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Divorce Options: What Clients Need to Know to Make Healthy Decisions
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Divorce Options: What Clients Need to Know to Make Healthy Decisions


When: Friday, September 28th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, Virginia  20166
United States
Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, LLC
Melat Johnson

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Divorce Options: What Clients Need to Know to Make Healthy Decisions

-1.5 Credit Hours


Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC, Virginia C. Haizlip, Family Attorney, Adam Morgan, CFP

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About the Event:

 Divorce Options Workshop:

“I have never divorced before; I am overwhelmed. I don’t want to spend all my money or have a nasty fight with my spouse. I don’t know where to start!!”

We often hear these words from clients. Once the decision to divorce has been made there are many decisions that follow: what, when and how to tell the children; what type of legal process choice to make; how to divide resources fairly; how to manage the short-term and long-term emotional impact on family members, etc. Important financial and legal decisions need to be made and yet clients may not be able to focus and feel clear about their choices given the emotional impact of this most difficult life transition.  Divorce Options is a workshop to help educate clients about their choices and to help them know where to start.

The most important decision to be made once someone decides to divorce is to decide which process they will use to get to their separation agreement. That process does not have to be contentious or use all their resources. 

In this workshop we will present the actual Divorce Options ™ workshop that is offered monthly to clients. You will learn the different ways to divorce: “Do-It-Yourself”, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Litigation.  You will learn about legal requirements, financial issues, emotional needs, parenting. The workshop will be led by a lawyer, financial specialist and mental health professional who are trained and experienced with the divorce decision-making process.  It offers clear concise information on the legal and financial issues to consider and how to recognize and manage the emotional impact so that clients can make informed decisions as they begin to build their re-structured family.  

Choosing to divorce is a most difficult family decision. It is life changing and has long-term impact. Mental health professionals are often the first resource for clients making that decision. This workshop will give you information to help your clients begin to understand their choices and to give you confidence about referring them to monthly Divorce Options ™ workshops.

We are all working to help clients through divorce in as healthy a way as possible. Join us to enhance your understanding of what options clients have that best meet their family needs and to learn about this referral source for your clients.  


Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Rona Hitlin-Mason: 

Rona is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Collaborative Divorce Coach and Certified Discernment Counselor. She also holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Inventory.

Rona is currently in private practice in Herndon, Virginia.  With specialized training in marriage and family therapy she helps couples, individuals and families with marital conflict; pre-marriage counseling; discernment counseling; divorce; post-divorce relationships, infidelity; and family and stepfamily relationships.

As she works to improve marital relationships and helps couples heal from hurts and breaches of trust she also helps people through divorce if that is the choice that is made. She has facilitated divorce support groups, led workshops on the emotional stages of divorce and on how parents can help their children through the divorce process.

You can learn more about Rona through her website

Virginia Haizlip:
Virginia has been in the practice of law since 2005, after she graduated from The George Washington University School of Law, and has focused on family law since 2006. Virginia was drawn to the practice of family law because of its dynamic nature and the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to solve their problems. She enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. She has represented federal employees and their spouses, employees of international NGOs and their spouses, business owners, immigrants, and stay at home parents. In addition to working with clients as their attorney, Virginia also offers mediation services as part of her family law practice.
Virginia is pragmatic, solution-oriented, and loves to work with her clients to select a process and guide them to an outcome that works for them and their unique families. Virginia is experienced in complex divorce and custody cases and related family law matters. She works with clients across a variety of processes, ranging from litigation to Collaborative Divorce. Virginia also enjoys serving on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Virginia has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Virginia every year since 2010 and for the District of Columbia every year since 2013.

Adam Morgan
Adam is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  He has 18 years of financial industry experience.   He received his BS in Psychology from Bridgewater College and his MBA from Radford University in 2003.  He became trained as a neutral in the Collaborative Divorce Process in 2011 where he helps couples develop creative solutions to complex financial problems. 
Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Collaborative Professionals as well as teaches a course on the Financial Issues of Divorce for Northern Virginia Mediation Services.  He is also pursuing his certification as a Family Mediator with the State of Virginia. 
His spare time is spent with his wife Brooke and their 2 year old daughter Lily.


Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.

NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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