Meet Our Wevorce Private Judges

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Skip the Courthouse, Keep the Kindness

All of our Private Judges have been thoroughly vetted and certified in the Wevorce process and philosophy.

If this sounds like the right approach for your family, you’ll have the option of choosing your own Private Judge when you sign up with Wevorce. If you’re not quite ready, go ahead and browse – get a feel for the kind of qualified, caring professionals you could be working with.

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Michelle Crosby

Michelle Crosby

Founder & CEO

Michelle Crosby is a private judge, public speaker and author whose work has been honored by the American Bar Association as a Legal Rebel and Top Innovator and featured on Good Morning America, Fox Business News, New York Times, People Magazine, and Forbes. 

Michelle received her training from the Harvard Negotiation Institute and is an accomplished arbitrator, mediator, former attorney, and founder of Wevorce, a company that brings a high-tech, high-touch approach to divorce. 

Wevorce now helps millions of families each year to maintain their roles as parents. The proven methodology and technology work together seamlessly to provide a civilized approach to transition from one household into two. 

Though Michelle’s expertise spans business law, securities law, and family law, her passion is teaching others how to overcome challenges creatively and collaboratively.  Michelle has led thousands of negotiations for clients ranging from Fortune 1000 corporations to couples in the midst of divorce. The lessons she’s learned, along with her extensive research on human behavior and the law, provide a rich backdrop for inspiring and empowering others to become changemakers in their own lives. 

Outside of the office Michelle can be found riding her horses, finding her way to laughter with family and friends, and walking in the foothills with the world’s cutest Pug and French bulldog.

Neil Forester

Neil Forester

Private Judge

How would others describe me?
I often hear the word “unflappable” when others are describing me, particularly other attorneys and sometimes even judges. I guess what they mean is that I keep a pretty even temper even in the most inflammatory situations. I’ve also heard myself described as “clear-headed” and “logical.” I think they mean that I cut to the chase quickly and don’t spend a lot of time dancing around issues.

Why choose me as your Private Judge?
I bring quite a lot of disparate experience to bear in any case. I have almost two decades of time spent in the trenches of the Family Law courts, so I know exactly how NOT to resolve a dispute. And before my time as an attorney, I managed restaurants, which required a set of interpersonal skills that I have found absolutely invaluable in working with people who are coming from any number of different perspectives. But most importantly, I have seen and experienced hundreds upon hundreds of divorces and I know (and deeply feel) how wrong they can go if they are in the wrong hands, and how much better the experience can be when in the right ones.

What are my top values?
Honesty - I’ll tell you what I think, and I hope you do me the same honor.
Accountability - I hold myself responsible for my role in guiding and facilitating a very difficult process.
Perspective - It’s everything and can make a huge difference in how we see the problems we’re trying to solve, and the manner in which we solve them.

What are some fun facts about me?
I work with NorCal Boxer Rescue as the board chair, and currently have two NorCal alumni in my household, a boy (Sugar) and a girl (Marlee). Marlee is completely deaf, and Sugar is an absolute goofball, so our home is full of energy (and dog hair). I am also in my 16th year of managing a Fantasy Football League for some of my closest friends and colleagues (and dominating them on Game Days).

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“Wevorce changed my life.”

— Steve Huffman

        CEO & Founder Reddit

 

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“Several sites, including Rocket Lawyer, 3 StepDivorce, LegalZoom.com, will help with preparing legal documents to file with the court, but we weren’t ready for that.  Wevorce helped us come up with a plan for us, our kids, money and stuff.” 

— Christina Wood

        Reporter for Family Circle

 

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— Nora Gibson

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