The Divorce Connection was founded by local realtor Amanda Reichart in 2018 in the New Hampshire/Massachusetts area. The organization, which provides “Support and Solutions for Thriving Beyond Divorce,” was created with the goal of giving back to the community in a way that people really needed.
“I am very excited to expand The Divorce Connection into Sarasota and Bradenton with the goal of expanding to more Florida communities over the next 12 months”, says Amanda Reichert.
Having gone through her own divorce in 2009, Amanda has first-hand experience with the challenges involved in the divorce process. One major roadblock she faced was the difficulty of finding and connecting with the trusted professionals she needed. The only vetting process for retaining a divorce resource was to ask for recommendations from friends and family or turn to social media.
Amanda’s story is not unique, but it’s unique to her. She found herself filing for contempt of court 4 times in 5 years while also going through a custody battle. Her first attorney was disbarred for stealing funds from her clients and unlawfully using funds from her trust account … Amanda’s other attorneys were equally bad, in different ways. Looking back, she says, “I never want anyone to have to go through what I went through.”
“Every divorce is different and every divorce, even if identical in nature, could see a very different outcome,” says Amanda. “That’s why you want to have the best of the best people in your corner.”
The Divorce Connection was founded on the principles of bringing you trusted, vetted divorce resources in a format that is always free and open for anyone to attend.
What to Expect
The Divorce Connection’s meetings are thoughtfully planned with an agenda that is relevant to the topic. They’re moderated by at least one attorney and often a panel of professionals.
Guests are welcome to attend as many meetings as they would like, essentially interviewing the attorney, CPA, Realtor, mediator, and other professionals for a full hour each time to see if there is a fit before actually entering into an agreement with them for representation.
Examples of meeting topics include Gray Divorce, Contempt of Court and Modifications, and much more. Amanda emphasizes, “We try to bring in unique topics with resources that are difficult to find, for example, providing for the lifelong care of special needs children, which goes beyond divorce and beyond the age of 18”.
Learn More or Attend a Meeting
The Divorce Connection’s meetings are held alternately in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch. They are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of Each Month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and seating is limited. To register, visit The Divorce Connection’s Eventbrite Page.
Amanda is also always available and happy to help you with questions.
You can reach her at:
Amanda Reichert, Divorce Real Estate Expert with Fine Properties
Location: 5220 Paylor Lane, Lakewood Ranch, FL