Divorce Options® Workshop
A community service sponsored by Collaborative Practice California
Due to Covid-19 circumstances, most IN PERSON workshops will now be held as webinars via Zoom. Since the material is consistent among counties, please look for any available ONLINE WORKSHOP.
Divorce Options is a public education workshop offered through many regional Collaborative Practice groups in California.
What is a Divorce Options Workshop
Divorce Options® help potential divorcing parties understand and manage the legal, financial and emotional aspects of this challenging life transition.
Divorce Options® will help a potential divorcing party explore his or her options and make informed decisions about which process will most likely lead to his or her desired outcomes.
Divorce Options® will help a party take control of his or her divorce and move forward, 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
Divorce Options® provides 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 and divorce on children
Find the answers to important questions about divorce:
- What happens in court?
- How much time do divorces take?
- How much do divorces cost?
- How do you get started?
- What resources are available?
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of:
- Self-representation (Pro per, or “do-it-yourself”)
- Collaborative Practice
Get advice from professionals on how to:
- Talk to children about divorce
- Protect the things that are important
- Preserve family relationships
- Maintain emotional health and lessen stress
- Work together versus being at odds
- Retain control of the divorce process
Divorce Options® workshops are presented by a team of Collaborative Practice experts trained in this unique process: a Collaborative Divorce lawyer, a financial specialist and a divorce/communication coach. Each team member has experience guiding parties successfully through a divorce without time consuming and costly litigation.
The cost of the three-hour workshop varies according to the local practice group.
Divorce Options® workshops are presented by Collaborative Practice California member groups throughout the state.