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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 […]

Do I Need a Shark to Represent Me in My Divorce Case?

by Ken Harvey No matter whether you are the person filing for a divorce or you are the one that will be responding to the divorce Petition, you will need to find an attorney to represent you. At the time this decision will be made, your emotions will likely be running high. Your spouse may […]

Ways a Mental Health Professional Helps You During Your Divorce

When you are in the deep trenches of getting a divorce, no matter how amicable, you, your spouse and your children’s mental health can be stressed beyond measure. Often times you may find yourself in flight, fight or freeze mode. Hashing out the what if’s, why’s and how could be emotional roller coasters. Did you […]

LACFLA – Telehealth

Can’t come to the LACFLA office? We are now offering options available such as telephone and/or video conferencing for people who want to have appointments with their mental health professionals. Telehealth Variously deemed online therapy, internet therapy, e-therapy, distance therapy, teletherapy, or telemedicine, “telehealth” can be defined as using electronic transmission to offer real-time, interactive, […]

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Divorce Process

While the world is experiencing an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 virus, many things in our life have stayed the same – we are still dealing with our other daily life issues such as family, health, financial, emotional struggles and marital dissolutions that were present before the lockdown from the novel coronavirusm and which […]

How the Amazon Power Couple Used Mediation and Collaboration for Their Divorce

Amazon is one of the most successful business models on the planet, and it is poised to continue to grow at a staggering rate in the future. Because of its success, Amazon and Jeff Bezos have become a household name. Bezos is thought to be worth over $150 billion dollars. In January 2019, when word […]

Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, Alison Spirito

Alison Spirito, LACFLA member and LACBA board member, was recently published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. Her insightful article first provides helpful definitions of two types of consensual dispute resolution, mediation and collaboration. She then explains why these meaningful processes are a good fit for millennial attorneys, who value creative thinking and problem solving, making […]

Preparing for Divorce in the New Year

If you are preparing to start the divorce process in the new year, here are a few questions to consider before you start down the divorce road: Are you 100% sure you want to get a divorce? If you saw a divorce communication coach or worked with an impartial marital mediator, would you and your […]

Secrets To Not Letting the Holidays Wreck Your Finances

When you are in the midst of a marital separation, the holidays can be extremely stressful, not only emotionally, but financially as well. Often, we find that our clients feel that in order to make a fantastic Christmas, they need to have a holiday filled with over-the-top gift-giving to help cover up and ease the […]

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 […]


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