If you are going through a divorce, or considering a divorce, you know that the process can be overwhelming, fraught with emotion, and can create complicated legal issues. Women going through the divorce process need support. Second Saturday workshops help women navigate through this time armed with the right information and guidance. If you are in the midst of a divorce you might feel alone, afraid, and unsure of what steps to take. If this sounds familiar, Second Saturday was designed to help women just like you.

Why Second Saturday?

Second Saturday workshops have existed for decades to empower women during a time in their lives when they are feeling vulnerable and unsure—during divorce. There are many aspects to a divorce, including the emotional side, the financial side, and the legal side, and feeling educated in all of these aspects helps women take control of their situation. If you are feeling alone or scared facing the uncertainty of divorce, these workshops are designed for you!

The Legal Side of Divorce

Divorce is a legal process and having an attorney that can advise you is essential to feeling in control of your divorce. Second Saturday workshops are proud to have Mary Neff as part of our team to help educate and advise women as they navigate the legalities of divorce. Mary’s expertise in issues regarding custody, mediation, visitation, paternity, and divorce litigation make her a valuable resource for ensuring you are protecting yourself legally throughout your divorce proceedings. Knowledge is power, and Mary has worked with countless families and children during divorce proceedings giving them the tools they need to meet individual as well as family needs. Mary’s passion for mediation helps couples find ways to resolve conflict to save time, money, and to avoid the negative effects that divorce can have on children. Women who are going through a divorce don’t need to feel powerless, and being informed about the legal side of divorce is one way to feel in control of a situation that can seem overwhelming. Mary will walk you through the divorce process and address issues such as legal fees, protecting yourself legally, child custody, and child and spousal support. It is very important to understand the implications of your legal decisions during every step of the divorce process! Take advantage of Mary’s wealth of legal knowledge to design your divorce in a beneficial way for you and your family!

The Financial and Emotional Implications

Divorce brings a host of legal considerations, but there are also significant financial and emotional issues to address. How will you address the financial complexities that a divorce brings? We are happy to have Laura J. Boedges who is both a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and a Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) as part of our workshop team to help you navigate the financial side of your divorce. And because divorce is a deeply emotional issue, we have Carol Love, M.A., who is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and who has worked with families for 30 years who are experiencing the effects of separation and divorce. Divorce permeates all parts of your life, which is why the Second Saturday workshops include experts in the legal, financial, and emotional impacts of divorce. We want to empower women to go into the divorce process feeling confident, knowledgeable, and supported!

Just as the name implies, these workshops are held on the second Saturday of every month to provide a safe place for women to ask questions and share stories. If you are facing a divorce, we want to be a source of encouragement, knowledge, and hope, and our goal is to provide you with the legal, financial, and emotional support to make confident choices. Register today, or pay at the door—our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to get the support you need!


Mary NeffMary C. Neff, JD

Mary Neff has experience working with families and children which makes her a sought after divorce attorney, litigator, and mediator in family law. Mary’s extensive experience in child development and parent education allow her to represent families in what can be a difficult time in their lives. Mary’s practice area of family law includes divorce, mediation, litigation, custody, visitation, paternity, modifications and post-dissolution matters.