It is actually difficult trying to find the words to describe the impact that Laura Furniss and Dubrovsky Law have had on me and my children. I honestly think about them and what they have done for us each and every day.
Years ago, I found myself in a volatile and desperate situation with an attorney who did not at all prioritize my case, and an extremely difficult ex who was slowly and steadily taking me down with intimidation, harassment and abuse of the legal system. After what felt like a seamless transition from one attorney to the next, I finally felt less alone dealing with this massive dark shadow hanging above my family, afraid of it consuming us at any moment. Any parent who is going through this type of conflict, feels trapped and knows what is at stake will understand and appreciate this analogy.
From the very beginning, Laura and Gary taught me how to always think in the way of the children's best interests, which is not always easy with high-conflict family law. They never focused on "winning or losing." They taught me a great deal about being fair and always doing the right thing, while acknowledging that I had been victimized and assuring me that they could help me. While many attorneys will try to get you in the door by making false promises, Laura and Gary kept it real and child-focused at all times. Their compassion benefited me not only as a parent but as a person; it benefited my entire family and helped me set a positive example as a mother to four daughters. In being fair, always focusing on the best interests of the children, and their support of me, they never relented. Standing up for me in court after years of being silenced was the greatest gift. Laura's talent and know-how, her sheer protection of me and my family not only sheltered me from continued abuse, but it empowered me to keep putting my children first and not give up on us in the face of cold hardship. You would think that someone so kind might have an issue dealing with tricky personalities or could be a pushover. In fact, the complete opposite is true. I have never seen someone so sure, so assertive and so talented in dealing with the complexities of family law and to the extents that I observed. Being a family law attorney is not for the faint of heart. Laura is very rare in that she has the passion and awareness to help families in ways that truly stand out. This cohesive team not only tackled my complex custody litigation, but my extremely complicated child support issues as well.
Recently, we reached a climax in my case, having to go through the incredibly intense (and lengthy) process of a child custody evaluation. I was very scared because I was never going to be able to use the same tactics that had worked for my ex up until that point. Laura told me that I did not need to defend myself and that I did not need to (nor would she ever allow me) to be dishonest, but I just needed to allow someone to see us (me and my children) for who we are, and it was good enough. That our goodness and light would shine through. Trusting Laura in this ended up being one of the the best decisions I have ever made, and as a result my family is staying together.
Laura Furniss is much more than just an attorney. She is a partner, a protector, a teacher (and a savior, really). If any parents like me are reading this and you need a shred of hope for relief in what you have been experiencing, look no further than Dubrovsky Law. The impact of her work has enabled me to breathe again after so long. The outcome has created a more relaxed environment for my children who have gained relief from the high conflict, enjoying their childhoods and not wondering what might happen next. What more could a parent want?
Thank you to Laura and to Gary and Rosie at Dubrovsky Law, from the bottom of my heart.