Presenters

Inspire. Empower.

Mark Flowers, CFP®, CDFA™

Second Saturday Leader and Financial Planner

The Second Saturday Divorce Workshop program was founded in 1989 by the non-profit WIFE.org (the Women’s Institute for Financial Education).  Second Saturday has helped thousands of individuals navigate the divorce process, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and programs to help women become financially independent. I am the local leader here in San Mateo County.

We are a unique resource group in the Bay Area, offering workshops to inform and educate, offering professional divorce services, and offering educational tools to empower you. People think that divorce is about the law, but it's really about three things: family, emotion, and money. For this reason, each of our workshops features three professionals- a financial planner, a therapist, and a family law attorney.

We are dedicated to helping everybody through the divorce process, regardless of their circumstances.
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Brooke Murphy

Family Law Attorney

Brooke N. Murphy focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, domestic violence matters, child and spousal support, property characterization and division, high conflict custody and visitation disputes, parentage, and reproductive issues. In addition, she also helps clients seek name and gender changes by securing court orders and changing government identity documents.  Ms. Murphy has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

 

Ms. Murphy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and will be Chair of the Section in 2023. In her role as Chair, Ms. Murphy will serve as a liaison between the Family Law Section’s 375 members and the Family Law Division of the San Mateo County Superior Court. She is also the 2022 President of the Barristers Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

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MaryBeth Lorence

Therapist

MaryBeth Lorence holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Notre Dame De Namur University, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in San Mateo. MaryBeth works with adult individuals and couples, as well as adult family pairs (ex. parent-adult child, adult siblings, etc.). In her work, she focuses on relational issues and relational traumas that may contribute to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficulty establishing trust and security with others. She brings experience, curiosity, and warmth to help people find peace and healing within themselves and in their relationships.

I hold a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Notre Dame De Namur University, and am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in San Mateo. I work with adult individuals and couples, as well as adult family pairs (ex. parent-adult child, adult siblings, etc.). In my work, I focus on relational issues and relational traumas that may contribute to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficulty establishing trust and security with others. I bring experience, curiosity, and warmth to help people find peace and healing within themselves and in their relationships.

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