, knowledge and compassion. She has successfully litigated complex family law cases, including high net-worth divorces, self-employed individuals, closely-held family businesses, pre-nuptial agreements, gifted and inherited assets, modification, high-conflict custody and parenting disputes, military divorces, guardianships, removal, paternity and contempt matters. Alisha is a mediator, conciliator and a court-certified Parent Coordination. Alisha has significant experience as a neutral in resolving disputes between parties.

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

To Register and Donate:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4439631

New Member Coffee

 

Join Christina Ablon and Diane Anderson for a coffee and a chat. This is a relaxing hour of conversation and friendship with new members who are in various stages of divorce or on the other side of it.  These conversations are warm and inviting.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4337924

Cocktails and Conversation

 

Take a break and join us for a casual conversation over zoom. We talk about life, divorce, kids, dating, great books, new shows and so much more. It' a great way to meet the Jane Does Well team and members and make new friends 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4094125

Cocktails and Conversation

 

Take a break and join us for a casual conversation over zoom. We talk about life, divorce, kids, dating, great books, new shows and so much more. It' a great way to meet the Jane Does Well team and members and make new friends 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4094125

Ask The Expert With Ellen Waldorf

Ellen Waldorf is an attorney who has worked as a divorce and family mediator since 2001.  Ellen and Attorney Justin Kelsey co-lead Divorce Mediation Training Associates.  Ellen also has coached new mediators at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and area law schools.  Ellen has spoken on a variety of topics to the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Ellen has taught conflict resolution skills to after-school directors, special education professionals, aging life care experts, and home care coordinators.  Ellen is a co-founder of Clergy Works Institute, an organization training clergy in mediation and negotiation skills.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4450668

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.    We are very grateful to you.

To REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

Ask The Expert With Deborah Katz

 

 

Deborah Katz: Attorney Katz’s practice focuses on litigating civil matters in the Massachusetts State Courts and provides exceptional legal services in various counties throughout the Commonwealth.  She has successfully tried and handled cases in the Probate and Family Court and Superior Court.  She has also argued appellate matters before the Massachusetts Appellate Division of the District Court. Attorney Katz’s Family Law practice focuses on all aspects of Divorce and Paternity matters, including custody disputes, alimony, child support, asset division, post-divorce modifications, enforcement/contempt proceedings, and pre-nuptial agreements.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4471190

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

Jane Dates Well

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional ups and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Steven Gurdin

 

 

 

Steven E. Gurdin: For 25 years, Mr. Gurdin has been representing clients in complex family law and Probate, Will And Trust Litigation matters. Mr. Gurdin’s professionalism, skill, advocacy and leadership has been recognized and honored by the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, and various peer reviews including being named a top 100 Super Lawyer in both New England and Massachusetts and Best Lawyers in America publication. Mr. Gurdin’s clients appreciate and recognize that he brings zealous advocacy, exceptional problem-solving skills, thorough knowledge of the substantive law, and sensitivity to the complexities and emotional realities of each client's situation.
We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Rosemary Purtell

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Purtell: Attorney Rosemary Purtell is a distinguished family law and domestic relations attorney in Massachusetts.  For 32 years, Attorney Purtell has committed herself to her clients, ensuring the best possible results.  Prior to starting her own practice in 2006, Attorney Purtell was a Partner at two elite Boston law firms: Barron and Stadfeld, P.C. and Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis and Holland, P.C.  Attorney Purtell also serves as a mediator and a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem which provides her with unique insight into her clients’ family law matters.  She is licensed to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the U.S. District Court (District of Massachusetts).

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4471230

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

Jane Dates Well

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional ups and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Hindell Grossman

Hindell Straus Grossman:  Hindell has successfully negotiated, litigated and arbitrated hundreds of cases on behalf of her clients. Several of her successes have been published in Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly and she has been featured in the Needham Tab, Boston Business Journal and the Boston Globe. Hindell began her legal career at a small Boston firm and then started her own Boston firm four years later. She moved Grossman & Associates to Newton in 1999, and maintains offices on Nantucket and in Hingham.

