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Don’t Divorce Alone: It Takes A Village

by Myra Chack Fleischer, CFL-S, Fleischer & Ravreby As we start a new year, it is natural to take stock of your life and look for ways to improve your situation. Sometimes, this means facing the reality that a divorce is necessary for your emotional and sometimes financial health. January is the month with the most new divorce filings all… Read More

Is Mediation or Litigation the Right Choice for My Divorce?

by Julia Garwood, Attorney at Law Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Garwood Family Law and Mediation When heading toward the end of a marriage, many people ask what the difference is between divorce mediation and litigation. And beyond that, which one is right for them. There are numerous differences between divorce mediation and litigation, however the primary three include… Read More

Six Tips for Separating Emotions from Economics in Divorce

by Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP®, CDFA  They say that a bad marriage is like a game of cards. You start out with two hearts and a diamond – but end up wishing for a club and a spade. When those feelings surface during a divorce, it leads to unproductive conflict and often results in a less than optimal settlement. In… Read More

Nine Tips for Deciding Fair Spousal Support

by Robin DeVito, Attorney at Law One of the more difficult issues facing people getting divorced is the issue of spousal support. For both parties, questions generally focus on how much support will be, and how long is it paid. There are three types of spousal support orders. The first: Money is paid for spousal support for a period of… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Offers Alternatives to “Divorce Corp.” Documentary

January 20, 2014 Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR 619-997-2495 or gayle@falconvalleygroup.com   (SAN DIEGO) – The release of the new documentary film “Divorce Corp.” has generated renewed attention and focus on family law court proceedings involving divorce, child custody and child support issues across the United States.  While the film offers a critique of the way that divorce is commonly… Read More

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego Featured on “San Diego Living”

Representatives of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego appeared on “San Diego Living” on Monday, December 30 on San Diego 6 (CW6/XETV). Family law attorney Nancy Taylor, financial specialist Cinda Jones and psychologist/coach Dr. Robert Simon were interviewed by host Marc Bailey, who asked them to explain the collaborative divorce model and answer common questions that people might… Read More

What You Can Do to Reduce Attorney Fees and Costs and Finish Your Divorce Sooner

by Susan Rapp, CLS-F, Family Law Attorney There are a number of ways to resolve parenting, property, debt, and support issues in a divorce.  These methods include Collaborative Divorce, hiring an attorney and attempting to settle issues outside of court, going to court and litigating unresolved issues, and working with an impartial mediator, with or without attorney involvement. I have… Read More

College Debts Delaying Marriage For Graduates

There is a new and surprising reason not to take on too much college debt. A survey by Harris Interactive conducted for the American Institute of CPAs found 15 percent of college graduates have postponed getting married due to their student loan payments. This is a significant number. Almost 39 million U.S. adults had student loan debt at the end… Read More

Collaborative Divorces Save Money

by Sandra Joan Morris CA State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers How expensive is the collaborative law process compared to other methods of resolving cases? As a family law trial attorney, I heard for years that the collaborative process is much more expensive because if it ends, the team members are off the… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Can Make Divorce Cheaper

CFLGSD member Shawn Weber of Brave, Mack and Webers reports that collaborative divorce was recently featured as a good alternative to the expenses of going through the court system to get divorced. Fox Business News recently interviewed attorney Randy Kessler, founding partner of law firm Kessler & Solomiany in Atlanta, Georgia, on tips for saving money on a divorce. Kessler… Read More