Karen Chellew, Co-Founder

When you have a team of support behind you, life is a little easier, a little less stressful.

The way doesn’t seem so endless.

And the best part of all?  This process can save you money because all of this help is focused on you, your well-being, and your wallet.

The well-known saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”  According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, divorce is second on the list of the 43 life-changing events that affect your health (just under the death of a spouse).  I remember very well the burden and distress of my divorce.  At age 29, after surviving ten rocky years of marriage, and with two small children in tow, I chose to divorce. This decision was not easy or desired; yet I knew it was the right choice. I moved out and started the long, challenging road of divorce.

Working as a legal secretary, I had access to the best attorneys available.  Though, looking back, I realize that I lacked appropriate emotional and financial advice. I lived with the anxiety and stress of making daily, life-altering decisions that affected my future and the future of each of my children.  I was at the mercy of my ex-husband and the attorneys involved in our divorce.  Even though my attorneys were, they could only respond to my directions and the Court’s decisions.  I had to make the best decisions I could with the information I had.  I didn’t know where to turn for guidance on these vital choices when I needed it most.

Twenty years later, I know now that we can be better, and we can do better, before, during, and after divorce.  I know now how helpful it is to have a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands divorce and a liaison who helps you navigate through the legal process.  I recognize the critical need of a therapist who is there when the days are dark and the emotions are high.

For 30 years, I’ve worked in the legal field as a paralegal and as a business manager as part of my professional mission.  I’m committed to help you navigate your divorce with confidence while preserving the dignity and importance of the family unit.  As the mom of three amazing children and one granddaughter, I am passionate about helping women.  How may I help you?

Karen Chellew

Karen is a certified QDRO Administrator. She also serves as auditor for East Rockhill Township, PA.  RecentIy, Karen established a women’s organization, Sisters U, which focuses on helping women to become and their best selves and to live fulfilling lives. Karen is on the advisory board of Emerge of PA , participates on the committee for Women of Influence for Pearl Buck International  and also serves on the board of Perkasie Towne Improvement Association.

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