Wine, Cheese and a Way Forward

author/source: Erica Ford

Workshop-on-divorce-property-and-financial-wellnessI’ve recently joined a group of professionals who share the goal of reaching women who seek guidance in various aspects of life. This group, Women Empowering Women, is a way for women to become aware of resources that can help us navigate through personal, professional and financial circumstances. I think we can all agree that we often do not know what is happening in other people’s lives— sometimes not even in the lives of those closest to us. Some changes in life are expected, while some are complete curveballs.

I am trying to reach local ladies that may be seeking answers to some difficult questions.

Our first gathering will be at the Cornerstone Building in Rockland to enjoy wine and cheese, chat, answer questions and offer information. The professionals that will be in attendance are:

Melissa Whish, Esq. and Erica Ford, Esq., Founding Attorneys of Four Winds Advisors LLC

Four Winds Advisors LLC was created in order to address the needs of those who may not yet be ready to engage in the divorce process, but wish to obtain divorce-related information in order to most intelligently weigh their options. Attorneys Whish and Ford confidentially discuss legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce to help people make informed decisions. Knowing your options can lift the burden and anxiety of all the what-ifs. They also handle divorce cases and are certified mediators.

Kelly Innello, Realtor, CBR, Success Real Estate. My love of real estate started from a young age, visiting the homes my dad would build and picking out my bedroom in each of the houses. I love finding just the right house for each person and getting to know them in the process. I take pride in the fact that I am constantly available to answer a text or call, and if I don’t know the answer to a question I will find it. The fact that Success! Real Estate is number one on the south shore is only one of the many reasons I choose to hang my license there.

Wendy Kamens, Esq. Attorney Kamens received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law. Wendy has over twenty years of real estate experience including the management of conveyancing departments of other firms. At Kriss Law/Atlantic, Attorney Kamens uses her extensive experience and expertise in the real estate arena in representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in all aspects of the real estate closing process.

Therese Nicklas, CFP®, CMC®. Therese R. Nicklas is a Certified Money Coach (CMC)® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM For close to 20 years, she’s seen the pain caused by a lack of money confidence, especially for women that don’t have control of family’s finances. Her distinct process guides clients toward building long term wealth so they have financial freedom... Therese has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Financial Planning and more. She is a sought-out speaker, serving as a subject matter expert for many alternative wellness and healing centers, divorce mediators and community groups.

Ann Schwartz, Mortgage Loan Originator, Homebridge Financial Services. With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage and financial services industries, my mission is to carefully guide clients through the entire home loan process, whether purchase or refinance, so they feel confident to make choices about the many options available for their financing strategy. I spend time with my mortgage clients in order to get to know them and their needs, discuss goals, and provide strategies so they can make informed decisions. It’s their home and their future. It’s my profession and I am ready to work for their best interest.


Erica Ford, Esq.


Four Winds Advisors LLC

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