Category Archives: Collaborative Process

No Court Divorce

Often divorce is a highly emotionally charged, complicated process, but No Court Divorce is an option that can provide a better way. As a former family-law paralegal of 15 years and now an attorney with more than 20 years’ experience, I’m a firm believer in the collaborative approach, which features an agreement not to go […]

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 […]

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: Millennial’s & 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing Our New LACFLA Website!

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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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