Divorce is something nearly half of all people who marry will need to face someday. It is also consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events. Yet, until recently, the best support people could hope to obtain in going through this great challenge was a lawyer who was trained to engage in warfare. Those days are thankfully over.
As a experienced family lawyer, trained mediator, and masters level psychotherapist, I have devoted my career to helping families engage in the great transition of divorce with dignity, strength, and wisdom. Families going through this transition need support understanding the complex legal landscape of divorce, getting clear about their rights and desires, expressing themselves, being heard and understood, and coming to agreements or court orders about the future of their co-parenting family that work and make sense.
Growing up in a family that broke apart in a tragic way left me struggling for years to put all of the pieces of my own life back together. This history and the path of healing and growth it led me to follow engendered in me a unique ability to understand and stand in the storm with families going through marital breakdown. What is difficult for many to understand when they are in the midst of divorce is that it is, like all challenging times, an opportunity to shift patterns and lay groundwork for a better life going forward. How one engages with this time of opportunity and challenge can make all the difference in what the future holds for divorcing spouses and their children. It's my challenge and privilege to help people engage in that opportunity well, even when they are feeling least able to do so.