Category Archives for "Family Law"

How My Divorce Made Me a Better Family Lawyer

There’s no sugar-coating how painful it is to end a marriage or long-term partnership. When I tell clients going through divorce that I understand their stress and anxiety, I’m speaking from experience.

In 2005, with two children under the age of four, my husband and I separated, and in the fall of 2008, our divorce was finalized. Our marriage hadn’t been going well for a while and we both knew it was the right decision, even though at the time it felt like I had somehow failed.

How My Divorce Made Me a Better Family Lawyer
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Tips to Help Self-represented Litigants in Family Law

Everyone deserves access to justice, whether they have the means to hire a lawyer or not. It's an increasingly important issue in family law, where the growing number of self-represented litigants (SRLs) is a clear indicator that the legal system is not working as it should.

In this column, I'll unpack the reasons behind the surge of people opting to represent themselves and offer some tips and guidance on how to be successful if you choose that route.

Tips to Help Self-represented Litigants in Family Law
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Marriage Story: Four Lessons for Divorcing Couples

Over the holidays, I had a chance to watch the popular movie Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as Nicole and Charlie Barber.

If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to add it to your watchlist: Marriage Story is essential viewing for anyone considering or in the midst of a separation or divorce, as it highlights several important issues.

Here are my key takeaways:

Marriage Story: four lessons for divorcing couples
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