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”)
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation

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.