I am a collaborative family law attorney. I help families divorce privately and respectfully so that they can end their marriage but also begin their post-marriage life as peacefully as possible.
I am also a trainer. I train attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals how to offer collaborative services to divorcing couples and others handling family law matters.
This past weekend I was in Chicago at a master class led by Forrest (Woody) Mosten on how to train in a way that lets divorce attorneys and others know that they can do well by doing good. Woody is a leading collaborative attorney and mediator, as well as a best-selling author out of Beverly Hills, California. He also happens to be a friend of mine, a mentor, and my co-author for an upcoming American Bar Association book on Building A Successful Collaborative Law Practice.
The class, which included 15 hand-selected attorneys and mental health professionals from around the U.S. and Canada, was described by Canadian social worker and media personality Gary Direnfeld as follows: