Get Control Over Your Divorce: Attend the April 7 Divorce Options Workshop

If you are struggling with decisions about divorce, attend our Divorce Options Workshop on April 7 in Carmel Valley.

Where did the year go? Spring break, Easter, and Passover are nearly here. Your kids will be out of school soon. Summer vacation is just around the corner.

If the decision to divorce is on your mind, the days can seem to fly by even faster. How can you gather your thoughts and make the best decision for your future and your family’s future?

If you are struggling with decisions about divorce, attend our Divorce Options Workshop on April 7 in Carmel Valley.

If you are struggling with decisions about divorce, attend our Divorce Options Workshop on April 7 in Carmel Valley.

Let the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego help answer your toughest questions about divorce and your options for moving forward. No matter what your circumstances are, you CAN gain control over decisions that affect your relationships, and especially your children. Learn about positive ways to move forward in our Divorce Options Workshop.

The next Divorce Options workshop is Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This NEW earlier time allows you to have more of your Saturday available for other activities.

Our workshop location: Torrey Plaza Business Park, 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Divorce Options™ will help you understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.

Divorce Options™ will provide you with information about the various options available to you for ending your marriage without damaging family relationships.

Divorce Options™ will help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life, with guidance from expert family law attorneys, financial professionals, and counselors, all with special training in Collaborative Divorce and other no-court divorce methods.

Members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego can help you explore your options and make informed decisions about the right process to get to your desired outcomes at our informational Divorce Options workshops.

Divorce Options™ workshops cover the following topics:

Different approaches to divorce including:

  • Self-representation (Pro per, or “do-it-yourself”)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

Key legal and financial considerations of divorce including:

  • Spousal support, alimony and child support
  • Separate and community property
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Legal and physical custody

How to manage the emotional consequences of divorce including:

  • Impact of separation and divorce on children
  • Talking to your children about divorce
  • Preserving family relationships
  • Your emotional health and stress management

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; and with or without children.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

For additional information call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

Reserve your seat today! RSVP for our next workshop here.

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

Are you ready for a fresh approach to divorce? Join us on Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m.

A Fresh Look at Divorce: Attend the March 3 Divorce Options Workshop

If you are ready for a fresh approach to divorce, attend out next Divorce Options Workshop on March 3.

At the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, we know divorce can be a painful and difficult time for any family.

If you are ready for a fresh approach to divorce, attend out next Divorce Options Workshop on March 3.

If you are ready for a fresh approach to divorce, attend out next Divorce Options Workshop on March 3.

But there are many options for your divorce you may not know about, which can give you control over the process and provide you a positive, healthy way to move forward. Learn about your options and how to avoid the trauma of going to divorce court at our Divorce Options workshops.

The next Divorce Options workshop is Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This NEW earlier time allows you to have more of your Saturday available for other activities.

Our workshop location: Torrey Plaza Business Park, 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Divorce Options™ will help you understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.

Divorce Options™ will provide you with information about the various options available to you for ending your marriage without damaging family relationships.

Divorce Options™ will help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life, with guidance from expert family law attorneys, financial professionals, and counselors, all with special training in Collaborative Divorce and other no-court divorce methods.

Members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego can help you explore your options and make informed decisions about the right process to get to your desired outcomes at our informational Divorce Options workshops.

Divorce Options™ workshops cover the following topics:

Different approaches to divorce including:

  • Self-representation (Pro per, or “do-it-yourself”)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

Key legal and financial considerations of divorce including:

  • Spousal support, alimony and child support
  • Separate and community property
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Legal and physical custody

How to manage the emotional consequences of divorce including:

  • Impact of separation and divorce on children
  • Talking to your children about divorce
  • Preserving family relationships
  • Your emotional health and stress management

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; and with or without children.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

For additional information call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

Reserve your seat today! RSVP for our next workshop here.

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

Are you ready for a fresh approach to divorce?  Join us on Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m.

Starting February 2018: Convenient New Time for Divorce Options Workshop

Thanks to your feedback, our Divorce Options workshops now run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon the first Saturday of each month. Photo: Camera4U/Creative Commons License

San Diego County residents considering divorce tell the Collborative Family Law Group of San Diego our “Divorce Options” workshops helped answer their difficult questions about divorce, and provided the guidance they needed to help them make the right choices for their family.

The single drawback to our workshops: they needed to start earlier to take up less of their valuable weekend time.

We hear you! Starting on Saturday, February 3, Divorce Options workshops start at 9 a.m. and end no later than 12 noon, allowing you to have more of your Saturday available for other activities.

