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About Us

Our organization started out of a visible need to help educate women in our community regarding the divorce process. The Women’s Divorce Resource Center is modeled after the very successful “Second Saturday” program that has been helping women through this difficult time for over 15 years.

Our charity was co-founded in 2012 by Vicki McLellan, CFP, CDFA, MA and Rebecca Abel CFP, CDFA. Both have worked extensively on the financial side of divorce.


Rebecca Abel, CFP® , CDFA™

Rebecca R. Abel is a certified divorce financial analyst with an office in Pleasant Ridge, MI. She has been in practice as a financial advisor since 2000 with a specialty in divorce financial planning since in 2005.

Rebecca works with clients during the divorce process to assist them in evaluating divorce settlement options. After a divorce, Rebecca works extensively with her clients to educate and empower them to make good financial decisions.

Rebecca is a member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts and Association of Divorce Financial Planners. Rebecca has been a recipient of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award in 2011 and 2012, 2013.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2000. She completed both her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) designations in 2005.

Having experienced the challenge of divorce herself, Rebecca is extremely passionate about providing a holistic resource to women who are in this major life transition.

 

Contact Information

Rebecca Abel , CFP® , CDFA™ – Divorce Financial Planner
Email: rebeccaabel1978@gmail.com
Phone: 248-554-3912

 


Vicki McLellan, CFP® , CDFA™ , MA

Vicki D. McLellan is owner and president of Equitable Divorce Resolutions. Vicki provides financial consultation for divorce as a Financial Neutral in Collaborative Practice, a Financial Neutral or Coach in Mediation, and a Financial Coach in traditional (litigated) divorce. Prior to starting Equitable Divorce Resolutions, she was head of the Financial Planning Department at the Center for Financial Planning in Southfield, Michigan.

Vicki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. She received her Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2007, the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation in 2003 and was trained as a financial neutral in Collaborative Practice at the inaugural Collaborative Practice Training in Michigan in 2004. She completed Family Mediation training in 2010, and received the Enrolled Agent (EA) tax certification in 2014.

As a financial neutral or coach, Vicki provides couples and individuals the information and education they need to make informed decisions about the financial and tax planning options they have for their divorce settlement. Finding a “respectful resolution for the common good” is the basis for her work. As a financial coach, she assists individuals going through a traditional divorce with a focus on finding solutions, rather than “grabbing for everything they can get”.

Vicki’s other training includes: the “Seven Stages of Money Maturity Workshop” and the Five Day Intensive Life Planning Training from the Kinder Institute of Life Planning. She is also a member of the Financial Planning Association, (and Michigan Chapter;) the Association of Divorce Financial Professionals; the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts; the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; and the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. She is a founding member, and past secretary of her local practice group: Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Southeast Michigan. Active in her community, Vicki has served on several non-profit boards, and provided financial planning education to parents as part of Beaumont Hospital’s Parenting Program for over six years.

 

Contact Information

Vicki McLellan CFP®, CDFA™, MA, EA – Divorce Financial Planner
Equitable Divorce Resolutions
P.O. Box 243
Royal Oak, MI 48068
Email: vicki.mclellancdfa@gmail.com
www.equitabledivorceresolutions.com
Phone: 248-915-0847

 


Natasha Kendal, Ph.D., LMFT

Natasha Kendal has a Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University. She specializes in working with individuals, couples and families in transition – from marriage to divorce; from being a couple to becoming parents; from anxiety, depression, and emotional instability to mental health and happiness.

Dr. Kendal is the only provider of private intensive home-based parent coaching in Michigan. She believes that when her clients (especially children) feel safe and comfortable in their own homes, change in emotional health and subsequent behavior change follow very quickly. When necessary in cases of separation and divorce, Dr. Kendal travels to homes of both parents in order to facilitate the process of co-parenting.

In addition to home-based therapy, Dr. Kendal also offers traditional office-based psychotherapy in her office in Bloomfield Hills. Her office-based work includes individual, couple and family therapy as well as financial psychotherapy. Financial psychotherapy is a specialized branch of psychotherapy that assists individuals and couples understand their money memories, emotions and behaviors – and learn to communicate them effectively to each other.

Dr. Kendal has authored several articles, taught numerous graduate-level classes in counseling and finance, and has appeared on both TV and Internet programs to discuss family and money issues.

 

Contact Information

Natasha Kendal, Ph.D., LMFT
10 West Square Lake, Suite 103
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48323
Email: dr.natasha@natashakendal.com
Parent Coaching at: www.drsupernanny.com
Financial coaching at: www.wealthyandwiseconsulting.com
Phone: 248-535-8072

 


 

2017 Advisory Committee Members

 

Jackie Roessler

Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan JD

Annette Benson, JD

Benjamin I.S. Bershad, CVA

Carri Goldring

Henry Gornbein, JD

Toni Kaplan, Ph.D.

Shelley Loomus, JD, MSW

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, JD

Randall B. Pitler, JD

Danielle Workman

Jessica Propiech JD

Dona Stillman JD

Brenda Murphy JD

Diana Brown JD

Anita Blender