Playing it Kind

I was raised in a family that watched the evening news every night.  That’s how we rolled in the 1970s and 1980s.  I was fortunate to be able to ask questions, to seek answers, and I was encouraged to form my own opinions.  This environment was the foundation for my vocation. I am a political … Continue reading Playing it Kind

Family Law Elevated

Exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport, you are greeted with a welcome sign bearing our state’s slogan, “Life Elevated.”  Seeing this sign after returning from the Mountain States Chapter meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) last weekend helped me focus on my main takeaway: elevating the practice of family law.  The … Continue reading Family Law Elevated

Children and Divorce: Reflections, Resources, and a Book Review

         I am a little late to the game in reading the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante.  Last night (more correctly early this morning), I was finishing the third book in the series of four, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.  The stories and characters are captivating and all the accolades Ferrante … Continue reading Children and Divorce: Reflections, Resources, and a Book Review

My advice: get advice and do things right the first time.

I shared my article on LinkedIn a while back. It's worth repeating.   A growing trend in family law is to represent oneself. Recent statistics in Utah reveal that the vast majority of domestic relations cases filed are those where one or both parties are not represented by counsel (“pro se” is the legalese we use … Continue reading My advice: get advice and do things right the first time.