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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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 San Francisco
San Francisco
Jewish Community Center
Executive Conference Room 327
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Don Blythe
info@financialdivorcebayarea.com
913-485-8527
www.cp-sf.com/resources/divorce-options-workshop
Preregistration not required. Parking in JCC garage or curbside where available.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
Foster City
Koret Learning Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Conference Room B, 2nd Floor
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA
Elaine Ryzak Fraser
elaine@harrisandfraser.com
650-401-8080
Registration preferred but not required. There is no charge for this informational workshop. Free parking available.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30am-12:30pm

Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Reno
Reno, NV
Reno / Sparks Association of Realtors
Conference Room A
5650 Riggins Court, Suite 200
Reno, CA
Deborah J. Ribnick, Ph.D.
deborah@ribnick.net
775-786-1234
www.nevadacollaborativedivorce.com
For more information, email: divorceoptionsnevada.com
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00 noon

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County
Costa Mesa
Orange Coast College
Social Science Building
Room 104 (on 3/21), Room 108 (on 4/20)
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA
Cathleen Collinsworth
collaborativedivorceoc@gmail.com
949-262-3692
www.cdsoc.com
Advanced registration preferred. Cost is $55 made payable to Orange Coast College. Parking $1.00 For more information go to: www.cdsoc.com
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Irvine
Office of Cathleen Collinsworth
Conference Room
Suite 250
4000 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA
Cathleen Collinsworth
collaborativedivorceoc@gmail.com
949-262-3692
www.cdsoc.com
Cost is $45 per person. Advance registration preferred, but not required. For more information, contact Cathleen Collinsworth or go to www.cdsoc.com, or email collaborativedivorceoc@gmail.com
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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, March 2, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Noon-1:30PM


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