Ashburn / Virginia / US
divorce survival strategies

We can help you Separate Smart

The Family Law Centre provides proven tactics and strategies to protect your interests, safeguard your rights, and preserve your assets.
By being properly informed, you can avoid the devastation too many people experience when faced with Separation or Divorce.
By having solid information and access to an excellent legal support service, you can minimize divorce costs and financial stress and gain control over your life.

We strive to:

  • Provide you with meaningful family law information.
  • Help guide you through this difficult and emotionally stressful time.
  • Help you understand your rights, options and obligations and know how to protect them.
  • Ensure you make educated, informed choices and avoid costly mistakes, both financial and emotional.
  • Provide you with tools to assist you in organizing and preparing your information prior to consulting with a lawyer.
  • Offer insight and support using our ‘Separate Smart’ service.
  • Provide you with excellent support and an experienced family law lawyer in your community at a discounted rate.
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Divorce Therapy: When Two Become One

Deborah Hecker, PhD, is a private-practice psychotherapist specializing in divorce counseling. She offers individual and group tele-counseling to assist divorcing individuals deal with their losses and transition to successful lives as non-partnered people.

With over twenty years of private psychotherapy experience, Dr. Hecker's divorce counseling has helped hundreds of people face their challenges and build successful post-divorce lives. Her practice has been profiled in the Washington Post and Harper's Bazaar as well as on numerous television and radio programs..

  Dr. Hecker combines compassion developed from her own painful divorce with professional training to help her clients face their fears and become self-determining, confident individuals..
Dr. Hecker is offering a free 50-minute tele-counseling session as part of her partnership with the Family Law Centre.

Call 1 - 866 - 480 - 4LAW (4529) now to schedule your FREE session!


When two people have been intimately involved in one another’s lives, living, eating, sleeping, raising children, and perhaps even working together, letting go of day-to-day interaction can be exceedingly difficult. Either or both parties may feel bereft when they no longer check in with one another throughout the day. Even if the quantity or quality of those interactions declines as the marriage falls apart, fear of not having someone “there” can be paralyzing.


Married people are used to venting their emotions about bad days at work, problems with the kids, and other issues with their spouses. Now the very person who used to listen and understand those feelings is the cause and focus of them. The loss of a confidant during one of life’s greatest crises can be debilitating-dealing with the fear of having to “start over”.


“Starting Over” means setting up a new household, taking on new roles, making new friends, and eventually dating and entering into a new romantic relationship. As human beings, we identify with our roles: daughter son, friend, sibling, husband, wife, and parent. The loss of one of these very important roles makes many people going through divorce feel confused about their purpose in life. It may even lead to feelings of worthlessness or trigger a depressive episode.
Divorce is a devastating life event that can result in intense and fulfilling personal growth. This is difficult for people to accomplish on their own. However, any of the above issues-and most divorcing people experience more than one-can result in a person becoming “stuck” and giving in to bitterness and self-pity.
Therapy is helpful because counselors act as advocates for their clients and provide guidance and support as they work through their feelings. It’s an investment of time and effort that will pay off in the form of a happier future.