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  • Learn 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

Central California

Central Valley Collaborative Law Affiliates
University Ramada Inn
324 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
John McDaniel
Workshop is free of charge. Pre-registration recommended (limited seating).
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 9:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00AM-1:00PM

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, October 11, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Collaborative Divorce, Arbitration and Mediation Professionals (C.A.M.P.)
Michelle Franklin's Office
6216 State Route 9
Felton, CA
Keith Britany
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10AM-1PM

Collaborative Practice East Bay
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC)
49 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA
Shendl Tuchman
925-943-7456 for questions about Divorce Options
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 9:15AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:15AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice Marin
San Rafael
Family Service Agency
555 Northgate Avenue
San Rafael, CA
Jay Rice
Register on day of workshop. $45 cash or check only. Sliding scale available. Therapists attend at no charge.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 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, October 07, 2014 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 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
$45 per participant; complimentary for mental health professionals with business card
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 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
Workshops are $45 per person. We accept cash or checks made out to Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley. Free parking available on street or in building parking lot.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00AM-1:00PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Child Haven
801 Empire St.
Fairfield, CA
$45 per participant; cash or check; no credit cards, no pre-registration
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8AM-1PM

Courtyard Marriott - Folsom
2575 Iron Pointe Rd.
Folsom, CA
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8AM-1PM

Holiday Inn Express
1398 E Roseville Pkwy
Roseville, CA
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8AM-1PM

Courtyard Marriott - Midtown
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA
$45 cash or check (payable to SCPG) - No credit cards. No pre-registration required.
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 8AM-1PM

Southern California

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County
Costa Mesa
Orange Coast College
Soc Sc Bldg #107
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA
Cathleen Collinsworth
$45 donation per person. Please reserve in advance.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Anaheim Hills
Office of Bart Carey
505 S. Villa Real Dr., Ste 111
Anaheim Hills, CA
$45 donation per person. Please reserve in advance.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Office of Diana Martinez
15338 Central Ave., Ste 100
Chino, CA
$45 donation per person. Please reserve in advance.
Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Office of Cathleen Collinsworth
4000 Barranca Pkwy, Ste 250
Irvine, CA
$45 donation per person. Please reserve in advance.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00AM-12:00PM

Irvine Valley College
A 213
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA
Cathleen Collinsworth
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Newport Beach
Office of Erin McMann
Conference Room
4001 MacArthur Blvd. #300
Newport Beach, CA
Cathleen Collinsworth
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Marina Collaborative Divorce Group
Santa Monica
Santa Monica YWCA
Community Room
2019 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Stephanie Maloney
Cost: $25 per person
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 6:30PM-8:30PM

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