Do I Have to Disclose Everything in a Divorce?

By Ariel Sosna, JD In a California divorce, there are four basic steps if both spouses are taking part in the action. Step 1: filing and serving the Petition and Summons Step 2: filing and serving the Response (this is the only optional step) Step 3: completing the...

Ten Financial Things to Talk About Before You Get Married

By Lissa Rapoport, JD Getting married is a wonderful time in a couple’s journey.  People are happy, in love and ready to start a life together as a married couple.  This is actually the best time to talk about your respective expectations around what being...

Financial Professional’s Role in the Collaborative Divorce Process

Financial Professional’s Role in the Collaborative Divorce Process Divorcing couples are often unaware of the financial implications of various settlement options.  The Neutral Financial Professional is a licensed Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Certified...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Are Collaborative Divorce and the Divorce Options® program appropriate for same-sex couples, either married or in registered domestic partnerships in California? Collaborative Divorce is a natural fit for LGBTQ+ families, who face all of the...