Why I do What I Do
I am an accomplished divorce/family/domestic relations mediator who has been awarded Jefferson County Mediation Services Divorce (Family) Mediator of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016. I serve as divorce coach for Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals as well as for Denver University graduate student Conflict Resolution Institute master’s degree program. I have facilitated to agreement, hundreds of divorcing and post decree conflict cases in Colorado.
As a child, I witnessed my father slander my mother during their malicious court divorce. I was a young boy caught in the middle of a toxic situation. This adverse experience prompted me to advocate for children in the divorce scenario. I recognize that the mediation process is swifter and produces significantly less animosity between parties compared to court regulated divorce. The result is happier, less stressed families. As a mediator, I have demonstrated skill in leading divorcing parties to negotiate sensibly with the best interests of their children in mind. Additionally, I have demonstrated skill in helping parties creatively divide property or liabilities the other part to divorce that is sometimes equally important.
Since I am interested in keeping the children out of the crossfire he has taken advanced training in Parenting Coordinator/Domestic Relations Decision Maker (PC/DM) and now am helping parents in a new direction.
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Curriculum Vitae (CV)
In addition to continuing my mediation and legal education, I am an active member of Jefferson County Mediation Services, Denver Metro Interdisciplinary Committee, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Turelli Foundation Panelist/Board Member, Patron Member of the Colorado Bar/Family Law Section, Arapahoe County Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, notary public and is seeking an appointment with the Colorado Supreme Court as a child family investigator (CFI).
Many hours of advanced communication and mediation techniques seminars/workshops
Advanced parenting coordinator/domestic relations decision maker training. (PC/DM)
Ongoing mentoring of experienced mediators and attorneys looking for guidance in mediation.