Greater Los Angeles Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

Greater Los Angeles Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

Unfortunately, we are still not able to meet in person. Our programs are continuing, however, as virtual meetings, at no charge, on the Zoom platform. In addition to our virtual meetings for women on the second Saturday and the fourth Sunday of each month, and for men on the first Sunday of each month, all from 2 – 5. For those who request a private meeting with Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney, Karin J. Gottheiner, there is a $600 charge for a 1 hour consultation. To register for our virtual programs and/or to schedule a private attorney conference, please e-mail Registration, materials and login information will be sent to you approximately an hour before the meeting, via e-mail. Personal consultations will be scheduled by the Intake Coordinator via phone call. For security purposes, we are not publishing the login information and only screened and registered participants will be allowed to enter the virtual meeting. We look forward to virtually meeting you at our next meeting!

Online Workshop Date(s):
2022 Dates: For Women: January 8th and 23rd, February 12th and 27th, March 12th and 27th, April 9th and 24th, May 14th and 22nd, June11th and 26th, July 9th and 24th, August 13th and 28th, September 10th and 25th, October 8th and 23rd, November 12th and 27th and December 10th and 18th. For Men: January 12th, February 5th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 11th, October 2nd, November 6th and December 4th.
Online Workshop Time :
All from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Online Workshop Cost:
Voluntary Donations Accepted Through Zelle
Standby for topics and guest speakers for 2022. We are still in the process of lining things up.
Due to COVID-19, None Currently Scheduled
Los Angeles Farmers Market – Meetings at The Original Farmers Market are Currently Suspended as the Community Room is Closed due to Covid. Meetings will continue, as scheduled on the virtual Zoom platform. Please register and join us!
Community Room
6333 West 3rd Street
The Community Room is at the top of the stairs, just inside Gate 1, which is just accross the tracks from the Clock Tower near Coffee Bean.
Los Angeles
Karin J. Gottheiner
Second Saturday Saturday Workshops for women are on the second Saturday of each month and the fourth Sunday of each month, from 2:00 – 5:00. Second Saturday Workshops for men are on the first Sunday of every month (with the exception of Janaruy moved to 1/12, February moved to 2/5 and September moved to 9/11.
Covid 19 Update: Our meeting venue has been temporarily closed. Until further notice we will continue our meetings as scheduled, as virtual meetings on the Zoom platform.
January 2022: Women’s meetings on 1/8 and 1/23. Men’s meeting on 1/12.
February 2022: Women’s meeting on 2/12 and 2/27. Men’s meeting on 2/5.
March 2022: Women’s meeting on 3/12 and 3/27. Men’s meeting on 3/6.
April 2022: Women’s meeting on 4/9 and 4/24. Men’s meeting on 4/3.
May 2022: Women’s meeting on 5/14 and 5/22. Men’s meeting on 5/1.
June 2022: Women’s meeting on 6/11 and 6/26. Men’s meeting on 6/5.
July 2022: Women’s meeting on 7/9 and 724. Men’s meeting on 7/3.
August 2022: Women’s meeting on 8/13 and 8/28. Men’s meeting on 8/7.
September 2022: Women’s meeting on 9/10 and 9/25. Men’s meeting on 9/11.
October 2022: Women’s meeting on 10/8 and 10/23. Men’s meeting on 10/2.
November 2022: Women’s meeting on 11/12 and 11/27. Men’s meeting on 11/6.
December 2022: Women’s meeting on 12/10 and 12/18. Men’s meeting on 12/4.
Registration Time:
E-mail to register in advance. For security, a new Zoom Invite is generated for each meeting and will only be provided via e-mail, on the day of the meeting to person’s who have registered and provided an e-mail address.
Starting Time:
All Workshops will start at 2:00 p.m. for the calendar year 2022.
Ending Time:
The official ending time for all workshops is 5:00 p.m. for the calendar year 2021. We have been known to go into overtime, however….
Voluntary Donations Accepted
Payment Method:
Zelle account 310-498-3585

Second Saturday Greater Los Angeles is the only Second Saturday in Los Angeles County who’s leader is an attorney – and not just any attorney, but a Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience who is Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. She is donating her time to assist Second Saturday Greater Los Angeles attendees with general information on legal issues surrounding divorce at no charge. Please join us to receive valuable information.
Announcing a new format, new handouts and all new programs for 2022!
Thank you all for your feedback in the prior years. In response to your suggestions we will have a new format, new handouts and an all new presentation for our 2022 workshops.
We will continue to hold meetings for women twice a month, once on the second Saturday and once on the fourth Sunday. We are now also holding meetings just for men on the first Sunday of the month (with the few exceptions noted above), with the idea to expand to a second monthly meeting on the third weekend, if there is sufficient interest. All meetings are under a safe-space, all-inclusive pollicy, non-judgmental policy. All meetings will continue to be from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The Saturday workshops will be guided by an experienced divorce attorney who has been Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and will focus on the most requested legal issues related to divorce. Each Saturday workshop will include an address on a previously requested legal topic as well as legal topics of general interest, brought by the attendees of the day. Upcoming Saturday addresses are: Legal Considerations At The Beginning. Should you move out? When to file? Before move-out checklist. Before filing checklist. What happens after filing? How do you survive until the next step. What You Need To Know About Attorneys. Do you need one? How to interview/hire one? Reasonable expectations. How to save money when working with an attorney. Things You Should Know About the Legal Process (but might not be told). Where to file your case. How to find out about your Judge. What you can do if you don’t like your Judge. Public Record – what not to attach to documents you file. How to follow your case on the web. What the Judge and Court System expects of you. Court Rules and how to follow them. Out of Court Settlement. Are you a candidate. Options on how to settle your case without going to Court – Mediation, Arbitration, Private Judging, Collaborative Process. Procedures. Costs. Yikes! Don’t Do That – Common Mistakes to Avoid …. More Saturday topics to come. Your requests and suggestions are welcome.
Our Sunday workshops will feature guest speaker: Speakers and topics now being finalized. Standby for further info.

We have also set goals to accomplish in 2022:
1. We are working to compile resources from our attendees and our professionals. If you have worked with someone you would recommend to others, let us know.
2. In our 6th year, we are now happy to have many Second Saturday Graduates, who have completed their divorce and are now helping our as Second Saturday Angels.
Our Second Saturday Family has developed and grown over the past 6 years. To those who have grown with us: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. To those who are considering joining our Second Saturday Family: We welcome you with open arms. We will work hard to continue to learn how we can best be of service to our community. We look forward to a 2022 of personal progress. Hope to see you soon.

Knowledge is Power! Join us for our DIvorce Information Workshops where qualified professionals provide information, education, resources and general guidance to those contemplating or in the process of divorce. Don’t be a victim. Take legal, financial, and emotional control of your life now.

* Stairs only access. Please call if you require special access.

** If you need assistance between workshops, you can schedule a 1 hour personal consultation for $600. Please make this request via e-mail, providing a phone number. The Intake Coordinator will phone you to arrange the consultation date and time.
Second Saturday Greater Los Angeles Workshops are for educational purposes only. They are presented for the general information and education of the Workshop participants. Neither the presenters nor are providing any participant with any financial, investment, tax, accounting, legal or other professional advice, nor are they setting forth solutions to any participant’s individual problems. For such advice and specific applications to any individual case, participants are advised to seek such advice from their own professional advisors. No Attorney-Client, Financial Advisor-Client or Therapist-Patient Relationship is being created through contact with the professionals in this Workshop.
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