Manhattan Beach, California 90266
I provide a variety of alternatives and resources to my family law clients, including collaboration, mediation, consulting, coaching and limited scope representation, when necessary. Having participated in the litigation system for the first 20 years of my practice, I am truly inspired by what the collaborative approach provides to those who are in the unfortunate circumstance of having to separate a marriage or living together relationship. In offering collaborative as an alternative to my family law clients, I am confident in the knowledge that their emotional and financial needs will be addressed in addition to their legal issues. With the assistance of a team that is focused on the family's best interests, we do a lot of behind the scenes work in addition to working directly with our clients to create win-win resolutions allowing the parties (and any children) to move on with their lives in a more positive and productive manner. It is my hope that the litigation model will soon be replaced by collaborative, mediation and consensual dispute resolution alternatives.
Professional Activities~Secretary/Past President of 'A Better Divorce' ~Past President, Leadership Manhattan Beach ~Board Member, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association ("LACFLA") ~Member IACP, A Better Divorce, CPCal, LACFLA ~Member South Bay Bar Association ~Member Beverly Hills Bar Association ~Member Los Angeles County Bar Association
BS University of California at Santa Barbara (Policital Science) 1987
JD Southwestern University School of Law 1994