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.
Maryanne and Al were married 23 years. They were both chiropractors, had
raised 2 children, and ran two highly successful chiropractic businesses.
When Maryanne called me a few months ago she was in a lot of emotional
pain and I actually recommended she also speak with one of the psychologists
on my team.
Maryanne told me she had finally had enough of a husband who had cheated
repeatedly during their marriage. Initially she ignored his cheating because
they had 2 small children; then she ignored his cheating because she was
afraid to be alone; and finally, she didn’t want to disrupt their
But during the pandemic, she had given his behavior a lot of thought. She
was embarrassed and confused. But she also decided she deserved better
and didn’t want to live a lie anymore. Maryanne finally had enough
of the cheating, and decided to speak with me about her options.
I have heard Maryanne’s story many times before. It is an ongoing
dialogue that has reared its ugly head during the pandemic and has been
the topic of many of my divorce consultations over the past year.
During the initial consultation we discussed the finances, property issues,
spousal support and their family business.
Maryanne told me she did not want to serve Al with a summons, make a scene,
drag him to court, or have the family business torn apart.
We discussed mediation, and I gave her some suggestions on how to approach
the subject of divorce with Al.
After two weeks I heard back from Maryanne, and Al agreed to a discussion
about mediation. We are mediating their matter now and discussions have
been emotionally painful, but also productive and progressive.
I have provided guidance and solutions to some very complex business aspects
of 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 marriage.
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 Maryanne and her family, to find a silver lining, using my
powerful divorce mediation method so you can move on with your life peacefully.
Call me now at 212.734.1551. Let me help you find some peaceful solutions!
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