Start a Second Saturday

Together, we're changing what it means to divorce in America.

Start a Second Saturday in your Community and join the movement.

Passion Led Us Here

What is Second Saturday?

Founded in 1989 by the nation's leading advocates and thought leaders on behalf of female financial literacy, Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, Second Saturday Divorce Workshops offer legal, emotional, and financial information in a compassionate and unbiased way to people in any stage of untying the knot.

Dedicated to empowering women and men contemplating, in the process of, or complete with their divorce, Second Saturday Divorce Workshops are run by community leaders who volunteer their time, resources, and considerable knowledge to educate attendees and calm their fears.

Second Saturday is a program developed by the Women's Institute for Financial Education (, a nationally acclaimed non-profit devoted to female financial literacy. has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, O Magazine, USA Today, MSNBC, KPBS, Financial Planning, Investment News, Yahoo! Finance, CNN, Redbook, Money, Fortune, and The San Diego Union Tribune.

Who leads a Second Saturday?

We're looking for passionate, collaborative, licensed and credentialed professionals with at least three years experience in the following fields*:

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Legal Professionals

Family law attorneys, divorce mediators, and other qualified legal professionals skilled in navigating divorce cases.

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Financial Professionals

CDFA®, CFP®, RIAs with divorce experience, and other certified financial  professionals with expertise in guiding clients through the financial complexities of divorce.

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Emotional Professionals

Including therapists, divorce coaches, counselors, and MFCCs experienced in guiding clients through the emotional complexities of divorce.


Real Estate Professionals

Realtors, Brokers, Mortgage Lenders, Certified Divorce Real Estate Experts (CDRE™), Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce (RCS-D™)

*If you are a professional other than the above specialized in divorce, please still apply and lend your expertise.

Are Workshops Online or In Person?

Workshops can be held Online, In-Person, or both. Zoom and other virtual meetings have been well received and well attended.

Why should I start a Workshop?

As a leader, you may be the first point of contact for many on their divorce journey. They will look to your for assistance right then and there, and potentially going forward.


Empowering individuals to make the best choices for themselves and their families.


Our goal is to make Second Saturday available within a one-hour drive of everyone who needs help.

Leaders report a deep sense of fulfillment and satisfaction after hosting their Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

After You Apply

Our team will review your application and location. If a Workshop is already established in your area, we will try to connect you to the local leader to collaborate. If there is not an established Workshop, as a Leader you will gain access to:

1. Our Leader Portal, which contains presentation and marketing information, template flyers, press releases, evaluation and sign-up forms, tip sheets, and follow-up guides.

2. Live, monthly Leader Huddles covering best practices, sharing of expertise, and how-to tutorials.

3. Coaching from the Second Saturday Leader Team

4. All content and videos.

Ready to change the divorce narrative?

Together, we'll redefine what it means to divorce in America.

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