Thanks to your feedback, our Divorce Options workshops now run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon the first Saturday of each month. Photo: Camera4U/Creative Commons License

Thanks to your feedback, our Divorce Options workshops now run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon the first Saturday of each month. Photo: Camera4U/Creative Commons License

The next Divorce Options workshop is scheduled on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the same location, Torrey Plaza Business Park, 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Divorce Options™ will help you understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.

Divorce Options™ will provide you with information about the various options available to you for ending your marriage without damaging family relationships.

Divorce Options™ will help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life, with guidance from expert family law attorneys, financial professionals, and counselors, all with special training in Collaborative Divorce and other no-court divorce methods.

Members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego can help you explore your options and make informed decisions about the right process to get to your desired outcomes at our informational Divorce Options workshops.

Divorce Options™ workshops cover the following topics:

Different approaches to divorce including:

  • Self-representation (Pro per, or “do-it-yourself”)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

Key legal and financial considerations of divorce including:

  • Spousal support, alimony and child support
  • Separate and community property
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Legal and physical custody

How to manage the emotional consequences of divorce including:

  • Impact of separation and divorce on children
  • Talking to your children about divorce
  • Preserving family relationships
  • Your emotional health and stress management

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; and with or without children.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

For additional information call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

Reserve your seat today! RSVP for our next workshop here.

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

Your 2018 Resolution: Attend A Divorce Options Workshop

Resolve to attend aSan Diego Divorce Options Workshop in 2018.

Are you and your family facing a difficult reality in 2018, one which may include divorce? You may have many questions with no easy answers. Finding guidance can be difficult. What worked for family or friends may not work for you and your family. How can you be sure you’re doing the right thing?

Members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego can help you explore your options and make informed decisions about the right process to get to your desired outcomes at our informational Divorce Options workshops.

Resolve to attend aSan Diego Divorce Options Workshop in 2018.The first Divorce Options workshop for 2018 is scheduled on Saturday, January 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Torrey Plaza Business Park, 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Divorce Options™ will help you understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.

Divorce Options™ will provide you with information about the various options available to you for ending your marriage without damaging family relationships.

Divorce Options™ will help you take control of your divorce and move forward with your life, with guidance from expert family law attorneys, financial professionals, and counselors, all with special training in Collaborative Divorce and other no-court divorce methods.

Divorce Options™ workshops cover the following topics:

Different approaches to divorce including:

  • Self-representation (Pro per, or “do-it-yourself”)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

Key legal and financial considerations of divorce including:

  • Spousal support, alimony and child support
  • Separate and community property
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Legal and physical custody

How to manage the emotional consequences of divorce including:

  • Impact of separation and divorce on children
  • Talking to your children about divorce
  • Preserving family relationships
  • Your emotional health and stress management

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; and with or without children.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

For additional information call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

Reserve your seat today! RSVP for our next workshop here.

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

SDVoyager Feature: Lynn Waldman on Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is featured in a new profile Q&A with Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego board president Lynn Waldman on SDVoyager.com, a platform whose mission statement aligns with our own in many ways: “Our mission is build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting.  We want to change the way people spend their money – rather than spending it with the big, cookie-cutter corporations we want them to spend their money with the independent, creative, local entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists.”

Lynn answered questions about the natural of Collaborative Divorce and its many benefits for families.

“Some of our proudest moments include when couples come together and are able to make decisions about how they wish to proceed with their divorce; they determine how to share assets and their children,” said Waldman. “With coaching, clients are supported in communicating with one another. Clients may find themselves at an impasse. Through the support of their attorney and coach, they are able to look more deeply at their fears and consider the fears of their spouse, often allowing for movement on a previously intractable issue. Couples who could not have discussions previously, are now able to make proposals and talk about options; they learn to listen, they feel validated as they are heard by their soon to be ex-spouse, and by their team of professionals.”

Read the entire Q&A feature at SDVoyager.com.

 

Lynn Waldman, LCSW named President of Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

Media Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, Fellow PRSA, 619-997-2495 / glf@san.rr.com

(SAN DIEGO) – Lynn Waldman, LCSW, Therapist, Divorce Coach, and Child Specialist, has been named President of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego for the 2018 term. Waldman is in private practice with offices in Carmel Valley and Hillcrest.

Lynn Waldman, LCSW

Founded in 2010, members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego work together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative Practice for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, Collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

Waldman’s experience as a therapist, divorce coach and child specialist include working with a diverse population of individuals, parents and families for 27 years. She offers clients the opportunity to be heard and understood while working through difficult divorce negotiations and co-parenting disagreements.

