Laura McEachen

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Greater Kansas City Inc.

10650 Roe Ave., Ste. 153
Overland Park, Kansas 66207
United States
Office Phone: 816 665 5223
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

Friendly divorce IS possible!

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Divorce, Guardian Ad Litem, Mediation
License(s): Missouri Bar ~Kansas Bar

Professional Activities

Founding Member of Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, Inc. ~Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Johnson County Bar Association Kansas Bar Association Missouri Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

B.S. in Foreign Service and International Law from Georgetown University (1993), Spanish Proficiency.

Postgraduate Education

Juris Doctor, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Education

J.D. from Washington University (1996)
Christophine G. Mutharika International Law Prize.

Comments

With a background in International Law and Cross-Cultural Communications, Laura McEachen has been practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law in Missouri and Kansas for twenty-three years. She owns the firm Family Law Solutions, LLC, and was a founding member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, Inc. Laura’s family law practice blends collaborative family law, mediation and limited-scope representation. Her motto throughout her varied practice is, “Friendly Divorce IS possible!” She strives to help families, especially those with children, traverse the sometimes complicated divorce landscape with as little financial and emotional harm as possible. She finds that collaborative law brings a much longer-lasting peace to families than traditional litigation. She is a trained divorce mediator, having received training from Stephen K. Erickson and the Erickson Mediation Institute, and has served as a volunteer mediator for the Jackson County, Missouri Court’s IVD Mediation program which provides mediation services for indigent families. Laura has spoken to diverse groups in the community on family and collaborative law issues and has participated in Collaborative Law training with Pauline H. Tesler, Woody Mosten, and Sherri Goren Slovin, J.D., among others. Laura graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Foreign Service and International Law and received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to establishing her family law practice in Kansas City, she worked for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., and Legal Advocates for Abused Women and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in St. Louis.