When I realized that I was headed for divorce I knew I’d have to find a guide. She’d need to be smart, soulful, kind, and know her way around the legal system like nobody’s business. I loved working with Helene because she not only covered all of those bases beautifully, but she made it possible for me to move through my divorce with peace of mind and confidence. Because she’s organized and thoughtful, because she thinks ahead and always had my best interest in mind, I could rest in knowing that I was going to be alright. Helene is my champion, a woman who has helped me navigate divorce’s often slippery waters with grace and strength. Laurie Wagner, Alameda, California
Seven years ago you mediated my divorce. I wanted to introduce you to my friend and colleague, who is looking for similar resources. I thought the way you handled my situation was invaluable to my ex-wife and I, so I recommended he contact you.
Helene is generous, soulful, and has a terrific legal mind. She answered my tactical questions, found solutions, made suggestions, and kept me grounded. My divorce was amicable and I can speak to my ex-wife. I owe it all to Helene. She’s a very real dream attorney!” Scott
Helene is clear, patient, and so very kind during a stressful time. She has great suggestions about how to save money and knows the ins and outs of family law. Had I not worked with Helene, I could have ended up in a terrible financial state. Divorce is awful and Helene helped me survive it and have a good future. I cannot recommend her highly enough.” ~Jane, Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (Divorced in Santa Clara County, California)
An amazing thing happened when we got off our call. I was infused with energy – I read – I decided to make dinner – I played music – hand washed a sweater – started laundry – cleaned out the fridge… Those might seem like totally terrible domestic things – but I’ve been moving around like mud for months – no get up and go – almost slightly depressed. I was stunned at what happened for me – the fog lifted-I found myself happy when I didn’t even know I was sad! But after we spoke and I emailed our real estate lawyer saying, “change the title of the house!” things just started moving for me and it has me realize what kind of depression or lull this whole divorce business is. I mean, it’s been a year since my husband moved out and we haven’t done a thing. It’s like pushing a house with your bare hands. You got the ball rolling. So thank you for caring about me – for emailing me – for calling me on the f***ing dot of 4pm today (You rock star!) And helping me out of this muddy lull. I am forever grateful. xxx” Laurie Wagner, Mother, Writer, Teacher, Alameda California
I have seen four or five attorneys and you are the best. All of the others seemed fixated on earning money while you genuinely care about making my life better. Thank you so much for caring. KM, Mill Valley, California
I met with you when I was first divorcing, and you helped me tremendously. It was that first meeting with you when I changed my approach to divorce and today I’m enjoying a very good relationship with my ex-husband. Thank you for all you’ve done! NC, Los Gatos, California
I feel so blessed to be working with you, every time I hang up the phone I feel as if there is actually hope to change my situation, and I’m so grateful that you exist. You are a wonderful person and a rare gem indeed. Namaste. Be well.
You were very kind and supportive throughout the time we worked together and I will always appreciate that.
I worked closely with Helene for two years. She diligently assisted me in working through some very difficult transitions – in the final dissolution of my twenty-five year marriage. My very first impression when meeting Helene was one of true professionalism and distinction. Her initial greeting, however, was non-intimidating and with an air of genuine kindness. This was not the typical impression I had received in prior interactions with attorneys. In my distressing circumstances, it was a relief to feel such a sense of trust and dependability in her that was truly unique. Helene is brilliant – thorough and discerning, with excellent analytical and forensic skills, and more importantly, she is honest and forthright. Helene is a personable professional I truly trust. Julia, Oakland, CA
When I realized that I was headed for divorce I knew I’d have to find a guide. She’d need to be smart, soulful, kind, and know her way around the legal system like nobody’s business. I loved working with Helene because she not only covered all of those bases beautifully, but she made it possible for me to move through my divorce with peace of mind and confidence. Because she’s organized and thoughtful, because she thinks ahead and always had my best interest in mind, I could rest in knowing that I was going to be alright. Helene is my champion, a woman who has helped me navigate divorce’s often slippery waters with grace and strength. Laurie, Alameda, CA
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. You made a difference in my life and I really appreciate it.” Susan, San Francisco, CA
Thank you so much for extending yourself so graciously. It’s so nice to know there is someone like you.” Kim, Oakland, CA
Going into the holidays, you took the time to equip me with the knowledge and confidence to know I can make it through anything. I’m grateful to you for that continued support. After talking to you I don’t feel hopeless. Your suggestions gave me the encouragement I needed to keep going. It all becomes so overwhelming at times. I will remain diligent and careful as we’ve discussed. You’ve been a wonderful resource to me and I wanted to thank you.” Jen, San Mateo, CA
If you would like to peacefully dissolve a marriage or consciously create a marital partnership agreement (prenup), please call my office at 415-968-3028 or complete the form below and schedule a coaching session.