Sparking Joy with a Holistic Family Law Practice.
A couple of years ago, I spoke with a family therapist working with a mutual client. With our client’s permission, the two of us spoke about ways to support our client through a difficult family crisis. I enjoy collaborating with other professionals with complementary skills so that we can put together an effective team to … Continue reading Take my advice, please!
Several years ago, I began intentionally referring to myself as a Family Lawyer. More than just branding, I felt this term captured the scope of my practice and better reflected my style and approach to the law. Why not just call yourself a divorce attorney? A question I encounter is why I do not call … Continue reading What is a Family Lawyer?
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
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
The weekly newsletter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) contains a professionalism tip and here is this week’s offering: Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:"Is it true?" "Is it necessary?" "Is it kind?" This tip could well be the mantra of my practice style. I … Continue reading A Few Words on the Practice of Family Law
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.