About

Julie Gentili Armbrust

Attorney-Mediator
About

Julie Gentili Armbrust

Attorney-Mediator

I was bringing an end to a 31-year marriage. Julie almost immediately recognized that my ex-husband and I had different communication styles, and so she communicated with each of us in the way that we could best relate. He is the analytical one and I am emotional. She nailed it, giving each of us confidence. She was both knowledgeable and reassuring. I am grateful for her guidance and highly recommend her in the difficult process of ending a marriage.

Kathy
Divorce Client

I was once the woman sitting in my closet, head in my hands, thinking: “I cannot do this anymore. I need off this rollercoaster of chaos.”

And that is when I knew, I had to either demand couples counseling (for the millionth time) or I had to get a divorce.

I didn’t want a divorce. I REALLY did not want a divorce.  

I knew the financial and emotional challenges that a divorce may bring. 

I knew the hardships a divorce may have on children.

I was afraid.

I was ‘ugly crying with tears down my face,’ level of afraid. 

I was afraid for my kids. I was afraid for my husband. I was afraid for myself. 

Julie Gentili Armbrust - mediation lawyer - eugene oregon

We tried two different marriage counselors over two very long years, but nothing seemed to work.

We had to either suck-it-up and be miserable for the rest of our lives or we could set each other free.

I chose to be free.

Free from not being enough for my husband. Free from feeling like a failure…

Luckily for us, I knew how to lead us through a fair divorce process that the lawyers couldn’t muck up. 

I do it for my clients every day. 

I could take us through a compassionate process where both our financial, parental, and emotional needs were addressed. 

And that is exactly what I did.

It was hard and it was emotionally taxing, but…

It was so much easier than those who lawyer-up, break the 401k to pay for the divorce, and use their kids as weapons.

Those on the scary path of divorce must choose their path… either a litigated divorce or a mediated divorce.

We wanted more for ourselves and our kids than the traditional divorce litigation model offered.

I was lucky that my husband and I agreed that we wanted a fair resolution and we wanted to do what was best for our kids.

We got off the rollercoaster of chaos and…

We chose fairness over pettiness. We chose OUR decision-making abilities over bill-by-the-hour attorneys. We chose happiness over resentment. 

That single choice of mediating our divorce and not litigating our divorce made all the difference in the world.

We now live a life where my children feel loved and secure and we are both financially independent. We even laugh with each about our crazy kids… at least once a week.

You really can get divorced without the drama. I am living proof.

  • 2014 Oregon Mediation Associations Sid Lezak Award of Excellence for providing outstanding mediation services throughout Oregon
  • Certified Advanced Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • 2018 Lawyer of Distinction
  • 2018 Family Law 10 Best
  • 2012-2013 Super Lawyers Recipient
  • The Register Guard 20-Under-40 Honoree
  • 2018 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014 Oregon Mediation Associations Sid Lezak Award of Excellence for providing outstanding mediation services throughout Oregon
  • Certified Advanced Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • 2018 Lawyer of Distinction
  • 2018 Family Law 10 Best
  • 2012-2013 Super Lawyers Recipient
  • The Register Guard 20-Under-40 Honoree
  • 2018 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

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