For eight years, Waldman held a position with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Family Court Services, as a Mediator and Child Custody Recommending Counselor, making recommendations to court when parents could not agree upon a parenting plan. Her goal was to build bridges between parents and assist them in improving their co-parenting relationship. During her tenure with Family Court Services, she also served as the President of the Family Court Counselor’s Association, a professional bargaining unit of 45 members. Previously, Waldman was a Program Manager with Child Welfare Services where she worked for 13 years.

Waldman became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1994, and holds a masters degree in Social Work from Florida State University. She is member of the California Society for Clinical Social Work and has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1989.

“The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego is excited to announce our new Board, and we are looking forward to serving the San Diego community in 2018,” said Waldman.

“The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego offers a client driven process for divorce. Our Collaborative Divorce teams offer support to clients and families, financially, legally and emotionally throughout the divorce, while clients maintain control over decision-making, valuable family relationships and connections.

“Our goal is to educate the community about their options in divorce through our monthly Divorce Options workshop, while also connecting with professionals, growing our membership and empowering families in crisis,” said Waldman.

Joining Waldman to form the 2018 Board of Directors are:

  • Meredith Lewis, President-Elect
  • Leslie Ryland, Secretary
  • Ginita Wall, Treasurer
  • Justin Reckers, Past President
  • Tina Mears, Member at Large
  • Shawn Skillin, Member at Large

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

CFLG is online at www.collaborativefamilylawsandiego.com, and LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/LinkedIn-CFLGSanDiego

Member Constance Ahrons Delivers Keynote Address in Minneapolis on “Life After Divorce”

Dr. Constance Ahrons recently appeared at a Collaborative Law Summit held by the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota.

Psychologist Dr. Constance Ahrons of San Diego, a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, delivered the keynote address at the recent “Life After Divorce” Parenting Summit held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference was sponsored in part by the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota.

Dr. Ahrons shared her expertise on different methods of approaching the challenges of divorce, the advantages of Collaborative Divorce, and how to have a “good divorce” and move forward in a positive, productive way.

In an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune previewing the summit, Dr. Ahrons said her key takeaway message is “that divorce goes on for your lifetime. If you have children, you’re their parents for life. It’s so hard to get out of the place they’re stuck in, but if they look down the line, they realize that they are going to have to be able to relate to this person or they’re going to lose out.” Read the rest of the interview here.

While in Minneapolis, Dr. Ahrons also spoke to local Collaborative Practice professionals.

Dr. Ahrons has three decades of experience helping couples and families cope with divorce and its aftermath. She is a sought-out international speaker and expert, and the author of the bestselling books “The Good Divorce” (HarperCollins) and “We’re Still Family” (HarperCollins). She also co-authored the highly regarded “Divorced Families” (W.W. Norton). Dr. Ahrons’ books are all in print and available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Ahrons is Professor Emerita of Sociology and the former Director of the Family Therapy Doctoral Training Program at USC.  Prior to teaching at USC she was a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To better understand how divorce impacts families, she conducted a long-term study of 98 post divorce families, interviewing them four times over 20 years. The research findings from The Binuclear Family Study have been published in three books and over 30 professional articles, and cited by numerous newspapers nationally and internationally. The original data are available in archives at Harvard.

The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego thanks Dr. Ahrons for her dedication to Collaborative Practice and her participation as a valued member of our organization.

 

 

 

Discuss Your Divorce Alternatives at November Workshop

Divorce doesn't have to difficult. Learn more at the next San Diego Divorce Options workshop on Saturday, November 4.

Our popular workshops answer your questions about your options for divorce without destroying your family in the process

San Diegans facing difficult decisions about divorce can now take advantage of informative workshops in where they can learn about ways to divorce without resorting to an adversarial, time-consuming, costly court battle resulting in emotional trauma to you and your family, especially your children.

Led by volunteer attorneys, financial specialists, and mental health professionals who are members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, the next “Divorce Options” workshop session takes place on Saturday, November 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Learn about your Divorce Options at a free workshop on March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. RSVP at 858-472-2022.

Learn about your Divorce Options at a free workshop on November 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. RSVP at 858-472-2022.

Workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month. Facilitators cover the full range of choices couples have as they contemplate divorce, focusing on the non-adversarial, out-of-court options.

Divorce is difficult and stressful even under the best of circumstances. If you have children, it’s even more difficult. Most people have a lot of questions, but aren’t sure where to get answers.

Our workshops let people know it is possible despite challenges to preserve the emotional and financial resources of the family while respecting everyone’s needs during a divorce. Presenters offer unbiased information about self-representation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and litigated divorce. The workshop deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in an informational and compassionate small group setting.

Our goal is helping people avoid crowded family courts, save the time, cost, and emotional stress involved in litigation, and emerge with healthy family relationships moving forward.

