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Free Divorce Workshop

This year, in accord with my resolution to live more mindfully, I am offering the Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for FREE as a contribution to the community. If you know someone who is going through a divorce, thinking about divorce or is faced with other family law issues, please pass this invitation on. If you are experiencing a family law crisis yourself, I invite you to join us on the Second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at my office in Woodland Hills for a roundtable discussion providing information and guidance. Learn about the 7 options for divorce, how to communicate with your ex effectively to achieve goals that are consistent with your interests, and how to restructure your family in a healthy and positive way.

As a California Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, one of my goals is to help clients achieve a successful divorce. It may seem like the words “successful” and “divorce” contradict themselves, but they do not. Experience and academic studies have helped us identify the basic elements of a successful divorce. “Successful,” as used here, means to complete the process of emotional separation, establish a new center of balance as a single person, maintain the welfare of your children, and develop healthy attitudes toward yourself, your ex-spouse, and your past marriage.

As in life itself, absence of conflict is not part of a successful divorce. A degree of anger and conflict is natural, useful, and constructive. It helps break the bonds of attachment and old patterns in the relationship, stimulates reflection, and enables change. (Excessive and destructive conflict, however, requires special treatment – usually the intervention of divorce coaches).

I ask clients to try to view their “ex” as a problem-solving partner. It is helpful to consider the ‘ex’ as someone who can actively and constructively participate in resolving the issues created by the separation. The closer the parties come to mutuality and balance, the healthier it will be for them and their family.

If you would like to attend the next free family law workshop, please RSVP by calling toll free (818) 348-6700, or reply to this email. To view other upcoming free events at The Law Collaborative, please visit www.thelawcollaborative.com/events.htm. I encourage you to forward this invitation to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year,

Ron Supancic, CFLS
The Law Collaborative, APC
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
T: (818) 348-6700
F: (818) 348-0961
www.thelawcollaborative.com/

What Everyone Who Has or Wants a Family Needs to Know

All personal relationships, from casual dating all the way through marriage and the relationships we have with our children, are governed by the law. Unless you’re a hermit, at some point the law will intersect with your personal relationships. Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion designed to cover some areas which will be of concern to everybody attending, even those with perfect marriages and perfect children.

Attorney Ty Supancic will discuss how California’s 2000 page prenuptial agreement (aka the California Family Code) can be overcome with some advance planning by dating couples, designed to strengthen relationships before marriage so that the resulting marriage has a better chance of enduring.

Ty will present and discuss communication tools developed by mental health professionals to enhance relationships before, during, and after marriage. Powerful tools we can bring to bear in all of our relationships.

Even in the best marriage, the law is ever present. Ty will discuss and explain responsibilities couples have to each other, parents have to children, and parents have to the world. This includes child labor law, dealing with troubled children, and planning for your children’s retirement.

If you know someone whose marriage has fallen on hard times, Ty will discuss tools that can help save a marriage, or if it can’t be saved, may help the parties have the least destructive family reorganization possible with the fewest casualties and at the lowest cost.

Not only is divorce second only in stress to the death of a loved one, but it often results in financial disaster. It doesn’t have to be that way. Ty will discuss the seven options couples have if they decide their marriage cannot be saved. The options include creative solutions not considered by any court, which can minimize impact to children and the couple’s finances.

Ty will also discuss the process of dissolution in California. What procedures are required, what pitfalls and dangers might be encountered and how to avert them, and what measures can be taken to minimize the long-term impact. He’ll also discuss relationships after a final divorce decree.

The Law Collaborative takes a holistic view of family law: We realize that divorce isn’t the end. Relationships continue in one form or another, especially if there are children. Without this insight and without proper acknowledgment of this truth and careful planning, a divorce can destroy lives in the long term — solving nothing but creating many new problems.

Ty Supancic is an attorney with a perfect marriage and a perfect child, but that wasn’t always the case. Ty also has a decent sense of humor and will try to utilize it during this discussion. Questions are welcome, refreshments and handouts will be provided.

This seminar is open to the public. Licensed attorneys who attend will earn 1 MCLE Credit. The seminar is on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at our office in Woodland Hills. For more information or to register for this seminar today, please visit www.thelawcollaborative.com/events.htm


From Dating Through Divorce

Save the Date for From Dating Through Divorce, an interactive presentation by attorney Ty Supancic of The Law Collaborative. Anyone contemplating marriage, children, or divorce, and those seeking a general overview of how the law relates to families, are invited to attend. Licensed attorneys who attend will earn 1 MCLE Credit. For more information or to register today, please call us toll free at (888) 852-9961 or 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.