Current Presenters

Inspire. Empower.

Christine Whalen

 Family Law Attorney

Christine has been practicing law since 2001, primarily in the areas of elder law, estate planning, family law, juvenile dependency and representing families in the foster care system. Christine joined Laughlin Legal, PC as a Partner after running her own practice for 15 years.

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Christine received a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and later a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.


Christine is a certified mediator and is passionate about helping clients resolve complicated disputes amicably and efficiently through the mediation process. She has found elder law mediation especially effective at helping families achieve creative solutions to their conflicts.

Mary Ellen Lemiuex


I enjoy working with individuals and families who want change, but struggle to make it happen. For some, it means a change in relationship dynamics or parenting style. For others, it means collaborating to navigate complicated life issues, such as difficult teenagers, addiction or divorce. If you are looking to leave a long marriage or relationship, I can help you navigate that process. I also enjoy working with young women and men, often students or young professionals, who are launching into adulthood and seek a listening ear and gentle direction.

Mark Flowers, CFP®, CDFA™

Second Saturday Leader and Financial Planner

The Second Saturday Divorce Workshop program was founded in 1989 by the non-profit (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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