Lisa B. Forberg

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1612 Westgate Circle, #220
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
615-767-5930

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Description of Practice

Attorney Lisa B. Forberg is TN Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator. She has represented hundreds of divorce clients and has seen firsthand the financial and emotional devastation caused by an adversarial divorce process. her law practice now is dedicated to Collaborative Law and Mediation to resolve disputes involving: alimony, child custody and parenting plans, child support payments, division of assets and retirement plans, business evaluations, division of debt, etc. Most cases involve multiple areas of dispute.

Professional Background

Lisa Forberg is on the Board of Directors of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance and serves as its Director of Public Education. She is the past-co-chair of the Collaborative Law Alliance (of New Hampshire). She has also been a speaker to groups of judges, clergy, therapists and business leaders on the topic of Collaborative Law. Lisa’s articles on Collaborative Practice have appeared in NH state legal publications as well as in a New England Regional legal practice book.

Lisa is a trained Rule 31 Mediator in the State of Tennessee, and has an extensive background in the use of mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution methods in Family Law and Divorce cases.

Experience

Attorney Lisa Forberg has incorporated Collaborative Law and Mediation into her Family Law practice since 2005, and has successful resolved many divorce cases out-of-court, that might otherwise have been litigated.

She has also publicly spoken and written on these topics for many years, with articles in legal publications, such as:

- “First Do No Harm: Counselors at Law and the Commitment to Settlement,” opinion article in NH Bar Journal, November, 2014

- “The Benefits of the Collaborative Process to the New Hampshire Bench and Bar,” NH Bar News, November, 2011.

- “Treatment of Alimony and Child Support in Collaborative Cases,” Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures, First Edition 2014, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc., Boston.

Degrees

Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D.; Stanford University, M.A., Education; University of Maryland, B.A., High Honors, English

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1998        “Divorce Mediation Training” , 40 hours
2006        “Basic Collaborative Practice Training” , 8 hours
2011        “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training”, 16 hours
2012        “Engaging the Reluctant Spouse”
2012        “Working with Interests in Collaborative Negotiation”, 8 hours
2013        “Confronting the Challenges of Neutrality”, 8 hours
2013        “Keeping Interests on the Table – Generating Solutions with a Focus on Interests
2015        “Mediation Skills for Collaborative Professionals”, 8 hours
2016       

Approach

I am fully committed to helping my clients avoid the "unholy nightmare" of litigation, by engaging them in a practical, problem-solving settlement process, outside of the court system. I can help you determine and attain your top priorities as you move through your divorce towards the next stage of your life. You can choose what your divorce will look like, preserve your important relationships, protect your privacy, and conserve your assets.

Fees

Hourly Fees (No Retainer required for most Mediation cases)

Other Information

I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique circumstances.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Marital Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.