Get Your Ducks in a Row

Compassionate, Common Sense Divorce Settlement, Facilitation and Other Services to Sustain Your Marriage, Like Marital Mediation & Prenups

Dona Cullen - Collaborative Attorney, Mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Resolution Coach

As a licensed attorney, mediator, collaborative professional, certified divorce financial analyst and resilience coach with over 40 years of legal experience, I can guide you on all aspects of your divorce. 


Be a smart consumer.  Be sure you understand your process options.  Be empowered with information and a glimpse of what is possible.  Retainers are expensive and costs add up quickly.  Take a moment to look at the big picture. Take advantage of my free consultation before you decide what path to take.  


Elements of a compassionate, common sense divorce

Legal - Support,  Child Custody and Parenting Time, Property Division for divorce, legal separation, separation agreements (pre and post nuptial agreements) and  marital mediation agreements


Emotional - Processing grief; developing emotional intelligence and awareness; coping skills; forgiveness; understanding; empathy and calm


Financial -Realistic look at financial situation; planning; developing better financial awareness, discipline, knowledge and skills; life planning for earning income


Social - How to best deal with children, extended family and friends


Client Centered - It's your process.  It's private.  You have the opportunity to look deeply at how things are and how they can be made better; how you can become better and heal.


Multidisciplinary - You have access to a team of specialists as needed, including your own consulting attorneys, child specialists and divorce coaches. 


Interest Based - Looking deeply to discover real interests underlying initial demands, creating more options to satisfy needs


Joint problem solving - Moving beyond blame to work together to brainstorm options to solve problems 


Drafting Documents and Filing Case - This is a consensual process done outside of court but includes filing of the entire case at the end.  There are no court dates or demands.  It's in your hands.


Efficient in time and money


Your best chance at an amicable post divorce relationship


Sound better than a traditional divorce?

In a traditional divorce you are not encouraged to work together to come to understandings about yourself and your spouse that will enhance your future relationship.  Even if there will be no future relationship, what about the anger and bitterness you hold?  Wouldn't it be better to resolve that in your mind, body and spirit - for your own good?  Mediation can help your family through this very emotional and difficult process. 


Are you willing to find out more?  Check out the Services page for more specific information about process options.  Then call for a free initial consultation to see which option might be right for you. 


              Collaborative Divorce


It is never a pleasant experience to hire a lawyer with divorce as the end result. Dona was the person I needed on my side as my husband and I navigated a peaceful way to terminate our marriage. Dona provided wise counsel as well as plain, sound advice and connected me with the resources I needed to move forward as painlessly as possible until the divorce was final and I was on my way to a new life. We worked closely together for many months and I learned how committed Dona is to peaceful resolution, and her methods helped me understand that there was actual healing that could be gained through the path of collaboration. I am now several years past most of the pain and I am so grateful for Dona's prompting and encouragement to pursue many avenues for finding healing and starting over. I hired her for legal work and found just what I needed to survive one of the most difficult moments in my life. I was very satisfied with her legal performance, and very blessed by her calm and encouraging manner. 


Penny, Collaborative Divorce Client



The Thoughtful Approach to a Family Problem...

Offering Divorce Mediation and

Collaborative Divorce Services throughout Oregon including:



Lake Oswego


Oregon City