How does somebody choose the right lawyer for his or her unique needs?

By Joe Spirito
November 19, 2015

If you're in Los Angeles County, then the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association – which I was president of at one time and I'm still on the board – provides training to the community on practicing collaborative divorce. The Collaborative California Practice, called CPCal, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals also provide training. It's very important to choose an attorney who doesn’t just say they do collaborative work, but who's actually taking the training and taking the time to realize the paradigm shift involved in switching from litigation to collaboration.


Founding partner of McGaughey & Spirito in Redondo Beach, California, Joe Spirito has been practicing family law since 1982 and is currently serving as secretary of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Family Law Section.

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November 19, 2015

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