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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 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.

Amir and Helen were married for 5 years. They had one child, age 2. He was a commercial drone pilot and she a stay-at-home mom who had worked as a dietician. They lived in Brooklyn in a two-bedroom co-op.

When I received a phone call from Helen, she was with her toddler at the supermarket. She explained she could no longer stay in her marriage, but she didn’t know what to do. She explained her husband was very verbally abusive and wanted them to move to Turkey which was where he was from originally. In addition, he was having multiple affairs and she was afraid of his transmitting a disease to her. She felt if she were to move to Turkey with him the abuse and the affairs would only get worse.

I told her it was important that she not leave the country so she could be better protected. We discussed multiple approaches to this divorce and I suggested she speak with a therapist on my team, and also suggested I have a phone call with Amir to discuss mediating an amicable dissolution of their marriage.

Helen, with the encouragement and direction of the therapist talked about divorce with Amir and asked if he would speak with me. He surprisingly agreed. During my phone consultation with him, he explained he was being pressured by his family to return to Turkey to care for his mom and a family business since his father was very ill. He explained he was very unhappy in his marriage to Helen because of the cultural differences and had been acting out. He was actually relieved she wanted the divorce.

I was able to work with Amir and Helen to help them dissolve their marriage amicably in my mediation process. We made some favorable support and visitation arrangements internationally so Amir would see his son if and when he returned to Turkey.

My mediation process can really work even in circumstances that seem impossible. Creative thinking coupled with strategic problem-solving and compassionate understanding can solve many divorce problems.

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 Helen and her family, to find a silver lining, using my powerful divorce mediation method so you can move on with your life peacefully.

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

I look forward to hearing your story and helping you find the best possible solution.

Stay healthy and safe!

Warm regards,

No matter how difficult your marital issue may be Lois Brenner can help you find solutions!
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