The accomplishments attained by Ms. Elizabeth S. Kreis in the field of Legal Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Attorneys of North America.
“I handle my clients with a confident and reasonable approach, providing sound advice.” – Elizabeth Kreis
As a family law attorney, you deal with family issues like marriage and divorce, which comes with a host of potential issues, especially when children are involved. Questions of child custody and child support arise. That is when a mediator needs to get involved Mediation is a way of negotiating a divorce without going through the draining, expensive process of going to court. In mediation, the parties work through a mediator, a trained negotiator, to come to an equitable agreement.
Elizabeth Kreis is a well-respected family law mediator who in her former life practiced law in Colorado for 27 years, primarily family law, before all Courts in the Denver-Metro area and throughout many other counties in Colorado.When working as an attorney, she litigated over 3000 cases. She has currently mediated over 3000 matters, with her primary focus on family law issues. However, she also mediates outside cases outside of family law. She has been a certified mediator for over 17 years and currently mediates and acts as a arbitrator, either court-appointed or by agreements of parties or counsel. With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, Liz is able to resolve 96% of the cases she mediates, meaning you do not need to litigate your issues before a court. Liz knows most of the family law attorneys in the Denver Metro area and is equally comfortable mediating for parties with or without counsel.
Due to her former years as a practicing attorney, Liz has a broad and deep understanding of the law and can offer new insights and perspectives many parties have not yet considered, and help them navigate the system more rapidly and affordably. Ms. Kreis will ensure that all issues are considered and that an enforceable agreement is drafted. Mediation is beneficial not only in resolving issues, but typically, if the parties have children, stress levels are reduced, and conflict lessened. This is contrary to litigating the matter, where parties are unable to communicate for three years or longer. Not a great outcome if you have children to raise together. Parties communication skills are strengthened in mediation and they come to understand how they can work together to serve the best interest of their children. As both small business owner and a parent, Liz understands how complicated family and work can be. She works with people of various economic means and cultures (translators are no problem if needed) and can fashion a reasonable approach for all. She has excellent math skills required for property division, understands the tax implications of the decisions, and knows which experts should be consulted and when. She is extremely creative in getting matters resolved while being sensitive to the fact that the agreement needs to work for everyone, including the children.
Liz received her Law Degree from the Strom College of Law in 1991 from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While she is currently not practicing law, she is accepting new mediation and arbitration cases.
Liz will review any documents provided to her prior to the mediation.
Liz mediates in Arvada, Adams County, Aurora and Arapahoe County, Boulder, Broomfield, Commerce City, Conifer, Castle Rock, Denver, Evergreen, Golden, Greeley, Jefferson County, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville, Loveland, Park County, and Wheat Ridge, and many other areas on the plains and in the mountains.
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