Carol D. Betts Carol D. Betts, Attorney and Mediator
Carol D. Betts Family Law & Mediation PLLC
400 112th Ave NE
Suite 240
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Online Map)
425-635-7737
cdbetts@seattlefamilylawyer.com
www.SeattleFamilyLawyer.com

My goal is to provide thoughtful, wise and skilled counsel as you make your family transitions. Change often brings conflict. Most people find conflict uncomfortable. Response to conflict is the most critical factor in managing how uncomfortable it becomes. Traditional litigation processes tend to feed and escalate conflict so I choose to focus my practice on alternatives to litigation. Using Collaborative Law, mediation, conflict coaching and direct negotiation, I will support your goal for a dignified and durable agreement.

Credentials: 2007 – Mediation Training – King County Dispute Resolution Center; 2007 – Communication and Negotiation Skills for Collaborative Practitioners - King County DRC; 2007 – Basic Collaborative Law training- King County Collaborative Law; 2011 - Collaborative Law Intermediate Skills– Seattle CL Training Group; 2014 –Mediation/Conciliation Training – Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program; 2015 – Conflict Coaching - Robin Amadei at Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program; 2015 – Neuroscience and Law Practice – Mark Bauman, Attorney at Law; 2017 – Co-Parent Parent Coaching Training– Karen Bonnell, ARNP; JD – Southwestern Law School

Group Memberships: Chairperson - King County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section; Board Member - King County Collaborative Law; Member - International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Washington, King County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, Washington State Bar Association

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law AttorneyMediator



Julie Blanchard Julie Blanchard, CDFA
Dollar Sense Financial Coaching
Sammamish, WA 98075
425-283-7047
425-283-7047
julie@dollarsensecoach.com
www.dollarsensecoach.com

In the collaborative process, a financial neutral is essential for complete knowledge of the current finances and modeling of how the finances could end up. No divorcing parties should be without both of these financial pictures and a CDFA is uniquely trained to provide this information. Hidden assets, property settlements, tax consequences, dividing retirement plans, health care coverage, stock option elections, pension plan valuations are some of the complexities I capture. CDFA's can save clients time and money by aiding them to come up with their own durable agreement. My corporate background, as well as my Financial Coaching business allow me to understand nuances others my not.

Credentials: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Group Memberships: Collaborative Professionals of Washington, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Association of Divorce Financial Planners, King County Collaborative Law, King County Bar Association - Collaborative Law Section, Eastside Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist



Leslie M Blankman Leslie M Blankman, Attorney / Mediator
Blankman Law, PLLC
11410 NE 124th Street #467
Kirkland, WA 98034
425-236-1861
425-481-8791, fax
leslie@blankmanlaw.com
www.blankmanlaw.com

Leslie is an attorney and mediator practicing in King and Snohomish Counties. Her primary focus is on helping parties resolve disputes through collaborative law and mediation. Leslie believes that parties working toward a collaborative solution are better able to come to a resolution tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Credentials: B.S. Behavioral Science; Juris Doctor; Mediation training through King County Dispute Resolution Center; Family Mediation Training through Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island & Skagit County (Volunteers of America); Collaborative Law Training through Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group.

Group Memberships: Washington State Bar Association (WSBA); King County Bar Association (KCBA); King County Collaborative Law (KCCL); Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW); International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP);

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law AttorneyMediator



Karen Bonnell Karen Bonnell, Divorce Coach
Karen Bonnell, ARNP, MS
4040 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Suite 300
Kirkland
4254544510
4254544510
4254544510, fax
karen@coachmediateconsult.com
www.coachmediateconsult.com; www.thecoparentshandbook.com; www.theparentingplanhandbook.com

Karen has extnesive experience working with families -- and over 10 years, she has been coaching families as they move from a "one-home" to a "two-home-family". She provides psycho-educational information to assist parents in supporting their children through what can be very difficult, but "growth-producing" change. She provides emotional & strategic guidance to create the best parenting plan possible. She helps spouses navigate the difficult emotional terrain of separating and re-forming new relationships for a strong and constructive future.

Credentials: Board Certified in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Licensed in the State of Washington as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Compassionate Listening Trainer Karen is a regular provider of professional continuing education to both health care and legal professionals. Karen is the author of "The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults." She is also the author of "The Parenting Plan Handbook" with Felicia Malby Soleil, JD. On line, you will find "Kids First" coaching seminars on developing a strong child centered parenting plan: https://www.covestream.com/courses/fresh-start-build-a-strong-child-centered-parenting-plan/

Group Memberships: Collaborative Professionals of Washington King County Collaborative Professionals International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Karen has served on the Boards of both King County Collaborative Law and Collaborative Professionals of Washington. She is a founding member of CPW.

Collaborative Role(s): Coach

Karen Bonnell is a Founding Member of the CPW



Rachel Felbeck, Attorney
Law Office of Rachel Felbeck
5400 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-822-0283
rachel@felbecklaw.com
www.felbecklaw.com

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney, Mediator

Rachel Felbeck is a Founding Member of the CPW



Celia L Griffin Celia L Griffin, CPA, CDFA
19125 North Creek Pkwy Ste 120
Bothell, WA 98011-8000
425-954-8500
425-954-8500, fax
celia@celiagriffincpa.com
www.celiagriffincpa.com

CDFA's help clients determine the short term and long term financial impact of any proposed divorce settlement. They also provide valuable information on financial issues that are related to the divorce, such as tax consequences, dividing pension plans, continued health care coverage, stock option elections and much more. Celia has been a CDFA since November 2004. Celia also has 20 years of experience working in Public Accounting and Tax, and has been a Certified Public Accountant herself since June 1997.

