Collaborative Divorce Team Builder — Long Beach, Los Angeles, & Orange County

Build Your Collaborative Divorce Team

The Process in a Nutshell

  1. Choose a divorce attorney.
  2. Choose a divorce coach.
  3. Choose a financial specialist.
  4. Tell us about the challenges you’re facing.

Remember: all members of Alternatives offer free consultations. You can call any of us to get to know us better or to get answers to any questions you may have.


Pick Your Collaborative Attorney

  • John J. Gilligan: Collaborative Attorney, Family Law Specialist, Divorce Lawyer

    John J. Gilligan [click for bio]

    Long Beach (Member, Family Law Section), Los Angeles County (Member, Family Law Section) Orange County (Member, Family Law Section) and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California

  • Kevin Kensik: Collaborative Attorney, Family Law Specialist, Divorce Lawyer

    Kevin Kensik [click for bio]

    Mr. Kensik limits his practice strictly to the area of Family Law. He is licensed in the State of California and is also licensed in the State of Illinois, where he had a practice for several years in the City of Chicago.

  • Brian Don Levy: Collaborative Divorce Attorney, Family Law Specialist

    Brian Don Levy [click for bio]

    Experience Is Not Expensive, It’s Priceless! I have re-dedicated my career to providing no court solutions. My investment in training myself and training others is published on my web site. I believe that while divorce may be inevitable, the way you divorce isn’t!

Pick Your Divorce Coach / Child specialist

  • Sharon Baker: Divorce Coach, Child Specialist, LCSW

    Sharon Baker [click for bio]

    How you go through the process of divorce will have a lasting influence on your family. My commitment is to help you and your children make a compassionate transition through that process. It is possible to build a bridge from loss ~ to healing and growth.

  • Yaffa Balsam: Divorce Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist

    Yaffa Balsam [click for bio]

    You are not alone! I am here to hear your story and support you. As a divorce coach I help you develop communication skills, preparing you to negotiate an agreement with your spouse, and guide you through the emotional divorce process. As a child specialist I help you understand your children needs.

  • Kerttu Cantin: Divorce Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist

    Kerttu Cantin [click for bio]

    My training and experience will help you and your family get through the painful time of divorce by taking into account everyone’s interests. My primary focus is to help you obtain the best divorce settlement possible for your particular situation.

  • Sid Tarpinian: Divorce Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist

    Sid Tarpinian [click for bio]

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Divorce Coach. As a Divorce Coach, Sid helps keep couples emotionally regulated as he guides them through one of life’s most stressful processes. He also helps couples formulate a post-separation parenting plan.

Pick Your Financial Specialist

  • Dawn Strachan: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst & Financial Advisor

    Dawn Strachan [click for bio]

    Dawn Strachan is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Certified Estate Advisor (CEA) and Financial Advisor. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Dawn is experienced in working with clients helping them identify and understand the financial issues of divorce.

  • Tracy S. McKenney: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst & Financial Advisor

    Tracy S. McKenney [click for bio]

    Tracy McKenney is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Certified Estate Advisor (CEA) and Financial Advisor. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Dawn is experienced in working with clients helping them identify and understand the financial issues of divorce.

Tell Us How We Can Help You

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