Classes & Seminars

Classes for the Public


Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

*(Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, Location To Be Announced, Sacramento, California)
*(Cost by October 2: $555/Early Bird; thereafter: $655)
*(Cancellation fees by October 13: $75; thereafter: $175)

This highly-acclaimed comprehensive interdisciplinary training, being presented for the seventeenth time, will introduce each participant to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a collaborative practice and also satisfies the minimum standards for the basic training set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The Workshop will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial collaborative training and are looking to network with other members of the collaborative profession.


Current Critical Issues in Family Law - 8 Hour Custody Seminar in Sacramento

*(Friday, September 22, 2017, Arden Hills Resort & Spa Sacramento, California)
*(Cost by September 6: $200; thereafter: $250)

Vital information for all mental health professionals and child custody recommending counselors (CCRCs) who perform evaluations/mediations and for legal professionals who handle custody cases or high-conflict dissolutions in Family Court. AFCC-CA is co-sponsoring this worthwhile all-day seminar on critical issues in custody cases, in conjunction with Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP, on September 22, 2017. 8 hours of MCLE, CFLS, and BBS/CPA CEUs will be available (an application for MCLE credits on Elimination of Bias is also pending).


Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborate Training

*(Thursday/Friday, April 27-28, 2017 Next to Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel)
* Co-Sponsored by Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group and Collaborative Practice California

This highly-acclaimed comprehensive interdisciplinary training, being presented for the seventeenth time, will introduce each participant to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a collaborative practice and also satisfies the minimum standards for basic training set by the international Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The workshop will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial collaborative training and are looking to network with other members for the collaborative professions.


Family Law 101 for the Financial Professional: The Divorce Process

*(Friday October 7, 2016, University Park Inn, California)
*(Cost by September 30: $75.00, thereafter: $90)

The course is designed to educate the financial professional on the process of a legal divorce. It will cover general concepts and process options such as mediation and collaborative practice as alternatives to litigation. Explanation of the basic issues of custody, support, tax consequences, retirement issues, and property division will be offered to help the financial professional understand what part of the divorce process their client may be in. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need in order to help understand the life-changing process your clients are experiencing.


Family Law 101 for the Mental Health Professional: The Marital Dissolution

*(Friday, September 30, 2016, University Park Inn, California)
*(Cost by September 23: $45.00, thereafter: $60)

The course is designed to educate the mental health professional on the process of a legal divorce. It will cover general concepts and process options such as collaborative divorce and mediation as alternatives to litigation. Explanation of the basic issues of custody, support, and property division will be offered to help the mental health professional understand which part of the divorce process their client may be in. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need in order to understand the life-changing process your clients are experiencing.


Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

*(Friday and Saturday January 27 and 28, 2017, Carmel Woman's Club Carmel-By-The-Sea, California)
*(Cost by January 5: $555.00, thereafter: $645)

This highly-acclaimed comprehensive interdisciplinary training, being presented for the sixteenth time, will introduce each participant to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a collaborative practice and also satisfies the minimum standards for basic training set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. This workshop will also be helpful to those who which to refresh their initial collaborative training and are looking to network with other members of the collaborative professions.


Past Classes or Seminars

Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

* (Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29th, 2016 in Redwood City, California)
* Co-Sponsored by Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group and Collaborative Practice California

This highly-acclaimed comprehensive interdisciplinary training will introduce each participant to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a collaborative practice and also satisfies the minimum standards for basic training set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The workshop will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial collaborative training and are looking to network with other members of the collaborative professions.


Tax Issues In Divorce

*(Thursday, January 28, 11:30 am - 5:15 pm, Crowne Plaza Concord)
*(Cost By Jan. 21: $90/conference only; $110/conference and box lunch. After Jan. 21: add $25)
" Stump the Experts" Presented by Hal Bartholomew and Beverly Brautigam

Questions and answers... new tax case law


Child Custody & Visitation Rights

* (Wednesday, September 16, 6-8:30 pm, Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices)
* (Fee: $39, Members: $34)
Presented by Diane Wasznicky

Your children depend on you to know the law. Learn your rights under California law before and after any custody hearing or agreement. This class offers an opportunity to discover the real meaning of joint custody and what is involved in mediation - the process of resolving disputes without court intervention. Additional aspects of custody and visitation including problems for parents, step-parents, grandparents and children at each stage of the process are also covered.


