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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
Ramada Inn
324 East Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA
Judy Barron
jabarron64@sbcglobal.net
(559) 261-4595
divorcefresno.net/divorce-options-workshop/
Offered as a free public service of CVCLA. Pre-registration strongly recommended due to limited seating. Go to www.divorcefresno.eventbrite.com
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:00PM


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, October 1, 2016 - 8:30AM-12:00Noon
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 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, November 5, 2016 - 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, October 1, 2016 - 8:30AM-NOON
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
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, October 8, 2016 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00AM-Noon
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 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
925-943-7456 for questions about Divorce Options
www.collaborativepracticeeastbay.com/explore-other-divorce-options/
Free parking.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:00AM-12:30PM
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
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, 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
info@financialdivorcebayarea.com
913-485-8527
www.cp-sf.com/resources/divorce-options-workshop
Inquire at front desk about room number.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 3, 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, October 15, 2016 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 10AM-1PM
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10AM-1PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
Fairfield
Staybridge Suites
4755 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, October 15, 2016 - 8:30AM-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, October 8, 2016 - 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

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, November 12, 2016 - 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, October 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM-1:30PM

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County
Costa Mesa
Orange Coast College
Social Science Bldg.
9/20/16 - Rm 106; 10/20/16 - Rm 108
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA
Carol Hughes, Ph.G.
drcarolhughes@me.com
949-855-2740
www.cdsoc.com
Cost: $55 payable to Orange Coast College Registration: Call 714-432-588-, Ext 1, Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM) or visit https://orangecoastcollege.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay and type Divorce Options in Search window
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00-9:00PM

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
San Diego
Scripps Ranch Community Center
11885 Cypress Canyon Road
San Diego, CA
Dan Martin
sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com
858-472-4022
http://bit.ly/1QQ9o3Y
Parking is free in front
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:00AM-12 Noon
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00AM-12 Noon
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00AM-12 Noon

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, October 6, 2016 - Noon-1:30PM
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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