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How Collaborative Divorce Came to Southern California

By Joe Spirito In 2000, collaborative divorce made its way from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where it was founded by Stu Webb, to Southern California. At the time, it was a promising idea that had started to gain some regional traction, but hadn’t been practiced in Southern California yet. Collaborative divorce is a consensual dispute resolution process […]

Divorce, Taxes and Selling Your Home

During a divorce, your family home may be sold in the asset division process, but it’s hard to make sure all your options are considered. When you choose to get a divorce through the collaborative process, a financial neutral is a vital part of the team, especially when selling your home is part of the […]

Divorcing Before the Holidays? How a Collaborative Divorce Might Be Right for You

While it’s not a present that one dreams about receiving during the holidays, divorce happens more than most realize during this time, and it can be a complicated process. However, all is not lost, and your holidays are not doomed to disaster. When you choose to work within the collaborative divorce framework, a peaceful holiday […]

Why Include a Mental Health Professional on Your Collaborative Divorce Team?

It’s no secret that getting divorced is emotionally difficult. So, it is vital that parents consider what their children are feeling when they decide to divorce. Conflict can have a long-lasting effect, years after the divorce is over. Research is very clear that it is not the divorce but the conflict that is harmful to […]

Building Your Self-Confidence During a Divorce

Divorce is considered a significant life event, and it is certainly reasonable to say that your self-confidence can take a big hit. And while your self-confidence can plummet, it can start to be rebuilt during your divorce, especially when you and your spouse decide to divorce by utilizing the collaborative divorce process. During the collaborative […]

How to Handle the Fear of Divorce During a Pandemic

If you’ve been thinking about a divorce but are fearful of the future, finances, being alone and/or concerned about your children, there are considerations to make. Are you in a challenging relationship and are afraid to get out? Or now that you’re staying at home together because of COVID-19, do you and your partner fight […]

COVID-19 Impact on Parenting Time, Child Support, and Divorce

Has coronavirus wrecked your parenting time strategy, your marriage, or your child support? Are you worried that this may happen? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. The three most typical family law questions we hear are: • With stay at home orders in place, will the kids need to be exchanged for parenting […]

How Does a Gray Divorce Affect Your Retirement?

Going through a divorce is an emotional and financial rollercoaster, but when you divorce past your 50’s, commonly called a gray divorce, the economic fallout can be much more complicated. A gray divorce can be tricky, as they often come with a complicated financial landscape – filled with investments, lots of debt, various income streams […]


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