How to Get through a Divorce without Breaking the Bank
U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Although divorce is an emotional and trying event to navigate, I see it also as an opportunity for a fresh start. I see my role, as a matrimonial lawyer, as a facilitator who works with each client to find an equitable solution that allows her or him to move on and begin a new life. My goal is to move the process forward as quickly as possible without compromising a client’s right to what they are entitled to and want.
I seek to avoid the two extremes of litigation and stalemate that often undermine the divorce process. By moving the negotiating process steadily forward we are normally able to settle everything from the ownership of grandma’s silver to visitation rights. This approach brings closure faster and enables my clients to move forward sooner rather than later.
My practice includes the usual components of matrimonial law including divorce, child custody and support, property distribution and spousal support – as well as pre-nups, post-nups and cohabitation agreements.
April 2003 – Present
Jewell, PLLC, New York, NY
March 2001 – April 2003
Contract attorney for various small law firms in the Greater New York area
August 1999 – March 2001
Public Records Consultant, LexisNexis, New York, New York
December 1995 – August 1999
Legal Assistant to the Chief Counsel, NYS Commission of Investigation, New York, New York
March 1986 – December 1995
Law Librarian, Nassau Supreme Court Law Library, Mineola, New York
Professional Associations and Non-profit Activities:
Parent Representative, The Dwight School (May 2013 – Present)
Member New York State Bar Association Section on Family Law; Family Law Legislative
Committee and the Standing Committee on Civil Practice Law & Rules
J.D., Saint John’s University School of Law (1998)
B.A. in psychology, Hofstra University (1990)
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