SOURCE: Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

February 23, 2011 12:55 ET

The Divorce Attorney as Life Coach: A Perspective From Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - On television dramas, divorce lawyers are often seen divvying up marital assets and hammering out custody arrangements around a conference table or in court, but for a select group of family law attorneys their role extends far beyond these legal proceedings. As trusted advisors to clients, they are serving as an all-around life coach both during and after divorce proceedings.

"My interest is not limited to getting the best settlement possible for my clients," states Doreen Olson, partner, Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP. "I also forge connections that will help my clients present their best possible selves during the divorce proceedings, as well as to thrive afterwards."

For example, if after the divorce a client suddenly has the responsibility of managing a large amount of money for the first time, Olson and her partners often make recommendations on tax planners, brokers, accountants and other business professionals who can help them manage their finances with confidence. These connections are not limited to financial professionals; Olson has also steered clients with mental health or substance abuse problems to programs and individuals who can help them. This is particularly important when the divorce will include child custody negotiations.

"Many of our clients are highly successful in their business lives and are used to being in total control," explains Olson. "We help them work through the pent-up emotions, pain and loss of control that surface during divorce and to direct their energies to the things they can do to get their personal lives back on track."

Taking a holistic view of a client's life is almost unavoidable, says Olson. "We get to see our clients from a very close perspective during one of the worst periods of their lives. As a result, we're in a unique position to help them start their new lives in the best place possible. This is the most rewarding aspect of the practice of family law," she says.

About Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers is a prominent family law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Led by a team of four dynamic women partners, the firm has been an influential force on every cutting edge issue involving divorce; high-conflict custody disputes; same sex relationships; property characterization, valuation and division; and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The firm's clientele includes members of the entertainment industry; sports figures; corporate CEOs and businesspeople as well as non-professionals. For more information, visit or call 310-277-9747.

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