Patricia practices entirely in the area of family law. She works with her clients to resolve their divorce, paternity and family conflicts through negotiation, mediation and the exciting new process of collaborative family law. Using these models, Patricia concentrates on finding ways for her clients to resolve their conflicts without court intervention. This allows parties to use precious financial resources for the benefit of the family rather than for payment of unnecessary litigation costs and attorney fees. Patricia is particularly excited about the collaborative process because it empowers couples to work together to make mutually satisfying decisions about important issues that will affect the family for many years to come.