Board Certified Specialization: None
Professional Liability Insurance: Yes
Admitted to Practice Law: 1999
Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: December 16, 1999
Other Language(s): None
Integrative Attorney, Mediator
I’m not THAT kind of attorney. You know, the kind that promises to be your junkyard dog. That method doesn’t work very well for families. I know from years of going to trial and seeing the fallout, that families can – and should – solve their problems in a way that preserves family relationships, anticipates the future, and creates a safety net for all the “what ifs” that keep you up at night.
I look at life’s twists and turns and wonder, how can I make it better, simpler, less painful, more transformative, and less expensive for everyone? That’s what drives me to do my best work, talk to you about important issues, help you plan for your very best outcomes, and guide you in creating the legacy you intend for your family.
After a career in journalism and publishing, I attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and have been practicing law since 1999, including three years in complex civil litigation and the remainder in family law. I have been trained in and practicing mediation since 2002 and have been a Collaborative Divorce practitioner since 2005. I have written, presented, and taught on the topics of family law, mediation, and collaborative practice since 2003.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Mediation, International Mediation, International Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Collaborative Law, Arbitration|
|Family Law||Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Abduction, Annulment, Alimony, Agency Adoptions, Adoptions, (QDROs), Child Support, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Protection, Child Dependency, Child Care, Child Advocacy, Child Custody Mediation, Child Custody, Cohabitation Agreements, Civil Unions, Childrens Rights, Child Welfare, Community Property Law, Collaborative Family Law, Day Care, Divorce, Independent Adoptions, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Grandparents Custody, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Foster Care, Fathers Rights, Family Mediation, Family Arbitration, Domestic Partnerships, Divorce Taxation, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Torts, Domestic Relations, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Criminal Law, Interstate Support, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Adoptions, International Family Law, International Child Custody, International Child Abduction, International Adoptions, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Marital Property Settlements, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Agreements, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, name Changes, Military Divorce, Matrimonial Law, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Parental Kidnapping, Palimony, Non-Traditional Family Law, No Fault Divorce, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post-Divorce Modification, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Private Adoptions, Premarital Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Uncontested Divorce, Third Party Custody, Termination of Parental Rights, Surrogacy Law, Orphans Court Practice, Same Sex Marriage, Restraining Orders, Step Parent Adoptions, Spousal Support, Visitation Rights|
- Arizona (Active)
- U of Arizona
Last Updated: April 20, 2021
Typical Hourly Fee: $300
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Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
Accept Credit Cards: Yes
Free Consultations: No
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