The stories of those we’ve been able to help start with heartbreak and end in hope because, with your support, we’ve been able to help rebuild lives. Listen to our narrator tell some of their stories in their own words.
Rebuilding Lives Their Stories
Like many of us, I was blindsided and served divorce papers. My heart was broken and I couldn’t think straight for months. Sadly, I relied on my attorney to protect me, but that wasn’t happening. When I shared my information with Starting Point, she helped me to think straight, get a plan together, and strategize for my best outcome. She was such a relief to me… She helped me focus on what I needed to do. She was such a blessing. It’s hard to think clearly when going through a divorce. I only wish I had started with Starting Point from the beginning. It would have saved me thousands in attorney fees because I would have been prepared. I hope every person going through a divorce has the chance to work with Starting Point to gain clarity, a sense of relief, and to find a trustworthy friend to walk through one of life’s biggest nightmares.
Starting Point has created a systematic process to keep you organized in a time of uncertainty and to spiritually guide and uplift you in a time of heartbreak. They are so detail oriented and comforting! What a gift from God this organization is! I’ve recommended everyone start with them before going to an attorney, save money by getting your head on straight with them, and let them guide you to the best ones.
Starting Point, I don’t know what I would have done without your guidance every step of the way. There were days when the best part was a text from you of reassurance and I began to count on your messages to keep me going. I’m so thankful I trusted you with my financial and emotional world. I was such a mess, and you were the one person who knew my situation inside and out, better than even (my attorney). Thank you for helping me move on with my dignity and future not only in tact, but protected. Thank you for attending every attorney meeting with me, for asking the right questions when I couldn’t. I felt I had this incredible team supporting me when I was unable to do anything. I truly appreciate all you did for me.
To anyone reading this, I didn’t get Starting Point's name until AFTER mediation and I had signed. I had no idea what I was even signing. Starting Point is now trying to work with me to help document where we are today so that if we need to go back to court, I’m prepared. Don’t wait until mediation! I don’t want this to happen to anyone else! They are worth every penny! You are crazy not to work with them first!! I wish I had!!!
When I went to Starting Point, I was in the middle of filing for divorce and I had no idea what I was doing. My attorney was not really interested in explaining the process and I felt helpless. Starting Point was so loving and encouraging the first time I met with them, that that night I hired them right on the spot. They have been my lifeline! They explain very clearly everything that needs to happen and are willing to do anything necessary to be an advocate for their clients. I will never forget them asking me, " How is your heart today?" No one had ever asked me that question! I was working a full time job, trying to run a household where my husband was still present--it was exhausting. Starting Point did the work that I did not have the time or energy to complete. They gathered all of my financial information and worked tirelessly to be ready for our day in court. They are so organized and makes sure every I is dotted and every T crossed. They are kind and give such vital support and encouragement along the way. I would 100% recommend them to any woman who is facing the terrifying process of getting a divorce.
Every girl, at some point or another, had some form of a mental picture of the “perfect” marriage, the “ideal” life. Unfortunately, the reality is that no marriage is perfect. Marriage takes constant give and take from both spouses and can not work without the continuous effort from both ends. The unwillingness to do so often leads to an unhealthy marriage full of pain and hardship and usually finds many at the end of “forever” and in it’s wake comes the nightmare of the inevitable—divorce. After 14 years of an abusive marriage, this is where I found myself. After dealing with the all the dreadful emotions that come with divorce, especially when kids are involved, came the horrific legal struggles. Starting Point has been by my side from the moment we met! They have humbly and patiently walked side by side with me through the horrific ups and downs that come with divorce legally and emotionally without judgment. They are extremely passionate and remarkably dedicated to protecting YOU and seeking justice! Their passion and love for helping women through such an emotional roller coaster is admirable! They are highly motivated and takes great pride in being your support, your liaison, your advocate!! They help make such a life changing event a little bit easier to handle because of her passion and care. You can’t go wrong with them and I absolutely recommend them. So happy to be on the way to the other side!
I was involved in the general practice of law for over 30 years and handled many divorce cases. Lawyers must deal with many complicated legal and factual issues as they explore the grounds for divorce, the amount of alimony to be awarded, the questions of who gets child custody, the amount of support, how child visitation is handled during the holidays, school year, the summer vacation and how real and personal property is to be fairly divided.
I am proud to endorse Keri Gwynne, owner and founder, and my daughter, Diane Marks, chief marketing officer, for offering a new alternative to the way divorces are handled today. Starting Point is not in competition with the attorney, but instead becomes a team partner to assist the attorney in getting the client prepared to deal with the many issues just mentioned. This allows the attorney to focus on the legal aspects of the divorce while Starting Point helps the client deal with the emotional, spiritual and financial aspects such as “can I keep the house”, alimony, child custody and the fear of life after the divorce.
After my legal experience and having walked with my daughter Diane thru her divorce, I realize how much their services are needed. I have seen Diane walk through panic, overwhelm, surviving the divorce and now thriving after the divorce. Keri and Diane will show you that there is not only HOPE on the other side of the divorce, but also peace, happiness and success as you start your new life and become a blessing to your children and friends. I highly recommend Starting Point Divorce Advocacy should you need their services.