Divorce Course

* (Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-9 pm, Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices)
* (Fee: $39, Members: $34)
Presented by Hal Bartholomew

Are you separated from your spouse or thinking of dissolving your marriage? Learn your basic legal rights and obligations as well as the dissolution process. Child custody and support, property rights and spousal support issues are discussed.


Collaborative Divorce

* (Tuesday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 pm, Bartholomew & Wasznicky Law Offices)
*(Fee: $39, Members: $34)
Presented by Hal Bartholomew

You're now facing divorce and you're anticipating the worst. No one can blame you. The good news -- you do have choices. Collaborative Divorce is a new process allowing parties and their attorneys to work as a team to resolve disputes respectfully. Class also reviews the basics of divorce process, litigation and divorce mediation.


Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

* (Friday, February 20th and Saturday, Feburary 21st, 2015 in San Diego, California)
Presented by the SCPG Training Team


Teens of Divorce Art Therapy Group

*(Presented by Nancy Laughlin, MFT - Click above to view more information.)

Often times through art, we discover a deeper part of ourselves. Through this creative process and with the connection of the group, teens can begin to process feelings which may be left over from the changes in the family structure. Nancy creates a safe, nurturing space to discover and recover.


Tax Issues In Divorce - Mini Conference

* (January 28th, 2015 beginning at 12:15pm in Concord, California)
Presented by The East Bay Chapter Litigation Comittee and The Contra Costa County Bar Association.


Divorce Tax Seminar - Tax Consequences of Divorce

* (September 19th, 2014 in Manhattan Beach, California)
* (October 29th, 2014 in Fairfield/Napa, California)
* (January 9th, 2015 in Orange County, California)
Beverly Brautigam, CPA
Hal D. Bartholomew, JD, CFLS

This one-day seminar will take you into the more interesting and complex tax issues that family law professionals are expected to know but often overlook. This course is a wise investment for any family law professional who wishes to avoid common tax pitfalls in their dissolution cases by arming you with the most current information available on these complex issues.


Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training (October 10th and 11th, 2014 in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California)
Presented by the SCPG Training Team

This highly-acclaimed comprehensive interdisciplinary training, being presented for the eleventh time, will introduce each participant to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a collaborative practice and also satisfies the minimum standards for basic training set by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The workshop will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial collaborative training and are looking to network with other members of the collaborative professions

Divorce: Restructuring the Family (Friday, June 13, 2014 in Sacramento, CA)
Premiere Sacramento Showing of the Documentary "SPLIT" – A Film for Kids of Divorce and Their Parents

SPLIT is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. SPLIT gives us the children’s perspective on divorce…no adults, no experts…just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. The journey continues with a panel of divorce professionals discussing family restructuring from early childhood to young adults. Children’s issues and developmental needs will be covered along with blended family challenges.


Divorce Taxation: Legal and Tax Strategies for Divorce Professionals (May 16th, 2014 in Oakland, CA)
Beverly Brautigam, CPA
Hal D. Bartholomew, JD, CFLS

This one-day seminar will take you into the more interesting and complex tax issues that family law professionals are expected to know but often overlook. The course is a wise investment for any family law professional who wishes to avoid common tax pitfalls in their dissolution cases by arming you with the most current information available on these complex issues. Planning can cut taxes and reduce the stress of negotiating divorce settlements. Learn the fundamentals so you can offer your clients solutions that are not apparent yet are fiscally favorable.


Divorce Taxation: Legal and Tax Strategies for Divorce Professionals (May 23rd, 2014 in Carlsbad, CA)
Beverly Brautigam, CPA
Hal D. Bartholomew, JD, CFLS

This one-day seminar will take you into the more interesting and complex tax issues that family law professionals are expected to know but often overlook. The course is a wise investment for any family law professional who wishes to avoid common tax pitfalls in their dissolution cases by arming you with the most current information available on these complex issues. Planning can cut taxes and reduce the stress of negotiating divorce settlements. Learn the fundamentals so you can offer your clients solutions that are not apparent yet are fiscally favorable.