The Divorce Options program is useful to anyone thinking about divorce or other relationship transitions including co-habitating couples with children or LGBT couples looking for a process aware and respectful of their unique needs.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

Questions? Call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

RSVP Now for Next Divorce Options Workshop October 7

Learn about your Divorce Options at our October 7 workshop.

Popular Carmel Valley workshop location offers convenient freeway access for discussion about your no-court alternatives

San Diegans facing difficult decisions about divorce can now take advantage of informative workshops in where they can learn about ways to divorce without resorting to an adversarial, time-consuming, costly court battle.

Led by volunteer attorneys, financial specialists, and mental health professionals who are members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, the next “Divorce Options” workshop session takes place on Saturday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Cost is $25 per person. RSVP and reserve your seat here.

Learn about your Divorce Options at a free workshop on March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. RSVP at 858-472-2022.

Learn about your Divorce Options at a free workshop on March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. RSVP at 858-472-2022.

Workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month. Facilitators cover the full range of choices couples have as they contemplate divorce, focusing on the non-adversarial, out-of-court options.

Divorce is difficult and stressful even under the best of circumstances. If you have children, it’s even more difficult. Most people have a lot of questions, but aren’t sure where to get answers.

Our workshops let people know it is possible despite challenges to preserve the emotional and financial resources of the family while respecting everyone’s needs during a divorce. Presenters offer unbiased information about self-representation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and litigated divorce. The workshop deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in an informational and compassionate small group setting.

Our goal is helping people avoid crowded family courts, save the time, cost, and emotional stress involved in litigation, and emerge with healthy family relationships moving forward.

The Divorce Options program is useful to anyone thinking about divorce or other relationship transitions including co-habitating couples with children or LGBT couples looking for a process aware and respectful of their unique needs.

Becoming more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

Questions? Call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem-solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

Considering divorce? Attend our Divorce Options Workshop Saturday, September 2

Divorce doesn't have to difficult. Learn more at the next San Diego Divorce Options workshop on Saturday, November 4.

Divorce filings rise as children return to school; get informed about your choices

(SAN DIEGO) – As children return to school and families end summer vacations, divorce filing rise in California. If you are considering ending your marriage, get informed about your options at the next “Divorce Options” workshop in San Diego offered by the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego.

The next “Divorce Options” workshop takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, California, 92130. The building is next to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the intersection of Route 56 and Interstate 5. See a map here.

Workshops take place the first Saturday of every month. The cost is $25 per person to cover materials and expenses. To RSVP and submit payment, visit our Divorce Options page.

For additional information, call Divorce Options at (858) 472-4022 or email at sandiegodivorceoptions@gmail.com

Seminar leaders help people in a diverse range of situations and are able to take any questions. Divorce is difficult and stressful even under the best of circumstances. It can be especially hard if you have children or economic difficulties. Divorce affects people from all walks of life, and no two situations are alike.It is possible despite challenges to preserve the emotional and financial resources of the family while respecting everyone’s needs during a divorce.

Divorce doesn’t have to difficult. Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as Collaborative Divorce can make a painful process easier for anyone.

Led by volunteer attorneys, financial specialists, and mental health professionals who are members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, the workshop will cover the full range of choices couples have as they contemplate divorce, focusing on the non-adversarial, out-of-court options.

The Divorce Options program helps San Diegans become more knowledgeable about the resources they can draw on to plan an effective transition that respects the needs and interests of all family members. Taking time to become more knowledgeable can go a long way to ease the anxiety about your divorce, and allows you to take control of your future.

Divorce Options provides unbiased information about self-representation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and litigated divorce. The workshop deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in an informational and compassionate small group setting. There is NO solicitation of business.

The Divorce Options program welcomes anyone thinking about divorce or other relationship transitions including co-habitating couples with children or LGBT couples looking for a process aware and respectful of their unique needs. Divorce Options offers useful information adaptable to a wide variety of family circumstances.

Topics include:

  • Litigation, mediation and collaboration – the risks and the benefits of each process
  • Legal, financial, psychological and social issues of divorce
  • How to talk about divorce with your children
  • Guidance from divorce experts

By learning about divorce and the different process options available you can maximize your ability to make good decisions during the difficult and challenging time. Divorce Options is a workshop designed to help couples take the next step, no matter where they are in the process. It identifies strategies to help you stay out of court, and helps you identify the social, emotional, legal, and financial issues that are most pressing for you.

About the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

CFLG San Diego’s members work together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial, assets of the family. Its goal is to transform the resolution of family law issues through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of family relationships and eliminate the need for families to resort to litigation.

CFLG is online at www.collaborativefamilylawsandiego.com, and LinkedIn.