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In family law matters, everything is at stake: your future and that of your children. You need to protect your interests, and your spouse also has interests to protect. Emotions often run high.

I focus on helping people find the best solutions for divorce, child custody, child support, marital property division, spousal support and alimony, premarital agreements, marital settlement agreements, modification of judgments, collaborative divorce, mediation, and mediation consulting attorney.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    40 years
  2. Mediation: 30%
    18 years
  3. Prenuptials: 20%
    39 years



Hourly ($500-600/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

401 Wilshire Blvd.
12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA, 90401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer of Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2012
SuperLawyers of Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2007
Eureka Award--Contributions to Collaborative PracticeCollaborative Practice California2006
SuperLawyer of Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2006
Certified Specialist in Family LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTrope and Trope1992 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationAdvisory Board2009 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo CountyFounder; Past President1984 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBoard of Directors2007 - 2009
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationFounder; Past President; Board of Directors2002 - 2009
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee1997 - 1999
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee1989 - 1992
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationPresident1986 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Glade v. Glade (1995) 38 Cal. App.4th 1441 (family law court has jurisdictional priority over other courts);Client's position prevailed, trial court overruled
Punsly v. Ho (2001) 87 Cal. App. 4th 1099Grandparent Visitation Rights
Marriage of Allen (2002) 96 Cal. App. 4th 497Prevailed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution JournalThe Collaborative Law Process for Prenuptial Agreements2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaPrenuptial Agreements--Using Collaborative Processes2015
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaPrenuptial Agreements--Designing A Collaborative Approach2014
Collaborative Practice California Statewide ConferenceImpact of Family and Friends in Collaborative Divorce2011
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFamily and Friends in Collaborative Divorce2010
State Bar of CA Ethics SymposiumCollaborative Family Law--Ethics Considerations2007