Hindell has been active in both the business and Jewish communities. She participated in the first international collaboration between the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Montreal Board of Trade.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4471234

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

WOW #2 – Women Of Wonder Post-Traumatic Support Group For Those That are Divorced

This support group is for women who have completed their divorces and are transitioning to new lives as single women. Although it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualified as traumatic, traumatic divorces typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affair or Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality. The group will also discuss chapters from the newly released book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. 

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4397764

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Ask The Expert With Kelly Sidgewick

 

Kelly Sidgewick: Attorney Kelly L. Sidgwick is an experienced litigator, negotiator and mediator, representing individuals in all areas of family law, including divorce, complex property division, business valuations, child custody, child support, and alimony, as well as post-divorce matters such as modifications and contempt actions.  Attorney Sidgwick also offers case consultations and evaluations. Having practiced family law exclusively throughout her legal career, Attorney Sidgwick recognizes that this area of law is unlike any other in that no two cases are the same as no two individuals or families are the same.  She is committed to understanding each client’s particular needs and goals, which enables her to formulate creative and effective strategies to expertly and efficiently achieve those goals for her clients.

 

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4509788

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events in life... It can also be an amazing opportunity for personal discovery and growth. Join us as we explore a variety of  practices and strategies that promote what is known as "post traumatic growth". We will draw from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Interfaith Spirituality.

 “In general, the ability to make sense of tragedy and then find benefit in it is the key that unlocks post traumatic growth.” ~Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm. (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1)

5 meetings total

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

 

Ask The Expert with David Bilodeau

 

David M. Bilodeau is a partner at Goldstein & Bilodeau. Prior to that he was an Associate at GERW and before that he practiced with Howard Goldstein at Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP for three years. He originally began at RFG as a law clerk while attending Suffolk University Law School and became an Associate after graduating in 2011. David focuses his practice in domestic relations litigation with expertise in business valuation. Before law school, David worked in the private sector for several years as a physicist for an X-ray fluorescence company. His background in math and science provide him with critical analytical skills which are invaluable in matters involving complex assets and valuation issues.

 

 

 

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4511746

Spiritual Divorce Support Group

 

Are you seeking healing and discernment as you go through your divorce or as you begin your new life as a single woman? Sometimes looking to something beyond ourselves, can be of help. Faith traditions such as Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity offer spiritual practices and rituals that can help us heal and help us tap into our own inner wisdom as we decide what paths to take in the future. This group will explore healing practices and rituals from a variety of religious traditions. We will also grapple with questions such as…. Where is God in the midst of an ugly divorce?... How does one have faith during hard times?... What do the various faith traditions say about forgiveness? Join us for this time of spiritual healing.

 

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor with an MDiv. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She also received certification in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center. Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing. 

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.
 

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4491485

WOW #2 – Post Traumatic Support Group For Members Who Are Divorced

 

 

This support group is for women who have completed their divorces and are transitioning to new lives as single women. Although it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualified as traumatic, traumatic divorces typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affair or Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality. The group will also discuss chapters from the newly released book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. 

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4397764

Yoga With Ann Lynch

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON OCTOBER 11TH DUE TO THE HOLIDAY.

 

www.shineyourlighthealingandyoga.com

 

 

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Jane Dates Well

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional ups and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Heidi Webb

"Heidi Webb has been licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and before the Federal District and Appeals Courts since 1986. She developed her practice primarily in the area of family law, representing parents and by appointment of the Court, children, as both an attorney and as Guardian Ad Litem. Heidi is trained as both a Mediator and a Collaborative Attorney. Heidi has also worked for the Department of Social Services (now DCF) investigating cases of child abuse and neglect, the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee advising psychiatric patients of their legal rights and the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, both as a student prosecutor and as a researcher in the development of sentencing guidelines for perpetrators of child sexual abuse.

