J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.A., Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University
M.A., Magna Cum Laude, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
As a lawyer who has worked in the divorce and family law community for more than 12 years, I pride myself on making a personal connection with my clients. Even though I am a tough attorney who helps clients with substantial assets, children, and other complexities, and who have a lot at stake in the transition to the next stage in their life, I apply what I call a “mindful approach” to divorce.
I apply my experienceand background as a lawyer along with my Master’s degree in clinical psychology offer clients a unique approach to their divorce or family law issue.
The mindful approach I created means taking a holistic approach to looking at a client’s situation. In the process, I coach them on how to cope with the stress of divorce by staying in the moment and adopting a calm, mindful attitude and outlook on their situation. Remaining centered during a divorce can be difficult but possible through meditation, positive visualization and using relaxation techniques. I learned how important doing this is during my own divorce from my first husband, and it is especially true when the court is involved and there is significant conflict between the two spouses.
I work with a talented network of resources my clients often need and rely on during their divorce, including therapists, financial analysts and planners, and business evaluators. My primary website, www.maxim-law.com, is where I provide substantive blogs to keep clients, contacts, referral sources and other interested people and organizations up to date on the latest trends and issues in family law. And www.mindfulfamilylaw.com is my website dedicated entirely to helping clients develop, apply and maintain mindfulness during their time of crisis.
Hennepin County Bar Association, 2012/2013 Board Member
Family Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, 2012/2013 Co-Chair
Ramsey County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Family Law and International Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)