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Your Pre-Divorce Holiday Season Coping Guide

by Lynn Waldman, LCSW Have you been facing this holiday season with a mix of emotions; on one hand, hoping things will get better in your relationship, while at the same time dreading another holiday feeling stuck, empty, alone and wondering why you stay? Suppose part of you has decided you are going to leave your marriage, but you need… Read More

Financial Mistakes Men and Women Make When Getting Divorced

Under the emotional stress of a divorce, it can be difficult to make decisions, especially when they involved financial matters. There are several common mistakes that occur. Some are made by the person who is the primary breadwinner, often the husband. There are different common mistakes made by the person who makes less money, or who is the primary parent,… Read More

Can I Be Divorced Yesterday? Or is Slower Faster?

by Shawn Skillin, Esq. I get calls all the time from one spouse who is in a great big hurry to get divorced. And that’s OK. But, the other spouse is often in exactly the opposite frame of mind. Why is that and how do you deal with it?  What does the law say? Let’s deal with the law first.… Read More

What Is A Divorce Coach – and Do I Need One?

by Lynn Waldman, LCSW, and Tina Mears, LMFT Couples starting the Collaborative Divorce process understand they will be working with family law attorneys to help facilitate the legal requirements. They also recognize the advantages of working with a neutral financial professional such as a Certified Financial Planner or Certified Divorce Analyst, especially when there are important assets or property involved… Read More

Washington Post Article Features CFLGSD Member Justin Reckers

Board member and incoming president Justin Reckers was quoted in a recent Washington Post essay on the financial realities women often face after divorce. Please read the article here. The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego welcomes the opportunity to share our members’ expertise about divorce issues in nationally respected publications. We also offer speakers to your group or… Read More

Three Divorces In One

by Traci Hoppes, Family Law Attorney Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes Family law attorneys are hired to help people obtain a legal divorce. However, most divorce clients are really going through three different “divorces” at the same time: 1.  Emotional Divorce The emotional divorce begins with the decision to separate and ends when both spouses accept the… Read More

Real Talk San Diego Features Attorney Meredith Lewis

Tune in to Real Talk San Diego on ESPN Radio 1700 this Thursday, September 1, at 1 p.m. to hear Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego member and Certified Family Law Specialist Meredith Lewis. Meredith will discuss family law issues and mediation. You can listen from anywhere online: http://www.realtalksandiego.com/… Read More

Is The Alternative to Killing Each Other The Solution to a Family’s Problems?

by Sandra Joan Morris, Certified Family Law Specialist; Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek Courts evolved long ago to provide an alternative to self-help and violent solutions to disagreements. Both sides submitted their positions, and a Solomon decided how to resolve the dispute. Determining a property boundary, or allocating fault and awarding funds might not go… Read More

Shawn Weber: Swimming With the Sharks or Dolphins?

What type of attorney do you want to help you navigate your divorce? Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego member Shawn Weber describes his view of attorney styles in an interview on “Real Talk San Diego” heard on ESPN Radio 1700 AM. See a video of the interview here. Listen to the full interview featuring Shawn’s insights on Alternative… Read More

Seven Steps to Divorce Your Finances from Your Ex

by Ginita Wall, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Even in the best of circumstances, a divorce is a long, arduous, and emotional task. As soon as you finalize the divorce, you might just want to curl up in bed for a few weeks and watch every single thing on Netflix. Not so… Read More