As a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained mediator, I hear all
kinds of diverse divorce stories. I have decided to share some of these
stories monthly with you.
Naturally, I will change the names and some of the details to protect my
clients. The purpose of sharing these divorce stories with you is to let
you know you are not alone. There are peaceful, rational solutions available to you.
You really can have a happily-ever-after.
Erica and Steve were married 23 years. They had raised three children,
ran a highly successful family business, and have been settling in to
life during a pandemic. When Erica called me a few months ago she was
in a lot of emotional pain and actually cancelled a few appointments before
we finally spoke.
Erica told me she had finally had enough of a husband who cheated throughout
their marriage. Initially she ignored his cheating because they had three
small children; then she ignored his cheating because she was afraid to
be alone; then she ignored his cheating because he was ill; and she took
care of him.
But now during the pandemic, she had given his behavior a lot of thought.
He was busy spending lots of time on his computer in the study chatting
with friends, or so he said. Erica saw conversations in emails between
Steve and a woman that were a lot more than “friendly.”
Erica finally had enough of the cheating, and decided to speak with me
about her options. I have heard Erica’s story many times before.
It is an ongoing dialogue that rears its ugly head during many of my divorce
We discussed the finances, property issues, spousal support, and their
family business, a highly lucrative and well-known maple syrup franchise.
Erica told me she did not want to serve him with a summons, drag him to
court, or have the family business tarnished in the tabloids.
We discussed mediation, and I gave her some suggestions on how to approach
the subject of divorce with Steve.
After a few weeks I heard back from Erica, and Steve agreed to a discussion
about mediation. We are mediating their matter now and discussions have
been angry, sad, productive, and progressive.
I have provided guidance and solutions to some very complex business aspects
to their divorce. They are moving forward and mediation has given them
the opportunity to heal and find closure while providing them both with
what they are entitled to and deserve from their divorce.
If this sounds like you, please know that discussion, compassion, negotiation,
and solid legal guidance can solve your divorce problems. The untapped
magic of mediation can really help.
If you would like to share your story with me, call me. I will give you
common sense answers to all your divorce questions. I will help you, as
I did with Erica and her family, to find a silver lining so that by using
my powerful divorce mediation method, you can also move on with your life
Call me now at 212.734.1551. Let me help you find some peaceful solutions!
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