Exclusive Class for Women Going Through Divorce Celebrates its 5th Year
Especially in these difficult financial times, divorce can be devastating to the whole family.
Second Saturday is an essential tool for women to learn how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in the
(PRWEB) -- Maryland women who are going through the divorce process have had an exclusive opportunity to
gain expert knowledge from a class offered through the Howard Community College. Since its inception in
January of 2005, hundreds of women have been provided with priceless, accurate, insightful, and current divorce
“What Women Need to Know About Divorce” (aka “Second Saturday”) was actually the creation of attorney
Genita Wall In San Diego. “When I learned about the success and history of this class, I just had to make it
happen in Maryland,” says John Faggio, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™.
John leads the all-volunteer team of instructors that includes a divorce attorney and mental health practitioner.
The four-hour class not only provides information and recommendations; it was designed to give women the
opportunity to meet others in similar situations. Second Saturday addresses the legal, financial, family, and
personal divorce issues in a logical and considerate manner. These questions are frequently addressed at the class:
• When should I contact an attorney?
• What's the difference between using an attorney and mediation?
• How can I make this a "child centered" divorce?
• How can I best deal with the emotional issues of my children?
• Should I keep the house?
• Can I maintain my current living status?
• How will income taxes affect my ability to pay my bills?
A vital segment of the class is an in-depth discussion of how and what process to choose. Each instructor talks
about their respective roles, and the advantages and pitfalls in each of these processes:
Margaret (Meg) Oliver, Family Law Attorney at Hodes, Pessi