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4519478

Spiritual Divorce Support Group

 

Are you seeking healing and discernment as you go through your divorce or as you begin your new life as a single woman? Sometimes looking to something beyond ourselves, can be of help. Faith traditions such as Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity offer spiritual practices and rituals that can help us heal and help us tap into our own inner wisdom as we decide what paths to take in the future. This group will explore healing practices and rituals from a variety of religious traditions. We will also grapple with questions such as…. Where is God in the midst of an ugly divorce?... How does one have faith during hard times?... What do the various faith traditions say about forgiveness? Join us for this time of spiritual healing.

 

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor with an MDiv. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She also received certification in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center. Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing. 

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.
 

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4491485

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events in life... It can also be an amazing opportunity for personal discovery and growth. Join us as we explore a variety of  practices and strategies that promote what is known as "post traumatic growth". We will draw from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Interfaith Spirituality.

 “In general, the ability to make sense of tragedy and then find benefit in it is the key that unlocks post traumatic growth.” ~Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm. (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1)

5 meetings total

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

 

Ask The Expert With Jennifer Hatch

Jennifer Hatch has litigated cases in various Massachusetts courts for over 16 years.  Her experience has been primarily in providing trauma-informed legal representation in family law cases involving abuse, addiction and mental health challenges.  Hatch understands that sometimes litigation cannot be avoided.  When it cannot be avoided, she zealously advocates for her client. Whether you decide to take the mediation path, collaborative path or litigation path to resolve your family's legal challenges, Hatch is prepared to help you every step of the way.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4519482

Spiritual Divorce Support Group

 

Are you seeking healing and discernment as you go through your divorce or as you begin your new life as a single woman? Sometimes looking to something beyond ourselves, can be of help. Faith traditions such as Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity offer spiritual practices and rituals that can help us heal and help us tap into our own inner wisdom as we decide what paths to take in the future. This group will explore healing practices and rituals from a variety of religious traditions. We will also grapple with questions such as…. Where is God in the midst of an ugly divorce?... How does one have faith during hard times?... What do the various faith traditions say about forgiveness? Join us for this time of spiritual healing.

 

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor with an MDiv. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She also received certification in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center. Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing. 

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.
 

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4491485

EmpoweHer Now

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/empowher-now/

On October 23, Jane Does Well will host an impactful virtual one-hour program featuring an live-stream interview of NBC 10 Boston's Emmy-award winning news anchor JC Monahan.  JC’s story “Breaking My Silence” was recently featured in Boston Magazine where she laid bare her private battle with clinical depression and anxiety.  Join us to hear JC’s inspiring story! It is moving and heart-warming and an important reminder of the power of community, self-compassion and resilience.  

All participants will receive an email with the link & instructions on October 20th.

Any questions contact Christina Ablon at cablon@janedoeswell.org

WOW #2 – Post Traumatic Support Group For Members Who Are Divorced

 

 

This support group is for women who have completed their divorces and are transitioning to new lives as single women. Although it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualified as traumatic, traumatic divorces typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affair or Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality. The group will also discuss chapters from the newly released book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. 

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/event-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4397764

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Jane Dates Well

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional ups and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Andrea Lance

 

 

Attorney Andrea Lance: "As a felony prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, I served as lead counsel on dozens of felony jury trials as well as countless misdemeanor and juvenile offender trials. My extensive trial experience allows me to negotiate from a position of strength, as I am always prepared to take a case to trial when it is in your best interest. From the time your legal issue arises, I can assist you in gaining control of the outcome. By conducting thorough discovery, negotiating confidently with opposing counsel, and arguing effectively in motions to the court, at each stage of litigation I will work to increase your leverage and maximize the chances of a trial victory."

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.

We appreciate your support!

