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. 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 advisor Dawn takes a life plan approach to financial planning incorporating all areas such as retirement and estate planning, risk management, college funding and wealth management. This experience helps her bring a unique perspective to the divorce planning process.
Dawn received her B.A. in Accounting and Finance from CSULB, her CDFA in November 2001, CEA in August 2006 and is currently working on her CFP, Certified Financial Planner™ credentials. She is a member of the Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, the California Divorce Planners Network, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Financial Planning Association – Los Angeles chapter, Collaborative Practice – California (CP-Cal) – Delegate, and the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association – Board Member. Ms. Strachan is an advocate of the collaborative approach to divorce, and has completed a 40-hour mediation training and her Level 1 and Advanced Collaborative Divorce™ Team Model training as well as several Interdisciplinary Team trainings.
2780 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CA 90505