About the Authors

Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.


Dr. Alvarez has worked with children and families of divorce for the past 18 years.  Dr. Alvarez performs child custody evaluations, mediation, child counseling services and adult counseling services for both English and Spanish dominant families.  He is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego and attorneys frequently refer their clients to him so that he can prepare them for Family Court Services, child custody evaluation and child custody mediation.

“My goal is to prepare you for Family Court Services, Mediation, and Custody Evaluations by helping you to focus on what matters and be the best parent that you can be.”

Lori Love, Ph.D.

dr-loveDr. Love has been specializing in working with children and families of divorce for the past 18 years. She routinely performs child custody evaluations, child custody mediation, and special master assignments. She is on the Advisory Board of Kid’s Turn. She is one of three people spearheading the High Conflict Case Management program in San Diego County. She has been trained in San Diego’s “New Ways for Families” program. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego. In addition, Dr. Love is well known for her presentations that always combine humor, high energy and education.

“My hope is that you are enlightened by our handbook and able to put your best foot forward for the betterment of your family.”

Dr. Love was recently interviewed by AOL’s site ParentDish.com on the subject of celebrity divorces and the unique pressures these may place on children:

Celebrity Divorces Can Be Especially Tough on the Kids

Contributing editor: Patti Chavez- Fallon, LCSW

patti-chavez-fallon1Patti Chavez-Fallon is an expert in alternative dispute resolution. Both as a counselor and Director of Family Court Services, she has served parents and children going through the process of defining and developing a cooperative sharing plan that benefits everyone involved. Her background includes:

  • Seventeen years as Director: Family Court Services, San Diego Superior Court
  • Four years as a mediator of Custody and Visitation disputes
  • Ten years of other child related social work services

Patti Chavez- Fallon, LCSW
9171 Towne Centre Dr., Ste 440
San Diego, CA 92122-1235
Phone: (858) 550-0437
Fax: (858) 452-2881
E- mail- patticf@cox.net

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