Credentials: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Group Memberships: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Washington, King County Collaborative Law, North Sound Collaborative Law, Cypress Collaborative Solutions, Washington State Society of CPA's, Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist



John R James John R James, Owner/Financial Specialist
Special Solutions
4030 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Suite 208
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-889-7487
425-822-7959, fax
John@specialsolutions.org
WWW.specialsolutions.org

Special Solutions is a firm specializing in “Simplifying the Complex” with families in the divorce process and/or with family members with special need. We develop and implement solutions.

Credentials: Certified Financial Planner(CFP®) since 1987, Certified Divorce Financial Divorce Financial Analyst(CDFA™)since 2007, worked in the Financial Services industry for over forty years.

Group Memberships: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Washington, and King County Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Role(s): Financial Specialist



Anne R. Lucas
The Evergreen Clinic
13128 Totem Lake Blvd. 206
Kirkland, WA 98034
425-890-3222
425-821-1810 ext 305
425-821-1231, fax
alucasma@hotmail.com
theevergreenclinic.com

Anne Lucas is the Clinical Director of the Evergreen Clinic in Kirkland where she has had a therapy practice specializing in couples for the last 13 years. In addition to her therapy practice, Anne is a Collaborative Coach participating in over 130 collaborative and mediation cases over the last six years in both King and Kitsap Counties. She has a growing mediation practice and has been an Affiliate of Alhadeff and Forbes Mediation in Seattle for two years. In addition to her therapy and Collaborative practice, Anne is also a trainer and teacher. She is one of four founders of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group and through that organization has trained future Collaborative practitioners throughout the United States and Canada. She is adjunct faculty er at Saybrook University/LIOS College teaching master’s level therapists and is a supervisor for post-graduates seeking licensure. Anne has been very active in the Collaborative community creating and serving as chairs of several practice groups, including King County Collaborative Law where she has served on the Executive committee for three years with her last position being that of president.

Credentials: Licensed Mental Health Consuler

Group Memberships: Seattle Collaborative Law Group, King County Collaborative Law, American Consuling Association, Alhadeff and Forbes Mediation

Collaborative Role(s): Coach, Mediator



Susan Millican O'Brian Susan Millican O'Brian
Law Offices of Susan Millican O'Brian & Associates, PS
7525 166th Ave NE Suite #D230
Redmond, WA 98052
(Online Map)
425 869-8067
425 869-7444, fax
susan@smobrian.com
www.smobrian.com

I have been practicing family law since 1986, first as a sole proprietor, and as President of my corporation since 2004. I now have 3 litigation associate attorneys I supervise, while I restrict my practice to collaborative law. I have always had a passion for family law and for serving clients during one of the most difficult and emotional times in their lives.

Credentials: Washington State Attorney

Group Memberships: ABA & Family Law Section; WSBA & Family Law Section; KCBA & Family Law Section; Snohomish County Bar Association & Family Law Section; IACP; King County Collaborative Law

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney



Kevin Richardson, Attorney Mediator Collaborative Professional
NW Meditations and Collaborative Law
PO Box 2955
Issaquah
253-848-4208
2533807884
253-251-7814, fax
krichardson@msn.com

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney, Mediator



Mary S.W. Sakaguchi, Attorney
Sakaguchi & Reese, PLLC
11120 NE 2nd Street
Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Online Map)
425-456-1840
425-420-2664, fax
mary@sakaguchilaw.com
www.sakaguchilaw.com

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney



Melissa Shields Storch Melissa Shields Storch
Storch Law, PLLC
5400 Carillon Pt.
Kirkland, WA 98033
425.941.5936
melissa@storchlaw.com
www.collaborativefamily.com

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney



Courtney A. Story, Attorney
Story Law
1407 116th Avenue NE, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Online Map)
425-688-1159
425-671-0186, fax
cstory@storylaw.com
http://www.storylaw.com/

Courtney is a family law attorney with a focus on Collaborative Law and mediation. She assists parties with all aspects of family law disputes including dissolutions, legal separation, child custody and support, relocation and parenting. Courtney is committed to obtaining durable and respectful resolutions.

Credentials: University of Washington School of Law, 2002; Collaborative Law Training - 2010; University of Washington Mediation Training - 2010.

Group Memberships: Washington State Bar Association; King County Bar Association (Family Law and Collaborative Law Sections); East King County Bar Association; Collaborative Professionals of Washington (CPW); and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law Attorney



Loretta S. Story, Attorney
Story Law
1407 116th Avenue NE, Suite 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Online Map)
425-688-1159
425-671-0186, fax
lstory@storylaw.com
http://www.storylaw.com/

Loretta practices collaborative law in assisting parties in all family law disputes. As an attorney, she helps her clients identify their needs and clarify their interests around those needs in reaching a resolution that will be durable for the family and consistent with their goals. Loretta also acts as a mediator for parties, using many of the collaborative interest based negotiating skills to facilitate settlement.

Credentials: B.S. Psychology; Cert. Social Work; Washington State Bar Association

Group Memberships: Collaborative Professionals of Washington (Executive Officer 2014-2017); King County Collaborative Law (Board of Trustees 2008-2014); King County Bar Association (Member, Board of Trustees, 2005-2008; Co-Founder and Chair, Collaborative Law Section, 2007), East King County Bar Association (Member, Board of Trustees, 1997-2002) and Washington State (Member: Professional Committee, 2004; Fee Mediation Panel, 2003-2008); Eastside Legal Assistance Program (Board of Trustees, 1997-2014)

Collaborative Role(s): Family Law AttorneyMediator