CFLG San Diego attorney Shawn Weber appears on “The Real Estate Radio Hour”

CFLG member Shawn Weber, attorney with Brave, Weber & Mack, APLC, was the featured guest November 8 on “The Real Estate Radio Hour” which airs on 1700 AM ESPN. During the hour, Weber discussed “Love and Real Estate” including property law in divorce and collaborative divorce. If you missed it, listen here at this link to the podcast.

Wisconsin declares week of November 4 – 10 “Family Is Forever Week”

Governor Scott Walker proclaimed November 4-10 as Family is Forever-Children and Divorce Awareness Week in Wisconsin in order to bring attention to the impact of litigated divorce upon children. The Governor also recognized the work of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW) and its efforts to mitigate the effect upon children through the use of the collaborative law process.

You can read more at this link.

Is this something you’d like to see happen in the state of California, or ever just the County of San Diego as a start? Do you believe activities surrounding these declarations generate attention to the issues? Let us know.

 

Financial Infidelity Can Lead To Divorce: Important Questions to Ask

Financial Infidelity and The Money Trap

“Keeping secrets about your financial past and your spending habits can do as much damage to your relationship as having an affair.”

Justin Reckers, CFP, of Pacific Divorce Management and CFLG San Diego member, was recently interviewed by CNNMoney.com about the effects of financial infidelity on a marriage. Justin lists some red flags and some important questions to ask your spouse about money, debt, spending habits and their financial past to avoid letting someone take advantage of you. Great advice for all of us! See it here.

 

 

Domestic Violence Murders Increasing; Learn How To Protect Yourself

Domestic Violence Murders On The Increase

Domestic violence murders are on the rise in the United States in 2012.

In her column for Communities at Washington Times, CFLG San Diego member Myra Chack Fleischer, family law attorney, reports on a San Diego murder case in which a man killed his former girlfriend when she broke off the relationship. Domestic violence murders are up this year in many American cities. Many are triggered by a breakup or divorce. Read Myra’s advice here on how to protect yourself.

 

 

 

 

U-T TV Interview: Dr. Robert Simon on New Law Prohibiting Gay Aversion Therapy in California

CFLG San Diego member and psychologist Dr. Robert Simon talks with U-T TV afternoon host Taylor Baldwin about legislation recently signed into California law by Governor Jerry Brown prohibiting so-called “gay aversion therapy” for minors.

Dr. Simon explains why this therapy is ineffective and should not be used by mental health professionals.

See Dr. Simon’s interview here.

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego Retains Falcon Valley Group

(SAN DIEGO) – The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego (CFLG San Diego), a non-profit group of legal, financial, and mental health professionals trained in the Collaborative Process as an alternative to divorce litigation, has retained the Falcon Valley Group (FVG), an independent public relations consulting practice, to represent the organization.

Justin A. Reckers, CFP, CDFA, AIF, board chairman of CFLG San Diego and Managing Director of Pacific Divorce Management, says FVG will provide ongoing media and public relations support for CFLG San Diego to increase visibility and awareness of the firm’s services and expertise while educating the public about the collaborative family law process, including outreach through both traditional and social media platforms.

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 of families to resort to court litigation.

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

About Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego

The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego is an association of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working 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 of families to resort to court litigation.

 

About Falcon Valley Group

The Falcon Valley Group was established by award-winning public relations practitioner Gayle Falkenthal in 2004 after working with high profile organizations including the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter and San Diego County District Attorney’s office.  Clients include San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, Greenscaped Buildings, and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

Prior to her career in public relations, Falkenthal was an award-winning broadcast news and talk producer, writer and editor with KOGO-AM Radio, KFMB Channel 8, and KPBS Radio. She currently writes for the online news organization Communities at Washington Times.

Falkenthal holds a master’s degree in mass communication and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications & film, both from San Diego State University. She is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) and is currently Accreditation (APR) co-chair for PRSA San Diego. The APR designation represents the top 2% of all public relations professionals in the United States.

Falkenthal performs pro bono work for numerous organizations including the American Red Cross, Women’s Leadership Institute, and LEAD San Diego.  She is on the board of directors of the San Diego Press Club, Public Relations Society of America, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, San Diego State University Friends of Journalism Alumni Chapter, and the KCR Radio Alumni Association.