The information contained in these articles is of general interest, and should not be relied on for specific advice in your case.

Mental Health of Children in Divorce

Improving The Mental Health of Children in Divorce

Improving The Mental Health of Children in Divorce By Alison Spirito and Joseph P. Spirito, Jr. High-conflict behavior during divorce may have a more significant effect on children than divorce itself.[1] Children who witness their parents’ high-conflict divorces suffer from preventable mental and emotional health problems at significantly higher rates than children from intact families or even divorced families where the parents exhibit low or no conflict.[2] While litigation often normalizes high conflict, Collaborative Law and mediation consistently succeed in severing it from the divorce process by promoting consensual dispute resolution and drawing on the unique skills of child specialists […]

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Trial Techniques for Collaborative Divorce

Sorrell Trope Family Law Trial Institute

Presented by: Los Angeles County Bar Association Distinguished Judges and Attorneys Title: “Trial Techniques” When & Where: March 11, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City Description: The Panel of Judges & Attorneys Presented on Trial Techniques for family law cases. Good + not-so-good demonstrations on how to present your clients case at trial.

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Family Law Symposium

LA County Bar Family Law Symposium

Presented by: Judge Hank Goldberg, David Kuroda, Dvorah Markman, Bruce Cooperman, Fern Salka When & Where: May 6, 2017 at the Universal Hilton Hotel Description: “The Art of Persuading your Client” – A Litigator, Mediator, Collaborative Professional, Judge

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Collaborative Divorce

CPCal PCI (Pre Conference Institute)

Presented by: Jim Hallet with 5 others including Woody Mosten Title: Marketing Collaborative Divorce When: April 28, 2017 Description: Annual CPCal Conference included a Friday Pre-Conference Institute on Collaborative Marketing.

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Agenda Setting

UCLA School of Law – Mediation Course

by Jeffery Jacobson Website: “Agenda Setting in Mediation” Date: Feb 15, 2017 On 2/15/17 Jeffery Jacobson was a guest speaker at UCLA School of Law. Jeffery presented a mediation course on the topic of Agenda Setting in Mediation.

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consensual dispute resolution

Dr. Constance Ahrons

“Trends in Collaborative Divorce” Date: Jan 29, 2017 Dr. Constance Ahrons, author of “The Good Divorce” and “We’re Still Family” spoke at the ABD retreat. Dr. Ahrons spoke about her experiences over time practicing collaborative divorce and consensual dispute resolution (CDR).

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Trust & Estate

Southern California Chapter, AAML

by Chris Moore Website: Family Law and Trust & Estate Crossover Issues Date: Feb 25, 2017 Title: “Tales From the Other Side: A Few Things Family Lawyers Need to Know about Trust & Estate Law.”

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From the Kids Perspective: Co-Parenting Through Divorce

Vi Ballard & Paula March Website: “Co-Parenting” 3rd Saturday,  9am-12pm, $75/person ABD mental health professionals Vi Ballard & Paula March facilitate a co-parenting class “From the Kids Perspective: Co-Parenting Through Divorce” the third Saturday of every month at the Collaborative Center of Southern California in Hermosa Beach. For more information call Paula March at 310-245- 6814.

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