Michelle Forrest

Michelle Forrest

McManis Faulkner

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Resist Responding – Your Words Can Be Used Against You

During a divorce, it is not uncommon for one spouse to antagonize the other in emails or other writings. Your spouse may send correspondence that raises sensitive issues in order to annoy or upset you. They may even...more

12/1/2015 - Divorce Evidence

More Than Surviving A Divorce With Children: The Benefits of Co-Parent Counseling

Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth. As a family law attorney, I...more

10/7/2014 - Divorce Parenting Plans

Legal Ethics For New Lawyers: What They Did and Didn’t Teach You In Law School

What do you do when the client lies on the stand? May you represent the sister of your former client in a suit against that client? Law students address these questions during law school. It has been our experience...more

6/17/2014 - Legal Ethics Young Lawyers

A Successful Client

Navigating the legal process requires teamwork between the attorney and client. It is crucial that you find an attorney with whom you can maintain open and honest communication. Your lawyer’s ability to properly prepare...more


Top 7 Things for Divorcing Families to Remember This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a hectic time for any family. There is stress related to throwing the perfect party, associating with that challenging family member, and buying your child the perfect gift. Divorcing parents may...more

11/19/2013 - Divorce

Using the Right Words to Protect Children During Divorce

Understandably, when people are going through a divorce, emotions are high, patience is low, and feelings are raw. Words are often said simply to inflict pain, with little to no regard for the lasting impact they may...more

5/7/2013 - Divorce

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