CA – San Francisco/Peninsula
Cynthia L. Hall
- California registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant – San Mateo County #8
- Paralegal Certificate from The National Center for Paralegal Training, Atlanta, Ga., ABA approved.
- B.A. in Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Managing Complex Litigation, The Institute for Paralegal Training.
- EEO and Affirmative Action/Arbitrations and Grievances/ California Labor Code, U.C. Berkeley.
I agonized over the decision to get divorced. I had two children and I could only hope that my decision would be in their best interest – eventually. By that time, I had been operating my own divorce business for several years, and I also had an extensive paralegal background, so I told my husband that we could work out everything, we could mediate those issues we could not resolve and I would do all of the paperwork. He promptly went out and got an attorney (I couldn’t blame him – he knew nothing about the law), then I had to get an attorney and thus began my personal journey through disaster. Several years after our divorce was finalized, I found myself working as a paralegal for a family law attorney and I discovered that every divorce in that office (while factually slightly different from mine) was just as messy as mine had been.
Here is what I took away from my experience and what I try to convey through my business:
- You may be too emotionally involved to do your own divorce forms. Even though I had done many divorces, I was too personally involved to do my own.
- Litigating a divorce can bring out the worse in anyone. Divorce with Dignity can help keep it sane. We’re not here to stir up the pot. We promote amicable resolution rather than conflict.
- With resolution comes closure and a New Beginning!