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Tips for Telling Your Children You are Divorcing

When parents have reached the decision to tell their child they are getting divorced or separated, Dr. Bingham Newman offers this candid advice: “You have to keep that door or window open,” she said. “You have to communicate with kids! And if you haven’t been, then you’d better start.” Newman provided a list for divorcing […]

The Collaborative Divorce Advantage

The Collaborative Divorce Advantage

  LACFLA is proud to announce that Ria Severence, one of our Mental Health Professionals, has co-authored a book, The Collaborative Divorce Advantage.  In Part 3 of the book, Don’t Go Through It Alone, Ria authored Chapter 5 entitled “The Collaborative Child Specialist:  The Best Kept Secret to Protecting Your Kids From Divorce Fall-Out.” “Divorce […]

Supporting Our Member, Jim Hallett, in His Grief

Jim and Mary Ellen with two panda bear babies

  Jim Hallett, a Board member of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), lost his best friend and wife, Mary Ellen, on Wednesday, April 19. From Jim:  “Mary Ellen died last night. Her advanced mantle cell lymphoma left her unable to survive a fairly routine fall early Tuesday morning. The resulting subdural hematoma […]

2016 Diversity Workshop

On December 3, 2016, LACFLA presented it’s Seventh Annual Diversity Workshop, at Southwestern University School of Law. Program chair Jena Stara and her committee, Jami Fosgate, Esq., and Devorah Markman, Esq., put together a fascinating four hour program on the topic of ” Neuroatypical People and Our Collaborative Practice”. The speakers for this program came […]

Announcing Our New LACFLA Website!

The Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association is proud to announce the launch of our all NEW WEBSITE! For nearly two decades LACFLA has been one of California’s leading proponents of the Collaborative Dispute Resolution process. LACFLA strives to present quality educational programs for our members and the public at large. Part of our Mission […]


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