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 INTRODUCES OUR JULY MEMBER OF THE MONTH
LACLFA'S DISTINGUISHED MEMBER
AVERY M. COOPER
Avery Cooper has been an attorney for over 30 years. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and, limits his practice to the areas of family law and trusts and estates, primarily handling complex marital and non-marital estates. Avery is a former President of the Santa Monica Bar Association and a former Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Santa Monica Bar. Avery has been appointed by the probate court on numerous occasions to represent proposed conservatees in conservatorship matters and, by the family court to report to the court as minor’s counsel on cases involving high-conflict custody disputes. Avery has also been appointed as a mediator by the court in both matrimonial and trusts and estates matters. His style of representation is to first try to negotiate or mediate a settlement of the matter. Whether or not that is not possible, his extensive litigation experience always proves invaluable.
Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2015
LACFLA SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER - JULY
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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August 12, 13, 14.
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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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