In Your Shoes

In 2010, I found myself in a place I never wanted to be: the painful end of a marriage.

I had a 3-year old son who was my world and I was afraid of losing that world. I was afraid of losing everything I had spent the past decade working for: my house, my career, my sense of security, my family.

I was also an attorney who had helped countless individuals through the nightmare of which I was now in the middle. In that moment, my legal knowledge and experience did not bring me comfort. I felt like the bottom had been pulled out from under me and there was no net. That feeling lasted a year. In that year I learned a lot about myself. As the saying goes, “what does not kill you makes you stronger.” The ending of a marriage proves that saying true.


My divorce and custody case made me a stronger person.

It also made me a more empathetic advocate for my future clients. Where in the past I had always had sympathy for my clients, I now had the added gift of empathy.

The experience provided me with a solid basis to offer common sense solutions to everyday problems that arise in the middle of divorce proceedings. If you are reading this and facing the end of a marriage, or you are in a never ending property or parenting dispute, take heart. I am here to tell you that you and your family and your livelihood, will all survive. I know because I’ve lived through it and come out a better person.

Divorce is certainly not something that I include on my list of accomplishments, but it helps to share my story. I want to offer hope to my clients, present and potential. I want you to know that you will be OK and your children will be OK. My son is ten now and benefits greatly from a very positive co-parenting relationship between his parents.


The end of a relationship is not the end of the world.

It is a new beginning. I would be honored to help you begin the process. I will help you protect what you hold most dear.


Do you need the help of an experienced and empathetic family law attorney?

Contact Lucy Hansen at the Judnich Law Office for your confidential consultation.