Wendy combines her background in psychology with her family law expertise to help you achieve the best outcome for your family. She focuses on the well-being of the children and promotes successful co-parenting skills so that your family is able to transition to this new phase as smoothly as possible. Wendy is well-versed in all financial matters related to divorce and helps the parties reach an equitable division of assets and a reasonable support arrangement when appropriate.
Prior to becoming a family mediator, Wendy practiced family law, specializing in child custody, property division, child support and spousal support (alimony). In addition to litigating cases, she advised and counseled many clients going through the mediation process and quickly realized that clients who mediated maintained a more peaceful relationship with their ex-spouse, learned to co-parent more effectively, and were more satisfied with their financial settlements than clients who litigated. Clients in mediation saved tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars by not “fighting it out” in Court.
Wendy graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Psychology from Brandeis University. She presented her Senior Honors Thesis, entitled, “Children’s Developing Concepts of Divorce,” at the Human Development Conference in 1990. She attended University of North Carolina Greensboro in the Clinical Psychology Program, where she continued to research children’s coping skills during a divorce. Wendy decided that she could best assist divorcing families as an attorney and graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where she focused on classes pertaining to family law, including mediation clinics, domestic relations and tax matters.