New LA County Rule 5.26 Concerning Collaborative Family Law Process

Excerpt: Collaborative process has earned its place at the table with other methods of dispute resolution and is here for the foreseeable future. Counsel and the public at large become familiar with all methods of dispute resolution before making a decision on how to proceed. Local 5.26 defines and expands how the collaborative process would operate.” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis.

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Family Divorce Solutions Attorneys Spoke at Annual Collaborative Practice California Conference

Excerpt: Family Divorce Solutions attorneys Jami Fosgate and Kevin Chroman spoke April at the annual statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals. Most of the staff at Family Divorce Solutions also attended the conference.

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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 Adloescents 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.


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

Message from the President, James E. Walton, Ph.D.

Featured Members:  Diane Goodman and Cynthia Perrin

Featured Video:  Warren Sacks

Did you know … ?

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


Learn more about Donna at Law & Mediation Offices of Donna M. Encinas

and Barbara at The Law & Mediation Offices of Barbara Irshay Zipperman 


2017 October Newsletter – Read it HERE

woman and man looking unhappyArticle:  Managing High Conflict During a Divorce

Featured Members:  Emily Faye Robinson and Leslie Howell

Featured Video:  Steven Garelick

Events attended by FDS!

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2017 September Newsletter – Read it HERE

woman agonizing over financialArticle:  Tips to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

Featured Members:  Lynette Berg Robe and Angela Bissada

Featured Video:  Kevin Chroman

Upcoming Events

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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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