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  • 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
University Ramada Inn
324 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
Judy Barron
(559) 261-4595
Offered as a free public service of CVCLA. Pre-registration strongly recommended at
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
707-523-0570 for questions about Divorce Options only
To register in advance go to
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 Practice East Bay
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC)
Room 201
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA
Shendl Tuchman
925-943-7456 for questions about Divorce Options
Free parking.
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
Susannah Malek
Register on day of workshop. $45 cash or check only. Sliding scale available. Therapists attend at no charge.
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 Francisco
San Francisco
Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA
$45 per participant, payable at the door. Pre-registration suggested; walk-ins welcome
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 6:00PM-8:30PM
Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 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, September 12, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 12, 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
408-351-1044 ext. 1
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, 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
Hallmark Inn
110 F Street
Davis, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Elk Grove
Five Star Bank Building
9355 E Stockton Blvd., Ste 160
Elk Grove, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Homewood Suites
4755 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Staybridge Suites
1745 Cavitt Drive
Folsom, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards).
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

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, September 12, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Courtyard Marriott-Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA
$40 through (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Southern California

Marina Collaborative Divorce Group
Santa Monica
Santa Monica YWCA
Community Room
2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Stephanie Maloney
Cost: $25 per person
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

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.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM

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