Kris brings to clients a wealth of experience in developing creative, individualized solutions for highly complex divorces. An innate problem-solver, Kris is adept at managing issues such as sharing and dividing complicated assets, complex characterization issues, and handling unusual circumstances such as substance abuse and mental health issues.
Kris is a strong advocate of the dispute resolution process known as Collaborative Divorce for its ability to offer custom-crafted solutions, reduced conflict, and respectful approach to solving family law issues. She is knowledgeable on the impact of divorce on children and works with clients to develop effective co-parenting relationships.
A Baylor University Law School graduate, Kris is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has achieved Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional status.
She devotes considerable time and energy to collaborative professional organizations and has served as trustee and president of the board of the Collaborative Divorce Texas. She also conducts collaborative trainings for other professionals. She is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and several other professional organizations. She has been named a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly each year since 2005 and a Best Lawyer in America since 2007. In 2019, Kris received the Gay Cox Award for Collaborative Excellence from Collaborative Divorce Texas.
Erinn is a bit unique in that she chose to attend law school for the sole purpose of becoming a domestic relations attorney. Upon graduation, she kept true to her goal and practices exclusively in domestic relations. Erinn works hard to help guide her clients towards their new normal. In January of 2018; Erinn left litigation behind and works exclusively as a Peacemaker. She still works within the court system as an attorney for children, as a Guardian ad Litem and as a court appointed Parenting Coordinator. Erinn was trained in family law arbitration in North Carolina in 2004; collaborative practice in 2008; domestic relations mediation in 2011; GAL in 2018 and Parenting Coordination in 2018.
Erinn served as the co-chair of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a committee member for the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Erinn is a member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Erinn is consistently named as a Superlawyer in Ohio since 2007, was named as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati in 2016 and 2019, Top 50 Superlawyers in Cincinnati in 2019 and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio in 2019.
Louise is an attorney focusing her practice on all out-of-court settlement in family law matters through the Collaborative Process, Mediation and other ADR options. She has been practicing family law for more than 20 years with her own out-of-court focused firm since 2005. Louise has been Co-President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota twice where she received the Stu Webb Award, has served on several IACP committees, and was a participant in IACPs Leadership Academy. She is a regular trainer on a variety of topics in her local community, at IACP Forums and across the US.
Julia is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Rule 31 Family Mediator. She was a founding member of her practice group, the Middle TN Collaborative Alliance, and is a Past President. Julia is a graduate of the inaugural IACP Leadership Academy and has served on the Training Advisory Committee, Trainers Development and Networking Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee, Membership & Outreach Committee, and Training Committee. Beginning October 2019 began serving on the IACP Board of Directors.
Cheryl is a Certified Public Accountant, TN Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, and President/Founder of Panther Financial Planning, LLC, a registered investment advisor (Tennessee). She provides divorce financial consulting services and traditional financial planning as a CPA financial planner. Cheryl executes a variety of specialized divorce financial services for clients and attorneys, including support as a neutral financial and tax professional in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation, and consulting and testifying in traditional divorce cases. Cheryl has presented a variety of training programs for collaborative divorce, mediation, and financial and taxation topics. She is past president of her practice group, the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance, a member of the Training Faculty for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and an IACP board member as of October 2020.
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