Tamara K. Vincelette, JD
Counties served: Denver, Jefferson, Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Weld, Larimer
140 E. 19th Avenue, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 350-5835 FAX: (303) 861-0037
I have been practicing law for 32 years, and family law exclusively for the last 23 of them. I started out in a large firm litigating commercial cases, but moved into family law as a better fit for the type of problems I found that I enjoy helping clients resolve.
I was trained on the Collaborative Model for Divorce in 2002. I was drawn to the less adversarial process that this model affords clients who would like to end their marriages in a manner that preserves as much good will and as much potential for successful co-parenting and friendship with their former spouses as possible. The ending of a marriage is rarely easy, even for the party who feels the necessity to so. When parties are able to sit across a table from one another, express what they need for their lives going forward and have their fundamental needs met, the agreements they reach are more deeply understood and more sustainable. When litigation is not parties' dispute-resolving mechanism for their divorces, they likewise resist turning to prolonged and expensive courses of litigation when issues arise post-divorce.
Deep listening, an ability to brain-storm options, staying abreast of evolving issues in family law through knowledge of appellate court decisions, statute revisions and changing tax laws are all keys to effective representation of clients who are divorcing, whether on the Collaborative Model or more traditional court-centered methods. These are skills acquired from a course of lifelong learning, honed by the ever changing circumstances that clients bring with the lives they and their children are living in Colorado today. I enjoy bringing these skills to the cases I work on, and the creativity that comes with exploring options from a wider range than judges are typically able to consider.
University of Colorado, Boulder: BA History, 1976
University of Wyoming, College of Law: JD 1986.
Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals (past president 2015)
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals (past president 2013).
COLLABORATIVE TRAININGS Taken
Level I Training, 2002
40 Hour Mediation Training, 2010
Master Class: Becoming a Successful Full-Time Collaborative Professional, 2011
Non-Adversarial Communication Trainings, 2012 and 2013
Level I Trainer (on Interest-Based Negotiations), 2013
Advanced Collaborative Trainings with Linda Solomon, 2013, 2014 and 2017