|New York - NY||22 years|
|Dist. of Columbia - DC||22 years|
|California - CA||32 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Why family law is so important to me:
I have been through a divorce, so I can relate to many of the things you are feeling. Life goes on after divorce. As hard as this may be right now, positive things will happen. Don't close your heart and mind to a new beginning. You will get through this. We have a supportive team so you don't have to go through this feeling alone.
I knew very early in life that I wanted to be a lawyer. I began my career handling general civil litigation cases involving business and money disputes. I started handling adoptions and watched a mentor and friend lending a more personal touch to her divorce clients. It was then that I realized that I could make a meaningful difference in the lives of couples and families going through the emotionally wrenching process of divorce. I have never looked back
In 1999, I was certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law, and in 2003, I founded Zonder Family Law.I am committed to helping my clients settle their cases expeditiously. I don't want them to waste time and money. Open communication and mutual respect are the guiding touchstones of my work – I listen carefully in order to craft solutions to meet each client’s needs. I know I have done my job well when clients let me know that I fully understood their concerns and helped them moved on with their lives. As an example, one client thanked me for “being present” for him during our full team Collaborative Divorce meeting. Yesterday, a client stopped by to drop off a Thanksgiving basket filled with cookies and baked goodies and to give me a hug just to say "thank you" for being so kind and giving me such personal attention. This kind of feedback brings driving purpose to my work every day. Community giving:
Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of my personal life and practice. I am particularly proud to be a volunteer attorney lecturer/educator at the nationally acclaimed “Second Saturday Divorce Workshops” created by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education for women.
Because I have seen Second Saturday benefit thousands of individuals and their families, I am especially excited to have founded my own LA Chapter of “Second Saturday.”
This workshop will help couples work together and apart in ending their marriages in a much less expensive and traumatic way. Inspired by the original, LA “Second Saturday Divorce, Mediation and Collaborative Workshop” features education and information on the legal, financial and emotional aspects of the process, with a focus on Collaborative Divorce.
A portion of all profits from Second Saturday go directly to .
I also serve on the Education Committee for the statewide group, CP Cal, and the (former) Chair of the Certified Family Law Specialists. I am a volunteer Settlement Conference Attorney/Mediator at the local courts in Ventura, Los Angeles, Van Nuys and North San Diego County
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