Divorce Taxation: Legal and Tax Strategies for Divorce Professionals (May 30th, 2014 in Manhattan Beach, CA)
Beverly Brautigam, CPA
Hal D. Bartholomew, JD, CFLS

This one-day seminar will take you into the more interesting and complex tax issues that family law professionals are expected to know but often overlook. The course is a wise investment for any family law professional who wishes to avoid common tax pitfalls in their dissolution cases by arming you with the most current information available on these complex issues. Planning can cut taxes and reduce the stress of negotiating divorce settlements. Learn the fundamentals so you can offer your clients solutions that are not apparent yet are fiscally favorable.


Divorce Class on Tuesday, January 7th

Divorce Options/Collaborative Class January 21

Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

Two Day Flyer
Fairfield/Napa Valley Area

DIVORCE OPTIONS WORKSHOP: What you need to know about divorce (Offered the second Saturday of each month)

THE DIVORCE COURSE (May 8, 2013 6:30 - 8:30)

Family Law 101 for the Financial Professional: The Divorce Process (May 10, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm)

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE (May 14, 2013 6:30 - 8:30)

Collaborative Divorce (Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Divorce Process (Friday, August 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.)

Taking the War Out of Words: The Powerful Use of Non-Defensive Communication (Friday, October 5, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

A symposium for mental health, legal and affiliated professionals. Understand how defensiveness functions in our lives and can lead to hurtful power struggles, outlining patterns such as self-betrayal, blame or vindictiveness. Discover the missing link that bridges the gap between the desire and the ability to communicate effectively. Learn how to change language to diffuse defensiveness and to resist creating conflict. This System for Communication can eliminate the power struggle in human interactions. Gain valuable knowledge and skills about powerful non-defensive language. Learn how to ask disarming questions that prompt others to drop their defenses and open up. Give direct feedback to others without being judgmental. Express beliefs, feelings and ideas passionately without being adversarial. Set firm boundaries that create security and clear expectations

Current Critical Issues In Child Custody (Friday, October 19, 2012)

Vital information for all mental health professionals and child custody recommending counselors (CCRC) who perform evaluations or mediate in Family Law parenting disputes or those considering such involvement. This one-day training will provide up-to-date, practical information on the evaluation and CCRC process in Family Law cases. This information will also be valuable to all attorneys who represent parents in Family Law Court or serve as Minor's Counsel.

TWO-DAY BASIC INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE TRAINING(Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th, 2012)

THE DIVORCE COURSE (September 12, 2012 6:30 - 8:30)

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE (September 18, 2012 6:30 - 8:30)

CUSTODY (September 25, 2012 6:00 - 8:30)

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Divorce Process (Friday, August 3, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon)

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE (February 21, 2012 6:30 - 8:30)

TWO-DAY BASIC INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE TRAINING (Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, 2012)

CUSTODY (March 6, 2012 6:00 - 8:30)

TAX ISSUES IN DIVORCE (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012)

TAX ISSUES IN DIVORCE : A class designed for CPAs, CFPs, tax return preparers and attorneys who have divorced or divorcing clients; tax practitioners who advise clients on the tax and financial aspects of marital dissolutions and who assist clients' legal counsel during the marital dissolution process. (Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Monterey and Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Orange County.)

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE TRAINING (November 18 and 19th, 2011)

MINOR'S COUNSEL TRAINING Friday October 21, 2011

FINANCIAL AND TAX CHALLENGES FACING DOMESTIC PARTNERS IN DISSOLUTION. Presenters: Beverly Brautigam, CPA, MBA in Taxation and Hal Bartholomew, JD, CFLS. Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Marital Dissolution 

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Marital Dissolution: The course is designed to educate the mental health professional on the process of a legal divorce. It will cover general concepts and process options such as collaborative divorce and mediation as alternatives to litigation. 

TWO-DAY BASIC INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE TRAINING: Interested in experiencing the power of the team model in collaborative divorce? You won't want ot miss this two-day workshop!

TAX ISSUES IN DIVORCE, MINI-CONFERENCE UNBUNDLING A DIVORCE

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL: The Divorce Process

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Marital Dissolution

FAMILY LAW 101 FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: The Marital Dissolution