Independent Capital Management

Independent Capital Management Santa Barbara

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Welcome to Independent Capital Management in Santa Barbara. Our financial advisors are here to help you make confident decisions around retirement planning, college savings, investment advice, wealth management, charitable giving, estate planning, life insurance, and long term care insurance.

We listen carefully to our clients so that we can make appropriate investment and financial planning recommendations. Whether you are just starting out or looking for direction and insight on existing assets, we can provide guidance on building a broadly diversified portfolio using highly qualified investment managers. We use a prudent, cautious approach because throughout the financial lifecycle, smart decisions lead to better outcomes.

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Robin is fair and trustworthy and understands the value of working together to achieve a common result that helps the clients on both sides. She is trained in and devoted to mediating problems, to reduce the costs and stresses of litigation.
Carla McCain, Esq.

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Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.

Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.
By Robin Masson on Jul 22, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Face it: most of us are not very good at asking others for what we need. We tend to come off as either too aggressive or wishy-washy. Moreover, when we’re in conflict, our asking skills tend to deteriorate into either demanding bitchiness or passive-aggressiveness that descends into resentment. Not a good look, on anyone.

But, there’s a way to ask for what you need and to enlist others in giving it to you, by being respectfully assertive. It requires communicating clearly what your needs are, how others’ behavior affects you, and enlists others in satisfying your needs.

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Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together

Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together
By Robin Masson on Jun 09, 2017 in Cohabitation Mediation

Much less planning goes into cohabitation than into a wedding, but it is, in many ways, a bigger legal, financial and emotional step.

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Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation

Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation
By Robin Masson on Jun 01, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Nick and Nora were separating and couldn’t agree upon who should get the orange. Since there was only one orange, it appeared that the “fair” solution (and the one most likely to be imposed if they were in court) would be for them to slice it in half, and each would get half an orange.

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