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Bev Nelson
Beverly C. Nelson LLC

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1801 13th St. Suite 304
Boulder, CO 80302
USA
720.340.2553
Fax: 303.541.0004

Description of Practice

After 24 years as a family law attorney, I have worked as a mediator since 2005 to help every type of family structure their new parenting and financial lives through mediation. I have substantial experience in complex financial matters as well as complicated parenting issues, and spent four years as a deputy district attorney. I am currently only accepting new mediation clients when at least one of the parties is represented by counsel.

Professional Background

I was trained as a family law mediator through the Center for Dispute Resolution in 2003 and was licensed as a Professional Mediator by the Colorado Council of Mediators in 2005. I served as president of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, which is a group of mental health professionals and lawyers working together to reduce conflict when family relationships change. I worked on the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Executive Council and was chair of the Boulder County Bar Association Professional Committee, the Family Law Section and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

Experience

I have exclusively devoted my practice to mediation since 2005, and have mediated over 1,600 cases.

Degrees

JD - 1981 - University of Colorado BA - 1977 - Lewis & Clark College

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2003    CDR Associates    Divorce and Child Custody Mediation - 40 hours
2005-2016    various    CLE related classes to maintain attorney licensure - 15 credit hours per year

Approach

Mediation should meet the practical and emotional needs of the parties to maximize their ability to shape their own futures. I recognize that mediation can become expensive as well as emotionally difficult, so I encourage clients to complete as much preparatory work as possible outside of my office and commence the settlement process prior to mediation.

Fees

My hourly rate is $270.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (1,600 mediated)
  • LGBT (60 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.