Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis Joins Divorce With Respect Week™ Initiative

The Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis has joined Divorce With Respect Week™ 2024, running from March 4-8. During that week, members of CFLA will join divorce professionals nationwide in offering 30-minute free divorce consultations for up to three people seeking to better understand options for how they might divorce.

The Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis will offer these consultations for residents of the greater St. Louis area. To book a free consultation, visit Those living outside of the St. Louis area can also use the website to find their nearest participating Collaborative Divorce professional.

Divorce With Respect Week is a national effort aiming to promote Collaborative Divorce as an alternative to divorce litigation. Collaborative Divorce allows couples to separate without having to deal with the messy and adversarial process of going to court. Should clients opt to divorce collaboratively, they would be offered a neutral financial professional and a child specialist for any children involved in the divorce. The addition of a divorce coach to facilitate effective communication allows clients to amicably resolve their issues in a private setting. The process is especially beneficial for families with children who want to focus on an ongoing, amicable relationship, and it typically yields more satisfying results than divorce litigation.

To learn more about Collaborative Divorce, visit

BAMSL & CFLA Present: Collaborative Divorce - What Is It and Why Are Clients Choosing It?

On February 2, 2016, the BAMSL ADR Committee has planned a Collaborative Divorce presentation as part of its Lunch & Learn Series. This one-hour lunch presentation is an opportunity for family law attorneys to find out why clients are choosing collaborative divorce and how the collaborative process is different than a litigated divorce.

CFLA members will be on the panel and Allison Gerli of the BAMSL Young Lawyer’s Division will moderate. Armstrong Teasdale has offered the use of its conference room in Clayton. See details below.

If you are an attorney or other professional who would enjoy learning more about collaborative practice and collaborative divorce, please feel free to attend. Registration begins at 11:45 am and the presentation will begin at 12:00 pm.

If the attorney is a BAMSL member, registration is $20.  For any non-BAMSL member, registration is $30. A box lunch is optional. If ordered, it will cost $10. BAMSL will handle lunch orders and have them ready at the door.  Registration for BAMSL events is open to any professional.

Family Law: Collaborative Divorce - What Is It and Why Are Clients Choosing It?
Co-sponsored by the Family Law Section, Collaborative Family Law Association and Young Lawyers Division
Laura J. Boedges, RICP®, CDFA™ — Financial Consultant, Rogers & Company, a Wealth Management Firm, Inc.
Marjorie K. Carter — Owner, Carter Family Law Group LLC
Alan E. Freed — Attorney/Mediator, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
Allison R. Gerli — Attorney, The Center for Family Law
Yvonne M. Homeyer — Attorney/Mediator, Law Office of Yvonne Homeyer
Barbara A. Koppe, MSW, LCSW — Licensed Clinical Social Worker, The Marriage & Family Institute
Location: Armstrong Teasdale LLP, 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, Missouri 63105