About Us

Each of our divorce professionals will present fifteen minutes of critical information during the workshop that will help you navigate the divorce process and avoid costly mistakes. A live Q & A will follow to serve you as best as we can.

We aim to be helpful. We’ll be available for you during the workshop and also here for you on a one-on-one basis. Please don’t be shy about reaching out. We want this to go well for you.

Annette Brown CDFA(TM)

Annette Brown, founder of AB & Associates, offers expert financial support and consulting during one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life, upon the impending dissolution of your marriage or business partnership.

AB & Associates offers Strategic Planning Guidance Services to small businesses, offering expert financial support and consulting for buying a business, growing your business, selling your business, or dissolving business partnerships.

CDFA™ Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts — This designation is provided by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. CDFAs™ assist in the financial aspects of dissolving marriages and partnerships.

Education: MBA 1992 — University of San Francisco, Executive Program International study tour to Estonia and Russia

Yi Zhao Martins
(MFT)

Yi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She’s also very familiar with Family Law, Parent-Child Therapy, and Child Custody Mediation. Yi approaches any challenge with a “can do” attitude. She has worked with high-conflict couples as a court-appointed mediator.  

Yi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She’s also very familiar with Family Law, Parent-Child Therapy, and Child Custody Mediation. Yi approaches any challenge with a “can do” attitude. She has worked with high-conflict couples as a court-appointed mediator.  

Yi uses positivity and humor to mitigate differences and creatively solving seemingly impossible problems. Her toolset spans from solution-focused, narrative therapy strategies for immediate changes to emotion-focused and system-centered approaches for sustained growth. Yi is constantly learning and integrating new approaches to her work with clients.

Wendy Newman
Realtor (RCS-D)

Wendy is a Realtor, a relationship expert, a certified Real Estate Collaboration Specialist in divorce, and a media-celebrated author.

In 2002, she joined an organization committed to understanding relationship dynamics; and eventually went out on her own to help people build strong partnerships. She’s led hundreds of workshops and helped shape the lives of over 80,000 people internationally.

She’s a natural leader compelled to be helpful to people. As a Realtor, she incorporates her compassionate nature, fierce advocacy, and her bend to partnership to help clients move through their real estate experience with peace, certainty, and ease.

Alice Shikna
Mediator

Alice works with divorcing couples to get to a resolution around their children, money and property. She is comfortable in high conflict situations, and she keeps your logical/reasoning mind engaged, while keeping your emotions as calm as possible.

Alice is the vice president of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. She’s a panel mediator for the Conflict Intervention Services. And she also does mediation work with the Department of Police Accountability.

Alice brings grit, courage, empathy and compassion to all her clients. In a world where there is so much chaos and conflict, Alice works tirelessly with her clients to bring a little more comfort and peace into their lives.

Sarah Weddle
ESQ

Sarah started her business to help families navigate the legal process when they are confronted by issues that are often both emotionally draining and legally complex. Her goal is to give guidance so you will know your rights, understand your options, and to facilitate resolution so you can move on with your life. Sarah’s goal is to educate, simplify the process, and act as your advocate to give you peace of mind. 

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law – J.D. 2008

Alma College – B.A. History/Art History 2000

Admitted to the State Bar of California.

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