Avoiding Court and Litigation When Getting Divorced

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer and has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law.

What Teddi Ann Barry can say in an interview on
Avoiding Court & Litigation When Getting Divorced

    • Divorce is one of the most emotional events a person can experience. In fear, in despair, and often complete devastation people are often reacting and working from a place of confusion and anger.  This may lead to hiring the wrong attorney, not consulting experts before signing agreements, or failing to act when you should.

    • Court and litigation are rarely the answer. The best divorces are those that are handled privately between the parties in a time frame that allows the parties to have all the information without dragging matters out longer than necessary.
    • Consider gathering all of the financial information before you file for divorce. Having a clear picture of incomes, account balances, asset values, and marital debt before you start the legal process can save time and money.
    • Consider consulting with a lawyer together before retaining separate attorneys. Hearing the same information may help you keep the tension low and focused on resolving the divorce together.
    • Start with the end in mind. Knowing what you need to move forward after the marriage is over may help you better negotiate a settlement.
    • Seek a family therapist. For parenting time issues consider meeting with a family therapist to help give age-appropriate children a voice in the process and help you determine a parenting plan that is best for the children.

Remember, whatever led to the divorce, is behind you.  If you need counseling to address your emotions then get help.  Trying to negotiate a settlement when you are angry or out to hurt or punish one another will lead to wasted time and possibly a lot of money.


Interview: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddi Ann Barry, Esq. is the Founder of Teddy Ann Barry, PSC., and has been an attorney for over twenty years. Other areas of law practiced are mediation and collaborative law. Teddy is based in the Cherry Creek office and practices family law exclusively.

Teddy is a former guardian ad litem and Respondent parents’ counsel, representing the best interests of children placed in the custody of the State and the parents accused of abuse and neglect of their children by the State.

As an alumna of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees, Teddy is proud to have been educated at Creighton University which is one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities throughout the country, that teaches, among many wonderful values, service.  I have been serving others in family law since 2000.

Teddy has been a business owner for over 17 years and continues to build a firm with experienced and well-respected professionals who can offer the highest level of client care, advocacy, skilled negotiation, and litigation if and when absolutely necessary.


Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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