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Divorce boot camp aims to guide San Diegans through painful process

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 21:33:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Divorce can be financially crippling and takes an emotional toll on all involved.

The creators of Vesta: Redefining Divorce know that firsthand.

"There are things that happened, you know, I lost lots of family members during that time because they really don't understand the dynamic of divorce," said Bob Vona, a co-founder of Vesta.

He created Vesta alongside Deanna Coyle to help others going through what can be a grueling process.

"What Vesta has tried to do is really educate people as to what question's you need to ask your attorneys, what questions you need to ask your financial advisors," said Vona.

The program began in Boston and is now expanding to Southern California.

Through free boot camps, Vona says people will have access to highly vetted professionals, including attorneys, financial advisors, divorce coaches, realtors, mortgage consultants, and college planning specialists.

"We see time and time again, people make one mistake after another after they sign on the dotted line, and they've hurt themselves financially for the rest of their lives," said Vona. "No matter how much money you make, it's automatically causing an increase of expenses that's a burden," said Vona.

Vesta founders say the boot camps are beneficial to people going through divorce, contemplating divorce, or recovering from divorce.

And in an often isolated journey, the boot camps provide a support system, letting people know they aren't in this process alone.

The first San Diego divorce boot camp will be held in Solana Beach:

  • Wednesday, Oct 23
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • San Diego Family Mediation Center
  • 674 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

You can learn about future boot camps here.