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Referrals and Resources

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts

Russel Phelps http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/russel.l.phelps/

Leah Schug http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/leah.schug/seminars.htm

Kathleen Faulkner CDFA, Collaborative Professional

Child Specialists & Co-Parenting Professionals

Timothy Rood http://timrood.com/Contact.htm

Deni Deutch Marshall http://denimarshall.com/

Affordable legal document preparation:


Professional certified attorney mediators:

Dirk Amara http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/78709

Lauren Craig http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/192142

James Gwinuphttp://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/22916

Chandra Miller http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/237901

Pamela Roberts http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/97346

Lana Sheerer http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/201008

Michelle Stowell http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/219386

Family Law Litigation Attorneys (for court matters)

James Gwinup http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/22916

Chandra Miller http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/237901

Forester Purcell Stowell www.foresterpurcell.com

Counselors for adults & children:

Infant Parent Center (for children 0 to 5) http://infantparentcenter.com/index.htmlhttp://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/237901

Kristi Parker, El Dorado Hills (adoloscents, tweens and teens) http://kristiparker.net/home.html

Samantha Hudson Geiger (adults seeking a holistic spiritual approach)


Lisa Larson (adults) https://www.lisalarsontherapy.com/

Mortgage Planning During & After Divorce

Mortgage Planning During & After Divorce:

Bill Wolfe http://www.bigvalleymortgage.com/officers/bill-wolfe/

Lisa Parks Ferro http://www.thebluewatersgroup.com/default.asp.pg-AboutLis

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning:

David Morris, Certified Estate Planning Specialist http://www.morrislawgrp.com/attorney-profile/

Kristin Caprito, certified attorney mediator www.foresterpurcell.com

Complex financials & business valuation

Dawn Cornelius http://corneliusandcompany.com/main.asp?id=17

Kenny Pierce http://piercevaluations.com/

Christopher Whitaker http://www.whitakercpa.com/

QDRO preparation:

Pat Keegan

Pamela Roberts

Moon Schwartz Madden

Our Favorite Resources

Helping children through divorce




Helping yourself through divorce



www.butterfliesandcoffeegrinds.com (Work-life balance)

Developmentally appropriate parenting plans

Robert Emery http://www.emeryondivorce.com/about.php

Orange county courts http://www.occourts.org/media/pdf/parenting-plan-guidelines.pdf

Deciding whether to divorce

Taking Space: How to Use Separation to Explore the Future of Your Relationship

Checking an attorney-mediator’s education and disciplinary history


Other helpful professionals & resources*

*The following professionals have shown a commitment to the field of cooperative divorce, the highest level of professionalism and/or are the people we’ve trusted with our own divorce needs. Even though we recommend these professionals generally, we can’t guarantee a specific professional is right for you. Please ensure that you vet your professionals carefully and note that you take responsibility for your own hiring decisions. 

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