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  • Learn about your divorce process options
  • Understand the legal, financial, psychological and social issues of divorce
  • Learn how to talk about it with your children
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Divorce Options™ Workshops  Collaborative Law, Collaborative Divorce

A community service sponsored by
Collaborative Practice California

If you are facing divorce or separation ...
attend a Divorce Options™ workshop, a low-cost public education workshop offered monthly in many counties across California. You have choices!

Click here for the schedule of Divorce Options Workshops

How a Divorce Options™ Workshop Can Help You

Divorce Options™ will help you understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.

Divorce Options™ will help you explore your options and make informed decisions about which process will most likely lead to your desired outcomes.

Divorce Options™ will help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life, with guidance from trained professionals in law, finance and counseling.

Who Should Attend

Divorce Options™ workshops are open to all individuals and couples in California who are contemplating separation or divorce

  • whether married, domestic partners or cohabiting
  • whether same or opposite gender
  • with or without children

Topics Covered

Divorce Options™ provides you with up-to-date, unbiased information about:

  • Spousal support, alimony and child support
  • Separate and community property
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Legal and physical custody
  • Impact of separation/divorce on children

You will find answers to such questions as:

  • What happens in court?
  • How much time do divorces take?
  • How much do divorces cost?
  • How do you get started?
  • What resources are available to you?

Learn About the Process of Divorce

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of:

  • Self-representation ("Do-it-yourself")
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

Learn how to:

  • Talk to your children about divorce
  • Divide your property
  • Pay your bills now and in the future
  • Manage emotions

Divorce Options™ workshops are presented jointly by experts who have guided other people through divorce—a divorce lawyer, a financial specialist and a divorce coach.

The cost for the 3-4 hour workshop ranges from no-cost to $45.00. You may attend individually or as a couple. Pre-registration is not always required. Dates and locations of Divorce Options Workshops are listed below. To print or download a copy of the Divorce Options brochure click here.

Divorce Options™ Workshops

Divorce Options™ workshops are presented by CP Cal member groups throughout California.

If you do not see a workshop in your area listed below, please click here for a list of practice groups and their contact information.

Central California

Central Valley Collaborative Law Affiliates
Piccadilly Inn
2305 West Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
Judy Barron
(559) 261-4595
Cost: $20 in advance; $40 at the door. Register at
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00AM-1:00PM

Non CA

Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Assn, Ltd.
Courtyard Marriott
17 Westage Drive/Route 9 & 184
Fishkill, CA
Lynn Servey
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon

Courtyard Marriott
2641 South Rd (Rt 9)
Pougkeepsie, CA
Lynn Servey
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon

White Plains
South Building
333 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, CA
Lynn Servey
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:30AM-NOON
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:30AM-NOON

Northern California

Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire
Santa Rosa
Collaborative Practice Center
829 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
707-523-0570 for questions about Divorce Options only
To register in advance go to
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00AM-Noon

Collaborative Practice East Bay
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC)
Room 201
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA
Natalie Leininger
925-943-7456 for questions about Divorce Options
Free parking.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice Marin
San Rafael
Family Service Agency
555 Northgate Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Susannah Malek
Parking on street and lot. For information contact Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Collaborative Practice San Francisco
San Francisco
Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Don Blythe
Inquire at front desk about room number.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Foster City
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Conference Room B
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA
Barbara Seifer, LMFT
No fee for participants.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley
San Jose
Chantel Building
2nd Floor Conference Room 204
3880 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
Beth Proudfoot
Park on street or in the back of the building. Go through the front door on Bascom Ave. Follow the signs upstairs to the conference room.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10AM-1PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Holiday Inn Express
1398 E Roseville Pkwy
Roseville, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Courtyard Marriott - Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Southern California

A Better Divorce
Torrance Branch
LA Law Library
Room 110
825 Maple Street
Torrance, CA
$10 Fee for the class. Free parking in the Torrance Civic Center parking lot.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
San Diego
Scripps Ranch Community Center
11885 Cypress Canyon Road
San Diego, CA
Dan Martin
Parking is free in front
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00AM-12 Noon
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00AM-12 Noon

Pasadena Collaborative Divorce
Pasadena Central Library
Donald E. Wright Auditoriam
285 East Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA
Ria Severance
There is no charge to attend. Reservations are required. Parking: Attendees are asked to use nearby parking structures, not the limited parking of the library, which is donating the auditorium for this public service.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM

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