Julie Caputo

2918 Colby Avenue Suite 201
Everett, Washington 98201
United States
Office Phone: 425-259-5100
Member since 2013
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

I am a family lawyer in Washington State practicing in all aspects of family law, with a focus on children. I began practicing collaborative law after I became a mediator, and found that a collaborative model helps people better parent their children after a divorce or separation, and is a holistic solution to an often difficult process.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law (all areas), adoption and family formation (ART), parenting coordination
License(s): Colorado Bar Admission, Washington State Bar Admission and Oregon Bar Admission (admitted to practice law in these states)

Professional Activities

ABA Family Law Section, Washington Women Lawyers, Pro Tempre Commissioner (Snohomish County), AFCC member, National Association of Children's Counsel Member

Undergraduate Education

University of Kansas, 1990

Postgraduate Education

University of Kansas School of Law, 1993

Professional Education

Mediation Training, 2005
Collaborative Law Training 2009
WEVORCE training 2013
Ongoing CLE for family, juvenile, collaborative, mediation continues

Comments

I have been involved in collaborative divorce cases over the past 6 years and I have attempted to educate my clients and other attorneys about the benefits of collaborative cases. While these cases do not work for everyone, I attempt to review a case with new clients and in post decree matters to determine if the collaborative process will work for them. I believe that crafting your own agreements and resolving disputes in a respectful and informed process is the best way to meet the needs of my client and of families and children facing protracted high conflict cases. Even a small business dispute can be resolved through collaboration and its highly effective, cost efficient and can save time, grief and dignity for all parties involved.