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March 9, 2022: Supanic Takes Helm at Family Divorce Solutions; New Board Installed

Excerpt: Ty Supancic is the new President of Family Divorce Solutions, an organization of attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial experts who help guide couples through the collaborative divorce process.

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February 16, 2021: Family Divorce Solutions Elects New Board Members

Excerpt: Encino, CA — (SBWIRE) — 02/16/2021 — The Family Divorce Solutions of San Fernando Valley has a new Board of Directors with Leslie K. Howell, as their first Black female president.

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September 24, 2020: Family Divorce Solutions of San Fernando Valley Announces Team Attorney as Elite Lawyer

Excerpt: Encino, CA — (SBWIRE) — 09/24/2020 — Family and Divorce Solutions is pleased to announce one of the Members in the group was recently selected and became a full member of the Elite Lawyer group.

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July 23, 2020: Family Divorce Solutions Proudly Announces Super Lawyers Recognition of the Nations Top Attorneys and Prestigious Award Earners

Excerpt: AWoodland Hills, CA — (SBWIRE) — 07/23/2020 — Three members of Family Divorce Solutions were recently named to the Super Lawyers list of the nation’s top attorneys and two others also earned prestigious awards.

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April 27, 2020: Collaborative Divorce Group “Family Divorce Solutions of San Fernando Valley” Announces Free Weekly Divorce OptionsTM Workshops

Excerpt: As the nation copes with the COVID-19 epidemic, Family Divorce Solutions is offering a free, divorce workshop every Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PSTr.

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February 18, 2020: Family Divorce Solutions of San Fernando Valley Announces New Board Member Certified Financial Planner Alex Weinberger

Excerpt: Family Divorce Solutions (FDS), a collaborative agency in the San Fernando Valley focused on helping couples find a peaceful way to end their relationship, has a new executive board led by President Alex Weinberger.

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LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

Diane M. Goodman and Mariette Goldenhuys co-author Chapter 7:  Consensual Dispute Resolution with Same-Sex Couples in LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

This chapter discusses the role of consensual dispute resolution (CDR), which allows parties to resolve their disputes outside of the judicial system, in same-sex relationship dissolutions. Two forms of CDR are mediation and collaborative law. In mediation, the parties meet with a neutral professional who helps the parties identify and resolve their disputes. In collaborative law, each party is represented by a collaborative attorney. The chapter outlines characteristics of mediation and collaborative law, including their similarities and differences, and the tenets of a collaborative divorce. It then describes how the history of discrimination in the courts has affected LGBTQ families and made the use of CDR a more satisfactory and safe way to uncouple. It examines the unique issues that arise for some LGBTQ clients. Lastly, it reviews the skills a CDR professional needs to work with LGBTQ clients.


Diane M. Goodman Completes Ph.D. Requirements


Family Divorce Solutions’ Diane M. Goodman presented “Out of the Shadows:  Mothers of Prisoners Finding Community in Cyberspace” on April 12, 2018, at Pacifica Graduate Institute.


Diane completed the requirements for her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology; Junigan and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.



Congratulations, Diane!

Angela Bissada, Psy.D. to Present Upcoming Programs in February

Family Divorce Solutions’ Angela Bissada will present the following upcoming programs:

“Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities at the Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals in Encino on February 12, 2018.

“Trauma and Eating Disorders in Adolescents” at the Stuart House in Santa Monica on February 21, 2018.

June 03, 2019: Burbank Attorney Jami Fosgate of Family Divorce Solutions Wins Eureka Award

Excerpt: Family Divorce Solutions (FDS) is pleased to announce one of their members is a recipient of the Eureka Award from Collaborative Practice of California.

February 27, 2019: Family Divorce Solutions Collaborative Divorce Members to Speak at Collaborative Practice California (CPCal) Conference in April

Excerpt: A trio of experts from Family Divorce Solutions will speak about collaborative divorce finances considering clients’ emotions and mediation at upcoming Collaborative Practice California (CPCal) conference.

Family Divorce Solutions Member Speaks at Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley

Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley selected the program of FDS’ own Jami Fosgate along with Ria Severance and MaryAnn Aronsohn for their annual retreat on January 26, 2018.

The program was titled ‘Clients Entrenched?  Use Motivational Interviewing to Evoke Change in CDR Practice.’

Learning motivational interview to enhance the success of collaborative cases was hit for all attendees!


2017 November Newsletter – Read it HERE

Did you know … ?

Donna Encinas and Barbara Zipperman are Certified Specialists in Family Law by the State Bar of California



2017 October Newsletter – Read it HERE

Events attended by FDS!

2017 September Newsletter – Read it HERE

Upcoming Events

July 05, 2017: FDS Members to Lead Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Associations’ (LACFLA) 11th Annual Basic Three Day Collaborative Training

Excerpt: Family Divorce Solutions (FDS) is the lead firm for a coming three-day training collaborative training session for the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Associations’ (LACFLA) 11th annual conference. The annual meeting is for divorce financial professionals and others involved in family law and divorce.

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May 17, 2017: Family Divorce Solutions Members of San Fernando Valley Participated in CP Cal Annual Conference XII

Excerpt: Family Divorce Solutions Collaborative Divorce attorney Alex Weinberger, CFP®. CDFA™, was on the Program Committee of the 12th Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals which took place April 28 through the 30th.



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