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About Heidi

I work with my clients to help their families avoid litigation and to find the best possible solution for that client's particular situation. I believe litigation is not an ideal solution for family law problems, because it discourages open truth-telling and encourages hostility and polarization. Also, litigation is usually costlier and more time consuming than when parites use collaborative methods to resolve their differences. The benefits of Collaborative family law methods are that the parties share information and work together to find areas of commonality and solutions that will benefit the whole family. When parties use collaborative methods, the parties dictate the timing, not the courts, and the process is private. I also work with parents in high conflict custody situations to decrease the hostility and to help those parents effectively co-parent their children. This type of work is know as Parent Coordination. I am a certified Parent Coordinator.

work Experience

Associate
Gilpin & Hatcher
Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2007
None

Partner
Redenbaugh & Risser PLLC
Jan. 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2014
None

Partner
Passenant Risser & Shearin PLLC
Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014
None

Partner
Law Office of Heidi S. Risser PLLC
Jan. 1, 2014 - Current
None

school Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 1990

University of North Carolina School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1993

Cooperative Parenting Institute
Certified Parent Coordinator
- 2013

Dispute Resolution Commission
Family Financial Mediator
- 2014

bookmark Awards

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Council for Children's Right
2009

group Associations

Member
MCB Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
2015 - Current

Member
Mecklenburg Collaborative Family Law Group
2007 - Current

Member
North Carolina State Bar
1993 - Current

Staff Member
North Carolina Law Review
1991 - 1992

import_contacts Published Works

Advanced Family Law
National Business Institute
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