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, we will continue the Concierge Second Saturday programs, which is a no charge personal one-on-one phone conference with family law attorney, Karin J. Gottheiner. To register for our virtual programs and/or to schedule a concierge conference, please text (310) 498-3585 or e-mail Registration, materials and login information will be sent to you before the meeting, via e-mail. Reservations and concierge conferences will be confirmed via text messages. 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):
2021 Dates: For Women: January 9th and 24th, February 13th and 28th, March 13th and 28th, April 10th and 25th, May 8th and 23rd, June12th and 27th, July 11th and 25th, August 14th and 22nd, September 11th and 26th, October 9th and 24th, November 13th and 28th and December 11th and 26th. For Men: January 3rd, February 21st, March 7th, April 18th, May 2th, June 6th, July 18th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th.
Online Workshop Time :
All from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Online Workshop Cost:
No Charge!
URGENT SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to a family memorial, we are moving the meeting previously scheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021. The time will remain the same: 2-5. Please join us on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON SUNDAY MAY 23, 2021: Family Law Software Representative, Nancy Chausow Shafer will be joining us to explain how you can use Family Law Software to organize your case data, fill out forms, complete your Declarations of Disclosure, Calculate Child and Spousal Support, Prepare Settlement Offers …. and more! This is one workshop you really don’t want to miss. Please register by phone/text to (310) 498-3585 or e-mail to We require an e-mail address and a phone number that accepts text. Registration, materials and login information will be sent to you before the meeting, via e-mail. Registration and concierge conferences will be confirmed via text message.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON JULY 25, 2021: Robyn Sheuniuk, LCSW, will join us and speck about How To Keep Your Sanity While Going Through Your Divorce.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON AUGUST 22, 2021: Tisha Janigian, Realtor, will answer all your real estate issues.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2021: Allyson Dennen, Accredited Financial Counselor, will speak about common divorce financial issues.
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
(310) 273-7228
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 February moved to 2/21, April moved to 4/18 and July moved to 7/18), from 2:00 – 5:00.
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 2021: Women’s meetings on 1/9 and 1/24. Men’s meeting on 1/3.
February 2021: Women’s meeting on 2/13 and 2/28. Men’s meeting on 2/21.
March 2021: Women’s meeting on 3/13 and 3/28. Men’s meeting on 3/7.
April 2021: Women’s meeting on 4/10 and 4/25. Men’s meeting on 4/18.
May 2021: Women’s meeting on 5/8 and 5/23. Men’s meeting on 5/2.
June 2021: Women’s meeting on 6/12 and 6/27. Men’s meeting on 6/6.
July 2021: Women’s meeting on 7/11 and 725. Men’s meeting on 7/18.
August 2021: Women’s meeting on 8/14 and 8/22. Men’s meeting on 8/1.
September 2021: Women’s meeting on 9/11 and 9/26. Men’s meeting on 9/5.
October 2021: Women’s meeting on 10/9 and 10/24. Men’s meeting on 10/3.
November 2021: Women’s meeting on 11/13 and 11/28. Men’s meeting on 11/7.
December 2021: Women’s meeting on 12/11 and 12/26. Men’s meeting on 12/5.
Registration Time:
Call or text (310) 498-3585 or 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 2021.
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….
No charge

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 2021!
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 2021 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 exception of February, moved to 2/21, April, moved to 4/18 and July, moved to 7/18), 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 a new presentations by our Certified Financial Planner our family therapist and our divorce attorney.

We have also set goals to accomplish in 2021:
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 fifth 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.
3. We have recently started a program of Second Saturday Advocates. These are members of our group who have volunteered t go with other members to their Court hearings, to offer support and comfort.
4. We have partnered with a no charge support group that is currently meeting on as virtual group.

Our Second Saturday Family has developed and grown over the past five 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 2021 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, please call/text Karin at (310) 498-3585.
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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