Ian Tacher, CFP®, CDFA®
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Ian Tacher’s goal is to help clients live their best lives and truly enjoy the people and passions that really matter to them. His aim is to provide clients with advice and guidance that helps them feel confident that their finances are in order.
Ian has helped many women who have found themselves at a crossroads in life, often one that they didn’t see coming. Whether through divorce or the loss of a spouse, becoming “suddenly single” can be a jarring and disorientating experience. He provides support and guidance along the journey to ensure that clients feel secure in this new phase of their lives.
Ian Tacher leads the Integra Wealth Advisory Group and has been a Financial Advisor for over 14 years. Ian started his professional career as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers before entering the financial industry in 2008. In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Ian is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® practitioner. His role as a CDFA® is to address the special financial issues of divorce with data to achieve equitable settlements.
When he is not working Ian enjoys reading (especially about the latest in finance), hiking, kayaking and spending time in nature with his wife Allison. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Ian Tacher provides investment advisory services through NWAM, LLC dba Northwest Asset Management, an SEC registered investment advisor. Integra Wealth Advisory Group is not a registered investment adviser. NWAM, LLC does not provide tax or legal advice. Second Saturday and NWAM, LLC are unaffiliated. Presentations are for general informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice.
Attorney at Law
Krystine Cardona is a Miami native who is dedicated to the practice of marital and family law. She understands the delicate nature of each client’s case and strives to provide efficient, transparent representation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University and received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Cardona has specialized knowledge in cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens and how they affect marriage dissolution. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Collaborative Family Law Institute, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, identical twin daughters, and two dogs, Harley and Remo. She is an avid fitness enthusiast and Florida State Seminoles fan to the chagrin of her husband, a UF alumnus. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Attorney at Law
Milagros “Millie” Laguna is the primary attorney at law at Laguna Legal; her mantra is “We Fight for Your Justice”. Ms. Laguna will be your leading attorney and you do not have to be concerned about having contact with only an assistant. When you retain Ms. Laguna, you deal and work with her directly to achieve our desired results. Ms. Laguna will be your representation and your voice throughout your specific matter. Se Habla Español!
Ms. Laguna earned a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from The City University of New York and a Juris Doctor from University of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Collaborative Family Law Institute. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Approved Court-Appointed Arbitrator. As an attorney at law she specializes in Divorces, both contested and uncontested, Family law including child support, child custody and timesharing, as well as Domestic Violence.
Attorney at Law
With more than 35 years of experience in complex family litigation, Ms. Quiat has seen the destruction that the court system can do to a family. It is her firm’s goal to assist families in resolving their differences in a collaborative manner and solving the problems which arise in divorce and other family matters though alternative means other than litigation, whenever possible. With individual attention and a trained staff, her firm seeks to inform and advise clients as to the options available to them in family matters and then work with them to reach a resolution of their issues.
Ms. Quiat earned a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Sociology from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from University of Miami. She is a member of the Florida Bar and Co-President of the Collaborative Family Law Institute. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Ms.Quiat is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Attorney at Law
Helen Stein is the owner of Divorce Without War®, a platform dedicated to pursuing only peaceful and healthy methods for divorce. The purpose achieves the best possible, positive outcomes benefitting individuals, couples and families involved in divorce, as well as the community at large.
Ms. Stein is an accomplished, licensed attorney since 1985 in NY and Florida, specializing in family matters and child advocacy for her entire career. She is a certified mediator, collaborative professional, and coach with a concentration in communication coaching. Many years ago, then a mother of two young children, having been surprised by the prospect of navigating her own divorce, Ms. Stein’s professional and personal worlds merged to start her on the essential journey of developing the Divorce Without War® Signature System.
Prior to that, Helen served as the Director of Lawyers for Children, America, and as the Administrative Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program where she represented children involved in divorce as well as in the child protective system due to allegations of abuse. She was an avid advocate for system change on behalf of these children. In this capacity, Ms. Stein served on several committees and boards, presented at numerous conferences, and has lead workshops and trainings.
Helen is proud and humbled daily to work together with clients facilitating and creating practical, legally sound plans for moving forward, without the chaos, damage and stress often found in the divorce experience. The time has come to repair the culture on this painful prospect and change the way divorces are done, for good.
Since remarried, Helen continues to enjoy many roles, including as a mother of four, a wife, an ex-wife, and a proud, over-the top-happy grandma. She is honored and grateful for all the opportunities to serve her community, including with Ian Tacher and his Second Saturday workshops.
Neutral Collaborative Facilitator
Beraja Counseling Center provides clients and their family with support and guidance. Individuals, Couples and Families are helped to resolve their personal problems and minimize conflict. Clients are respected, empowered, and offered a safe, trustworthy environment. Whether a client is an adult or a child, the mental health and safety of clients come first.
With over 18 years of experience working with children and families, Lisette Beraja can help you through your Divorce process. As the Neutral Mental Health Professional in the Collaborative Divorce Process, she will closely work with the team of collaboratively trained professionals in minimizing the destruction of your family, resolving conflict and protecting the children from emotional harm.
