I’m not just a family law and estate planning attorney, I’m also someone who has actually been through a custody battle in court and have young children whose future I have to protect. I can honestly say – I know what you’re going through.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia I moved to the United States when I was 11 years old with my family. I speak fluent Russian and English and have worked hard to do what I love and help other families resolve their family conflicts in the best way possible.
I attended Stetson University in Gulfport, FL where I earned my law degree along with my Master’s in Business Administration, MBA. When I was halfway through law school I became pregnant with twins and raised my kids as a single mom for 9 years.
My children’s dad had minimal involvement with them for some time. After going through the adversarial court process, which was the only option we were aware of at that time, he ultimately chose not to be involved in their lives. I firmly believe that if we had the support that a collaborative team provides, he might have made a different decision and our children would not have missed out on having a father for so many years.
I have since been lucky enough to meet and marry a wonderful man. He has accepted my children as his own and we’ve been blessed with two more beautiful children together. I am proof of the hope that awaits you after your divorce, but it is my mission to make the process easier for your family than it was for mine.
I also understand firsthand the concerns that most adults have about what is going to happen to me in case of incapacity and to my family should something unthinkable happen to me. I understand the importance of proper planning and use not only my legal knowledge and experience to assist clients but my personal understanding and compassion in helping them protect their family’s future.
I became a member of the Florida Bar in July 2009 and worked for a Civil Litigation Law Firm until October 2010, when I decided to start my own practice and focus primarily on helping families address their legal needs.
Through my own experience and the many family cases I’ve litigated over the years, I came to realize that there must be a better way for families to resolve conflict. I believe that families DO NOT belong in court.
Whether a custody battle or a battle over your loved one’s assets, litigation adds fuel to the fire of an already emotionally strained situation. It is my passion to educate families to help them avoid conflict and if conflict arises, to resolve it peacefully and privately. I focus on helping individuals establish proper plans to protect their loved ones in the event they are no longer here to do so themselves and assist families in resolving their family law related cases effectively, efficiently and peacefully.
Sooner or later, all families have to face tough obstacles. The difference between families that overcome obstacles and move on to thrive and those that crumble and suffer irreparable harm is whether or not they have a thorough PLAN to handle these difficulties. Whether facing a breakdown of the family unit through divorce or dealing with incapacity or death of a loved one, make sure you take the necessary steps to protect your loves ones and your legacy. Let us serve as your family’s trusted advisor and advocate and help you ensure a bright future for your loved ones. To us, Your Family Matters!
Keep your family out of court by resolving family law issues and estate planning with dignity and foresight!