Are you considering divorce and concerned about the effect divorce litigation can have on your children?
Have you known others who just can’t stop the fighting while their children seem caught in the middle of the divorce?
Are you undecided about whether to take this risk and proceed with the divorce?

The Collaborative Model of Divorce is a way to conduct your divorce that could greatly reduce the risk of emotional trauma to yourself and your children and your spouse.

You can…

All while avoiding an appearance at the Courthouse

This is accomplished through the use of a collaborative divorce process that brings together the parties and their attorneys in a series of meetings, supported by a facilitator, experienced in family divorce issues, and a divorce financial planner.

You may feel that it is not possible to resolve your issues without a ‘fight’. I know your stress about this is great and real. Many of my clients felt the same way at the beginning of the process, however as we worked through this together they found that disagreement does not require anger, asserting their opinion does not need to produce a hostile response.

I recently completed a case in which the couple had two children under the age of ten. When we started out, Mother was sure that an appropriate parenting plan could not be fashioned due to her husband’s erratic work schedule and his current anger over the situation. I won’t say it was easy; there were some rough times when, I thought, both of them wanted to give up. However, to their credit they were able to maintain their focus on what was best for their children. The result was a parenting plan that worked!

Please take a look around this site and if you are interested in knowing more about the Collaborative process, mediation or divorce consultation services I will meet with you, at no charge either in person or by telephone to answer any questions you may have.

I have practiced law in Colorado since 1983 and have handled a multitude of litigated divorces.
My passion for the collaborative approach comes from my personal experience of a divorce where there was litigation, accusation, pain, stress and undue expense.

My ability to relate to other professionals that become involved in shaping your solution will help the process go forward in the direction you have chosen.


Preparing for Divorce

You are invited to any of our free public informational seminars on Collaborative Divorce. Talk with a collaboratively-trained divorce attorney, mediator, communication specialist, and/or financial professional to get your questions about divorce answered in an informal, comfortable setting.


First (non-holiday) Thursday of Each Month at 7:00pm in Boulder, Colorado.


3775 Iris Avenue, Suite # 5,Boulder CO 80301.

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