Message from Christine Clifford, CEO/President/Founder
Welcome to Divorcing Divas! We’re glad you’ve found us. If you are thinking about divorce, getting divorced, or already divorced, you’ve come to the right place. We offer a safe and confidential environment to share your story, gather resources and learn from people who truly care about you, your family and your future.
Why did I start Divorcing Divas? One of my divorces (to my college sweetheart; we were married for 29 years) was amicable, inexpensive and we’ve remained friends. The other was contentious, extremely costly, and I had to obtain an Order for Protection. But even though I got divorced twice, I felt empowered: like I had taken back control of my life. Yet, I would look around at friends, colleagues, and total strangers who I would be introduced to and many of them were suffering from clinical depression: taking medication or unable to get out of bed in the morning. I wondered, “Why do I feel so strong, and they feel so weak?”
I realized that it was because I had gone about my divorces the way I’ve gone about starting businesses: I put all the elements in place to be successful. I hired a Financial Advisor for the first time in my life; I hired an attorney and a mediator; I had to get a realtor and sell both of the homes I had lived in with my spouses; and I found a wonderful psychologist to help me understand the mistakes I had made and how to prevent them in the future.
Yet I realized that many women don’t even know where to begin. How do I find an attorney? Who will help me reorganize my finances before, during and after divorce? How do I buy or service a car now that I’m single? All kinds of questions arise when you are facing life alone.
We hope you can join us at our 7th annual Navigate Your Divorce Journey conference on Saturday, October 24th at the Minneapolis Marriot West. We have spent these past seven years finding the very best the Twin Cities have to offer to help you on your divorce journey. Remember: It’s not the end… it’s the beginning.
Happily Ever After,