Category Archives: Mental Health

When a Child Refuses to See One Parent Following a Divorce:  Intensive Intervention Models

Angela Bissada,Psy.D. I often receive calls from parents or family law attorneys asking that I see a child and a parent for “reunification,” “reconciliation,” or “facilitative” therapy.  The caller usually describes a situation in which, following a divorce, a child has refused to see one parent and expresses a clear preference for the other.  The […]

The Thistles In Our Collaborative Divorce Garden

In Collaborative Divorce, the attorney’s job is not to undermine opposing counsel, their clients, or their positions. Rather, the lawyer tries to empower his or her own client and foster an environment where everyone including the other spouse can express themselves and reach a settlement in a healthy way.

Avoid Self-Justification For A Smoother Divorce

Avoid Self-Justification For A Smoother Divorce by Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D., LMFT PeacefulDivorceLA.com, North Hollywood, California The majority of couples who end up getting divorced experience a gradual drift away from each other over the course of their relationship. It usually comes on slowly and gradually through a pattern of blaming the other and […]

Engaging Bias in Collaborative Divorce Focus of Presentation

Engaging Bias in Collaborative Divorce Focus of Presentation North Hollywood, California Bias is a normal and natural part of being human. It can be a shortcut for understanding the world and acts as a warning system allowing us to quickly assess good from bad, and safe from dangerous. It is our mind’s way of creating […]

A Smart New Year’s Resolution for Those Considering Divorce

A Smart New Year’s Resolution for Those Considering Divorce By Jami K. Fosgate, Esq. Family Law Mediator & Collaborative Law Attorney Fosgate Family Law and Mediation Center, Burbank, California Happy New Year 2016! The beginning of the New Year inspires many people to resolve to make changes – the ubiquitous “New Year’s Resolution.” The most […]