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 (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.

Amy Laughlin

Family Law Attorney

Amy has been achieving exceptional results for clients since 1992. After graduating with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, Amy joined the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While there, she counseled individuals in a wide range of complex financial and litigation matters and represented children and families in a number of cases including: legal guardianship, immigration, foster care, and domestic violence.


In 2013, Amy opened her own practice where she focuses primarily on complex family law matters and literary law. Amy is an involved member of the San Mateo area community, serving as Board Member of the Foundation of the San Mateo Public Library, Member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees, and a member of both the Burlingame and San Mateo Chambers of Commerce. In addition to her law degree, Amy holds an M.F.A. in creative writing, is a writer of fiction, mother of two boys, runner, hiker and avid traveler.


She is a member of the San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara Bar Associations. 




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