Working with Neutral Professionals in Family Law
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Family Law practice typically involves the intersection of a legal problem (like divorce) with numerous non-legal issues including financial, communication, and parenting issues. In litigation, many practitioners first instinct is to hire an expert to assist them in presenting these issues at trial. However, in many instances, hiring a neutral expert can be a more efficient and practical method of addressing these non-legal issues. Neutral experts can assist with tax analyses, support scenarios, business valuation, communication, child development, and case evaluation. Understanding how to effectively work with neutral experts can reduce the stress and cost of family law matters.
After this seminar, attendees will know when and how to involve neutral financial experts, consultants, coaches, child specialists, mediators and conciliators.
BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership
Non-Member – $100.00
Past Events 2016
June 6th, 2016
Changing Courts for a Changing World:
The 2016 DR Best Practice Court Institute for Judges, Magistrates, Facilitators and Sherlocks
Heidi Webb, Esq., and Judge Julie Kunce Field will present on Restructuring Families through the Consilium® Process.
Too often, DR litigants start at the beginning (i.e., “I want a divorce”) and don’t plan for the end – the separate finances, the shared parenting. The process is reactive and not always productive. How much time do you spend as a judge or magistrate putting out fires? Imagine a different way. The Consilium® Process is an innovative approach that provides families with guidance, resources and support and better equips judges to address fundamental issues. Conceived by attorney Heidi Webb, the process starts at the “end” to help litigants pragmatically assess their financial needs and children’s interests and to realistically evaluate possible outcomes and the processes required to meet those needs.
Friday, June 24th 1-4pm
Understanding the Psychological Dimensions of Divorce
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
This event will be moderated by Heidi Webb, Esq. along with three seasoned mental health professionals; Claudia Harris, MSW; Kevin Kozin, MTS, LICSW; and Mira Levitt, Ph.D who will present and then lead an informed discussion regarding the interplay among divorce and grief, uncoupling, personality disorders, and the physiological responses to stress and emotion.
Past Events 2015
April Holistic Separation and Divorce “Learn the keys to drafting a peaceful resolution” April 15th 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm April 26th 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Café at 160 Gould Street, Needham, MA RSVP to Mandy at 781-446-5048 Divorce Consultant Heidi Webb and Financial Advisor Deanna Coyle will help you navigate your pathway through your separation and divorce with a holistic approach to the process. Both of these women understand the importance of managing the legal and financial pressures while recognizing the need to address the emotional consequences of this process. Heidi will explain her role as a consultant showing you the benefits of having someone review all legal and financial consequences, find a lawyer that fits your unique circumstances, help you feel supported during this process and start to plan for your future. Deanna will guide you through one of the primary issues that needs to be discussed during divorce: “How do we divide our assets?” All divorcing couples must divide their marital property and assign marital debts as part of the divorce process. However, we can’t loose sight of establishing a new personal financial plan including rebuilding your net worth and saving for retirement as a solo entity but equally important is rebuilding your net worth post divorce. JUNE Heidi Webb to speak on: How an Instinctual Tendency Inventory (ITI) might better inform the Collaborative Practice. Heidi created the ITI in an effort to help practitioners refine their team interactions so that clients can optimize their outcomes. The ITI is intended to help lawyers, coaches and financial neutrals better understand their own tendencies by answering questions like: As a Collaborative Lawyer, is your strongest instinctual tendency as an Advocate or a Professional Team Player? As a Collaborative Coach, do you identify most as a Process Facilitator or as a Guide? and As a Financial Neutral, do you tend to see yourself as a Problem Solver or a Decision Maker? JULY “Webinar – Women & Divorce: Planning for the New Beginning” Divorce has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and we all know that it takes an emotional toll on the individuals involved, and on their families. One way to reduce the stress is to become an educated consumer. Please join Anthony Mancini of Morgan Stanley’s DM Advisory Group for a FREE webinar, when he interviews Attorney Heidi Webb of Consilium ® Divorce Consultations. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of choosing Mediation, Collaboration or Litigation when deciding the best process for divorce. Anthony will be conducting an ongoing series of webinars with Attorney Webb. Future interviews will cover the following topics:
- Custody and Co-parenting
- Child and Spousal support
- Division of marital assets
- Dealing with your credit
- Health, Medical Insurance and Retirement
- Estate Planning
Whether you are a woman currently going through a divorce, or you have recently resolved your marital issues, learn how to keep control of your future by becoming an informed consumer. DATE/TIME – July 28th at 12:30 PM DURATION – 25 minutes Click Here To Join The Webinar – ENTER WEBINAR HERE FIRST-TIME USERS – To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90703 FOR AUDIO Toll Free – 877 777-0154 Participant Code – 721511
October International Association of Collaborative Professionals Washington, DC October 15th-18th Heidi Webb to speak on: How an Instinctual Tendency Inventory (ITI) might better inform the Collaborative Practice. Heidi created the ITI in an effort to help practitioners refine their team interactions so that clients can optimize their outcomes. The ITI is intended to help lawyers, coaches and financial neutrals better understand their own tendencies by answering questions like: As a Collaborative Lawyer, is your strongest instinctual tendency as an Advocate or a Professional Team Player? As a Collaborative Coach, do you identify most as a Process Facilitator or as a Guide? and As a Financial Neutral, do you tend to see yourself as a Problem Solver or a Decision Maker?
Past Events – 2014 Divorce: Practical, Legal, and Psychological Dimensions – 3 CEs Friday, December 5, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM (Registration 8:30 AM. Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel 55 Ariadne Road Dedham, MA 02026 Presenter: Kevin Kozin, MTS, LICSW and Heidi Webb, JD, MEd. For Information about this event, go to The NASW Mass. Chapter website.
I was referred to Heidi at the outset when divorce was still just a possibility and am very pleased that I was. She listened carefully, helped weigh the choices (post nup; separation; divorce) and then, as things evolved and we moved toward a divorce, she sized up my spouse’s counsel and made a referral that was superb. Against a top-dollar blow-hard she aligned a genteel and careful lawyer who constantly made the right calls about where things were going, what was posturing, what was real, and where (and this did happen) my own instincts were wrong. In the end she resolved everything exactly as she always said they would resolve, and I was completely satisfied with the outcome. And with Heidi’s solid referral. I highly recommend her. — David
When my marriage failed, Heidi provided objective, realistic, and compassionate guidance through the process of rebuilding my family. For me, divorce was an intimidating process I never imagined I’d face. It was difficult to know where to turn for advice. Without Heidi, my only resource was the few friends who had been through it before. That’s helpful, but it is also dangerous because a small, random and probably biased sample doesn’t give you much of an idea of what to expect or how to proceed. Heidi helped me put my divorce in context and navigate my way through so that I had faith that the lawyer I hired and legal process that ensued was the right course for my family. Her vast experience with divorcing families and the divorce process gave me invaluable perspective and support – from how to help myself, my soon-to-be-ex-spouse and my children accept and adjust to change to insightful analysis of how the law applied to my situation. And she also provided hope that when it was over, I would come out the other side intact, stronger and wiser. I am forever grateful. — Kathryn