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 that 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?
Chris R. Basler
Chris R. Basler is a successful and persuasive negotiator and litigator who offers both bundled and unbundled services. He is a compassionate and empathetic attorney who believes that open communication, vigorous preparation and a reasonable position are the keys to a positive and desired resolution. Additionally, Mr. Basler understands that a domestic relations client is living through one of most emotionally challenging periods of their entire life. Mr. Basler’s goal is to help his clients navigate through these difficult and confusing times as well as help them move forward with their lives in a healthy and positive way.
President and Managing Attorney at Law
Kendrick Family Legal Solutions, LLC
1600 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
Laura E. Kendrick is a Family Law Attorney. Laura received her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. Laura is originally from Michigan, and is the 8th generation of attorneys in her family. Laura has been practicing exclusively in domestic relations since 2012. When she's not practicing law, she's probably watching, reading, or otherwise obsessing over Michigan football.
Athena Mortgage Group
Tiffany has been in the mortgage industry for 24 years and in the last 6 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
Wanda Norge, CDLP
Mortgage Consultant & Certified Divorce Lending Professional
Wanda has been a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) since 2014 when the designation was first offered. She has over 17 years experience in the mortgage industry. She previously worked for AT&T/Lucent as a project manager for 20 years before switching careers, so she understands the stress of making big changes in your life.
Wanda got into the world of lending to help people better understand and get the right loan for their situation. She loves working with her clients. Each person has their own unique situation so it is a different scenario everyday. She feels that a mortgage is a great financial tool and can be used to achieve a family's short or long term financial goals. That includes people going through a divorce. There can be an immediate need for a purchase or buy-out, but also the longer-term plans that need to be considered before a separation or decree are finalized.
Damon L. Chavez
Realtor, CNE, C-CREC, CREDS
ReMax Professionals Colorado House Finders Real Estate Team
Damon L. Chavez is a Real Estate professional with 20-years of experience in the Denver Market. Damon specializes in divorce as a Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist, helping families sell and purchase homes during one of the most trying times in their lives.
After working with many couples and individuals, he understands the strain divorce has on a family and alleviates the stress of selling their home when it is most needed. Damon is a Certified Residential Appraiser, a Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant, a Certified Negotiation Expert and a Level I & II Trained Collaborative Divorce Professional, enabling him to become a leader in his field. Damon is often retained by other Realtors as a pricing consultant for complex Real Estate transactions requiring his level of expertise.
Divorce Coach, Mediator
Author of "The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child’s Eyes" | taraeisenhard.com
ara Eisenhard helps conscious, compassionate divorcees transform conflict and confusion into clarity, confidence, and control so they can create a life they love. She’s a child of divorced parents, an ex-wife, a “next” wife, and the previous partner of a divorced dad. Personal experience taught her that divorce is about evolution, not dissolution. Tara works as an author, coach and educator with a passion for healthy and happy divorces. She provides personalized private coaching as well as online courses and community events. Tara is the author of the book The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child’s Eyes and the blog, Relative Evolutions. She’s been interviewed for various radio and TV programs, and her writing has been featured by The Huffington Post, Divorcedmoms.com, Family Affaires, DivorceForce, Stepmom Magazine and MariaShriver.com.
Christine Garcia, MA, LPS, ACS
Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist
Colorado Children's Wellness Center
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. I have been a Psychotherapist since 2005 and I have worked in the human services field since 2001. I am trained in EMDR Therapy. My experience has been primarily working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. My approach is to learn about you as a whole person and identify creative avenues to inspire change based on your needs and individual strengths. I have worked with many families, in many settings, experiencing some of the most difficult life events one can imagine. I have seen people make tremendous changes and heal even when they once thought it would be impossible to recover. I believe this can happen for anyone who is ready and willing to work toward the goal of healing.
I have experience working with the criminal justice system, the Dependency and Neglect court system and civil/family court. I have been qualified as an expert witness in the areas of child protection, domestic violence victimization and the impact of domestic violence on children.
I work with adults without children, parents/caregivers, and adolescents in individual and group therapy. I have also worked with foster parents, adoptive parents, step-parents and relatives in primary caregiver roles.
Amber Buczcowski, MSW, LCSW
Colorado Children's Wellness Center
I provide individual and group therapy to children ages 3-11. I utilize techniques primarily from Synergetic Play Therapy. This modality allows for free expression of a child’s feelings, fears, and emotions through play.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. I have been in the human services field since 2001. Because research shows that trauma and perceived difficult events in children’s lives can cause both emotional and physical stress and symptoms, Synergetic Play Therapy helps teach children to learn to self regulate, which can enhance and improve overall wellbeing and development. Due to the flexibility of the play therapy model, I can help children with a wide array of worries, concerns, pain and fear.
Prior to the opening of my private practice, I have extensive experience working with children and families involved with the Department of Human Services. My prior experience has primarily been focused on working with children and parents faced with PTSD and complex trauma. I have specialized skills in working with victims of domestic violence (children and adult survivors) as well as sexual abuse/assault. I have experience working with the Criminal Justice System, the Dependency and Neglect Court System and Civil/Family Court. I have been qualified as an expert witness in the area of child protection.
As our Intake Coordinator, Wendy is committed to following up as people move through the process from the contemplation stage to the divorce and on to their next chapter to ensure sure they have the education, information, and support they desire. Her friendly and kind spirit along with her listening ear make all who contact DAC feel welcome.