Legal & Financial Resources

Legal Resources

The Women’s Center does not provide legal counseling or advice directly, but we can connect you with the help you need.

Attorney Network
The Center offers free telephone consultations with three family law attorneys in the area (20 minutes with each attorney). Call (703) 281-2657 for access to the list. In order to make the most of these free consultations, we strongly recommend that you complete the “Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce” workshop before calling the attorneys. Check the Calendar

Mediation Services
Our mediation services offer a way to reach agreement on difficult issues in a controlled and confidential environment. Our certified mediators are attorneys who help people understand their options in order to reach mutually acceptable decisions. Mediation is usually significantly less expensive and can be completed more quickly than litigation. Mediation can also be highly effective in resolving landlord/tenant problems and workplace disputes.

Financial Resources

The Women’s Center offers a variety of educational programs in financial planning, including:

  • Free one-on-one sessions with a finance expert, on topics of budgeting, credit, debt management and more. Spaces are limited, please call (703) 281-2657 to make an appointment.
  • Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances (Free Workshop Series with Deloitte, 2017 Dates TBD)
  • Monthly workshops on Financial Planning during Separation & Divorce – view workshop descriptions or check out the Calendar of Events & Classes to see when the next one is scheduled.
  • Special event: Free Financial Counseling with Deloitte – This event has passed. Stay tuned for June 2017 info.