I am a wife, a mother and a businesswoman and I find joy in each of those roles. Yes, joy even as a divorce attorney. These aspects of my life help me to better understand and empathize with the experiences of my clients who more often than not are struggling to parent children, run businesses and somehow stay sane while their marriage is dissolving.
I have been practicing over 20 years now and my motto in family law is "choose your battles." Some things are worth standing your ground, others are not. I always try the easiest and least costly strategy first, which is negotiation towards a divorce settlement. If that doesn't work then we will litigate and I do a lot of that too.
I discovered early on that I had the personality for family law. I am not afraid of the emotions that go along with divorce. I enjoy advocating for people in difficult situations and making sure they are treated fairly by the court, opposing counsel or a spouse.I will give you realistic advice and listen to your goals. I work with a small team of professionals to handle your case in the most tailored, cost-efficient way. I want clients to be able to feel at the end of the process that I provided a valuable legal service.
Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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|MN||Authorized to practice||1994||07/31/2015|
|Owner||Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2001 - Present|
|ABA Family Advocate||Evidence Without Experts: Property Issues||2013|
|Colorado Bar Association - The Colorado Lawyer||Early Neutral Evaluation as a Dispute Resolution Tool in Family Court||2012|
|Hamline University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Geography||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|