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
Diane completed the requirements for her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology; Junigan and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
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 Video: Warren Sacks
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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
Featured Video: Steven Garelick
Events attended by FDS!
2017 September Newsletter – Read it HERE
Featured Video: Kevin Chroman
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.
Read full press release at: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/fds-members-to-lead-los-angeles-collaborative-family-law-associations-lacfla-11th-annual-basic-three-day-collaborative-training-828050.htm
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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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