Workshops For Women

Our “Women’s Divorce Workshops” are for women who are contemplating or just starting the divorce process. During these half-day programs you will hear presentations from divorce professionals and have an opportunity to ask questions for additional information. You will learn about legal issues and the general legal process, coping emotionally with divorce, important financial issues and options for the divorce process including Collaborative Practice and Mediation.

In addition to these Saturday half-day workshops, the WDRC offers 90 minute Special Topic workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics of interest to women who are considering, in the process of, or post-divorce.

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2017 Schedule and Registration

NOTE: This schedule is accurate as of September 26th, 2017 but is subject to change. Please check back here to confirm dates and topics.

Divorce Transitions Empowerment Support Group

This program is meant for women during and post-divorce. We will be working on emotion, financial and family issues related to divorce and creating support to assist with successful transitions in all of these important life areas. We will be using a combination education, art therapy, journaling, meditation and other holistic tools to guide you on the path of discovery and healing.

5 or 6 week program- Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6th, Nov. 13th, Nov 20th, Nov. 27th from 6-8pm
(Week of Nov. 20th for women with minor children)
$120 for all 6 weeks, $100 for 5 week program (for women without minor children)


This event is limited to 8 participants.  For more information or to register click the button below. This event is now full! Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you for the next one!

Special Topics

These seminars are hosted on the Mondays evenings listed below from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

October 16 – “Healing Your Divorce:  How Not to Make the Same Mistakes”

This presentation is intended to help divorced singles improve their chances of having a successful love relationship.  Studies show that 71% of divorced couples do find love again, 44% do remarry and 27% are in long-term relationships.  However, second marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages.  You will learn why second marriages fail and what it means to live in a conscious relationship.

In addition, we will explore the stages of love, learn how unconscious forces may influence your partner selection, challenge your relationship myths and highlight a new way to communicate.  Participants will discover how divorce lends opportunity for healing and rebuilding oneself from the inside out and will allow you to have a healthy relationship with a new partner.

December 4 – “How to Handle a Narcissistic Ex”- Shelly Loomus, JD, MSW is the author of “Winning Your High Conflict Divorce” will be discussing how to effectively manage chronic post-divorce related conflicts.

There is no charge for the Special Events workshops thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Women’s Divorce Workshops

These workshops are held on Saturdays listed below from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

September 16

November 4

These workshops are educational forums presented by an attorney, divorce financial planner, therapist and mediator / collaborative attorney to help you navigate through the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce.

The fee for these workshops are $30 using advance registration here on the site and $40 at the door. Limited scholarship funds may be available. Contact us for more information.

All of our events will now be held at the Shehive in their new location.

The address for Shehive is:
2505 Hilton Road, Ste 107
Ferndale, MI 48220

There is no charge for the Special Events workshops thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Reminder: These events do have a fee paid in advance or at the door. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us before registering.