Fred is very patient and knowledgeable, takes time to provide information and options, listens to what you want, and finds a good balance of advising and instructing. My divorce took over 3 years from the date of separation, and we consulted for several years before that. He helped me decide when to file for divorce and how the process could work afterwards. We used a hybrid collaborative process that took a lot of detailed work, especially with some long delays while certain things were being worked out. Fred advised me on goals, what was reasonable and unreasonable, and strategies we might use. He helped keep the process from becoming too contentious, implementing my choices of how to proceed after he presented options and recommendations. Fred is personable and easy to work with in these situations, and he has a steady, positive, professional manner in meetings with other parties. I highly recommend Fred, especially if you are considering a collaborative or hybrid collaborative divorce.