The following goals will help you focus on the needs of your children and NOT on your conflict with the other parent. We will shield our children from conflict We will not use our children as messengers or confidants We will not criticize the other parent in front of the children or […]
LACFLA member Joe Spirito recently did a podcast for DivorceMagazine.com about how the collaborative divorce process can benefit divorcing couples. Listen to the podcast here! For more information on collaborative divorce, please contact LACFLA.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]