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Strategies for Divorce

The Law Collaborative has partnered with the State Bar of California to provide licensed attorneys with MCLE Credits. Our October 18 seminar, Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Divorce offers attorneys 1 MCLE for $25. If you’re an attorney interested in adding family law to your menu of services, this 90 minute seminar will teach you important tips, tricks, and strategies for moving cases forward, how to better protect a client’s assets during divorce, why fighting for a client to keep the family residence may hurt them in the long run, and common divorce-related tax issues  most family law attorneys don’t appreciate or understand.

This seminar is also ideal for those with no legal background who are in the process of divorce. Do you feel like your case is stuck? Is negotiating with your ex impossible? Are you unsure of where your case is headed or how to take the next step? Pourya Keshavarzi, Esquire, and Irene Smith, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, join forces to provide you with important information that will help you protect yourself in court, tricks for effective negotiation, and strategies for moving your case forward.

Join us at our office in Woodland Hills on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Divorce. Refreshments will be served. Register online today for $25 or call us toll free at (888) 852-9961.

To see some of the other upcoming events we have planned, visit www.thelawcollaborative.com/events.htm.

MCLEs Available

The Law Collaborative is pleased to announce that we are now offering MCLEs for the following seminars:

Autumn 2011

 

Tips, Tricks & Strategies for Divorce (1 MCLE Credit)

Description: Attorney Pourya Keshavarzi and Irene Smith, MBA, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™ of Smith Financial Management, offer a wealth of knowledge in this short seminar. Laypeople, new attorneys, and seasoned attorneys alike will learn important tips, tricks, and strategies for moving cases forward, how to better protect the assets during divorce, why fighting for to keep the family residence may hurt you or your client in the long run, and common divorce-related tax issues most family law attorneys don’t appreciate or understand. Refreshments served.
Date: Tues., October 18, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Registration Info: $25 in advance, $50 at the door. Register here or call (888) 852-9961

From Dating Through Divorce (1 MCLE Credit)

Description: Attorney Ty Supancic provides an interactive and informative presentation encompassing all aspects of family law from pre-marriage to parenting, divorce prevention, reconciliation, and family reorganization. Anybody contemplating marriage, children, or divorce, and those seeking a general overview of how the law relates to families, are invited to attend. This intensive overview of California family law and how it relates to families and personal relationships is ideal for attorneys interested in adding family law services to their practice. Key topics covered include prenuptial agreements, fiduciary relationships, spousal tort liabilities, support guidelines, and property division. Refreshments served.
Date: Tues., November 15, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Registration Info: $25 at the door, $50 in advance. Register here or call (888) 852-9961

Winter 2012

Best Kept Secrets in Family Law – What Divorce Lawyers Don’t Want You to Know (1.25 MCLE Credits)

Description: Ron Supancic, Certified Family Law Specialist, Court Panel Mediator, Coach, and Collaborative Family Lawyer, shares the best kept secrets in family law. With forty years of family law experience under his belt, Ron is in the unique position to offer information most divorce lawyers won’t give you. Discover the 5 Pillars of Marital Success, learn about the 7 Options for Divorce, find out about the pre-marital agreement the state of California wrote for you, and much more. This incredible presentation will arm you with the knowledge and power you need to protect yourself, your family, and your assets during divorce. Additionally, this seminar is ideal for lawyers who are seeking to expand their family law practice and are struggling in a weak economy. The emphasis is on showing lawyers how to (1) explain, (2) teach, (3) incorporate, and (4) practice unbundled family law, congruent with the California Professional Code and the Rules of Professional Conduct. Ethical issues are discussed in detail as well as techniques and tactics for enrolling parties and counsel in a revolutionary approach to conflict management and dispute resolution. Refreshments served.
Date: Sat., February 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Registration Info: $25 in advance, $50 at the door. Register here or call (888) 852-9961

Seating is limited, so be sure to register now. We look forward to seeing you soon!

To register for any of our upcoming events, please visit www.thelawcollaborative.com/events.htm or call us toll free at (888) 852-9961.

Save The Date

The next Breakfast with Ron & Robert: Second Saturday Divorce Workshop is coming up July 9th. July’s speakers will include Attorney Ronald Supancic, Dr. Kathy Memel, Ph.D., MFT, and Irene Smith, CDFA. You’ll learn how to protect yourself in court, California guidelines for child support and spousal support, and how to help you, your kids, and your spouse cope with the divorce. Register online and get 50% off the registration fee. Register online by clicking here or call us toll free at (888) 852-9961.

Breakfast with Ron & Robert

Don’t forget! This Saturday, June 11 is Breakfast with Ron & Robert: Second Saturday Divorce Workshop. This month’s speakers include Attorney Robert Borsky, James E. Walton, Ph.D., and Pete Collins, CFP. You’ll learn about the legal divorce, the emotional divorce, and the financial divorce. You’ll be able to ask questions and get answers. Register before 4 p.m. this Friday, June 10 and get 50% off the registration fee. Register online by clicking HERE or call us toll free at (888) 852-9961.

