Lights, Camera, Divorce!

March 9, 2018

Flipping through the channels on TV the other day, I saw an ad for a new sitcom called Splitting Up Together on ABC. Co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres, this show is set to premiere March 27th, the premise inspired by a Danish sitcom (Bedre skilt end aldrig). Splitting Up Together presents Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin […]

International Women’s Day

March 6, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and I’d like to celebrate. First and foremost, I am a woman in business, leading a business of women. I have women working for me and with me. I help women (and men!) through some of the toughest times of their lives. International Women’s Day is a global day […]

Protecting Our Children: Thoughts on Parkland

March 1, 2018

I am so angry, upset, emotional, sad and so many other emotions in the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida recently. Forget the issues related to gun control, or which side you fall upon. I’m upset because the same thing happens again and again: a tragic shooting, […]

Online Disharmony

February 26, 2018

Recently two clients came to me who were ready to divorce their spouses. Both had met their partners online. Both wanted out, saying they didn’t realize information about their respective spouses early on. While some online dating sites don’t require much information, there are sites which purport to be more careful with vetting to lead […]

Going Solo

February 12, 2018

I’ve been a solo practitioner for some years now, and I am truly glad I took this big step. Yes, it’s hard being in private practice, with all firm responsibilities on my shoulders. But it’s also more rewarding, too. I recently read an interesting blog post on LinkedIn by attorney Anissa C. Hudy, who practices […]

Divorce isn’t the End of a Family

February 2, 2018

Divorce isn’t the end of a family. It’s the end of a nuclear family. It’s the end of a family in the same house. It’s the transition to a new definition of family. The words in italics came from the amazing actress Mayim Bialik in this video, where she speaks candidly for the first time […]

All About Transitions

January 29, 2018

It’s no coincidence that I named my firm Transitions Legal when we opened several years ago. I see life as a series of transitions from one stage to the next, which means no awful endings and no difficult restarts. Just flowing transitions from now to then. Recently, I read an insightful article on OM Times […]

Looking Back On My Lunch & Learns

January 15, 2018

I started off last year by creating a series of lunch-and-learns featuring dynamic speakers, offering information about how people can get involved in issues on a local level. Shell-shocked by the 2016 presidential election, I sought to find ways to educate myself and others on important issues – with clear steps for getting involved and […]

Where It All Began

January 1, 2018

I like seeing people happy and improving in their lives. That’s partially why I became a family law attorney, specializing in a mediative approach and favoring Collaborative practice. Few people know that I originally wanted to be a social worker. Back when I was considering what career I wanted to build, my mother dissuaded me […]

There’s The Door

December 18, 2017

Don’t you hate it when someone overstays their welcome? It can happen with clients. I’ve seen it before, and I’m sure it will happen again. Sometimes, people don’t want the process to end. They like being in limbo, stuck in the middle ground, neither happy nor unhappy, married nor divorced. Just stuck. I can’t work […]