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Disrupting Divorce: Conversations for Women

Nov 27, 2020

On this episode, Rhonda talks to Ashley E. Lillesand, a Managing Partner at Lillesand Law LLC, about estate planning women should do right after a divorce.

Ashley shares tips on how to get through a divorce and estate planning:

  1. It gets better
  2. The guardian and money handler for the children can be, but they don’t need to be one and the same person
  3. Do not be scared of the process

Estate Planning Basics:

        - Writing a Will

        - Naming Beneficiaries & Guardians

        - Financial Power of Attorney

        - Health Care Power of Attorney

        - Living Will

        - Trusts

Contact Information and Other Resources

Our guest today was Ashley E. Lillesand, a Managing Partner at Lillesand Law LLC. She focuses her practice on Medicaid Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Guardianship and Probate. Additionally, she receives appointments as a Guardian ad Litem in Milwaukee County for Guardianship and Probate cases.

She is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Law Office Management Section and Solo/Small Firm Section. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ashley worked as the Guardianship Director for Easter Seals Kindcare -Corporate Guardian. She managed over 200 guardianship appointments and has extensive experience handling Medicaid eligibility and complex estates. She also has knowledge of issues surrounding Guardian of the Person responsibilities such as placement decisions and end of life issues. During her time as Guardianship Director, she served on the board of the Wisconsin Guardianship Association as Secretary and then as President, and she spoke at several WGA conferences.

Ashley lives in Hartland with husband Brian, three daughters and a son. Her family is an active member of St. Charles parish and school where her children attend. Her hobbies include riding horses, triathlons and golf.

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Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.

Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

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