DALLAS - Becoming a widow or getting divorced are extreme changes in a woman’s life and they come with extreme emotions. For advisors working with these clients it is critical to understand the role grief plays in the process of making decisions, Joy Kirsch told advisors at the Women Advisors Forum Thursday.

Kirsch would know. She became widowed at age 30 while working as an advisor. Today she specializes in working with clients dealing with difficult life transitions and works with a non-profit dedicated to educating and supporting widows.

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