How Divorce Lawyers Can Lend a Helping Hand in Difficult Times

Getting a divorce can be complex as well as harrowing. Though most divorce lawyers are experts in their domain, not all are capable of giving an honest opinion about your legal rights. When you hire a divorce attorney, you are entrusting him/her with the most sensitive aspects of your life. Consequently, a divorce attorney should not only be able to understand your personal situation andContinue reading

Overcoming Sunday Night Disease

As a young lawyer I struggled with something I called “Sunday night disease.” Sunday night disease was my euphemism for the anxiety I felt anticipating the upcoming week. I know I was not alone. When a friend of mine became a Judge, I congratulated him and he told me that the best part of assuming the bench was the redemption of his Sundays–they were noContinue reading

Turning Obstacles into Opportunity: The Stoic Lawyer

One of the ways I stay sane in the often insane world of family law is by studying Stoic philosophy daily. I was exposed to stoicism by reading Ryan Holiday’s great book, “The Obstacle is the Opportunity,” which is an extended essay on historical figures’ reliance on Stoic principles to overcome adversity. I highly recommend it. After reading Ryan’s book, I subscribed to the dailystoicContinue reading

My best tech move ever!

Two years ago I discovered an application called Slack (shout out to Lee Rosen for exposing me to it). Slack is a platform that connects teams working on any projects, including lawsuits. Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. Basically Slack allows lawyers, their staff (and potentially clients) to all communicate regarding the case on a Facebook like channel dedicatedContinue reading

Best Lawyers

Steven N. Peskind has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the practice area of Family Law. This is Mr. Peskind’s 5th consecutive year being chosen for this honor. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clientsContinue reading

Annual Divorce Conference

Melissa Rister recently attended the annual conference for Divorce professionals sponsored by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, in Orlando, Florida. The conference was attended by people from all over the US and Canada. Attendees represented a variety of professions; family lawyers, business valuators, CPAs, CDFAs, Financial Planners, mediators, and others serving the divorce community. There were presentations on a variety of divorce related topicsContinue reading