This webinar will highlight the continual changing landscape of issues and concerns for the LGBTQI Community and how best collaborative professionals and the collaborative process can help these families.
Concetta G. Spirio (She/Her) is an attorney with over 36 years of experience in diverse areas of law. She is a trained Collaborative Divorce Attorney and Mediator. While having practiced in traditional divorce litigation, it was her first-hand view of the financial and emotional devastation of divorce litigation to close family members that reoriented her view of the legal divorce process. Further as a member of the LGBTQI Community she recognizes the need for alternative processes outside the Court systems, where the traditional process does not serve this community or their families and can cause irrevocably harm to important relationships and inflict permanent financial damage. Concetta is dedicated to alternative processes that preserve the dignity, confidentiality and assets of the parties and protects innocent children and family members. Mediation and the Collaborative Process offers a path to a successful resolution of conflicts including divorce.
Adam B. Cordover is an IACP Board member as well as editor and co-author with Forrest (Woody) Mosten of an American Bar Association book on Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice. Additionally, Adam served as Collaborative Lawyer and appellate counsel on Shaw v. Shaw, the first dissolution of marriage matter to challenge Florida’s so-called Defense of Marriage Act and state constitutional ban against recognizing same-sex relationships.
Kathy is a collaborative attorney and mediator in California drawn to work with LGBTQI families. She is the President Elect of Collaborative Practice California and a recent graduate of the IACP Leadership Academy.