Ms. Beraja earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida International University and a master’s degree from Carlos Albizu University. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Florida Approved 11th Judicial Courts Parenting Coordinator. Ms. Beraja is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Ronda Fuchs, Psy.D
Neutral Collaborative Facilitator
Dr. Fuchs’ goal is to help alleviate the chaos and emotional devastation that can accompany divorce, to have parents stay conscious of what is in the best interest for their children, and to prepare them for a more functional post-marital relationship.
Dr. Fuchs holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. She is a member of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Institute and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Helenann Shapiro, LCSW
Neutral Collaborative Facilitator
Helenann Shapiro, LCSW is a psychotherapist and a Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator who has been practicing in Miami, Florida for twenty-nine years. Ms. Shapiro has been a specialist with Family Court Services of the 11th Judicial Circuit since 1992, assisting countless number of families through the divorce process. Additionally, she is the Director of Esperance Counseling Services since 2000. Areas of specialty include high conflict divorce, parenting coordination, co-parenting, marriage counseling, infidelity, alienation/reunification, collaborative family law, and individual/family therapy. Ms. Shapiro serves on the 11th Circuit Parenting Coordination Collaborative Committee and has lectured extensively for local and national organizations addressing various topics involving high conflict divorce, infidelity, parenting coordination, collaborative family law and bullying.
Since 2002, Ms. Shapiro has been a liaison for Kidside, a charitable organization that helps low-income families who are in crisis in the family court system. Ms. Shapiro was the recipient of the first annual Kidside Honorable Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Award in 2013. Ms. Shapiro is an accredited Collaborative Family Law professional and serves on the board of the Collaborative Family law Institute.
Lana M. Stern Ph.D
Neutral Collaborative Facilitator
Lana M. Stern Ph.D is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She is an active and enthusiastic proponent of the Collaborative Process and has worked extensively on Collaborative family law cases as the MHP/Facilitator.
Dr. Stern is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and serves on the IACP Trainers Network and Development Committee and served on the IACP Higher Education Taskforce. She is a member of the International and Florida Associations of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute (CFLI) of Miami and is the incoming Co-President. She has served on the CFLI Board, and on the Education, Membership and Mentoring committees, and served on the Board of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) since its inception.
Dr. Stern has lectured statewide, nationally, and internationally on the role of the neutral mental health facilitator in the Collaborative Process. In 2011, she co-founded “Florida Collaborative Trainers” an interdisciplinary training group and has presented multiple 2-day basic and 1-day advanced trainings to attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and mediators throughout Florida, at the University of Miami School of Law, the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, and the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville.
Dr. Stern has been in private practice as a psychologist in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 30 years. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations. She has expertise in couples and divorce counseling, and she taught the divorce education course “Positive Transitions” for divorcing parents as part of a private group. She also manages and treats depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and child sexual abuse, counseling adults and adolescents individually or collectively. In 1993 she received the FPA “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest” Award and DCPA “Certificate of Commendation” Award for her work in the area of Child Sexual Abuse.
She has served as an educator, counselor, and trainer in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She was an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University for 6 years, supervising master’s level, Mental Health and School Counselors during their Practicum and Internship. She also worked for Drake, Beam, Morin, an outplacement corporation, as a career consultant and corporate trainer.
Carole believes that our homes are an important part of our lives, giving us shelter, security, and a means of self-expression. Homes are the uniquely public representations of who we are, perhaps more than any other material possession we have. Separate from the constraints of necessity, many homes are a microcosm for the things we hold most dear — family, memories, relaxation and sense of belonging.
“Home and family are cornerstones in my own life and I strive to share my expertise with clients so that their real decisions mirror their own goals. Upsizing and downsizing are semantics, real estate is more than a financial transaction; it’s typically about a family’s safe haven. With this in mind, I treat the process with singular focus and the utmost respect because it demands nothing less.”
It is no surprise that this core belief regarding the importance of home has fueled her impressively successful real estate career of 25 years in the luxury South Florida communities of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and nearby areas.
Passion for this industry and her life in general exude from her constantly. She feels if one is passionate about their life and their work, they will always bring their “A” game to the table. Over 2000 satisfied clients would agree as she has masterfully matched buyers to their new homes and has skillfully negotiated the best prices and terms for her Sellers. This client- centric approach has yielded unprecedented referral and repeat business allowing Carole to forge life-long relationships with clients her become friends.
In 2014, Carole was named Realtor of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She has twice been named Realtor of the Year by Florida’s Best Award. She has been named a South Florida Mega-broker by Unique Homes Magazine and is a member of the prestigious Master Brokers Forum of Florida. Carole is a certified Luxury Homes Specialist and was inducted into the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. She holds a certificate from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiations and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Florida. Carole is a Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist with training on the legal and tax aspects that affect real estate during a divorce.
When not selling real estate, Carole’s favorite pastimes are reading, advocating for her beloved Village of Coconut Grove, where she resides, and hosting dinner parties filled with spirited discourse, great music, and a lot of laughter. She has a terrible voice but loves to sing anyway.