After college, I became a child of divorce: an adult child of divorce, to be exact. It was not a good time for me or my sibling. We tried to deal with a parent who had a mental breakdown and who tried to alienate us from the other parent, through bouts of anger, intimidation, depression, suicide attempts and manipulation. Since this was obviously a no win scenario for a child, and since it appeared that it was to continue for the foreseeable future, I moved away from that parent and started my adulthood anew. Twenty years later, after missing so much of my family experiences, I returned to reconnect with family. Because of my personal experiences, I chose the specialty of family and matrimonial law, and I pursued training in mediation and parent coordination. As a result, I am a fierce advocate for the children of divorce and my advice to clients will always include the child's perspective.