I began college as a communications major, but changed my major after a year to pursue legal studies. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, with a major in Sociology and minor in Legal Studies. I obtained my Juris Doctor at Barry University School of Law. I have been an attorney for five years, along with ten additional years working in the legal field prior to becoming an attorney.
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I have been repeatedly and openly complimented by teachers, clients, other attorneys and judges with regard to my...
I am open to any writing opportunities, as well as editing and proof-reading documents.
My legal background gives me specific skills in legal writing, with a focus on family law. Focusing primarily on family law has also provided me with with the opportunities to learn many other related areas, such as finances, parenting, the best interest of minor children, psychological effects on children during domestic issues, psychological aspects of adults in many types of relationships involved in family law, education, dependency issues (including abused, abandoned or neglected children, for which I've served as a Guardian ad Litem), domestic violence, crimes and how they affect families, and of course, marital relationships.
My experience in family law has been supplemented through my own personal experience in losing a 28 year old spouse to skin cancer that spread to his lungs and brain over a four-year time period. I experienced this at the age of 26, and was left with a six year old stepdaughter and an 18 month old child to raise. I have had other incredibly meaningful life experiences, such as dealing with a family crisis in which a family member killed his spouse, who was suffering from horrible pain due to illness, complicated by Alzheimer's Disease. Of course, he was charged criminally, and the legal and moral battle of whether this is a murder or a mercy killing, while I was attending law school, was quite the experience for me. If this isn't incomprehensible...
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