Going through divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a person’s life. That holds true for the divorcing parties but also, unfortunately, for children. As an attorney it’s a calling to offer a different alternative than the traditional divorce model of going to “war”. For those people who want to undertake the collaborative process, the rewards are many. Most importantly, children can be spared untold grief and suffering if the parents choose the high road. By treating one another with care and mutual concern, any children will learn what it means in life to cooperate when compromise is the main ingredient. My goal is to facilitate that process.
A little about me: a native of New York, having graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, I moved to California in 1976 where I attended the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. After practicing law for about 30 years, with a great deal of alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) experience, I eventually went to nursing school at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. There, I acquired my BSN in the accelerated class. I have practiced nursing in the hospital setting in both California and Colorado as a Registered Nurse.
In 2012 I took and passed the Colorado bar exam and opened my door as a sole practitioner in Parker. Collaborative divorce, and its sisters mediation, arbitration, and prenuptial agreements, is the most gratifying area of law for me as it perfectly blends knowledge of the law with knowledge of behavior and conflict resolution. Having gone through an ugly traditional divorce myself many years ago, I have compassion which comes from the heart.