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  • 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


Central California

Central Valley Collaborative Law Affiliates
Fresno
University Ramada Inn
324 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
John McDaniel
jmcdaniel@helonmanfredo.com
559-226-4420
divorcefresno.net/divorce-options-workshop/
Offered as a free public service of CVCLA. Pre-registration strongly recommended at www.divorcefresno.eventbrite.com
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9AM-1PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9AM-1PM


Northern California

Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire
Santa Rosa
Collaborative Practice Center
829 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
DivorceOptions@hotmail.com
707-523-0570 for questions about Divorce Options only
www.collaborativecouncil.org/resources/divorce-options-workshop
To register in advance go to www.divorceoptions.eventbrite.com
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon

Collaborative Divorce, Arbitration and Mediation Professionals (C.A.M.P.)
Felton
Michelle Franklin's Office
6216 State Route 9
Felton, CA
Keith Britany
keithbritanymft@gmail.com
831-566-3728
www.camp-professionals.com
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10AM-1PM

Collaborative Practice East Bay
Lafayette
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC)
Room 201
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA
Shendl Tuchman
dr.tuchman@earthlink.net
925-943-7456 for questions about Divorce Options
www.collaborativepracticeeastbay.com/explore-other-divorce-options/
Free parking.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9:15AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice Marin
San Rafael
Family Service Agency
555 Northgate Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Jay Rice
jaysrice@gmail.com
415-798-0664
www.collaborativepracticemarin.org/resources/divorce-options-workshop
Register on day of workshop. $45 cash or check only. Sliding scale available. Therapists attend at no charge.
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Foster City
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Conference Room B
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA
Barbara Seifer, LMFT
bbseif@aol.com
650-344-3168
www.collaborative-law.com/ShowAnnouncements.aspx?aID=58
$45 per participant; complimentary for mental health professionals with business card
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA 95124
Chantel Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
3880 S. Bascom Ave., Ste 204
San Jose, CA 95124, CA
Beth Proudfoot
beth@childfamilygroup.com
408-351-1044 ext. 1
nocourt.org/divorce-options-classes/
This seminar is a free public service. Divorcing couples are encouraged to attend together. Free parking available on street or in parking lot around the back of the building.
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10AM-1PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Davis
Odd Fellows Hall
415 2nd Street
Davis, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8AM-1PM

Hallmark Inn
110 F Street
Davis, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8AM-1PM

Fairfield
Homewood Suites
4755 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8AM-1PM

Folsom
Courtyard Marriott - Folsom
2575 Iron Pointe Rd.
Folsom, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8AM-1PM

Roseville
Holiday Inn Express
1398 E Roseville Pkwy
Roseville, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8AM-1PM

Sacramento
Courtyard Marriott - Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 8AM-1PM
Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 8AM-1PM


Southern California

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
San Diego
Hacienda Building
Main Conference Room
12625 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA
Shawn Weber
sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com
858-472-4022
Parking is free in front
Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 9:00AM - Noon

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association
Torrance
LA Law Library
Room 110
825 Maple Street
Torrance, CA
Leslie Hart
213-785-2516
$10 for the class. Free parking in he Torrance Civic Center parking lot. Walk-ins welcome!
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00PM-1:30PM
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:00PM-1:30PM
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Marina Collaborative Divorce Group
Santa Monica
Santa Monica YWCA
Community Room
2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Stephanie Maloney
smaloney@fs4divorce.com
www.marinacollaborative.com
Cost: $25 per person
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 6:30PM-8:30PM


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