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DTP South Bay, CA - (ZOOM)

Thursday, May 09, 2024, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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Event Contact(s):
Jean Ruimy: DTP - Chapter Leader
3103793175 (p)
4243877893 (c)
Chapter Meetings
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Welcome to DTP: South Bay, CA

Welcome to the Divorce Transition Professionals (DTP)

DTP was founded in 2017. Our primary Mission Statement that still holds true today is: 

Making Divorce Just a Little Bit Easier™

We believe that this can be accomplished by bringing together amazing professionals all of whom have expertise in the divorce landscape and all of whom understand what it means to collaborate.


At each chapter meeting we bring you a top-notch speaker or program, providing on-going education, and an opportunity to network and collaborate with some of the best divorce professionals in your community. Our meetings are typically an hour. We respect that you are a busy professional and are sure to provide a compelling, productive meeting, the ultimate results of which will meet our goal of supporting folks as they go through divorce and in growing your business, concurrently.

This event is completely free to all FIRST-TIME attendees. It is an opportunity to learn more about the Divorce Transition Professionals. If you are a professional with divorce expertise, please check us out.

There is nothing like DTP!


This Month's Program

Dialog on Family Law System Reform

     Jeff Jacobson                                          Jennifer Whitestone

Please join our interactive discussion with Jeff Jacobson and Jennifer Whitestone who are working to reform the Family Law Code to streamline the filing process for non-adversarial collaborative divorces. 

By removing mandatory forms that take an automatic adversarial approach to one-process-fits-all divorce filings and replacing those forms with a new set of documents created specifically for non-litigated, collaborative divorces, the burdens of cost, emotion and stress which can often upset the delicate balance needed for successful collaborative outcomes are reduced. 
This presentation and discussion will hopefully encourage more awareness and support among family law attorneys and mediators for Jeff and Jennifer’s important work, and lead to future official adoption of this new approach in California. 

About our speakers:

Jeffery Jacobson, CFLS has been practicing family law since 1996 and is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
.  His family law practice focuses exclusively on consensual dispute resolution, including mediation, collaborative divorce and non-litigation consulting.  Los Angeles Magazine recognized him as a Super Lawyer for 2011 – 2023 and a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2005 – 2010.  Jeffery received a Eureka Award in 2019 from Collaborative Practice California, in recognition of his contributions to the field of collaborative divorce in the state of California.  Jeffery co-authored Los Angeles County Local Rule 5.26, the most comprehensive collaborative practice rule in the state of California.

Jennifer Winestone, Esq. LL.M. is an experienced family law mediator, providing unique strategies and extraordinary results to complex family matters related to separation and divorce for families across Los Angeles, Ventura County and Orange County. 

Firm: Jacobson Family Law and Mediation

Tel: (310) 481-9900
Fax: (310) 481-7170


Firm: Winestone Mediation                                                                          
Tel: 310.569.2283

DTP South Bay Chapter Leader

Jean Ruimy
Financial Advisor | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Tel: (310} 379-6850 x3

Money issues can be a huge source of stress and conflict in marriage—and even more so in divorce. Individuals and couples increasingly are looking for healthier ways to navigate the process.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), I help clients and attorneys address the unique financial issues that accompany divorce. I assist clients in thinking through the short- and long-term real cost of divorce and develop a realistic idea of what their financial situation may look like in the next chapter of their lives. I help clients understand personal vs. marital property, how to value and allocate property, the options for dividing retirement plans and pensions, and how to navigate spousal and child support. I also can serve as a financial neutral for couples who are cooperative. I most enjoy educating and empowering clients throughout the divorce process—providing the knowledge and tools to help them make difficult financial decisions with confidence.

DTP President & Founder

Neil Palache
The Wealth Creator Company For Women

Tel: (818) 606-7327

Neil Palache is dedicated to empowering women as is shown by his involvement in many community and business organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County, Women’s Economic Ventures and the International Women’s Festivals Santa Barbara. He has also started several groups such as the Money Mastermind for Women™ and the Divorce Transition Professionals™. Neil has been married to Stacie since 1987, has three beautiful children and lives and works in Westlake Village, California.