The first thing to understand when you are facing divorce is that there are many ways to go about it. CPEB offers seminars, called Divorce Options, twice a month designed to help you understand the choices available to you, including the benefits and limitations of each dispute resolution method or model.

Our informative, in-depth Divorce Options program is presented in two East Bay locations every month by a team consisting of an experienced divorce lawyer, a financial advisor, and a family counselor. Preregistration is recommended. In addition to receiving the $10 discount by preregistering, preregistration enables us to contact you in advance to inform you of any changes in the time or location of the program.


Time: The program runs from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, on the second Saturday of each month.
Cost: The cost is just $35 if you register in advance – and only $45 at the door. (It is free for mental health professionals).
Location: Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church – 49 Knox Drive, Room 201, Lafayette, CA.

Location is halfway between Lafayette and Orinda, 2.5 miles from both Lafayette and Orinda BART stations.  Local taxi service available from BART:


Time: The program runs from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, on the third Saturday of each month.

(PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE: the March program will be held on March 28, 2020)

Cost: The cost is just $35 if you register in advance– and only $45 at the door. (It is free for mental health professionals).
Location: Preservation Park  – 660 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612  (Typically Divorce Options is presented in Ginn House Parlor, but occasionally in Robinson House Classrooms downstairs. Attendees should check Preservation Park signs for exact location when you arrive.)

Location: Near 12th St BART and street parking.

The options for marital dissolution range from “do-it-yourself” divorce, to mediation, Collaborative Practice, or traditional litigation. The seminar is designed to help you understand the pros and cons of these different methods of dispute resolution, in order to intelligently decide what will work best in your situation, for you and your family. At a Divorce Options seminar, you  will also be provided with an overview of the divorce process generally, the effect of divorce on children, and information about some of the common legal, financial, psychological, and social issues of divorce. Divorce Options programs are also offered in other locations throughout the Bay Area.