The workshop will include presentations by highly qualified professionals.
Douglas I. Donald MBA, CPA/PFS, CRPC®, Cr.FA, CDFA®
President Divorce Financial Solutions LLC
Office/Cell (859) 552-8902, Fax (859) 838-7142
Doug is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA®) who has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with over 40 years of financial experience.
As a CDFA®, he is trained to provide financial information and assistance to people going through a divorce as well as their legal representatives by evaluating the financial and tax implications of dividing property, settlement options, and child and spousal support. Doug was instrumental in bringing the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop to Central Kentucky area and serves as the chapter leader.
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Jennifer Williams Neil has been in sales, marketing, and management in Lexington for the past 24 years. I have a degree in Business Management, which has benefited me in managing my business and my clients business. I made a commitment to Keller Williams Realty in 2013 to become the Principal Broker of Keller Williams Greater Lexington, due to the strong values the company upholds. “God, Family & Business” were the winning factors in my decision to create balance in my life and help other agents achieve that same success through training and coaching.
My specialties and certifications include selling homes in all areas of Resale, Relocation and Foreclosure and New Construction as well as Divorce. My dedication to the industry and my commitment to quality service and professionalism is my top priority in all aspects of a business. My life as a leader is about building relationships with integrity, and I am committed to helping others in all facets of life to achieve greater success.
Karen Ray Bishop is a REALTOR© and associate with Keller Williams Greater Lexington serving Lexington and the surrounding areas.
Ms. Bishop has been active in the community since moving to Kentucky in 2014. She currently serves as the VP of Volunteers on the Liberty Elementary School PTA Board and is actively involved in Porter Memorial Baptist Church's Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group and volunteers at Southland Christian Church. She is a member of the Lexington Young Professionals Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and has been a Kentucky Colonel since 2008. She is a former board member at the Explorium of Lexington.
From 2012-2014, Ms. Bishop directed the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Energy & Natural Resources Division, which included the state's mineral leasing program, programs related to energy management, technical and financial assistance for business and governmental entities, and energy-related economic and workforce development. From 22009-2012 Ms. Bishop directed MDA's federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. From 2009-2014, Ms. Bishop was an appointed member of the Architectural Review Board for the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Ms. Bishop served from 2007-2009 as the executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas. From 2004-2007, she served as a Schedule C Appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush, first in the office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor and then as the confidential assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Angela Thurston Poindexter
Sr. Loan Officer Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Telephone (859) 475-1328, Fax (859) 738-9503, Cell (859) 361-8973
Angela Thurston Poindexter is originally from Lexington Kentucky and originating mortgage loans since 2004. Angela business platform started with first-time homebuyers and repeat homebuyer education in the community and local churches about income-based grants. The past ten years her portfolio of client-based has expanded to assisting thousands of clients with divorce settlements, estate buyouts, low down payment for Jumbo purchases, self-employment programs, and standard conventional loan products. My goal is always to educate all home buyers with more than the standard one option and take time to assist with the setting up the resources and knowledge to accomplish their future financial vision as a homeowner.
Work History: 03/2016 to present Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Sales Manager/Sr. Loan Officer in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia and Georgia and VA/Military Specialist. Period 01/2007 to 02/2016 work as Mortgage Loan Officer for Century Mortgage Corporation.
Community Involvement: Elementary Outreach to Senior Citizens and Nursing Homes. Local VA Hospitals, Veteran and Military Support Programs, Kiwanis, Make a Wish, and Hunger does not take a Spring Break, PTA President, and Fundraising Assistant.
MBA, LBAR, and Multiple Association Membership.
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Gesela F. Brown
Mortgage Loan Office First Security Bank
Telephone (859) 899-0327, Fax (844) 232-1285, Cell (859) 421-3406
Gesela Brown moved to Lexington, Kentucky from West Virginia. She studied Political Science at Marshall University. Once married and a transfer to Lexington, she turned her passion for helping people through homeownership. She has been involved in the mortgage business for over 20 years and served in many organization, Lexington Realtor Housing Foundation, Homebuilder’s of Kentucky and served as President of Mortgage Bankers of the Bluegrass (2013).
She was honored in 2011 as “Mortgage Banker of the Year” an honor given by her peers. She is married with two children and loves spending time with family and friends and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to assist with making the dream of homeownership a reality.
Divorce Law Professional
Jenny E. Scott Attorney at Law
Jenny Scott & Associates, PLLC
Telephone (859) 225-8888, Fax (859) 201-1290
Jenny Scott began practicing law in Lexington in 1994, having graduated UK College of Law for her J.D. and Centre College for her B.A. She is the owner of Jenny Scott & Associates, PLLC and practices in the area of family law, serving Central Kentucky. Jenny recently served as President of Fayette County Bar Family Law Section for the 2015-2016 term. Jenny helps clients navigate divorces, custody issues, emergency protective orders, time-sharing issues, and child supports calculations/enforcement. She also has a large adoption practice, dealing with interstate, independent, stepparent, grandparent, relative, and contested adoptions.
Family law matters are stressful, and the laws can be confusing to a layperson. When appropriate, Jenny encourages clients to participate in mediation with qualified mediators to reduce litigation costs and for the client to maintain control of the process. Jenny participates in these mediations alongside her clients, to provide legal advice and to help structure agreements. However, not all cases can be mediated; Jenny is an experienced litigator with over 22 years of experience. Her divorce cases range from multi-million dollar, complex litigation to simple uncontested divorces. Her associate, Alecia Norman, also practices only in family law and is the current President of the Fayette County Bar Family Law Section. Jenny Scott & Associates, PLLC has consistently been rated as one of the top three rated divorce attorneys in Lexington.
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Julie Evans LCSW
Telephone (859) 219-9399
1062 Wellington Way
(Off Harrodsburg Rd, & Man O’ War)
Lexington, Kentucky, 40513
Julie Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been providing counseling services to women experiencing marital difficulties, thinking about marital options and stepping through the emotions of separation and divorce for the past 15 years.
The death of marriage results in a variety of emotional reactions that are often overwhelming and painful. Julie has assisted women in healing, finding their strength and self-worth and creating new goals and purpose following a divorce. Julie counsels women suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, and life transition issues as well.
Jill C. Keogh, MSW, LCSW
Telephone (859) 338-6090
Link to Website: Jill C. Keogh, MSW, LCSW
Hello. My name is Jill Keogh, MSW, LCSW, and I have spent the past 27 years working with individuals, couples and families, who have struggled with relationship issues, communication challenges, or other concerns that keep people distant from relating well to others. We all encounter bumps in the road that create stress, and without good coping skills, we do not get those loving, safe, secure relationships that we so crave!
Having worked with so many couples throughout these years, I have also served as a mediator when couples decide to end their marriage. With extensive training in mediation, my desire is to help couples part amicably, so there is less damage to each partner, as well as their families. Divorce is difficult, but it can be respectfully accomplished and does not need to be excruciating or devastating to each person. I have been an instructor to other therapists in working with couples in productive ways.
I create a Safe, Positive, and relaxed environment where each person can grow, heal and learn so they can get on with their life. I am a licensed clinical social worker, and I provide the respect, patience and listening ear to clients, so I can understand the challenges that are being presented.
I am originally from San Diego and have worked in California, Missouri, and more recently, Kentucky. I received my master’s in Social Work at California State University of Sacramento and completed my licensure in 1991.