We know that about half of marriages will end in divorce. And we know that, even in the short-term, divorce hits women particularly hard. (See these recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau which show that women who divorced in the past 12 months were more likely to receive public assistance, more likely to be in poverty and more likely to have less household income than recently divorced men.) – Study Shows Divorced Women Have Less Economic Security Than Women Who Stay Married.

Screen-Shot-2015-05-12-at-5.37.36-PMClear Transitions PDX – A workshop provided by our sister organization Family Forward Action and Clear Transitions for women to help navigate through the emotional, legal, financial, and social challenges of divorce offered the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Seven Must Do Steps for Women Who Want Financial Stability Post Divorce.

St. Andrew Legal Clinic works to meet the legal needs of low and moderate income people with family law concerns. Sliding scale fees are based on income, family size, and ability to pay. SALC is committed to ensure children are offered the chance to reach their full potential by protecting the rights of families.

Great Books:

51cg4OCwCmL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by Joann Pedro-Carroll. ” In a compassionate voice born of counseling separating and divorced families for over 25 years, the author steers us through a quagmire of questions, such as: How do I tell the children? How do I manage my anger or sorrow so my feelings don’t negatively affect my children? What kinds of custody arrangements are best for my situation? What will help my children build resilience in the face of divorce, rather than become at-risk statistics? How can I help children of different ages feel safe, loved, and healthy, in the face of major life changes?”

DIVORCE: Think Financially, Not Emotionally® Volume II: What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, And After Divorce by Jeffrey A. Landers.

51pdvv9qKlL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_The Co-Parents’ Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family by Karen Bonnell. “Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief and recovery, the authors skillfully provide a road map for all members of the family to safely navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Parents discover through practical guidance how to move from angry/hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents.”