Carolyn J. Stevens

Carolyn J. Stevens

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Elder Law...
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Summary

I was inspired to University of Montana School of Law by my own lawyer when I divorced as an undergraduate. My divorce lawyer was also a divorced mother, and a 3rd year law student working at the university's law clinic. I graduated law school in 1993 (yes, those kids cheering in the balcony were mine). I was a family law attorney for 20 years, helping clients with separation and dissolution of marriage, division of property and debt, parenting issues, child support. I also volunteered with the Crime Victim Advocate's program that helped victims of partner and family violence obtain orders of protection. My experiences as a divorced parent, a family law attorney, and a volunteer with the Crime Victim Advocate's program convinced me that "court battle" and "custody battle" is not the best way to resolve disputes.

Education
University of Montana School of Law
J.D. / civil matters, family law (1993)
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Representing low-income clients in civil matters.
Activities: Internship, Montana Legal Services Association
University of Montana - University of Montana-Missoula
B.A. / social work, psychology, interpersonal communications (1990)
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Honors: B.A. with high honors
Activities: Academic Advisor to incoming freshmen students. Senior "practicum" as Academic Advisor for students on 'academic warning', at risk of failing or dropping out, students returning to college, and for non-traditional students. "Non-trad students" were students returning from academic suspension, incoming older students, former military members in their late 20s and 30s, students who needed assistance with physical impairments, and a charming Japanese man in his 60s who spoke no English.
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
Contact & Map
CJ Stevens Dispute Resolution
P.O. Box 999
Lolo, MT 59847
USA
Telephone: (406) 370-4020