Dawn Strachan - CEA, CDFA

Financial Professional



Contact Information

Phone: (310) 543-9123
E-mail: dawn@touchstonedfs.com

Torrance Office
Airport Atrium
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 206
Torrance, CA 90505

Hermosa Beach Office
2200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 312
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Last Long Term

“Understanding the financial and tax implications of your options – and avoiding financial landmines – is critical in creating a settlement that will last long-term.”

-D. S.


About Dawn

Dawn Strachan is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and Financial Life Planner.  Dawn has been working with divorcing couples and individuals since 2001.  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 planner 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.S. in Accounting and Finance from CSULB in 1989 and her CDFA in November 2001.  She is a member of the Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, the California Divorce Planners Network, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, the Financial Planning Association – Los Angeles Chapter, Collaborative Practice – California (CP-Cal) – Board Member, the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, 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 Divorceä Team Model training as well as numerous Interdisciplinary Team trainings.

Dawn can be reached at (310) 543-9123 or Dawn@TouchstoneDFS.com.