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Liz Merrill
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
Open Space Mediation
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About my Practice

As a divorce professional, I bring compassion, intelligence, and humor to my work. I help parties see the “big picture” and guide them through the divorce process from beginning to end.  My approach has been informed by both my professional background, my own personal experiences, and my understanding of how the courts, our brains, and communication work. 

Although I work with both men and women in a wide variety of different scenarios, I specialize in high-conflict divorces. I speak and write regularly on the specific challenges that arise in “high conflict” cases and am a sought-after specialist in this field. Although only 15- to 30-percent of divorces are classified as high conflict, they consume a disproportionate number of resources, both in and out of court. Yet not all divorce professionals understand or know how to navigate the challenges of these divorces. 

With my understanding of evidenced-based methods of dealing with high conflict dissolutions, my personal experience, and extensive training, I am uniquely positioned to help families avoid needlessly protracted, prohibitively expensive family battles. 

Let’s face it: conflict sucks. But that doesn’t mean empowering solutions aren’t waiting for you at the other end of it. I don’t speak legalese: I speak human, and my goal is to help you move through the process humanely. I’ll help you get there with minimum drama and maximum communication.

Services I Offer
  • Private Certified Divorce Coaching sessions to help you:
    • Save money and time
    • Get unstuck, get closure, and get on with your life
    • Get organized and prepared
    • De-escalate and improve communication
    • Make better decisions
    • Understand the divorce process 
    • Regulate emotions
    • Identify and work effectively and efficiently with other divorce professionals
  • Divorce Mediation:
    • Divorce in a Box: Divorce Mediation Packages for collaborative divorcing couples 
    • Mediation preparation
    • Hone negotiation skills
Certifications

CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®.
Registered, certified Divorce and High Conflict Mediator
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Professional Memberships

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
International Coaching Federation
National Association of Divorce Professionals
Mediation Association of Colorado
Colorado, Larimer County, and Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Background Experience

 I’m a mother, divorce mediator and coach, and transformational conflict coach.

After going through a traumatic divorce after a 20-year marriage, experiencing intense anxiety and fear, and spending tens of thousands of dollars, I had a revelation: it didn’t have to be that way. Because I didn’t want anyone else to have to experience that, I made it my mission to help people work through conflict in a straightforward, results-oriented way that helps them avoid prohibitively expensive litigation and unnecessary anxiety. I’ve helped hundreds of people avoid the court system, improve communication skills, protect their families and children from increased, unmanaged conflict, and save thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Testimonials

Living in community, I know how important it is to have clear communication and Liz is fantastic at holding the space necessary and guiding and supporting those hard-to-have conversations. It is a win-win-win for everyone! – Lara M.

I’m so grateful to have found Liz. She is a calming presence and creates an environment of emotional safety with all who work with her. – Shelby S.

Liz was awesome to work with. I can’t even begin to explain how much she helped me through my situation. I appreciate her knowledge, advice and professionalism! – Laura K.

 

Book a Complimentary Session

Email me at liz@openspacemediation.com, call me at 970-818-2209, or schedule some time on my calendar for a free session:

https://scheduleopenspacemediation.as.me/talkwithliz

Use the form below to request your complimentary session.