Divorce and Separation: Where You Begin

Friday, February 7, 2020:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2020:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 29, 2020:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Many people can't afford a lawyer to handle their legal issues, which can make dealing with separation and divorce especially difficult. In this class, learn the basics of how divorce and separation work under California family law, including the court process, dividing assets and debts, mediation and settlement options, and where to go for further information and assistance. Learning important legal fundamentals about family law can make your legal journey easier and more successful.

Class covers:

  • The court process: steps in a divorce case, and what to expect
  • Legal consequences of separation before (or without) divorce
  • Dividing money, property, and debts
  • Litigation, mediation and collaboration – the risks and benefits of each process
  • Resources for further information and where to seek help

Developed with the support of, and presented by Kathleen O'Connor, Coleman & O'Connor LLP.

Class approved for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit.

Registration fees: FREE - Registration reserves spot
This program is FREE thanks to a generous, general fund allocation from the California Legislature in support of access to justice programs at County Law Libraries throughout the state.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.


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