Preview of Coming Attractions

The Law Collaborative is getting very busy! To celebrate our spring relocation, we are planning some great workshops and community events. On our calendar so far are A Woman’s Journey to Financial Independence presented by Irene Smith, MBA, CPA, CFP®, CDFA™ of Smith Financial Management and featuring guest speaker Tyler Bain, Regional Vice President of Curian Capital, LLC. Also presented by Irene Smith will be Wine Tasting and Real Estate, and Retirement Illusions. We’re planning family law seminars as well, featuring Dr. James Walton and attorneys Ron Supancic, Pourya Keshavarzi, and Ty Supancic. And of course, we continue to host our popular Second Saturday Divorce Workshop on the second Saturday of every month.

For registration info, check our events page.  You can also sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter for regular updates on upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

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How Men Heal from A Break Up

Today’s guest post is by James E. Walton, Ph.D. Dr. Walton will be a featured speaker at the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop June 11, 2011, where he will discuss the emotional divorce and how to help your children cope with the split.

HOW MEN HEAL FROM A BREAKUP
By James E. Walton, Ph.D.

Men pride themselves on feeling powerful, competent and effective in their world. They receive a sense of fulfillment in feeling successful and doing well. Men take great pride in being independent and self-sufficient.

Then, they fall in love. They allow themselves to be vulnerable to another, they get close and sometimes they end up getting hurt and their hearts get broken.

Surprisingly, men generally are the first to fall in love and the last to fall out of it. Men have more difficulty handling their emotions than women because they have been trained to be independent so they develop fewer skills for handling their emotions. They become emotionally overwhelmed easily and demonstrate it by shutting off their emotions and withdrawing, or going into denial. All of this is a bid to cut themselves off from those overwhelming feelings of hurt and pain.

In the process, those feelings lie dormant and are never healed. If they don’t heal those feelings, they don’t allow themselves to fall in love again and they’ll miss out on one of the most rewarding, healing and satisfying experiences in their lives; that of falling in love again.

When men are in pain from a break up, they go right into feeling mode and become overwhelmed by those feelings resulting in shut down, paralysis, withdraw or angry bitterness. Men cannot make good decisions for themselves or anyone else under those conditions.

It’s best for them to throw themselves into an activity or project that they love doing. While they’re doing the activity they love they’re also processing the painful feelings of a break up and this can contribute greatly to the healing of those feelings.

Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D. is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a private practice in Sherman Oaks. Log onto his website at LAtherapist.com or call 818-753-4865.

News from The Law Collaborative

News from The Law Collaborative

Ron and Robert are pleased to announce that they will be presenting a workshop at the 2011 Orange County Mediation Conference along with Kathryn Dager, President of Profitivity Inc. Be sure to check out our Events page for more information.

Also, this Saturday is Breakfast with Ron and Robert: The Second Saturday Divorce Workshop. This month Irene Smith, CDFA will discuss important financial issues, and Dr. James Walton will discuss the emotional issues that arise during divorce.  You may not need this workshop, but someone you know does. Register by Friday, March 11 and get a 50% discount on the registration fee. Register online at TheLawCollaborative.com/SecondSaturday.htm or call our offices at (888)852-9961.

The Marriage Eulogy

By Ty Supancic, Esquire

There is an old saying, “History is written by the winners.” In litigation, there are winners and losers. We believe that when parties in crisis choose mediation over litigation, everyone has the potential to come out a winner. If the winners write history, why can’t the winners in a dissolution write their own history?

Fifty years after a divorce, the children and grandchildren of the original divorcing couple will tell and believe a story about why their parents and grandparents divorced, what kind of people they were, and what aftermath or legacy they left behind. A couple going through a dissolution has the opportunity to write what they would like that story to be. By writing that story, and by keeping that story in mind, they can guide their actions and decisions in such a way that the story can become a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. Without having the story as a guideline, the parties are building without a plan, traveling without a map. They’ll build something and end up somewhere, but not with anything or anywhere they would have hoped.

The exercise of having individuals who are going through a dissolution of marriage write a “Joint Divorce Story” is not a new idea. Ron has been recommending it to his clients for years. Unfortunately, few ever take the time to engage in this useful exercise. Oftentimes they confuse the Joint Divorce Story with a mission statement or their short-term goals. The exercise might be more easily understood if it is renamed “The Marriage Eulogy”.

One of our paralegals, Maria, told me that when she was in high school, the nuns had them write their own eulogy as part of a “Death and Dying” class exercise. The idea was that by writing about all the great things they wanted to be remembered for when they died, one might be guided in making decisions during their lives. The Marriage Eulogy has the same goal.

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Very truly yours,
Ron Supancic, CFLS and Robert Borsky, Esq.
Partners at The Law Collaborative, LLP

50% off Second Saturday

On the second Saturday of every month The Law Collaborative hosts a Divorce Workshop at our office in Woodland Hills. Over breakfast and coffee, participants hear from a veteran family law attorney, a financial expert, and a mental health professional. The setting is intimate, questions are answered, and concerns are addressed. This Saturday, January 8, is our last workshop at the low rate of $50. Starting in February we are raising the registration fee. However, if you register in by 4:00 p.m. today, you will receive a 50% discount. That’s a $1200 value for $25. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for trusting us with your legal concerns.

Register today by calling our toll free number (888) 852-9961 or email info@thelawcollaborative.com.
For more information about the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop, visit RonandRobertonDivorce.com.

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year,
Ron Supancic and Robert Borsky,
Partners at The Law Collaborative, LLP

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