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Tully Rinckey PLLC Teams-Up with Second Saturday on Divorce Workshop


Monthly sessions provide knowledgeable legal and emotional support for those contemplating divorce

February 8, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – The family and matrimonial law team at Tully Rinckey PLLC is proud to announce its partnership with the Capital Region chapter of Second Saturday, a monthly workshop focused on the different aspects of coping with divorce.

Tully Rinckey PLLC will host February’s workshop, and offer space to the organization in the future. Keynote speakers this month will be Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Law Partner Mario Cometti and Associate Lisa Newkirk. Questions from attendees will be answered by Barbara King, the head of the firm’s family and matrimonial law department, and a prominent member of the local legal community through her decades of service, commitment and dedication to clients going through the divorce process.

“Divorce can be overwhelming if one doesn’t know where to begin or have the proper guidance,” said King. “This organization helps to ease a difficult life transition, and is very much in sync with our firm’s mission to make this process as easy as possible for all involved.”

As the keynote speakers of February’s workshop, the Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Law team will be discussing how to uncover a spouse’s potential hidden assets. The program will also discuss basic divorce preparation, how to help other members of the family cope, and how to deal with a hostile spouse, among other topics.

Second Saturday was created in 1989 by nationally renowned advocates Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall through their non-profit Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE). The workshops are meant to offer financial, legal and emotional advice by professionals in a non-biased manner to women who need guidance on the divorce process. The Capital Region chapter is in its third year, and workshops are now open to both men and women who are going through, or thinking about, a divorce.

“Second Saturday workshops are a place where people going through the same life experiences can come together for support and acceptance,” said Tonia Kelley, co-organizer of Second Saturday’s Capital Region chapter. “Participants also gain a greater understanding of the divorce process as a whole.”

This partnership with Second Saturday continues the devotion of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s family and matrimonial practice in working to minimize the hardships associated with divorce. The decision to move ahead with a divorce often means starting over financially and emotionally, and requires extensive planning.

With nearly three decades of experience in the area of divorce law, King and Cometti have each successfully represented Capital Region spouses and parents in proceedings relating to divorce, separation, equitable distribution, annulment, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and adoption. Newkirk has also become known as a prominent family and matrimonial law attorney in her own right under King’s guidance.

February’s workshop will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at Tully Rinckey PLLC’s corporate headquarters at 441 New Karner Road in Albany. The registration fee is $25, but scholarships are available for those with financial constraints. Anyone interested in attending can register by calling 518-348-0060 Ext. 262 or by visiting

For more information, or to speak to a member Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Family and Matrimonial Law Team, please contact Marcy Velte at (518) 218-7100 or via email at


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