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4524270

New Child Support Guidelines Discussion and Q & A

 

 

FERN FROLIN

“Fern is a member of Mirick O’Connell’s Family Law Group. She focuses her practice on complex matrimonial law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, modification, asset division, business valuation and grandparent visitation cases. Fern was the only Massachusetts lawyer to serve on both the 2009 Child Support Guidelines Task Force, which drafted the first major revision of Massachusetts’ Child Support Guidelines in more than 30 years, and the Massachusetts’ legislatures 2012 Alimony Reform Task Force, which wrote the Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act. She was appointed to the Court’s Voice of the Child Committee working on standards for representation of children in high conflict custody matters. Most recently, Fern was appointed to serve the Trial Court as a member of the 2020 Child Support Guidelines Quadrennial Review Task Force.”

 

AND

JASON OWENS 

"After a decade spent in probate and family courtrooms across Massachusetts, Attorney Jason V. Owens has earned a reputation for zealous client advocacyskill in complex financial litigation, and seasoned appellate experience. Attorney Owens has represented Massachusetts divorce clients with collective assets exceeding $100 million. His courtroom demeanor emphasizes focus, control and a mastery of the facts and law, as they apply in each client’s case. Among his peers, he has earned a reputation as a hard-nosed, no-nonsense negotiator who understands the strengths and weaknesses of both parties’ cases."

 

https://www.lynchowens.com/attorneys/jason-v-owens/

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4526515

Fall Walks With Friends

Join Trish Lincoln for a guaranteed enjoyable walk in the heart of Boston.

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4509966

 

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder – Traumatic Support Group For Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process With Diane Anderson

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events in life... It can also be an amazing opportunity for personal discovery and growth. Join us as we explore a variety of  practices and strategies that promote what is known as "post traumatic growth". We will draw from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Interfaith Spirituality.

 “In general, the ability to make sense of tragedy and then find benefit in it is the key that unlocks post traumatic growth.” ~Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm. (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1)

5 meetings total

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

 

Ask The Expert With Steve Bravo

 

 

"Steve is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and a Notary Public. He received a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS in BA) from Suffolk University. He is a Charter Member of The Forensic & Business Valuation Division, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). To focus exclusively on tax and accounting issues, Steve retired from performing business valuations. His former credentials include Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified Business Appraiser (CBA).

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4524263

 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.

We appreciate your support!

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

 

Jane Dates Well

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional ups and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

Ask The Expert With Justin Kelsey

"A resident of Southborough, Justin concentrates his practice on Collaborative Divorce, mediation and representation. He is a technology geek, science fiction fan and the primary website developer for Skylark as well."

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.

We appreciate your support!

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4524269

WOW #2 – Post Traumatic Support Group For Members Who Are Divorced

 

 

This support group is for women who have completed their divorces and are transitioning to new lives as single women. Although it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualified as traumatic, traumatic divorces typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affair or Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality. The group will also discuss chapters from the newly released book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen. 

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4397764

WOW #1 – Women Of Wonder Traumatic Support Group for Members Currently Going Through The Divorce Process

 

 

This support group is for women who are in the midst of traumatic divorces. Although, it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualifies as traumatic, divorces of a traumatic nature typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affairs, Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality.  The group will also be doing exercises in the book Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are, by Megan Logan, MSW, LCSW

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

 Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4396094

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events in life... It can also be an amazing opportunity for personal discovery and growth. Join us as we explore a variety of  practices and strategies that promote what is known as "post traumatic growth". We will draw from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Interfaith Spirituality.

 “In general, the ability to make sense of tragedy and then find benefit in it is the key that unlocks post traumatic growth.” ~Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm. (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1)

5 meetings total

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

 

Ask The Expert With Beth Herr

 

Attorney Beth Herr: "During her early years of practice, Beth S. Herr was a general law practitioner giving her a wealth of knowledge in various areas of law.  While her focus is now on family law she still represents her clients and their families in diverse areas of law in order to meet their needs.Throughout her many years of work as an attorney, she has remained committed to fighting for gender and racial equality, advocating for the rights of victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault as well as the rights of the LGBTQ community. Beth S. Herr has represented her clients in courts throughout the state.  She has also acted as co-counsel and/or consulting counsel in cases in Florida, Arizona, Oregon, and California family law cases where sexual abuse of children has been at issue." 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.

