5 Reasons to Stay Out of Court

As a retired Superior Court Family Law Commissioner, I firmly believe that if you can find a way to stay out of court, do so for the following reasons: Time Constraints – The Family Court system is underfunded and understaffed.  Even a relatively simple case can...

Understanding Divorce Coaching

Understanding Divorce Coaching What is a Divorce Coach? A Collaborative Divorce Coach is a licensed mental health professional who has experience in issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage. The coach has training and expertise in family dynamics,...

“Mom and Dad, Thank You for How You Did Your Divorce.”

My adult son said this to me thirty years after his father and I were divorced.  He went on to say, “I have strengths now that I don’t think I would have except for the way you and Dad did your divorce.”    I was astonished when my son said this to me.  Jim is...

How to Choose a Collaborative Professional

How to Choose a Collaborative Professional Inasmuch as divorce is a legal process, each client will need to have – and is free to choose – his or her own Collaborative Attorney.  Attorneys who are qualified members of Collaborative Practice groups have committed to...

Resource Options

Resource Options Links for you Bay Area Mediators and Collaborative Divorce Professionals:  Find out which divorce option might be best for you. Learn about the differences between Collaborative Divorce and mediation, how to choose between them, and how to choose...