Celia became a CDFA in 2004, and trained for and joined the Collaborative community in 2007. She believes working with clients and their attorneys to analyze whether a divorce settlement will be fair to both parties and provide for the life they envision and their critical financial needs after they end their marriage is a great fit for her experience. As a CPA with an individual tax practice, Celia enjoys brainstorming solutions that minimize the tax implications of dividing property. As part of your team, Celia is committed to advancing collaborative conflict resolution for families in transition.
Robin works with divorcing couples to give them the power to make informed financial decisions about each participant’s future and the future of their family as a whole. She works in tandem with other collaborative professionals and finds satisfaction in contributing to a process that embraces and enables open communication and information sharing. The result is shared post-divorce solutions from an out-of-court resolution. Robin became a financial advisor in 2001 and a CDFA in 2003, one of the first CDFA’s in the state. She completed collaborative divorce training in 2006 and continues with additional collaborative and divorce financial trainings annually.
FS Financial Strategies, LLC and Lincoln Investment are independent, non-affiliated entities. Robin Gruber is a Financial Representative offering Advisory Services and Securities through Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. www.lincolninvestment.com Supervisory Office: 3900 E Valley Rd Ste 202; Renton, WA 98057 (800) 367-4388
Lorna comes to the collaborative practice with over thirty years’ experience representing spouses, parents, and others in contested divorce, parentage, modification and related family law proceedings. Against that background, she has embraced collaboration for its private, respectful, non-combative way of moving couples through the divorce/separation process to find highly personal, durable settlement solutions for issues that would otherwise have led them to the courthouse.
Cynthia has successfully represented clients with complex financial issues as well as those with few or no assets, clients with and without children, and clients in litigation (from intake to trial and appeal) and in collaborative practice. After over 20 years practicing family law, she is convinced that the collaborative approach is the only way to represent her domestic clients, thereby ensuring that the family’s dignity is preserved and the new, transitioned family is healthy and in tact. Ms. First currently serves as Vice President of the Executive Board for King County Collaborative Law. She has also been a state-wide elected member of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, is a long-time member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the King County Bar Association Family Law and Collaborative Law practice groups, and the Snohomish County Bar Association Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Groups. She speaks on the issues of collaborative law with some regularity, and recently started Port Gardner Law Group to serve families in transition with collaborative, cooperative and creative problem solving services.
My entire legal career has been devoted to helping people get through the quagmire of a divorce or other family law litigation. Finally I had enough of watching people tear their spouses, their kids and ultimately themselves apart in the divorce wars. Collaborative law offers a better way. The clients control their future. The kids benefit from having families that may be different in form, but with peace and civility and a hopeful future. Let me help you and your family either as an attorney or as a mediator move beyond the pain of a separation to a better place.
Kevin helps divorcing couples approach their uncoupling with respect and compassion, creating durable agreements with a special focus on the financial impact their choices have on the couple and their children. Kevin has over 26 years of legal experience and limits his practice to the Collaborative approach to conflict resolution. He is active in the Collaborative community here in the State of Washington and nationally as a trainer, blogger, and writer. If you find yourself needing information on the different legal processes available to you, or if you want to know more about Collaborative Practice, contact Kevin directly to set up an initial consultation.
Law Offices of Kevin R. Scudder
9706 4th Ave NE Ste 320
Seattle, WA 98115-2199
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