|CONNIE J. BOYSEN
Ms. Boysen was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and was admitted to the bar in 1987 (Missouri and Nebraska) and 1991 (Kansas). She attended college at the University of Nebraska (B.A. 1981) and law school at Creighton University (J.D. 1985). She is a frequent author and speaker for continuing legal education programs in various areas of family law.
She is a member of the following bar associations:
American Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
The Missouri Bar
Nebraska State Bar Association
|LAURA E. McEACHEN
With a background in International Law and Cross-Cultural Communications, Laura McEachen has been practicing exclusively in the area of Family Law in Missouri and Kansas for fourteen years. She is a founding member and the current president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, Inc. Laura’s family law practice blends collaborative law, mediation and more traditional legal methods. Her motto throughout her varied practice is, “Friendly Divorce IS possible!” She strives to help families, especially those with children, traverse the sometimes complicated divorce landscape with as little financial and emotional harm as possible. She is a trained divorce mediator, and has served as a volunteer mediator for the Jackson County, Missouri Court’s IV-D Mediation program which provides mediation services for indigent families. Laura has spoken to diverse groups in the community on family and collaborative law issues.
Laura graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Foreign Service and International Law and received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to establishing her family law practice in Kansas City, she worked for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., and Legal Advocates for Abused Women and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in St. Louis.
She is a member of The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, The Collaborative Law Institute of Kansas, Inc., the Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri, Inc., The Kansas Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and The Johnson County Bar Association.
When she is not practicing law or taking care of her two children, Laura devotes her time and talents to the American Royal, the Kansas City Zoo, and the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. She also enjoys running and traveling.