“She Fights for People’s Rights”

Why a Blog?

When my daughter was three, she asked me what I do at work. She knew I spent a lot of time “at work” but did not know what that meant. I did not think she was old enough to understand what it means to be a divorce lawyer. After thinking about, I told her that I “fight for people’s rights.” It was the only way I could think of conveying to her how I feel about what I do day in and day out.

Those faced with divorce and other family law issues are often overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty. They feel powerless. You cannot make good decisions when you feel powerless.

There are so many questions that spin around in their minds: How will I live? Where will I live? How often will I see my children? How much will I have to pay to support my family? Will my business/practice be impacted?

I thrive on educating my clients about their rights under the law. I think it is because I quickly noticed that when meeting with a new client they would immediately take a breath and say they felt better once they felt they have a better handle on their rights and obligations. When they were educated about their rights, that they could make informed decisions about their future.

Sometimes when I meet with a new client, in addition to informing them of their rights, I also need to disavow them of “stuff” they read on the internet.

For example, I cannot tell you how many times clients tell me that they cannot do x, y or z because they will “be charged with abandonment.” I have yet to ever see that happen to anyone. Ever.

Talking to friends and family to learn about divorce can also be problematic. Your divorce or custody case will not be the same as your cousin’s boyfriend’s next-door neighbor’s daughter who lives in Cleveland. I can almost guarantee it!

That is where this blog comes in. I wanted a platform for my voice. A voice of reason. A voice of accurate information. A voice of empowerment.

It is important to remember that nothing in this blog is legal advice or a legal opinion. Every situation is different and reading this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. If you would like to set up an appointment with me, here is how to get started.

Leave a Comment