Divorce is hard. Are you ready?
Attorney | Mediator | Divorce Coach
Divorce is hard, and it touches every area of your life. But, like most difficult transitions, it is easier to navigate with someone knowledgeable and compassionate at your side – someone who has been through the process and understands the great emotional, physical and financial toll it can take on your life.
As a lawyer, family mediator and divorce coach, I am passionate about helping you and your family through the process of divorce. After living through a grueling and costly divorce, myself, I understand how difficult it can be, especially with young children at home. Whether you are taking an inventory of your current relationship or reconciled to the idea of separating from your partner, I can help you get through it in a better way.
I am a native of Sarasota, Florida, and graduated from Pine View School in 1994. I received my A.B., cum laude, from Harvard in 1998, and my law degree from Georgetown in 2001. I am an attorney licensed by the Florida Bar, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and a Past President of the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Divorce & Family Mediation
Mediation is empowering. It allows you and your partner to craft thoughtful, personalized solutions that are best for your family – outside of the court system. After all, you are the expert on your family and your finances, and you should make the ultimate decisions about what happens in your divorce. As your family mediator, I do not make decisions for you and I do not take sides. My role is to help you and your partner explore options, communicate with each other, and reach an agreement that takes into account your unique family circumstances. The process is private and informal, and far less expensive, stressful, combative and time-consuming than going to court. Research has also shown that couples are more likely to abide by agreements made together in mediation than after litigation.
Navigating the legal, financial and emotional challenges of divorce can be overwhelming. Many of us don't know where to begin or even if we are ready to leave a relationship. As your divorce coach, I can support and guide you through the tough decisions you will make for yourself and your family. I can help you identify issues, clarify concerns, and set both short- and long-term goals for yourself. I can help keep you organized throughout the process and provide tools that will allow for better communication with your partner (or ex-partner) and your trusted advisors. From lawyers and accountants to psychologists and parenting coordinators, I can direct you to the right professionals for your case. Finally, I can help you refocus on your future and your own self-care.