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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Toriana Holmes

Family Law Attorney

Toriana received her J.D. from Golden Gate University of Law and her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University.  While at Golden Gate, Toriana clerked for the Honorable Kathleen Kelly at San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center of the San Francisco Superior Court.  Following law school, Toriana worked as an associate at Severson & Werson, PC.

Before joining Laughlin Legal, PC, Toriana worked at the firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP where she practiced in numerous areas, including elder abuse, securities, financial fraud, business and consumer litigation, and antitrust.  Toriana was selected as a Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star in 2018 and 2019. 

From July 2018 – July 2019, Toriana served as a member and committee chair of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury. 

Toriana currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (“CORA”).  Her dedication and work with CORA has helped Toriana in her practice to represent and advocate for victims of domestic violence. 

Toriana also volunteers as an attorney coach for Junipero Serra High School’s mock trial team. She has spent the last three years working with students at Serra to prepare for the annual San Mateo County High School Mock Trial competition.

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Debby Simmons

Therapist

Debby is the clinical director of Primrose Healing and Wellness. Debby has been a licensed psychotherapist and an educator for many years. Her compassion for clients along with her strong clinical skills are strengths that clients will see. She has had extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  Debby has a special interest in working with couples.  She helps couples who are struggling with their relationship to decide if they want to make it work or end the relationship.  She works from a communications model.  She evaluates the communication in the relationship and teaches couples new ways to communicate.  Whether a couple wants to work on the relationship or to end it they need strong communication skills to help them problem solve and make decisions.  If couples decide to end the relationship she helps them to mediate this process.  She also helps couples with co-parenting.

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