Category Archives: Conference News

A happy client is a returning client if you offer more than Collaborative Divorce.

You’ve successfully negotiated the final Judgment in your client’s divorce which the Court has signed. What’s next? Are you off to seek another client or is there something else you can do for this client?

For a case study, see Annie’s story below:

Right after the divorce

Annie and Lee married in 1982 and split in 2010. During the marriage they had 2 children, both of whom are now adults. During the marriage, Lee worked as an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin.  Annie worked as head of marketing and public relations for McDonald’s.  At the time of filing, the parties agreed to waive spousal support, divide the assets equally and divide the attorney’s fees. They agreed that the matter would proceed by default. A judgment and accompanying documents were prepared and signed by the parties. At the time of the default prove-up, Lee had retired and was living outside the … Read More

How to Increase Divorce Options Attendance and Get Collaborative Cases

 

The Problem and the Solution

Mixed Results for Divorce Options Attendance

Divorce Options TrademarkDivorce Options (DO) workshops were developed by the Sacramento Collaborative group in association with CP Cal about 10 years ago.  The original intent was to position the Collaborative Divorce process as one of four primary divorce options- competitive with litigation, mediation and do-it-yourself divorce. DO workshop presenters have consistently commented that they feel that three hours with a seasoned attorney, mental health and financial professional for little or no cost is a real bargain.   Folks should be crowding in line to attend our DO workshops.  Indeed,  our workshops should be packed full each month.

But DO workshop attendance for many groups in California has been less than desired.  Presenter participation has dwindled over time.  Some groups are considering consolidating their DO efforts or presenting quarterly instead of monthly. Some are even discontinuing their workshops entirely.

Two practice groups

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Power and Empowerment: The Collaborative Child Specialist

By Bart J. Carey, Esq.

Bart Carey Collaborative Divorce Attorney

In speaking with a parent contemplating divorce, I always speak with the understanding that it is most likely the parents who best understand their children and what is best for themselves and the family. I assume parents are the best people to shepherd their children through life’s toughest challenges, including divorce.

Divorce is  a tough time for the whole family, parents and children – of all ages. It’s a crisis like they’ve never faced before, challenging their very identity as parents, children, family and each of their places/roles/futures in and as a family. But I also know, empowered to do so, parents will do their best to meet these challenges in consideration of the best interests of their children.

For these and many other reasons, I always assure parents I am confident, with the best advice and counsel available, they will make the best decisions Read More

Divorce Mortgage Advisors presenting Workshop at CP Cal Conference XIII

Come to CP Cal Conference XIII!

CP Cal Conference XIII, scheduled for April 27-29, 2018 in San Mateo, California, is getting closer.  Please join us at the conference for a workshop on “Divorce Mortgage Financing Strategies”, presented by Divorce Mortgage Advisors.

Register Now!

Divorce Mortgage Advisors

Divorce Mortgage Advisors was founded under the premise that family law professionals and their clients deserve expert guidance on how to achieve mortgage related goals within the divorce settlement process. The company’s co-founders, Ross Garcia, a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, and Jason Crowley, CFA, CFP, CDFA, bring a wealth of experience in divorce finance.

Divorce Mortgage Financing Strategies Workshop

In this presentation “Divorce Mortgage Financing Strategies”, Ross Garcia and Jason Crowley will address the common questions they receive about divorcing clients and their ability (or inability) to qualify for a mortgage pre- or post-settlement.

The up-front analysis that the company offers applies to all … Read More