The workshop will include presentations by one of these highly qualified professionals in each specialty.
With over 30 years in financial planning and 12 years helping people reach equitable divorce settlements, Betty Hedrick has volunteered to help WIFE.org achieve their goal of having a Second Saturday Divorce Workshop within reach of everybody in the U.S.
Betty Hedrick CFP, CDFA, founded The Hedrick Co. in 1986 to provide highly personalized service that matches clients with the services that will help make financial concerns as unobtrusive as possible as they progress towards financial independence. The company philosophy is belief that clients are best served when receiving objective advice. The cornerstones are Integrity-Intelligence-Insight.
In 2001 an influx of newly divorced clients opened her eyes to the importance of a financial advisor to the divorce team. When clients described what they believed their divorce settlements accomplished and what the settlement documents said were often quite different. None of them had bad lawyers; rather, the mismatches seemed to result from a variety of factors. In some cases, the client simply didn’t understand the whole picture, or focused on the immediate results without looking into the future. In other cases, the clients were so emotionally involved in particular assets that they didn’t examine holding costs, capital gains or income tax consequences when dividing assets. There were even a couple of cases in which the terms of support and property division could have been adjusted to allow both parties to qualify for a new home loan. http://www.hedrickco.com/
As a seasoned divorce attorney, Karin Quirk has provided highly professional and affordable legal services since 1996. Her law office, located in Kirkland, WA, focuses on helping couple dissolve their marriage or partnership in a respectful cooperative way.
Raised in Spokane and attending Eastern Washington University, Karin spent most of her adult life in Western Washington although she spent several years in Southern California. Karin began her legal career in Orange County California returning to the Puget Sound area in 2003 to go into the grandparent business.
Karin is a member of:
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
Family Law and Collaborative Law and Solo Small Firm Sections of KCBA, WSBA
“Mediator of the Year” – Consumer Business Journal 2002
“American Jurisprudence Award: Trusts and Estates”
“American Jurisprudence Award: Federal Income Tax”
“Associate Editor” Western State University College of Law, Law Review
Julie K. Fowler is admitted to practice in Washington State and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. She received her BA in Law & Justice and German from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and her law degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Fowler is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (Past Chair of the Solo and Small Practice Section). Ms. Fowler is Past President of the East King County Bar Association. Ms. Fowler volunteers at Neighborhood Legal Clinics and with local community associations.
Ms. Fowler has received recognition for her pro bono activities. She received the Community Partner Award from Northwest Family Life for her work with domestic violence victims. In 2009 she received the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Outstanding Mentor Award. Ms. Fowler has published articles for the American Bar Association (GP Solo Division), King County Bar Bulletin and appeared on local radio programs.
Prior to opening her practice in 2000, Ms. Fowler worked for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Emotional Health SpecialistGregory Lease comes from a lifetime of helping others go from where they are to where they desire to go. After spending several years in an international missionary organization, providing pastoral care as well as practical support roles, he entered Active Duty with the Army National Guard, where he served in the Recruiting and Retention Command for over 19 years before moving into a position in the staff of the Adjutant General for the last 6 years of his military career. His last assignment was to teach and conduct workshops on developing personal resiliency and efficacy as well as a Master Trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Since retirement from the Army, he has trained and worked as a Professional Coach with experience in Life Coaching, Executive Leadership Coaching, Relationship Coaching and Divorce Coaching. He holds certification from the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and from the College of Divorce Coaching as a Certified Divorce Coach (CDC®) as well as certifications in Life, Business and Wellness coaching specialties. continued
From the experience of his own divorce and subsequent recovery as well as from years of education in the social sciences, and training and experience in life and divorce coaching, he brings a broad perspective to the process of seeing those who are struggling transformed into lives of abundant love, joy and fulfillment. Whether you are at the beginning of the divorce process, somewhere in the middle or finished with a divorce and wondering how best to get on with your new life, Greg stands ready to be a support and guide to this unfamiliar territory of divorce.
Contact him for a free consultation by going to www.gregorylease.com/explore/ or call (253) 459-4958 and leave a message and he will contact you to set up a call or face to face meeting.
I love the hustle and bustle of Kirkland and have lived in Kirkland since 1988. I am on the board of directors at the Chamber of commerce, and love being able to make a difference for our community with the many organizations that I am a part of. One of my strengths as a loan officer is working with people in their finances. I teach several programs around money management and credit worthiness.
Having gone through 2 divorces myself I understand what it takes to work with your largest asset, your home, and how to restructure your home loan and credit so that you can move on and thrive after going through a divorce. I am married now, and have been for 18 years, and have been blessed with two children, John and Angela. Dont’e, my grandson is the apple of my eye and will be 16 this year! We spend time hiking, skiing, riding motorcycles and hanging out in Kirkland.
My greatest joy is working with people and assisting them to be able to buy a home that meets their dreams and their lives. Getting a loan these days is not easy, and we work hand in hand with all our clients to make sure their loans close, and close on time. I have been awarded as a Five Star Professional in my industry every year since 2010.