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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.

Marisa San Filipo

Family Law Attorney

Marisa C. San Filippo is a Certified Family Law Specialist (certified by the CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) and a partner in the firm's Family Law Department. Ms. San Filippo has dedicated her entire career to family law, and handles a wide variety of cases, including high conflict custody cases and complex high-asset financial matters.  Ms. San Filippo brings her tenacity and compassion to each matter, handling cases involving dissolution, legal separation, property characterization and division, child custody and visitation, pre-marital agreements, child and spousal support (initial orders and post-judgment modifications), and paternity matters. Ms. San Filippo’s areas of expertise focus on complicated financial issues, including cases involving valuation of business and partnership interests, goodwill, and equity compensation.

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Irina Slutsky


Irina Slutsky, LMFT is a psychotherapist who sees children, teens, and adults and specializes in family therapy, often working with partners who may be going through separation or divorce. She has specific training in helping families through challenges around addictive behavior issues, such as substance abuse or process addictions including acting out around sex, money, food, work, and video games. Irina worked with many different kinds of families during her many years as a therapist at Kaiser, where she ran groups for adolescents, young people, and parents. 

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