We appreciate your support!

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/asktheexpert-donation/

To Register:https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4524274

WOW Holiday Support For Traumatic Divorce Support During The Holidays

This group meets once before Thanksgiving and once between Hanukkah and Christmas to offer support and encouragement to those dealing with the particular divorce challenges that present themselves during the holidays.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

 

 We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We are very grateful to you.

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

 

 

Divorce Resiliency Workshop: Practices and strategies that help us heal, move forward and flourish

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events in life... It can also be an amazing opportunity for personal discovery and growth. Join us as we explore a variety of  practices and strategies that promote what is known as "post traumatic growth". We will draw from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Interfaith Spirituality.

 “In general, the ability to make sense of tragedy and then find benefit in it is the key that unlocks post traumatic growth.” ~Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm. (10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1)

5 meetings total

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support.

TO REGISTER AND DONATE:https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

 

Ask The Expert With Barbara Zicht Richmond

 

Barbara Zicht Richmond
"Barbara Zicht Richmond is a family law attorney and mediator, in practice since 1984. Barbara’s strengths derive from her broad experience, compassion, and desire to make the divorce process as constructive as possible for her clients.  Her analytical mind enables Barbara to provide her clients with precise and efficient analysis of legal and financial issues, along with creative solutions.  Barbara joined Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew, LLP in 1998." 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends. We appreciate your support!

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How To Burnout Proof Your Life with Chris Vasiliadis

 

How to Burnout-Proof Your Life
Feel like you’re burning the candle at both ends? Is “busy” your badge of honor? These days, stress feels inevitable and work-life balance feels unreachable. Life doesn't have to be overcommitted and you don't need to compromise your health. In this presentation, put the brakes on “busy-ness,” and take away five essential elements to prevent burnout and be vibrantly resilient.

 

About Chris Vasiliadis

Chris Vasiliadis inspires people to use their well-being as their secret weapon to successfully lead their life. As a speaker, author, and burnout-buster in her business, Priority Wellness (www.prioritywellness.com), she specializes in helping overwhelmed and overbusy individuals and teams to elevate their focus and vitality with systems of sanity, so they can run their days without running themselves into the ground. Chris is also the author of Ignition: A Professional Woman’s Guide to Energized, Burnout-Proof Living. While being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis indirectly led Chris to getting trained and certified as a health coach and founding Priority Wellness in 2008, she has been relapse-free for over 14 years. She received her initial certification from Wellcoaches and was later part of the first cohort to be certified by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. Chris describes herself as a “recovering Type-A personality.”

 

To Register: https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4524297

Ask The Expert With Claire Tutwiler

Claire Tutwiler

"Claire has more than a decade of experience representing clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, paternity, child support, alimony, restraining orders, removal, modification and contempt actions. She specializes in (1) Representing clients in high conflict family law disputes involving asset division, complex business valuation, alimony, support, and custody disputes. (2) Representing clients in cases involving domestic violence and restraining orders. (3) Representing clients in interstate custody/removal actions. (4) Representing clients in mediation proceedings. (5) Representing clients in negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. (6) Counseling clients in custody matters involving the Department of Children and Families." 

 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.   We appreciate your support!

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Ask The Expert With Jennifer Bingham

 

Jennifer Bingham:

"Jennifer Bingham is a family law attorney with twenty years of experience representing individuals in all aspects of divorce, including complex property division, business valuation, alimony, child support, child custody and antenuptial agreements. Rooted in the Wellesley area since 2004, Attorney Bingham has earned a reputation with clients for her practical strategic judgment and responsiveness to client needs. Jennifer has been named a “Best Lawyer in America” and repeatedly has been selected by her peers as one of the Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers and one of the Top Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  In 2019, Jennifer was honored as a Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly Top Women of Law.

 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support!

