Monica Donaldson Stewart is the managing attorney for the law firm of Donaldson Stewart PC, where she practices in all aspects of family law, including collaborative divorce and family law mediation. She has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court, conducting nearly 100 settlement conferences in family law matters since 2007. During law school, Monica participated in a semester-long mediation training clinic and in 2010, she completed her first collaborative training with the Collaborative Divorce Institute. Since that time she has trained extensively in both mediation and collaborative divorce practice. Monica is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix (CPP) as well as the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
Monica believes that divorcing couples and their children benefit when they are given have the opportunity to reach settlements without the court’s intervention, and that collaborative divorce offers that opportunity. Many people believe that “litigating to win” is the only way to divorce. The collaborative process is a better way.
- Attorney, State Bar of Arizona (admitted October 1997)
- Arizona State University College of Law (JD, 1997)
- Arizona State University (BS Political Science, summa cum laude, 1993)