I’ve been drawn to working with and helping women all my life. I’ve seen the importance of women helping women firsthand. I’ve always gravitated towards leadership positions and volunteer opportunities where I can empower women to find their voice and their inner strength. My first woman role model was my mother who came to the US as a single mother, her 12-year-old daughter (me) in tow, and created a life for us here.
Throughout my career as an attorney, I’ve noticed that financial decisions are generally taken away from women by the men in their lives. When women find themselves going through a major life change such as a divorce, they often need support and encouragement to know they can navigate the future on their own. Now as a mortgage lender and divorce mortgage planner, I really enjoy being a trusted advisor to my clients and a partner to other women professionals. I am someone my clients can count on, who always has their best interest at heart, who helps them identify and achieve their goals.
I am an Attorney, Certified Mortgage Advisor and Certified Divorce Lending Professional. I am passionate about bringing my legal background and professionalism to the mortgage industry.
My name is Mihaella (pronounced “mee-ha-ella”). I am thrilled to integrate my legal knowledge and experience to the world of lending. As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (“CDLP”), I work with divorce attorneys, real estate agents, financial planners, mediators and other professionals to help divorcing homeowners make more informed decisions regarding their home equity solutions and mortgage financing options during and after divorce.
In my fifteen years of practice as an attorney, I helped hundreds of clients with tax controversy, estate planning and probate issues. As a CDLP, I now bring the same level of professionalism and fiduciary duty to my clients and their divorce team. I have an extensive background in all facets of mortgage lending, from first-time home purchases to refinances.
In my spare time, I love taking day trips around the Puget Sound with my husband and two daughters. I’m an avid audio book listener, perpetual student, dog lover and wine enthusiast.
THREE THINGS ABOUT ME
My priority in life is raising my two daughters to be strong, happy, compassionate women.
I use positivity and gratitude to build a life that I love.
There's no such thing as an ugly dog.
NMLS # 1956030, CDLP; CA Bar: 252601; WA Bar: 51638
University of Washington, BA, 2002; University of California (Davis) School of Law, JD 2006
Virtual Appointments Available
Collaborative Divorce Process
Divorce Mortgage Planning
Spousal and Child Support
Stay at Home Mom
First Home Purchase
Starting a Family
COMMUNITIES YOU SERVE:
Persons of Color
Families with Specials Needs
All my consultations and Divorce Mortgage Planning is complimentary. If I can help you with a lending solution, such as an equity buyout, a refinance or a purchase, I am then paid by the lender at the completion of the loan. There is no obligation to complete a loan, and I will only recommend it if it's in your best interest.