Posted by a Divorce client
I was a client of Ms. Lawler several years ago, I selected her after interviewing ten other lawyers for my case. Prior to retaining her services she was very direct that she was my lawyer, not my psychiatrist. Instead of having a long drawn out divorce, it was in my best interest to offer settlements to my ex-wife versus paying both attorneys the money we had.
My wife had filed for divorce and had other relationships during the marriage. Ms. Lawler also advised me that a marriage is made of three elements; Love, Stuff and Money. Even though I was hurt by my ex-wife all that was left in the marriage was Stuff and Money, and I should consider protecting as much of my resources as possible but make a resonable offer to my 'ex' and move on.
She was professional and even though we offered monthly settlements to my ex-wife, each offer was less than the previous offer, my ex-wife took one year before accepting the final offer before trail.