WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATION
Collaborative Practice is a voluntary out-of-court process for you and your spouse to resolve the legal, financial and emotional issues of your divorce or separation. You and your spouse are represented by collaboratively trained attorneys. These attorneys are disqualified from representing you in court. Successful teams include coaches for each spouse, the use of a child specialist, and trained divorce financial advisors.
LACFLA IN THE NEWS
LACFLA’s partnership with Loyola Law School continues to reap rewards.
On May 27, 2014 the Loyola Collaborative Clinic received the “Outstanding Program Award” by the Board of Supervisors of LA County. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas from the Second District presented the award to Loyola Law School’s Clinic director, Mary Culbert. This was at a televised hearing with hundreds of people present from our community as well as Supervisor’s Knabe, Yarslovsky and Antonovich.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas commended LACFLA for teaming up with Loyola to provide excellent service to those in need. He described collaborative practice in glowing terms explaining how allied professionals assist parties going thru the divorce process.
This project is a partnership between Loyola's new Collaborative Law Clinic (C-LAW), Loyola's Conciliation and Mediation Assistance Clinic (C-MAC), and Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association.
Congratulations to Mary Culbert of Loyola Law School and Kevin Chroman of LACFLA.
Thank you all for making the Collaborative Law Clinic such an unbridled success! Without you volunteering your time, this would not have been possible.
LACFLA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
Congratulations to Stephanie Maloney, recipient of the 2014 CP Cal Eureka Award. Stephanie has been tireless in her commitment to share the collaborative process with our community and to bring trainings to Los Angeles County. We are honored that Stephanie, a LACFLA member, received this prestigious award.
LACFLA IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE OUR JULY MEMBER OF THE MONTH
I'm Yaffa Balsam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Alamitos (located in Orange County, California) and past president of the Stepfamily Association of America's Los Angeles chapter.
During my 20 years of experience, I trained in several treatment modalities, such as: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, mediation, and divorce coaching.
I provide therapy services for treating a variety of issues.
LACFLA SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER - JULY 2014
MICHELLE DANESHRAD, ESQ.
Michelle Daneshrad is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a dedicated Collaborative attorney and Mediator. She is a speaker and trainer on conflict resolution.
She is the founder of San Fernando Valley Collaborative Professionals, a collaborative group consisting of 12 Collaborative civil and family law attorneys, four mental health professionals and three financial experts (www.valley collaborative.com). Graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 2001, she was a recipient of CALI Excellence for The Future in Family Law in 1999. She was a member of Southwestern
University Law Review. Michelle's effective mediation and collaborative skills and her calm and powerful way of being makes her one of Southern California's most respected and valuable mediators and collaborative professionals.
Michelle has participated in Woody Mosten's mediation and collaborative trainings, Center for Youth Services mediation training with advanced trainings in Families Able to Resolve Situations and advanced trainings inVictim Offender Restitution Services.
She has been trained in educational training programs at Landmark Education for the past seven years in areas of communication and leadership.
Michelle Daneshrad, Esq.
21900 Burbank Boulevard, 3rd FloorWoodland Hills, California 91367Email: email@example.comTel: (818) 991-0519Fax: (818) 475-5336www.smartdivorceoptions.com www.completionlawfirm.com
FIFTH ANNUAL DIVERSITY WORKSHOP GRAY DIVORCE
- When: TBA ~ STAY TUNED
- Where: SW Law School Salle Moderne
- Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2014 Training ~ August 13-15th
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Marital dissolution is not often merely legal or economic disputes. Because they arise out of the most intimate relationships, they implicate the basic personal, emotional and familial needs of parties and their children. Our court system increasingly has recognized that a judicial decree is far from the final word in a divorce; parental and fiscal responsibilities may last for many years.
The collaborative approach, which includes attorneys for each party, as well as mental health professionals and neutral financial experts to support the family and guide the parties to mutually acceptable resolutions, can provide parties with complementary resources and dispute resolution methods that are simply unavailable in court.
--Ronald M. George, Chief Justice of California Supreme Court of California