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San Diego Osteopathic Physicians Learn About Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego incoming 2016 president, attorney Myra Chack Fleischer, CFL-S, and board member Cinda Jones, CFP, CDFA, joined members of the San Diego Osteopathic Medical Association spoke at the group’s November meeting for a presentation on Collaborative Practice as an alternative to traditional litigated divorce. The presentation provided an overview of the process, introduced the… Read More

Understanding the Chemistry Of A Divorce

People often express the need to find “chemistry” in their relationships, the connection, bond, or feeling of commonality between two people. Without positive chemistry, any potential for a relationship is stopped cold. But even an intense attraction which leads to a marriage can often fade or become lost over time, leading to the decision to divorce. What role does chemistry… Read More

Empower Yourself During Your Divorce

by Debra Caliguri, Law and Mediation Offices of Debra N. Caliguri How many times have we all heard and even repeated the phrase “Ignorance is bliss”?  Itmay be popular, but ignorance is bliss is no credo to live by. One online dictionary defines “Ignorance is bliss” as “a term used to falsely justify apathy on the given subject in the… 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

Don’t Trash Talk Your Ex: Staying Civil After Divorce

Among the many significant benefits of collaborative divorce is providing a framework for respectful, civil discussion between spouses about difficult issues. By remaining civil, emotional stress is lessened on everyone in the family, especially the children. Once the divorce is final, parents need to continue those respectful communication practices as they work together to raise their children. The positive aspects… Read More

Your Brain on Collaborative Divorce

By Garrison “Bud” Klueck Americans of a certain age likely recall a memorable TV commercial.  The TV image is that of someone breaking an egg.  The voice-over announcer says “This is your brain.”  It then cuts to a very hot frying pan sizzling.  The egg is dropped into the pan, where it rapidly fried.  The voiceover says “This is your… Read More

Five Tips For Successfully Negotiating Your Divorce

by Michele Sacks Lowenstein, Attorney, California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, Lowenstein Brown, A.P.L.C. Trying to negotiate a divorce in a conference room with either a mediator or two attorneys is hard work. However, the result can be worthwhile if you bear in mind that you are a parent forever and the story of your divorce will, ultimately, be… Read More

How Divorce Affects Your Health

by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.   Clinical Psychologist, Collaborative Coach and Past-President of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego The Stress Effect Divorce ends what was supposed to be our most intimate life-long relationship. It is one of the top ten stressors on all life event stress scales, ranking close to the loss of a loved one and serving… Read More

What to Expect When You Have Filed for Divorce

by Nancy A. Taylor, Esq. Hargreaves & Taylor, LLP California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers As soon as your friends and family find out you have filed for divorce, the first thing they will want to do is tell you their horror stories and/or how you and your attorney should be… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Can Help You Capitalize on the Holiday Season Spirit

by Colleen A. Warren, Esq. Certified Legal Specialist – Family Law, LEWIS, WARREN & SETZER, LLP What did you do during the holiday season? Most of us enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Many people put their differences aside during the holidays and attempted to live together harmoniously for the sake of the children or their family, or to… Read More