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.
As a therapist for 10+ years, I have devoted my life to helping women, men, and children who have suffered depression, anxiety, grief, and loss, experienced major life changes, had career and school issues, and lived through relationship problems. I have helped them make positive changes and create the lower-stress life that they want. In addition to my work as a therapist, I am also an adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and a clinical supervisor at a community mental health clinic in San Jose, so I have wide experience working on solving different problems with different people.
While life is never “perfect,” I believe with all my heart and soul that it can always be better. To me, being a psychotherapist is not just a job, but a calling. There is nothing better than seeing someone who has so much potential, yet so much suffering, regain control and happiness in their lives and experience joy.
Family Law Attorney
Gina Azzolino is a Partner at MTSA and a Certified Family Law Specialist with the State Bar of California. She has practiced family law exclusively since 2005.
Ms. Azzolino has significant experience in all areas of family law, including child custody and visitation, child support (including high-earner disputes), spousal support, domestic violence and restraining orders, date of separation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, set-aside of premarital agreements, property division, reimbursement claims, business valuations and other complex financial issues. Ms. Azzolino works closely and regularly with forensic accountants on complicated financial issues as well as with mental health professionals in custody and visitation disputes to reach successful results for her clients. Ms. Azzolino also drafts and reviews premarital agreements and post-marital agreements.