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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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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, December 19, 2015 - 10AM-1PM

Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group
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, December 12, 2015 - 8:15AM-1:00PM

Southern California

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
San Diego
Hacienda Building
Main Conference Room
12625 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA
Dan Martin
Parking is free in front
Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 9:00AM-Noon

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