Ginita Wall, Second Saturday Co-Founder

I started Second Saturday thirty years ago in San Diego after I met several people going through a divorce who needed non-biased comprehensive divorce information. Through our local Second Saturday divorce workshop over the past 30 years, we have helped more than 10,000 people settle their issues in a peaceful and respectful manner and have raised over $300,000 for charity. I am proud of the legacy that I have created with Candace Bahr through the Second Saturday network and WIFE.org. I love to travel as much as my busy schedule permits, and when I’m home you’ll find me out on an excursion with the dogs or curled up with a good book and a cat on my lap.

Should I Keep the House?

Divorce can shake you to your very foundations. Everything changes, and many people want to cling to the house as the only stability they find in a shifting world.

Whether keeping the house is your best option depends on many different factors. Here are what you need to consider in making that important decision.

How Financial Professionals Can Help During Divorce

Divorce is an uphill battle, fought in language you don’t understand, using money you can’t spare, for a prize that’s only half of what you had before. What can you do to make sure your newly-overhauled financial ship doesn’t sink?

What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?

Nearly a million couples divorce each year in the U.S. and in the process, face some of the most important economic decisions of their lives. You may benefit greatly from the services of a financial professional trained to help you choose the best options for your future well-being—the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Choosing a Financial Professional for Help with Your Divorce

You’ve decided to seek the assistance of a financial professional to help guide you in your divorce process. Someone with specific training and experience in divorce, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, comes highly recommended by a trustworthy friend.

How do you determine if they are the right match for you?

Six Places to Look for Hidden Assets

When couples divorce, mistrust abounds. One of the first things people think of when their spouse asks them for divorce is, he must have been stashing away money.

You know more about your financial situation than any stranger could, so before you hire a private eye to look for hidden funds, think carefully about your circumstances and how your spouse could have squirreled money away.

Working Through the Emotions of Divorce

With fifty percent of marriages in America today ending in divorce, there will be many companions on your journey. That may make it less lonely, but not necessarily less painful.

Saving Money On Divorce

Many divorces these days are nasty, brutish, and all too long, not to mention damned expensive. With the average cost of divorce in the United States approaching $20,000 it is daunting to think about dissolving your marriage. Fortunately there are things you can do to save money on divorce, even if you are working with an attorney.

Moving Past Your Fears in Divorce

Dealing with fear is one of the biggest challenges in divorce. Fear is designed to keep us safe. How can we get a grip on fear and begin trusting ourselves to cope well with change?

Social Security Benefits for a Divorced Spouse

The former spouse of an employee who is getting retirement or disability benefits is entitled to a benefit on his record if she is at least 62 years old and they had been married for at least ten years before the divorce.

Checklist: Living Separately Under the Same Roof

In many states, your date of separation has legal implications. If you and your spouse are still living in the same house for economic or family reasons, proving that you are really separated can be tricky. Here is a checklist of what you should do if you and he are still living together but separate.

He’s moved out – now what?

“He’s moved out – now what?” That’s a question that many women face. What’s the harm in that? Nothing, if you and your spouse have negotiated a legal agreement that specifies financial arrangements. Without such an agreement, though, you may be facing some financial perils.

Local Heroes: WIFE Co-Founders Honored by Union Bank and KPBS

As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in celebration of Women’s History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KPBS to honor three extraordinary San Diegans for the 2013 Local Heroes program.