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Holiday Party

** Please note that you will not receive a confirmation immediately.   We will send you a confirmation of your registration within 24 hours of us receiving your funds**.     Any questions or concerns please contact Anne at agrape@janedoeswell.org**

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WOW Holiday Support For Traumatic Divorce Support During The Holidays

 

 

This group meets once before Thanksgiving and once between Hanukkah and Christmas to offer support and encouragement to those dealing with the particular divorce challenges that present themselves during the holidays.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor, having earned her MDiv. degree at Andover Newton Theological School and is also certified in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and Positive Psychology from The Kripalu Center on Lenox, MA.  Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.  

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

 To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4471263

 

Ask The Expert With Beth Herr

Beth Herr: 
"Beth S. Herr has been an attorney zealously advocating for her clients for 36 years. Cost-effective and efficient; successful outcomes for her clients come from knowing how to approach each client’s individual cases.  Her years of experience as an attorney combined with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and her work with families prior to becoming an attorney makes her uniquely qualified to successfully represent her clients’ interests." 

 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends. We appreciate your support!

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To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4576544

Jane Dates Well – Winter Session 2022

 

 

Ready to date? This support group is designed to offer encouragement and emotional support to JDW members who are either currently dating or preparing to date. We will share our dating “delights”, “disasters” and “dilemmas” along with our collective wisdom about how to best navigate the emotional up and downs of post-divorce dating. We will also discuss chapters from the book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love, by Logan Ury.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor with an MDiv. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She also received certification in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center. Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing. 

 

We are a 501c3 non-profit and rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We are very grateful to you.

TO DONATE AND REGISTER:  https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4576210

Vision Boards 2022 With Sue Kisiday

Would you like to be intentional about welcoming in the New Year by setting personal goals that will help you have the best 2022 possible? Would you like some support and encouragement from your Jane Does Well sisters as you think about your hopes and dreams for the coming year? Join us as we explore ways to establish New Year goals that are both empowering and manageable. Each of us will then create our own vision board incorporating these goals. We will use our boards for inspiration throughout the year. Let’s help each other get 2022 off to the best start possible!

This workshop will meet on January 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm

Preparing for the Workshop:

We encourage you to begin gathering supplies for your vision board now. If this is your first one, a quick web search will give you plenty of ideas for what you might want. While every vision board is unique, they all include a combination of words and images that will represent your goals and intentions. Here are some suggested vision board supplies:

· A poster board or large piece of sturdy paper. This will serve as your base for the board itself.

· Glue and/or tape

· Scissors

· Markers, pens, highlighters, paint—whatever you love to write and draw with.

· Rulers and stencils for those of you who love a straight line.

· Magazines you can cut up. These are great for finding words and images!

· Images and quotes from the internet you may want to print off.

 

To Register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4625387

Women Of Wonder #2 – Traumatic Post-Divorce Support Group

 

 

Women Of Wonder (WOW) #2 - Traumatic Post- Divorce Support Group

This support group is for women who have completed their divorces and are transitioning to new lives as single women. Although it is up to the individual to discern if her divorce qualified as traumatic, traumatic divorces typically include one or more of the 4 A’s - Abuse (physical, emotional or financial), Addiction, Affair or Abandonment. Members will meet weekly to share their experiences in a safe space that offers validation, compassion and confidentiality. The group will also discuss chapters from the newly released book, Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen.

*Although this group offers emotional support, it is not meant to take the place of therapy.

Diane Anderson is the Director of Wellness for JDW. She is an ordained UCC pastor with an MDiv. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. She also received certification in Spiritual Direction from Boston College and in Positive Psychology from the Kripalu Center. Diane is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation. Diane went through a traumatic divorce herself in 2014 and has developed an interest in all subjects related to post-traumatic growth and healing.

 

 

Jane Does Well is a 501c3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our members and friends.  We appreciate your support!

TO REGISTER AND DONATE: https://www.janedoeswell.org/wow-donation/

To register:  https://janedoeswell.wildapricot.org/event-4576409