Family means everything. Family is the safe place you can go when going through hard times, as well as your own cheering section when you need uplifting. Growing up with a military Father who was gone a frequently, my Mother was the glue that held our family together. Now I have that same role in my own family. At times it can be overwhelming, but it is always very rewarding.
I am originally from Alabama; however, I always say that I “grew up a little bit of everywhere,” as my Father was in the Army. I moved to the Atlanta area in 1999 and met my husband Mike, through a co-worker. We married, had two amazing and talented boys (Tate and Drew) and now live in Cherokee County. We stay busy with their athletics, school events and are active members of St. Michael the Arc Angel Catholic Church in Woodstock, Georgia.
About 5 years ago, I helped in a legal case that involved a Mother of four who had no income, and two children with severe disabilities – one child was diagnosed with severe non-verbal Autism and the other with anxiety. This young mother found herself in the middle of a nightmare when she discovered that her husband had been living a double life for more than 7 years, keeping another family in a different state. She felt like her life was over, and I spent many long phone calls encouraging her, keeping her sprits lifted, and helping guide her through the divorce process step-by-step. I also encouraged her to seek counseling through her church. Once her divorce was final, she earned her teaching certificate, found a job as a teacher and soon after met a wonderful man whom she married. Her once “topsy-turvy” life became a true “Happily Ever After” which shows that even in the darkest hours of a divorce, you should keep in mind that you can be happy again. Keep your head up because happiness is worth fighting for!
Atlanta Divorce Law Group