KPBS-TV Interview: Cuts to San Diego County Courts Are Affecting Families

Attorney Shawn Weber of Brave Weber & Mack and a member of CFLG San Diego appeared on KPBS Evening Edition with anchor Peggy Pico on Monday, December 3 for an interview about the impact of state court system budget cutbacks in the family law courts, and how individuals with family law matters could be affected. Weber encouraged people to give more consideration to seeking alternatives such as collaborative methods rather than pursuing matters in the courts. Please watch the interview here.

KPBS Radio Interview: San Diego County Court budget cuts will affect family law cases

CFLG San Diego member Shawn Weber, attorney with Brave, Weber & Mack, discussed Shawn Weber and Maureen Cavanaughthe impact of recent budget cutbacks to San Diego County’s family law courts on KPBS Radio’s “Midday Edition” with host Maureen Cavanaugh on Monday, December 3. Weber explained changes affecting court operations, and how this might negatively affect individuals with family law matters. Weber urged listeners to consider alternatives to going to court, such as collaborative law or mediation. Please listen to the interview at this link.

Divorced Familes Can Still Enjoy Happy Holidays

CFLG San Diego member Myra Chack Fleischer, Fleischer & Associates, offers excellent advice for divorced families on avoiding conflicts during the holiday season and making them more enjoyable for everyone in her latest column for Communities at Washington Times.

As Myra points out, all of us – attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors included – would rather enjoy the holidays with our own families than be called into action on behalf of stressed out clients during the season. Due to the recent court cutbacks, emergency filings are an even greater strain on everyone. This is the time to think ahead, anticipate and solve problems so you can enjoy your holiday season with minimum stress for you and your children.

The bonus: you’ll not only avoid stress but also any added financial expense from legal bills.

Read her tips here – and pass them on!

Read more: Divorced families can still enjoy happy holidays with a little planning | Washington Times Communities






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 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.