Should I file for divorce?  What do I need to do to be financially secure after my divorce?  Can my partner and I co-parent?  How do we begin when we are not even speaking?


These are questions that often come up when you are considering divorce.  I often receive calls from parties with these types of questions.  I’m happy to answer them! Monthly, I offer an informational session about divorce, custody and mediation.   Today’s blog addresses some questions that you might have about our free informational session.

Where do you offer the sessions?

 I offer sessions in both Martinsburg and Charles Town.  

How much does it cost?

The informational session is free.

Can I bring anyone with me?

You can come alone, or you can bring your partner.  You are even welcome to bring friends, family members or anyone who might be helpful to you.

What happens at the free session?

I provide a brief informational overview about the laws in West Virginia about property division and child custody.  I’ll then outline many of the options you have when deciding to get divorced, including what process you may want to use.

How long is the free informational session?

Most sessions are about an hour long. 

Can I ask questions?

Sure.  I am a licensed attorney in both West Virginia and the District of Columbia.  I am happy to answer questions about the law.  Please remember that this is a public information session, so I can’t give legal advice or answer specific questions about your case. 

When do the sessions occur?

While my schedule can vary, most of the time we meet at 3:00 p.m.  and are generally on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  Our next session in Martinsburg is on Tuesday, February 9 and in Charles Town on Tuesday, February 11.

Where are they held?

In Martinsburg, sessions are held at The Hub, located at 126 E. Burke Street, Martinsburg.    We hold the Charles Town session at our office located at 202 N. Charles Street in Charles Town. 

Will you accept my case and represent me?

When you attend the session, you will have a chance to ask general questions, but we are not your attorney unless we accept your case, and you retain the office. We accept family law matters when the parties are interested in mediation and collaborative law.   

How much does it cost to get divorced?

It depends on the process that you chose. I’ve addressed that in a prior blog post.  There are many options that we will explore at the session.

Where do I sign up?  

You may sign up online.  If you prefer, you can sign up by phone by calling 866-261-8944.  

What if I need to cancel?

Please email or call if you cannot attend!  We will be happy to reschedule you for the next session.