“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.

2 thoughts on ““She Fights for People’s Rights””

  1. This is a confidential response I received from a former client:

    Carla was my voice of reason when I could not think straight due to emotions running high. I was one of those people using the word ‘abandonment’. I was in a state of complete and utter shock, feeling abandoned by my spouse. I was unable to process or complete a thought or finish my own sentences. Don’t allow your spouse to bully you or dictate how the process will go, which it truly is a ‘process’. Everyone’s journey is different but the law is the law and we all have rights. I connected with Carla on many levels, one of them being that she has a daughter my child’s age. She truly understood what was most important to me and how to communicate for me when I was not able to do so.

  2. Mazal Tov Carla on the new blog! You help so many people daily. Thank you for sharing this additional resource!

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