In general, mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. A mindful approach to family law is the application of this mindful awareness to complex family legal matters. As an attorney that practices mindfulness meditation, my clients appreciate a professional who thinks and acts with awareness and presence of mind regarding their most important intimate relationships. To me having a mindful approach to family law means offering clients:
- A compassionate understanding of their circumstances;
- A thoughtful approach to planning their case
- An attentive and aware advocate at each step of the process.
It also means providing clients resources so they may investigate the benefits of mindfulness as they go through a divorce or family legal matter.