Some marriages do not work out, and divorce may be the best option for all involved.
Empower yourself with information.
Deciding to divorce is a difficult personal decision.
Meet our speakers:
Rachel Zamudio, Family Law Attorney
Courtney Lee Zamudio is a native of Traverse City, Michigan. She graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement. Upon graduation she was employed by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department as a Sheriff’s Deputy. Courtney later went on to attend the University of Oklahoma where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology/Sociology. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Courtney went on to work for the State of Oklahoma’s Office of Juvenile Affairs in Norman, Oklahoma. Part of working at the Office of Juvenile Affairs meant spending time in the courtroom advocating on behalf of the juveniles on her caseload, in turn igniting her passion for the area of law and trial advocacy. Courtney left the Office of Juvenile Affairs to attend law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate.
While in law school Courtney competed in the American College of Trial Lawyers’ National Trial Competition, was a member of the Public Interest Law Group, Parents Attending Law School, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court. She also served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and had the opportunity to intern at the United States Attorney’s Office – Western District of Oklahoma and Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted with felony domestic violence cases.
Courtney is also a reservist in the United States Army; Courtney is a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp where she is assigned to a trial defense unit providing legal services defending those who defend America.
When not practicing law, you will find Courtney spending time with her two children, Adyson and Declan, her husband, and dog, Tucker. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, and watching college football!
Rachel Morris-Stoddard, Family Law Attorney
Rachel Morris graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and went on to receive her BFA in Acting from The College of Santa Fe. Rachel attended the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University, where she earned a Juris Doctorate as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors to the Oklahoma County Bar Association. She is also a member Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court. Rachel founded Stoddard Morris, PLLC in 2009. Since that time, she has focused her practice in the area of family law.
Rachel was named one of 40 Under Forty for OKC Biz magazine, and as one of the Top 20 Under 40 Professionals for the Edmond Business Times. Rachel served as the President of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Associate Board and the President for the Downtown Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and was a member of Leadership Edmond, Class XXVII.
In 2018, Rachel was elected to serve as the District President for the National Exchange Club. She was also thrilled to receive the Oklahoma County Bar Association Pro-Bono Award for her volunteer work with Legal Aid. Rachel was also recognized as a “Champion of Justice” by Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission.
Mandi Briggs, Life Coach
Mandi Briggs is a life coach, yogi, and avid storyteller whose work inspires women across the globe to live a bold, brave and authentic life. She lives a life of adventure, takes risks based on her intuition, and turns negative self-talk into love + gratitude on the regular.
After 13+ years in corporate America, she set off on a brave adventure to transform her own life. The adventure found her divorcing her husband, quitting her cushy job, and selling every possession she owned to travel solo around the world.
Her latest creation – the love + gratitude journal – was inspired by her own transformational journey. Through one-on-one coaching, published works, retreats, workshops, and yoga classes, she helps women gain clarity and confidence to take inspired action toward the life they desire. Helping people discover more joy and peace while realizing all that is possible lights her up!
Mandi lives and works in Edmond, OK.
Lorrie Bamford, Life Coach
Lorrie Hellcat Bamford is a motivation speaker and certified Life Coach. Her mission is to love, learn, and be a passionate advocate for fairness and hope. Having been through a divorce herself with small children, she shares her unique perspective on not losing yourself, recognizing and realizing your core values, and finding humor, healing, and hope through change. Hellcat is a frequently requested speaker at events across Oklahoma and is the Host of the Podcast Hellcat’s Hope: Finding Humor, Healing, and Hope on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and anywhere you find your Podcasts. You can find out more about Hellcat at www.whatthehellcat.com.
Carol L. Hager, Financial Consultant
ChFC®, CLU®, CDFA™
Why I focus on Financial Planning for Women
Financial Planning is a women’s issue. Women tend to live longer than their spouse or partner. Women tend to be out of the workforce more, they are having children, raising children, and they are the first to take time away from their work to care for loved ones. And if a woman is facing a divorce, this just compounds the issues.
That is why I am hosting the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women.
Divorce is a very emotional time and women dealing with divorce are pushed to make financial decisions quickly. These decisions will impact them for today, tomorrow, and the remainder of their lives.
Denise Schroeder, Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert
Denise Schroder has been passionate about real estate since her earliest years growing up as a life-long Oklahoma native. . Denise always knew that she wanted to chart a path helping others, and found her true calling in real estate serving her clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. Denise and her husband formed the Schroder Real Estate Group and are top 1% in production of over 7,000 realtors in the metro area. They have sold over 570 homes in just 8 years. Convicted by having both been through a prior divorce, the pair became one of the 1st hand-selected Divorce Real Estate Experts in the country. They have also attained their Family Law Mediation certiﬁcate. They lead with a servant’s heart and wake up every day with a ﬁre in their bellies to serve others at a high level.
Certified Divorce Lending Professional
Erica Tymchuk(NMLS 492202) is a residential mortgage loan originator, that started her lending career in Sept. 2007. Mortgage lending can be an overwhelming and stressful topic for many. Over the years, Erica has cultivated her commitment to her customers, by becoming a true consultant. She is able to break through the confusion, and show clients how a mortgage can be used as a financial tool, and not just a form of debt. Erica has continually sought out various educational, and training programs to bring as much knowledge to her clients as possible. She holds multiple VA loan certifications, is a Certified Mortgage Advisor (CMA) and Certified Divorce Lending Professional(CDLP). Erica decided to become a CDLP, after being unable to serve some of her clients, post divorce. Decrees do not always line up with mortgage lending guidelines, and can sometimes prohibit someone from carrying out the terms of the divorce. Erica can be a consultant on your team, to work through some of those challenges before the divorce is finalized.