Why did you decide to practice family law? I was educated to serve others!  This is the premise of my college and law school education at Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic university.  This philosophy is important and what I strive to be as a person. It fit perfectly with my desire, from a very early…

Respondent parent is the term given to parents who have been named in an action by the State for alleged abuse and neglect of their children.  They must “respond” to the allegations against them by the State. In a divorce action the parties are either co-petitioners, or the petitioner and the respondent.  The petitioner files…

In Denver I am active in the Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association.  I am also very active with the Family Law Section of the Bar Association.  This is the group of attorneys all handling divorce and custody matters. As an active member of this community I often find myself in cases with attorneys…

After residing in Vail for four years, I have a special place in my heart for Beaver Creek and Saint Clare’s parish.  My husband and I were married at the Chapel and our daughter Ann Clare was baptized there. I think the Vail Valley Business Women is one of the best organizations to be associated….

In a previous position I worked as a guardian ad litem.  People after reading my bio would like to know what that is exactly so here is a brief description.  Although, I do not focus my practice on this type of work anymore it was a valuable experience for me.  Read more about my experiences….

Denver & Vail Family Legal Services

I spend every day working with angry people in fear. A parent’s fear of …. not seeing your children everyday. not knowing how you will financially manage on your own through or after the divorce. losing your mutual friends and those you’ve known as family, in addition to your spouse or partner. losing the home…