Today is World Listening Day, which got me thinking about how important it is to stop my own internal analysis of the things I hear and simply open my heart and my ears and listen to the people who speak to me. You may be wondering, "what does this have to do with family law?" Well, it has everything to do with family law. I find that the parties in family law cases have often arrived at their place of conflict because somewhere along they way they stopped listening to each other, and in doing so, they lost their connection.
Several clients have come to me after working with other attorneys. These clients often tell me, "I never felt like my attorney was listening to me." Do you sense a theme here?
I see it as my responsibility to listen to you. To hear your your story, and THEN work with you to understand your goals for the work we will do together.
I am happy and proud to announce that I will be partnering with Rachel Sklar of Via Parenting to jointly host a workshop for parents who are facing the prospect of going through a divorce or legal proceeding to determine custodial rights with respect to their children. This is a stressful topic for most parents in this position. The goal of our workshop will be to walk parents through several parenting topics and tips that will help you protect your child's emotional well-being, while also addressing several questions that come up regarding the legal process. Rachel will address the parenting portion of the program, and I will be walking participants through how to initiate an action, what happens in the court process when custody is an issue, and taking whatever questions you feel comfortable asking. All the information for the event, as well as the link to sign up is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smooth-transitions-mindfully-parenting-through-separation-and-divorce-tickets-25273239941?aff=sara
Sara E. Raymond
Family Law Attorney in Alameda County, California
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