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Interview: How to have a Nice Divorce

Friday, February 24, 2017

Divorce can be hard, but it doesn't have to be messy. Hal Bartholomew is an attorney who advocates for "collaborative divorce." The "collaborative" approach involves everyone having an attorney, a therapist and a financial consultant. http://fox40.com/2016/11/29/how-to-have-a-nice-divorce/ Read More

Divorcing Couples Can Collaborate

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ed Goldman: Hal Bartholomew thinks divorcing couples can collaborate Dec 21, 2016, 8:30am PST Ed Goldman, Columnist Sacramento Business Journal While Hal D. Bartholomew doesn’t really remind me of Joan Rivers (for one, he’s a lot taller; for another, he’s alive) his professional mantra evokes the late comedian’s most famous intro: “Can we talk?” Bartholomew is the president the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group as well as the newer statewide association, It’s a multidi Read More

Can You Stop a Divorce Once its Started?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Contrary to what many people think, filing for divorce does not automatically end a marriage. While starting the divorce process with the Court helps people move forward, the fact is that becoming unmarried does not happen overnight. In California, the waiting period to become unmarried is six months. The six month clock starts ticking when a spouse is served with the petition and summons for dissolution of marriage filed by the other spouse. This waiting period or “cooling off” period o Read More
There are a number of difficult decisions that need to be made during dissolution of marriage, from child support to property division. After the decision to divorce is made (In California – it only takes one party), the next important decision to be made involves the type of divorce process you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse will use. The traditional choice is the litigation/courtroom system where each party hires their own zealous advocate to represent them. This involves classic positi Read More
When people get married, they typically don’t expect to get divorced. They don’t expect that they’ll fall out of love with their spouse or become so bitter and angry that they can’t even be in the same room as the other person. And they don’t expect that they might do or say things they would later regret. During a divorce, good people can make some bad decisions. However, the fact that you and/or your ex may be reacting in negative or hurtful ways doesn’t mean you can’t try to work toge Read More

About SCPG

Sacramento Collaborative Practices Group is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group is a multi-disciplinary, multi-field group open to all professionals interested in Collaborative conflict resolution. Read more...

Will CP work for me?

If the following values are important to you, it is likely to be a workable option:

  • I want us to communicate with a tone of respect
  • I want to prioritize the needs of our children.
  • My needs and those of my spouse/partner require equal consideration, and I will do my best to listen objectively.

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