Lisa Zonder, Attorney
Certified Family Law Specialist*
Attorney and certified family law specialist Lisa R. Zonder relates: “Divorce can be extremely costly, both financially and emotionally, especially when litigated in court. I am excited to present at Second Saturday Workshops, where our team educates those facing divorce, and opens their eyes to less stressful options, including mediation, Collaborative law, and cooperative divorce.” Lisa is the workshop leader for the Conejo Valley, Second Saturday.
Lisa Zonder is dedicated to helping families find peaceful solutions to divorce issues. Lisa is a leader in the field of divorce mediation, Collaborative law, and cooperative law. She has extensive training in mediation and Collaborative law.
Lisa is a “peacemaker” dedicated to raising awareness of ways to solve divorce woes out of court. Lisa Zonder is a 25+ year veteran attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) since 1999. Zonder Family Law offers numerous options to resolve divorce while keeping costs down, reducing frustration, and protecting client self-respect. Options include traditional (court) divorce, mediated divorce, Collaborative Divorce, and private dispute resolution.
Lisa previously hosted a divorce talk radio show titled “Divorce: Lisa Zonder Style” on Ventura radio station KVTA 1590 AM. As a lecturer for Second Saturday Workshops, she provides overview of the legal process and options for getting through divorce including mediation, Collaborative Divorce, lawyer-to-lawyer negotiation and court.
*certified by State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization
Elizabeth Hortua, MSW, LCSW
Elizabeth Hortuais a licensed clinical psychotherapist with over twenty years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Her clients present with a range of issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders and self-injurious behaviors, and marital conflict.
She particularly specializes in helping young adults transition into adulthood as well as working with couples struggling with relationship conflict and/or parenting concerns. Elizabeth is trained in Collaborative Practice and believes in helping couples navigate the divorce process, focusing on a plan based on a client’s needs and wants to help decrease conflict and stress.
Elizabeth sees problems from a family and systemic perspective in order to help create dynamic change. She works to help clients expand their understanding of themselves and discover opportunities for growth and change, often in the context of their relationships and families. Elizabeth focuses on helping clients change destructive relationship patterns, choose healthier lifestyles, and engage in fulfilling relationships.
Kathy Costas, C.D.F.A.®
FMB Wealth Management
Kathy Costas has been working in the financial services industry since 1987. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and a minor in Business. Kathy started her career in commercial lending at NatWest Bank PLC in New York and later moved to Los Angeles as a Vice President in the Public Finance division. In 2008 Kathy joined FMB Wealth Management as a Client Relationship Manager. Kathy later moved on to Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management but has returned to FMB Wealth Management in 2015 as an advisor specializing in working with men and women going through a divorce. She is a CDFA® or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® as well.
Kathy’s approach has always been to work as a trusted partner with her clients. Her greatest reward is the knowledge that she has helped them achieve what is important to them. Kathy is a member of the Conejo Valley Divorce Transition Professionals Group and serves on the board of the nonprofit Whatcanwe.org as well as the Westlake Village Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Kathy was appointed by the Institute for Divorce
Financial Analysts as the chair of the Southern California chapter of the Divorce Alliance, a group for divorce professionals. She is also active with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of the local chapter of the nonprofit fundraising group Dining For Women.
2659 Townsgate Road, Suite 246
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Susan Barney, CPA, MBT
Susan, manager at CMM, LLP (FKA Cohen, Miskei, & Mowrey, LLP) has extensive experience in tax and accounting issues related to divorce. She began her career in 2001 with a large local forensic accounting firm. As a CPA, Susan provides tax research, planning and compliance filings for her clients. She provides analysis of assets, liabilities, income and expenses, alimony and child support consultation, and business valuations.
She also has expertise in the areas of business management, entertainment, and various service-providing industries. She has advocated for clients with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax agencies as well as international experience with respect to individuals, corporations, and flow-through entities.
Susan’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She is currently pursuing certification as a divorce financial analyst.
Susan actively promotes the health, welfare, and education of women and children. She currently provides financial education for Junior Achievement and Operation Hope. She also serves on the board of directors for the Accounting Alumni Chapter at CSUN providing mentoring to current students and recent graduates.
5700 Canoga Ave #300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Raina Krell, PhD, MS, PPS
Dr. Krell completed her doctorate at the University of Southern California in Counseling Psychology. In addition to a Master of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California, Dr. Krell holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Developmental Disabilities at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Krell has over 23 years of experience providing psychotherapy, graduate-level instruction and clinical consultation with individuals, couples, and families. As a founding partner at Westlake Village Therapists, Dr. Krell works with clients presenting with mood and adjustment difficulties, relationship enhancement, eating disorders, trauma and loss, as well as providing psychoeducation, parenting skill development, LGBTQ support and personal growth counseling. Dr. Krell is also trained in collaborative divorce practice and conflict resolution. Having served as a college professor at Capella University for the past eleven years, Dr. Krell has taught graduate courses in theories of psychotherapy, crisis intervention, human sexuality and ethics for mental health counselors. Dr. Krell also presently serves as a program manager at The Camden Center providing treatment planning within intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs for patients presenting with co-occurring issues of addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship discord and eating disorders.
Within her clinical work and coordination of care, Dr. Krell engages an integrated approach of cognitive, humanistic and family systems paradigms coupled with holistic methods in partnership with individuals and their families.
Raina Krell, PhD, MS, PPS
LPCC #3957 California
LMHC #12568 Florida
James Good, CPA
Partner, Gursey, Schneider
James Good, a partner in the litigation department, joined the firm’s litigation support department in 1999 and specializes in the area of forensic accounting in family law and civil litigation matters.
James provides litigation accounting services to executives and owners of both public and closely held entities. His experience spans a broad range of industries including investment (private equity and hedge funds), medical, agricultural, manufacturing, printing and publishing, real estate, marketing, and entertainment.
James assists Counsel in all financial aspects of marital dissolution matters including the evaluation of income available for support, stock option and pension plan apportionment, analysis of the marital standard of living, business appraisals, and determining the character of assets through the preparation of complex tracing analyses. James currently oversees the ongoing enhancement and development of Gursey | Schneider LLP’s proprietary Digitrace © tracing program.