Dawn Strachan is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), RICP® and Financial Life Planner. Dawn has been working with divorcing couples and individuals since 2001. As a CDFA®, Dawn is experienced in working with clients helping them identify and understand the financial issues of divorce. She is instrumental in assisting her clients in arriving at a settlement that is beneficial for all by empowering them with the financial information that is often overlooked in the divorce process. What appears to be an equitable settlement today may not be fair tomorrow. Through software specifically designed to handle the financial aspects of divorce, Ms. Strachan generates sophisticated financial projections addressing the long-term effects of dividing property, integrating into her analysis tax issues, pension plan issues, earnings capabilities, spousal and child support options, liquidity concerns, inflation rates, rates of return on investments, and other financial issues related to separation agreements. The graphic reports generated by Ms. Strachan encourage dialogue between the divorcing parties and facilitates settlement, keeping everyone out of court, which dramatically reduces the cost of divorce.
As a financial planner Dawn takes a life plan approach to financial planning incorporating all areas such as retirement and estate planning, risk management, college funding, long term care and wealth management. This experience helps her bring a unique perspective to the divorce planning process.
Dawn received her B.S. in Accounting and Finance from CSULB in 1989 and her CDFA® in November 2001 and RICP® in 2019. She is a member of the Collaborative Practice – California (CP-Cal) – Board Member/Past President, Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, the California Divorce Planners Network, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association – past Board member, A Better Divorce group and is an Associate member of the South Bay Bar Association. Ms. Strachan is an advocate of consensual dispute resolution for divorce, and has completed a 40-hour mediation training, a Level 1 and Advanced Collaborative Divorce Team Model training as well as numerous Interdisciplinary Team trainings. To review her extensive level of training, go to her profile at www.collaborativepractice.com .
Dawn can be reached at (310) 543-9123 or Dawn@TouchstoneDFS.com.
Benefits of Collaborative Practice
- Promotes respect and keeps you in control of the process
- Reduces conflict and negative emotions
- Helps couples focus on their most important goals
- Keeps information private so sensitive issues and finances remain out of the public eye.
- Saves time and resources by keeping the process out of court