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We All Fall Down

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. — Lyndon B. Johnson You know those moments in life where everything seems to be going right?  Whether it creeps up slowly over time or hits you all at once, nothing feels as good as those days when...

A Belated Appreciation

In the last several months, I have been honored with several unexpected accolades. I don’t have much to say except that I am thankful and excited about the recognition Giordano Law has received and grateful for all of my wonderful clients who allow me to help them...

Grey Divorce: Change at a Later Age

Michele was recently quoted in an article about "grey divorce" in the April/May issue of West Michigan Woman magazine.  You can read the article here. If you or someone you know is contemplating divorce later in life, there are some unique issues to consider. Contact...

Is Divorce Always A Negative?

I recently came across  a blog post entitled "I'm 30, Divorced and Happy".  The author of the post was nearing her 30th birthday and reflecting on the successes and adventures she experienced in her 20's. One of those sucesses was marriage...followed 18 months later...

Community Blog Series: CASA of Kent County

I feel very strongly about the idea of community – that personal growth comes from giving back to the world around you.  I spend a lot of time serving on boards and committees in the area and while I am proud of what I am able to give to these organizations, what I...

Collaborative Divorce: What Is It?

"When I became a family law attorney, my goal was to always remain family-focused.  I've often told clients in contentious divorce cases that they could never "hate" someone so much unless they once loved them deeply.  I encourage them to try to remember that love -...

The New Normal?

The New York Times recently published an article about divorced parents who, for the sake of their children, chose to remain in close physical proximity after their separation.  In one instance, the parents remained in their same Brooklyn brownstone - mom living in...