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Jo Ann Shartrand
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Jo Ann Shartrand

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family

About Me

EXPERIENCED, COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE DIVORCE ATTORNEY


 


Moving forward towards separation and divorce can be a difficult and confusing time.  Jo Ann Shartrand has the experience to guide you through the best legal process to meet your individual situation.  She is an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney, but she also specializes in alternative dispute resolution options such as Collaborative Divorce and Divorce and Family Mediation.  Choosing the best option for your divorce and separation is an important first step, so please contact Ms. Shartrand for a consultation to discuss all of the options for your individual situation.   


 


 


DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY


 


In situations where an alternative dispute resolution model is not appropriate for your situation, Attorney Shartrand provides skilled and  professional services in trial advocacy, negotiations and  Family Court litigation.  Ms. Shartrand has 27 years of experience and an excellent reputation as a Matrimonial and Family Law practitioner in the New York State Courts.  She handles the negotiation and drafting of separation and marital settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, retirement orders, and child support and custody stipulations and orders.   She is committed to providing personal attention to your matters, and prompt responses to your questions and concerns.  She has a close working relationship with all of her clients, resulting in effective representation combined with compassionate service.


 


 


 


COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE: AN ALTERNATE MODEL OF DIVORCE RESOLUTION 


 


Collaborative divorce is an alternate model quite different from the traditional litigated and contentious divorce process with which we are all too familiar.  With this model you and your spouse commit to settling your case without going to court.  Each party chooses a collaboratively-trained matrimonial attorney to handle the legal issues and a divorce coach, who is a collaboratively trained mental health professional to response tot he painful; emotions that divorce sometimes involves.  The parties and their collaborative professional then work together in a series of collaborative meetings to assist you through the negotiations leading to a marital settlement agreement.  Jo Ann Shartrand is the founding director of the Capital District Collaborative Divorce Association.  For more information on Collaborative Divorce, please view the above video of an interview with Ms. Shartrand and Phil Baily of Channel 13 news, and also please see the attached links.  www.collaborativenorth.com.   www.cdacd.org


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 34%
  2. Family: 33%
  3. Mediation: 33%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-275/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Shartrand and Shartrand

17 British American Boulevard.
Albany, NY, 12110

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Impartial Hearing OfficerNYS Department of Education2012 - Present
MediatorDivorce and Family Mediation Center1996 - Present
PartnerShartrand and Shartrand1993 - Present
Associate AttorneyRuthman, Feinberg and Dumas1985 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Divorce and Family Mediation CouncilAccredited Mediator2012 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital DistrictFounding Member and Past President2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, College at CortlandSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bershire Bank"Options For Divorce"2015