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Divorce Story


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 the privacy of my clients. The purpose of sharing these divorce stories with you is to let you know you are not alone. There are peaceful, rational divorce solutions available to you. You really can have a happily-ever-after.

Joseph and Leah were married for 11 years. They had two beautiful children, ages 6 and 8. They were both professionals. He was a graphic artist, she a high school teacher. They lived in a beautiful home in Connecticut.

When I received a phone call from Leah very early on a Friday morning, she was sobbing. She left a voice message saying she needed help and had to get out of a verbally abusive marriage.

During our phone consultation later that day, she told me that her husband was having multiple affairs online and he was very verbally abusive to her. He had been abusing her all during the marriage. She discovered the many affairs both on Facebook and other social media platforms, which seemed to increase during the pandemic. She confronted him and he didn’t deny it, he just said, “So, what are you going to do about it?”

Joseph had belittled her for years. He called her stupid, embarrassed her in front of family and friends, made her feel like she was crazy, and even spoke poorly about her to their young children.

I told Leah that we would help her get out of this unhealthy marriage, and we did.

My litigation partner and I went to work quickly to make sure Leah and her children would be cared for financially.

They owned a home together valued at $700,000. Leah had an inheritance from before the marriage of $400,000. They had $1 million in assets and both had retirement funds.

Leah wanted full custody of their two children because he was so abusive, and he had been verbally abusive with the children as well.

There were elements to this case that required some emotional sensitivity and fair and reasonable legal negotiation.

My litigation partner, who can be a shark when necessary, eventually got Leah full custody of the children and we were able to secure a really good financial settlement.

If this sounds like you, please know that discussion, compassion, negotiation, and solid legal guidance can solve your divorce problems.

If you would like to start your divorce conversation, call me. I will give you common-sense answers to all your divorce questions. I will help you, as I did Leah and her family! We will fight for you and get you what you deserve!

All our FREE Consultations are discreetly and conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.

I look forward to speaking with you and helping you find the best possible path to divorce.

Stay healthy and safe!

Warm regards,


Call New York Divorce Attorney Lois Brenner now to start your divorce conversation.

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