Kalispell Divorce Information – Marriage in Crisis SeminarMarybeth Sampsel
Saturday, March 26, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. at Whitefish Public Library
A panel of local experts will provide a free seminar on the emotional and legal aspects of child custody disputes, co-parenting and divorce at the Whitefish Public Library on March 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. “MARRIAGE IN CRISIS: What You Need To Know When the Bottom Drops Out” is sponsored by the HeartWorks Mediation Center in Whitefish.
The panel includes newly-elected District Court Judge David Ortley, Whitefish family mediator Brian Muldoon, Kalispell therapist Dr. Angela Jez, and divorce lawyers KayLynn Lee, Marybeth Sampsel and Kai Groenke. Jolie Fish, Director of Family Court Services, will explain how her agency helps the court decide difficult parenting issues.
The panel will discuss a wide range of topics, from deciding whether the marriage can be salvaged to knowing how to resolve parenting and financial issues raised by the divorce process. Following the panel discussion, lawyers will be available to provide free 15-minute consultations. These brief sessions will provide an opportunity to make initial assessments and get specific answers to legal questions. It is recommended that participants write down their questions in advance.
Divorce is an ordeal that challenges us in every way imaginable. Whether the conflict shows up around money, parenting or feelings of betrayal, few of us are prepared to deal with the fallout. It is vital to understand the emotional aspects of divorce as well as the legal part of the process. No matter what direction you go, getting the right information is a good place to start.