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.
Greetings! Here’s a special invitation to a live workshop on Discernment Counseling to be held at the Embassy Suites near LAX (9801 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.For the first time, divorce professionals and marriage therapists are joining forces to prevent unnecessary divorces and to assure good divorces for those who choose that path. We have never done a training where both professions were in the same location. It will be a great opportunity to build your direct referral network. Therapists will learn from Bill Doherty, creator of “discernment counseling,” about a special protocol for how to work with “mixed agenda” couples where one is leaning out of the relationship and the other wants to save it. Lawyers and financial professionals will learn from Louise Livesay, an expert in divorce ambivalence. You will focus on recent research of divorce ambivalence, the discernment protocol, and client intake. The sessions will be running parallel with a networking reception after the training where you can meet other professionals to build your organic referral network. Hurry! Registration has already begun, and we are anticipating spots to fill up quickly, so don’t wait! For TherapistsDiscernment Counseling for Couples on the BrinkFriday February 6th from 9 to 4. Networking mixer with lawyers and financial professionals held from 4 to 6 Therapist Learn More and Sign Up Here Bill does not do many live events. This is your opportunity to speak with him directly.
This event will also be eligible for NBCC continuing education hours for an additional $20. You can select this option on the payment page. Divorce Ambivalence and NetworkingFriday February 6th from 1 to 4. Networking mixer with therapists held from 4 to 6 Lawyers/Financial Professionals Learn More and Sign Up Here
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LACFLA INTRODUCES OUR FEBRUARY MEMBER OF THE MONTH
LACLFA'S DISTINGUISHED MEMBER
NANCY SATENBERG Ph,D.
For almost 25 years, Dr. Nancy Satenberg worked for Family Court Services in the Los Angeles County Superior Court providing child custody mediation for parents going through a divorce or separation. During her time with the Court, Nancy did training for new hires, worked on the domestic violence task force and helped to plan Divorce Seminars. Dr. Satenberg was instrumental in bringing the Parents and Children Together (PACT) program to the San Fernando Valley which she co-facilitated from 1993 to 2008. She retired from the Court in 2008 to go into private practice where she works exclusively with parents and children of separating and divorcing families. She has presented at conferences, Bar meetings and attorneys’ study groups on the subject of mediation and divorce.
Dr. Satenberg received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute. She has California State licenses in Clinical Social Work and Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. In 2010, Nancy underwent training in the practice and philosophy of Collaborative Law. She immediately recognized the unique opportunities that this particular process gave to families in crisis and identified how compatible it was with her own professional experience and philosophy. Dr. Satenberg has long espoused the idea of taking all the necessary steps to keep families out of the court system and to help parents make their own decisions in this process. She believes that the practice of Collaborative Law provides families with the perfect alternative to traditional litigation. Nancy is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Nancy’s goal is to assist families in the process of healing. She strives to provide education, guidance and support with an understanding of emotions and concerns. As a mediator, parenting and divorce coach, reunification counselor and co-parenting facilitator, Dr. Satenberg offers compassionate advice and creative solutions to the common problems of divorce and separation.
LACFLA SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER - FEBRUARY
STEPHANIE MALONEY, CFP, CDFA
Stephanie Maloney, CFP, CDFA
Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFPTM), Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM (CDFATM)
Stephanie Maloney, Certified Financial Planner®(CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM(CDFATM), was one of the first practicing divorce financial planners in the Los Angeles area. As a mediator with Peace Talks, Stephanie brings her expertise to help mediation clients make good choices for settlement. She helps determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of proposed divorce settlements, offers valuable insight into the pros and cons of different settlement proposals, and helps avoid common financial pitfalls of divorce.
Ms. Maloney earned her Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) credential from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado in 1991. She completed the training by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in 1999. She has also taken Collaborative DivorceTM training and completed 30 hours of mediation training in 2005 and 40 hours of divorce mediation training in 2007. Stephanie has over 25 years of professional experience in the financial services industry providing a broad range of financial and advisory services for her clients.
Having personally gone through a divorce involving the future of her child, Stephanie is prepared to assist her clients, both financially and emotionally. She helps determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of proposed divorce settlements, offers valuable insight into the pros and cons of different settlement proposals, and helps avoid common financial pitfalls of divorce. Whether it's in a mediation session or as part of an individual consultation for each party in mediation, Stephanie provides personalized reports illustrating the financial status, cash flow and net worth of divorcing parties.
Stephanie is a member of the Institute for Certified Divorce Planners, the California Divorce Planners Network, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Alternate Dispute Resolution Standing Committee of the State Bar-Family Law Section (Southern California), and Associate Member of the Los Angeles County Bar.
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See new collaborative horizons at Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association’s Monthly Collaborative Law Study Group & Round-Table Discussions
New and Seasoned Collaborators come together to master case success and develop a satisfying and profitable collaborative practice. We will learn about practice-enriching topics and discuss your questions, concerns, goals, and cases. The ValleyWhen: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location:21900 Burbank Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Woodland Hills, California 91367Host: Michelle Daneshrad (818) 991-0519 firstname.lastname@example.org West Los AngelesWhen:1st Friday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Please BYO brown bag lunch.) Location:11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 265, Los Angeles, California 90064Hosts:Carol Hirshfield & Jena Stara (310) 207-2500 email@example.com Light refreshments provided. RSVPs are welcomed, but not necessary. Please let us know if you want a monthly LACFLA Study Group in a new location.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH & LEARNING:
2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 participate in our Monthly Collaborative Law Study Group & Round-Table Discussions
Held in the Valley and on the west side, this is a great opportunity to network and learn from seasoned professionals.
Contact Michelle Daneshrad for Valley locations:
(818) 991-0519 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Carol Hirshfield & Jena Stara for locations in West Los Angeles:
(310) 207-2500 email@example.com
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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