ON DEMAND: Divorce and Separation: Where You Begin

Class recorded March 1, 2020

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

Presented By:

Kathleen O’Connor, Attorney, Law Office of Kathleen M. O’Connor (http://kmolaw.com/Welcome.html)

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