The workshop will include presentations by highly qualified professionals.
Lisa Byrne, CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) has been working in the financial services field for over 20 years. Lisa specializes in working with clients pre divorce and helps them prepare cash flow analysis, budgets and financial statements. During the divorce process Lisa works closely with clients and their attorneys in analyzing spousal support proposals, asset splits, social security maximization, and other important financial issues.
Post divorce Lisa works with clients to prepare a long term financial plan that may include goal setting, asset allocation/risk management, college planning and liability management.
Divorce is a very stressful time for clients and Lisa’s philosophy is to make the process as simple and easy as possible. “Kitchen table counseling” is a term she uses to describe her practice; which means she will meet her clients in their home and work with them on their day to day financial issues. It is not uncommon for Lisa to help a client hire other professionals in their lives such as a CPA, estate planning attorney, real estate agent or a mortgage professional and will even help clients navigate the car buying experience.
She is truly an advocate for her clients.
Wermerskirchen and Blomquist, LLC
1001 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite 1028
Wayzata, MN 55391
Kyle Wermerskirchen brings broad-based litigation background to each new matter. He has litigated federal and state jury trials across Minnesota, and argued cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court. His wide range of experience brings a unique perspective to cases, and the skill to succeed when litigation is necessary. He helps clients and families facing challenging circumstances with a calm demeanor and thorough preparation. He assesses a client’s goals early in representation, and works hard toward achieving these goals. His experience in litigating cases brings a common-sense approach to skillfully negotiate your case, and bring about a good resolution.
Gillian J. Blomquist has a diverse background that makes her a unique family law advocate. She started her legal career in 1998 as a paralegal in the Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center. Following graduation from law school, she handled child protection cases for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She spent time working for the 10th Judicial District as a Guardian ad Litem advocating for children in juvenile and family court. She has handled matters as diverse as estate planning, contested probate matters, bankruptcy, family law, and guardianship, but eventually realized that family law was her preferred area of practice.
She now practices exclusively family law and is available to handle divorce, child custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, and other related matters. She is also qualified as a Rule 114 neutral.
She spends her time away from the practice of law raising a family, running, and restoring an old house.
Lori Thibodeau is trained in family systems therapy and works with families facing divorce, separation, and co-parenting issues. She believes it is important for each client to feel empowered, encouraged, and educated during the counseling process. Lori believes the therapeutic relationship is an integral part of therapy and works collaboratively with clients to establish and achieve their goals. Her straightforward and supportive approach helps to increase client awareness and helps parents going through divorce to create viable and meaningful relationships that support the best outcome for their children. Lori also believes passionately in supporting divorcing parents in building a functional “Parental Leadership” relationship. As a Divorce Educator and Coach, she facilitates co-parenting classes to help build more connected families and to keep children out of the middle.
Lori L. Thibodeau, MA, LAMFT
Emilee Rodriguez, MA – Mental Health Practitioner
Traverse Counseling & Consulting
1000 Shelard Parkway
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Emilee works with individuals, couples, and families who need support navigating life’s transitions as well as those who desire healthier relationships. She has experience with adoption, 2nd marriages, parenting after divorce, parenting kids with disabilities, and parenting exceptional kids.
Emilee uses a family systems focus to understand what is causing stress and anxiety in families and relationships. Emilee is passionate about attachment work, mindfulness, and how they impact not only client’s relationships but also the therapeutic relationship as well.
Additional Specailties: Adoptive Families, Second Marriages, Co-Parenting, Families With Exceptional Kids, and Parents Struggling with Younger Children
Erin Kassebaum is a qualified neutral under Rule 114, a trained Parenting Consultant and Parenting Time Expeditor. She serves as a Guardian ad litem for Hennepin County, a mediator for Ramsey County, and as part of the leadership committee for the Cooperative Practice Network of MN. Erin is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), a certified Parents ForeverTM facilitator, and is listed on the current Minnesota ADR Roster. Erin has received specialized training in ADR processes through Hamline Law School and Erickson Mediation Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Sociology and Family Social Science, and a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.
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