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On Demand (recorded live on May 14, 2015)

Join us for this free, online panel discussion with four experts addressing how to stay strong — financially, mentally and emotionally — during and after a divorce.

“Divorce can be devastating, but you can get back on track and recover. Whether you’re contemplating divorce, in the middle of it or recently divorced, you can reduce the financial and emotional consequences by taking certain steps as soon as possible.”  ~ David Ragland

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“Divorce is a business transaction, and it’s an emotional event. The divorcing individual is making some of the most difficult decisions of their lives at the most vulnerable time emotionally. At Visions Anew Institute, we believe that anyone facing divorce must, at a minimum, consult a legal advisor, a financial advisor, and a therapist. We teach people to become the CEO of their divorce and seek advice in the areas that are going to most affect their future and their children’s.”   ~ Candy Sugarman

“Divorce can be an incredibly exhausting process, not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Knowing the law and being prepared can help limit the stressors and make the entire process much more efficient and cost effective.”   ~ Kelly Reese

“Within the transition of divorce, there are numerous emotional and mental obstacles that can arise and feel insurmountable. When we work through and overcome the issues holding us back, we regain our strength and freedom to move forward and flourish.”   ~ Liza Reed


David Ragland
CEO, IRC Wealth

David Ragland is CEO of IRC Wealth, a private asset management company based in Atlanta, Georgia. A successful businessman, financial "coach," vibrant, energetic speaker, author, and an Ironman triathlete, David understands and articulates the core ingredients that motivate, energize and push people across their personal finish lines. Holding both a BBA and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia, he strives to make wealth building simple and help you build a healthier and sustainable financial life around sound planning principles.​

Kelly Reese
Family Law attorney at Stern & Edlin, Atlanta, GA

Kelly has exclusively practiced family law since obtaining her bar membership in the State of Georgia. Before joining Stern & Edlin, P.C., she practiced family law at the Law Offices of Pamela L. Tremayne and Callner, Portnoy & Strawser, P.C. She participated as a Children’s Fellow through the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida, and developed her passion for family law by volunteering at a domestic violence clinic and a pro se divorce clinic, before working in private practice.

Kelly is very passionate about practicing family law and believe in providing support, understanding, advocacy and counseling to each client.

Candy Sugarman
Executive Director, Visions Anew Institute, Atlanta, GA

Visions Anew Institute offers resources, education and support to empower divorcing families and individuals to create a new vision for their lives. As Executive Director, Candy brings years of both for profit and not for profit management experience to the table. She has been the Volunteer Director for Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and prior to that worked for the Shepherd Center Auxiliary doing fundraising projects for several years. Her management and consulting experience in both the not-for-profit and the for-profit sectors ranges from a Pre-School to a Museum!

Liza Reed
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Liza Reed, MS LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Georgia (#1300) with advanced training in working with high-conflict couples and families. She has a private practice that specializes in working with couples and families in transition, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Liza was regularly featured as the appearing psychotherapist on TLC's television program Hoarding: Buried Alive and travels throughout Georgia to speak on issues of mental health for numerous organizations, including Georgia Division of Aging; Alzheimer’s Association; select private schools and organizations that employ social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals.