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2020 Divorce Options Webinar - Zoom from San Francisco

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DIVORCE IN CALIFORNIA. What You Need to Know.

A FREE community education class held monthly throughout the year. Due to current pandemic concerns aboout social distancing, we are now hosting our Divorce Options Workshop via Zoom (you would need access to a computer or tablet).

DIVORCE OPTIONS deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of three trained divorce professionals - a divorce attorney, a divorce financial analyst and divorce coach who is a mental health professional, workshop participants will gain a greater understanding of the often confusing and overwhelming divorce process.

DIVORCE OPTIONS will give you the basic knowledge you need to select the best divorce process option saving you time, money and frustration. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE.

A divorce attorney will present an overview of the divorce process, including the different process choices that are available so you will be informed about what the law says and what it doesn't say. A certified divorce financial analyst will show you how to prepare for divorce, and discuss the financial and tax implications of property division and support. A mental health professional will talk about how you and your family can better cope with the stress of divorce, including strategies for communicating effectively, for rebuilding self-esteem and for insulating your children from the conflict.

Divorce is difficult - it's hard when you're the one who wants it; it's hard when you're the one who doesn't want it. It's hard when your kids are little; it's hard when your kids are big. And it's hard when times are good - but it's particularly hard in times of economic uncertainty.

Thinking about divorce means taking a hard look at economic reality. Do we have enough resources to set up and maintain two households? How do we figure out support if one of us is unemployed? Do we sell the house now or wait until things get better? Can we afford to keep it?

Figuring out how to make good financial decisions in economically uncertain times is tough. It's even harder when you're being asked to make these decisions at a time when your decision-making ability is likely to be most impaired. Research tells us that just about every separation involves emotional turmoil, family upheaval and feelings of loss. Common sense tells us that we tend to make bad decisions when we feel overwhelmed. As if that weren't enough, add powerlessness and a dysfunctional court system into the mix. Divorce proceedings can make you feel powerless because the legal system operates according to rules and principles that you may know nothing about; that you may not agree with or think are fair; and that you may not be able to do anything about. Massive budget cuts to our court system means that it can take years for the court to process your case.

Don't know where to turn? We can help.

Divorce Options is a workshop designed to help people get on the same page and then take the next step, no matter where they are in the process. It can identify strategies to help you stay OUT of court, and help you identify the social, emotional, legal and financial issues that are most pressing for you. By learning about divorce and the different process options available you can maximize your ability to make good decisions during the difficult and challenging time.

Take charge of your social, emotional, legal and financial life. Educate yourself at Divorce Option.

THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE.

DIVORCE OPTIONS® is sponsored and taught by members of the Collaborative Practice San Francisco. Program applicable if you are married or in a state registered domestic partnership.

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