Leslie Garske, CDFA™
Garske Mediation & Divorce Financial Analysis
Clarity. Integrity. Grace. Leslie has assisted dozens of couples untangle their assets with the least amount of conflict, contention, and cost. As a mother of four and the first in her friend group to go through a divorce as a young mother, she understands the ups and downs divorcing families navigate every day. Her financial background not only will shed light on what to do with the house but will also prepare you with a forward-looking budget so you can afford your new life. If you are close to retirement, she can assess what you need from a settlement scenario in order to live comfortably. Being a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Leslie is equipped to do the number crunching for you so you can make informed decisions.
Leslie Garske has built an abundant practice out of serving people, men and women, who are facing divorce. From education and awareness to long-range planning for secure financial futures, Leslie has led many clients through the anxiety and complexity of divorce. She has been married to her husband, Craig, since 1994, and has four children, Erin, Garrett, Jackson and Leah. She enjoys watching her flower garden bloom in the summer, taking a run, vacationing in Cabo, and planning fun events for her family and friends and drinking good wine, does boxed wine count?
Lauren Hulse has been practicing primarily in family law for the past 9+ years. In 2017 and 2018, she was selected as a Rising Star with Super Lawyers for her work in the practice of family law, which includes divorce and custody cases.
Lauren began her career in a fellowship position, directly assisting family law judges in Arapahoe and Douglas County. She obtained invaluable experience watching cases unfold from the perspective of the Judge, and still regularly uses this experience to guide her clients in preparation of hearings and reaching settlements. After working as a fellow, she worked at two bigger family law firms in the Colorado Springs and Denver area. In the fall of 2015, Lauren opened her own firm, the Hulse Law Firm, PC.
In the past nine years, Lauren has represented over 450+ clients in family law matters, including divorce cases with complex asset division issues, high conflict parenting issues, modifications of child support, contempt cases, restraining orders, appellate cases with family law issues, dependency and neglect cases and adoptions. Her firm offers representation in all these areas of law, can provide mediation, and also provides “unbundled” services. Unbundled services are a way to provide a client with a limited scope of representation, including review or drafting documents, advice through the process, or coaching before a hearing. Lauren prides herself on tailoring her services to meet the needs of each family, all while zealously protecting your children and your financial well-being.
Katherine Fontenot grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and is thrilled to call Colorado home. Katherine began her legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable J. Sterling Snowdy at the 40th Judicial District Court in Edgard, Louisiana. After her tenure at the courthouse, Katherine worked at a complex commercial litigation firm in Denver before following her passion to practice family law and joining Hulse Law Firm.
Athena Mortgage Group
Tiffany Hughes has been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years and in the last 5 years, has focused, heavily, on clients going through or contemplating divorce. She acquired her "Certified Divorce Lending Professional" designation because she feels she can make the most impact by helping her clients get settled into a new life without regret or major financial headaches.
Tiffany has a wealth of knowledge and experience that stands out in the industry as well as compassion and patience for the most difficult situations. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Mortgage Brokers for 4 years, she earned the "Broker of the Year" and "President's Award" for her dedication and commitment to her clients and the industry as a whole.
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys running, downhill skiing, working out and cooking dinner at home with her family.
Christine A. Stirling (Formerly Beauchamp) from Fairway Independent Mortgage in Centennial, CO, is committed to taking great care of people who are looking to buy or refinance a home. She has been in the mortgage industry since 2014 and the financial industry since 2003. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Christine spent time working in bank management before coming to Fairway. She enjoys working for Fairway because the people are amazing and the technology is the best in the industry. Christine is currently licensed in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, California, and Florida.
Moving on after a divorce is often one of the most challenging transitions a person can go through in life. My guess is you are feeling isolated, alone or lonely. Perhaps you feel stuck, as if you will never be able to move on from the emotional tolls a divorce can take. It may feel as if your pain and sadness will never fade.
Divorce can sometimes lead to anxiety or depression, lowering of self-esteem or self-worth, or a lack of confidence. You may be struggling to support your children through the transition. The thought of re-entering the dating world can seem overwhelming and scary. Perhaps you are unsure how to re-enter the workforce following the divorce. You may even struggle to understand your own needs and identify your own sense of self at this point.
You don’t have to ignore those emotions! As a coach and a therapist, I can help you connect with a piece of yourself you may have left behind and discover who you are at a deeper level. We will work through the grief and loss you experience as part of a divorce, as well as feelings of anger, resentment or fear you may have. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can explore fears and feelings without judgment or criticism. To provide hope that you can live again, and love again, healthily and happily!
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Professional Coach
I am a Master’s level, certified rehabilitation counselor and certified professional coach. I have spent the last 30 years establishing a career as an expert in the fields of vocational evaluation and life care planning with a special emphasis on working with women transitioning through a divorce and returning to the workforce.
As a coach, I create a safe and dynamic relationship using the groundwork of each client’s unique background, values, and goals. Along with my certification through the Institute for Excellence in Professional Coaching, I am certified in Energy Leadership Assessment and the Ennegram in the Narrative Tradition, both of which are incredibly powerful tools for awareness and transformation.