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Thursday, April 29, 2010

7:00-8:30 P.M.

Divorce De-Mystified

Divorce Planning and Preparation: Legal, Emotional, and Financial

Please join Family Law Attorney Kate Barnes, Psychotherapist Leah Alexander,
and Estate Planning Attorney Bridget Murray as they discuss the various topics you,
your friends, and relatives should keep in mind.

What we will cover:

  • A checklist of needed documents in the event you leave the marital home
  • Planning and gathering information that you will need later in the process
  • Understanding your living expenses
  • What to do if you are served with a divorce complaint and how the process works
  • Caring for the children: emotional needs, custody issues, and safety issues
  • Considering yourself: legally, emotionally, and financially
  • Picking up the pieces

Free and Open to the Public

Please join us

Thursday, April 29, 2010.

7:00-8:30 P.M.

Beverly Farms Public Library

Conrad Hall
24 Vine Street
Beverly, MA 01915

For more information, contact Kate Barnes 617.335.9946

Attorney Kate A. Barnes

Attorney Kate A. Barnes

The Law Office of Kate A. Barnes is a full service Family Law and Criminal Defense firm located in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts.  The Firm provides prompt and professional legal services, and is highly regarded for its discretion, skill, creativity, and compassion.  Our Firm is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality of legal representation, whether in Essex County or throughout the Commonwealth.  We are sensitive to the emotional issues affecting clients who are involved in the divorce process or other litigation.  The Firm is committed to resolving cases in a dignified, cost-effective manner and, when appropriate, encouraging clients to explore methods of alternative dispute.

Leah M. Alexander, M.A.

North Shore Therapy and Wellness

Ms. Alexander is a psychotherapist practicing in both Topsfield and Brookline.  Currently an Advanced Doctoral Candidate at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, her psychoanalytic training combined with years of experience in the Boston school system and consulting to state family services provide her with a unique approach to working with both marital and family issues.  Specializing in work with children and adolescents, she provides a safe, comfortable environment for families to work on issues of healing.

Leah M. Alexander, M.A.

Attorney Bridget E. Murray

Attorney Bridget E. Murray

Ms. Murray practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and elder law in Manchester, Massachusetts.  In addition to ten years of estate planning practice, Ms. Murray has an MBA and experience as a financial advisor and analyst.  Although no longer involved in the sale of securities or insurance, this experience helps her understand how financial planning can be an integral and important part of transition planning.  Ms. Murray has taught classes on Financial Management, Cash Flow Management, Business Plans, Credit Reports, Financial Management for Women, and Financial Transitions.