Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series for Professionals
FamilyKind offers a free monthly interactive program for divorce and family professionals via our Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series typically on the third Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. If the third Monday is a holiday, we typically move that month’s meeting to the fourth Monday of the month.
This national series is FREE for all professionals, including attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals and court personnel. The webinars give professionals who help families a place to learn from experts, share their experiences and advance how we help families separating and divorcing. There is no charge to attend the Peer-to-Peer webinars thanks to the generous support of our sponsors OurFamilyWizard and Soberlink.
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How To Bring Peace To The Pain Of A Grey Divorce
The term grey divorce reflects the trend of an increasing divorce rate for older couples, defined as people over 50 years old who have been in long-term marriages. We will describe the reasons for the rise in grey divorces, and many of the issues that face couples before, during, and after such divorces through the lens of the novel “A Grey Divorce Support Group: From Pain to Peace,” authored by co-presenter Susan L. Pollet, Esq., former Director of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, former Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, and family court attorney for over twenty years. Co-Presenter Hon. Evelyn Frazee will bring her 26 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court in New York State, and as the architect of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, to the discussion.
In our presentation, we will discuss:
What grief looks like in a grey divorce
Issues for adult children of grey divorce
Health issues, both mental and physical, with grey divorce
Ways to improve the health of parties to a grey divorce
Financial issues with grey divorces, including age discrimination in employment, and how to best handle those issues
Some resources for grey divorces
Who Should Attend?
People who are contemplating a grey divorce, are undergoing one, or who have been through one;
Adult children of grey divorces;
Professionals who help families, especially those in the legal, mental health, mediation and family science professions.
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Susan L. Pollet, Esq. has been a lawyer for forty years, primarily in the area of family law. Ms. Pollet is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and a graduate of Cornell University. She graduated as a member of two honorary societies, and has published over sixty articles on varied legal topics in the New York Law Journal and law reviews in the area of family, criminal and domestic violence law. She has participated in multiple legal education training programs as an organizer, speaker and moderator, and taught college law courses.
She served as the Director of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, which was designed to help separating or divorcing parents better understand the effects of their breakup on their children.
Hon. Evelyn Frazee (Ret.) served as a New York State Supreme Court Justice in the Seventh Judicial District from January 1993 until June 2019. Justice Frazee co-founded the Seventh Judicial District A.C.T.* ~ For the Children (*Assisting Children through Transition) parent education program which seeks to ease for children the family transitions caused by divorce or separation by providing parents with information and strategies about better ways to handle the breakup. As a result of her work, Justice Frazee was appointed Chair of the New York State Parent Education Advisory Board which set the standards embodied in Court Rule Part 144 and institutionalized parent education in New York State. Justice Frazee was a founding member and first co-Chair of the New York State Chapter of AFCC, an international, multi-disciplinary organization devoted to finding better ways to address legal matters that impact children.