On May 7, 2018 the wonderful life that I thought that I had completely disintegrated.
My husband of 33 years, who was in complete control of our family’s finances, revealed to me that he hadn’t filed our state or federal income taxes for the previous 3 years.
Over the next month I discovered that the taxes were but the tip of the financial disaster iceberg.
There was massive credit card debt. Our beautiful, treasured home where we lived happily and well for the last 24 years was over mortgaged and ‘under water’. There were no other assets, save one, a life insurance policy which had been heavily borrowed against. And, there was missing cash, many thousands of dollars of missing cash that my husband was withdrawing weekly. We were beyond broke.
On my 67th birthday my husband confessed that the cash was being spent on drugs, cocaine that he was purchasing from a prostitute.
He went into rehab for six weeks.
I spent the next 2 years trying to save my husband, his job, our home, our finances, our life.
This was to no avail. On March 9, 2020, he relapsed with crack cocaine.
Then Covid 19 happened.
It was the day before the Covid Lockdown began that I asked a dear and trusted friend if she knew of a good divorce lawyer. She offered Karen Gersten’s card.
Karen and I had our first consultation meeting and every one thereafter by video. Even though separated by the wall of technology I felt heard, supported, protected and safe. Karen inspires confidence.
I can not speak highly enough or praise sufficiently her professionalism and her knowledge of her craft.
Karen and her office staff are personable, caring, and efficient.
There have been a few instances throughout this horrific experience when I have felt that my prayers were answered. Having Karen Gersten as my attorney was one, the most important one.
After a long and requiring 14 months Attorney Karen Gersten secured the best possible outcome for me in my divorce.
Karen had said to me, “I can’t get you back what you’ve lost.” I knew that. It was unachievable, but I felt as though Karen really wished that she could. She came as close as humanly possible.
Attorney Karen Gersten has my heartfelt thanks and my highest recommendation.