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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
Fresno
Piccadilly Inn
2305 West Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
Judy Barron
jabarron64@sbcglobal.net
(559) 261-4595
divorcefresno.net/divorce-options-workshop/
Cost: $20 in advance; $40 at the door. Register at Eventbrite.com http://www.eventbrite.com/e/divorce-options-workshops-registration-15256665096?aff=eivtefrnd
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.
Fishkill
Courtyard Marriott
17 Westage Drive/Route 9 & 184
Fishkill, CA
Lynn Servey
klazar@lazarandschwartz.com
845-896-9651
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at eventbrite.com. Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon

Pougkeepsie
Courtyard Marriott
2641 South Rd (Rt 9)
Pougkeepsie, CA
Lynn Servey
klazar@lazarandschwartz.com
845-896-9651
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at eventbrite.com. Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon

White Plains
South Building
Cafeteria
333 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, CA
Lynn Servey
klazar@lazarandschwartz.com
845-896-9651
Cost: $45 cash or check at the door; $40 for advance registration at eventbrite.com. Mental health professionals and clergy can attend for free by presenting a business card.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon


Northern California

Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire
Santa Rosa
Collaborative Practice Center
829 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
Amy Rodney and Susan Campbell
arodney@clrob.com
707-523-0480
www.collaborativecouncil.org/resources/divorce-options-workshop
To register in advance go to www.divorceoptions.eventbrite.com Walk ins are welcome as well. Parking available.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00AM-Noon

Collaborative Practice East Bay
Lafayette
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC)
Room 201
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA
Natalie Leininger
natalie@leiningerfinancial.com
510-728-3578
www.collaborativepracticeeastbay.com/explore-other-divorce-options/
Free parking.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:30PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Collaborative Practice Marin
San Rafael
Family Service Agency
555 Northgate Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Susannah Malek
smalek@wellspringdivorce.com
415-994-7843
www.collaborativepracticemarin.org/resources/divorce-options-workshop
Parking on street and lot. For information contact divorceoptionsmarin@gmail.com. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 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.collaborativepracticesanmateocounty.org/divorce-options
No fee for participants.
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
beth@childfamilygroup.com
408-839-8634
nocourt.org/divorce-options-classes/
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, December 17, 2016 - 10AM-1PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Fairfield
Staybridge Suites
4775 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$40 through www.Eventbrite.com (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 cash or check payable to SCPG at the door (no credit cards)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Folsom
Staybridge Suites
1745 Cavitt Drive
Folsom, CA
www.divorceoption.com
916-863-9777
$40 through www.Eventbrite.com (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards).
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Roseville
Holiday Inn Express
1398 E Roseville Pkwy
Roseville, CA
916-863-9777
www.divorceoption.com
$40 through www.Eventbrite.com (Divorce Options Workshop) or $45 at the door (cash or check, no credit cards)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

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 11, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:15AM-1:00PM


Southern California

A Better Divorce
Torrance
Torrance Branch
LA Law Library
Room 110
825 Maple Street
Torrance, CA
213-785-2516
www.lalawlibrary.org/CLASSES
$10 Fee for the class. Free parking in the Torrance Civic Center parking lot.
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM

Pasadena Collaborative Divorce
Pasadena
Pasadena Central Library
Donald E. Wright Auditoriam
285 East Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA
Ria Severance
rseverance50@gmail.com
626-354-4334
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, 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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