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Collaborative Attorney with a Heart

When it comes to divorce, Jami Fosgate has first-hand experience. She was fortunate that she and her ex-husband agreed not to fight in court. Instead, they sat down and worked it out and when all was done, she had essentially a “good” divorce experience. This inspired her to attend law school at age 40 to […]

Lifetime Achievement Award

The  prestigious national organization, Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), has awarded our own Forrest (Woody) Mosten the 2019 Family Mediation Lifetime Achievement Award! The award is presented to leaders for their immense contribution to the field of professional family mediation. APFM takes great pride in honoring leaders in the field of family mediation. These […]

Zealous Representation As Compared to Zealous Advocacy A Comparison of Litigation and Collaborative Practice

By Michelle Daneshrad The two people who share everything that is important to them, their children, their finances, their peace of mind, are placed in competition with each other in the litigation model.  In the Collaborative model, the couple are supported by legal, financial, and mental health professionals to listen, understand, communicate their needs, and […]

The Collaboration Generation: Millennials & Collaborative Practice

We’re happy to share a blog posted on LinkedIn  by “Alison Spirito, a millennial divorce attorney who believes in the mission of collaborative practice.” This is an excellent blog on “Millennials, the next wave of potential clients and up and coming professionals, and ideal candidates for the collaborative process.” She starts by describing collaborative divorce, […]

Why Collaborative?

By Ron Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Background Ron Anfuso has a multi-faceted background with extensive experience serving as an expert witness, collaborative divorce financial specialist, and mediator for nearly 28 years. As a financial neutral, he trained and was a founding member of A Better Divorce, a South Bay collaborative group that was […]

What Can I Do to Help Determine the Outcome of My Divorce

The divorce process can make you feel out of control, unable to determine your own destiny and that of your children. Many people can influence the end result, and a judge can change everything from one day to the next. Why Choose Mediation or Collaborative Divorce When you agree to engaging resources to mediate or […]

South Bay Bar Association Lawyer of the Year – Joe Spirito

LACFLA is proud to recognize that one of our members, Joe Spirito, was recognized by the South Bay Bar Association as Lawyer of the Year on February 8, 2019. “It is very exciting to be recognized by your colleagues in such a kind, unexpected way,” said Joe. The Lawyers of the Year is chosen and […]

The Sum of our Histories

by Rebecca Fisher One of my colleagues recently wrote a blog for this column about working with our clients as we find them. The same holds true for the professional members of the team. The collective history of the people at a team meeting is vast. We sometimes forget when aggravated by a professional member’s […]


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