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Littman Family Law
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1772 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218
Description of Practice
David has successfully worked with almost two hundred couples using the Collaborative Law process. While working with David, the couples have gained new problem solving skills and have been able to avoid going to court later when new parenting issues arise. He prefers Collaborative Law and mediation to litigation as he believes this enables family members to work together more effectively during and after the divorce. This approach is also useful for unmarried people who are seeking resolutions to the sharing of their children. With his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and training, he is able to guide parties in the development of child centered parenting plans with sensitivity to each child's needs and developmental level. He is prepared to work with difficult family issues as well as complex financial issues as they arise during the collaborative process. David was a founder of the collaborative law process in Colorado and is currently serves on the State of Colorado Collaborative Board of Directors. Divorce is often a difficult and painful process for all involved, especially for children. The goal of the collaborative process is to minimize the emotional and financial damage to parents and children by logically and rationally addressing problems unique to each situation in a calm and thoughtful manner. Collaborative Divorce Law asks both parties to focus on attaining the best outcomes for themselves and their children. For more information about Collaborative Law, please go to www.littmanfamilylaw.com.
Although David began his career as a litigator in both Federal and State Courts, he has come to believe that empowering families to resolve their disputes out of court has great benefit for both adults and children. All too often, court battles disturb the relationships between parents and children. A court battle can be financially and emotionally devastating, often consuming a family's hard earned savings. A protracted battle can make it difficult for parents to effectively communicate and co-parent. Thus, both children and parents are the losers. David believes that alternative dispute processes including mediation, Collaborative Divorce, arbitration and Early Neutral Assessment offer meaningful options to families. Although David supports his clients' efforts to problem solve outside of court, he is willing, when necessary to litigate. For more information, please go to www.littmanfamilylaw.com.
Due to his many years of experience as a mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, arbitrator and litigator, David is able to offer his clients a unique blend of experience as he guides them through the process that they have selected to resolve their issues. He can often provide legal information which may assist the family in coming to fair agreements. His training in counseling psychology helps him to work more effectively on family and children's issues.
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. 1980; Law Quarterly, Moot Court Board. American Jurisprudence Award Contracts Washington University in St. Louis, M.A. Counseling Psychology 1973; Mediation training as part of this program Washington University in St. Louis, M.A.T. 1971 Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. 1969, Chancellor's Award
When it is possible David facilitates the parties' communication with the goal of empowering them to find reasonable compromise, seek the mutually best outcomes for themselves and the children. He urges respectful communication by suggesting that parents act toward one another in ways that will make their children proud of them.
David's hourly rate for Mediation, Arbitration and Early Neutral Assessment is $300.00 His rate for Collaborative Law representation is $380.00/hour.
Areas of Practice
- Divorce (all issues) (180 collaborated)
- Divorce (parenting) (170 collaborated)
- Family (180 collaborated)
- LGBT (10 collaborated)
- Marital Mediation (180 collaborated)
- Pet Mediation
- Mediation Consultant
- Representational Lawyer
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional
- Parenting Coordinator