Courtenay Parrott Sobral
Courtenay Parrott Sobral

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Courtenay Parrott Sobral

Courtenay Parrott Sobral practiced law for 16 years before making the professional commitment to help people stay out of court. She started helping individuals and families peacefully navigate the legal system in 2017 as a private Certified Online and Family Mediator and Parenting Coordinator (PCDM) with Compassion Family & Divorce Services in Colorado Springs, CO.   In recent years, she has enthusiastically embraced the concept of collaborative divorce and separation, where parties work with one cooperative legal professional instead of two adversarial professionals, saving money, time and emotional stress.

Ms. Parrott Sobral is currently acting as court-appointed parenting coordinator and/or decision maker (PC/PCDM) in high conflict family law cases with a focus on safe, courteous, and timely communications with the co-parent. Parenting coordination includes resources, suggestions and resources for co-parenting families, such as the professional evaluation of and recommendations for apps, software, and tech resources, tailored for each family’s unique lifestyle and needs to maximize and facilitate safe, reliable communication on parenting issues.

As of May 2020, Compassion Family & Divorce committed primarily to the online practice of collaborative divorce, mediation, and parenting coordination as being more convenient and efficient for everyone involved.

Ms. Parrott Sobral also handles mediation of civil matters, including the areas in which she practiced law for 16+ years: insurance law, workers’ compensation and small businesses. divorce, legal separation, parenting issues, parenting coordination-decision making and resolution of general family relationships.

Ms. Parrott Sobral is currently employed as the part-time Mediation Coordinator for the State of Colorado Judicial Branch, 10th District Combined Courts in Pueblo, Colorado.

 

ADR Experience

With over 30 years professional, personal and volunteer/pro bono experience working with families in and around the legal system, Courtenay Parrott Sobral, JD, bring a uniquely optimistic, problem-solving approach to legal mediation, which has been her primary focus since 2017.   

 

 

Approach

Ms. Parrott Sobral specializes in:

Family Law,

Legal Mediation,

Mediation Within the Family,

School Mediation,

Parenting Coordinating-Decision Making (PCDM),

Collaborative Legal Alternatives and Collaborative Divorce,

Effective Online Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution, and

Restorative Justice.

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law, Juris Doctorate (JD) With Honors

University of Oklahoma, BA Public Administration

Universite Blaise Pascale, Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE, French Minor

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Restorative (Juvenile)

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Parenting Coordinator

Mediations

678

Fees and Provisos

Initial 2-Hour Mediation $300 ($150 per person)

Parenting Coordination Decision Making, PCDM Service Rate Varies depending on Family’s Needs

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • 2022 ADR Annual Conference (COBAR CLE)
  • 2022 FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE (COBAR CLE)
  • Online Family Mediator Certification (May 2020)
  • Advanced Family Mediation Training (June 2019)
  • Parenting Coordinator PCDM Training (March 2019)
  • 40-Hour Mediation Training (July 2017)
  • COAFCC Fall Conference (October 2022)
  • Family Mediation in a New Online World, 2020 Annual Conference Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • 2020 Family Law Institute (COBAR CLE)

Professional Associations

  • Mediation Association of Colorado (The MAC)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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