Specializing in mediation, collaborative divorce, and family and juvenile law matters, Kristine has over two decades of experience working with families and children experiencing difficult transitional life events. Borne of a deep appreciation for holistic, solution focused practice, Restorative Law and Mediation was organized in December 2014.
Kristine’s multi-disciplinary approach to practice is influenced by her legal education received from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (JD ’08), and Masters in Social work at Arizona State University (ASU) (MSW ’93). Having practiced family law since 2011, she has worked as a faculty associate or in legal education since 2008, and was a child welfare social worker and therapist for fifteen (15) years prior to law school. Kristine has consulted with Maricopa County Juvenile Court in professionalizing child welfare dispute resolution. She is formerly the statewide Director of Training for what is now the Child Welfare Training Institute at the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the Director of Adoptions for Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK).
Kristine’s best days in the profession are being witness to the transformative process for those that start in despair, and go on to create hopeful futures. Vesta provides an infrastructure for competent and compassionate professionals to leverage their strengths to serve divorcing spouses and their families. Kristine is a problem-solving attorney and social worker, and can assist families as a collaborative attorney, mediator, collaborative communication coach, or parenting coordinator.
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