Ariella helped me and my now ex-husband through the final stages of a long-winded collaborative divorce process that was 'stuck'. Although our process from the very beginning always very amicable, there were still some gnarly financial issues on the table that needed to be fully discussed and disclosed. Ultimately, she helped us understand what is required and what may not be necessary when you take your papers to court. Legal issues in divorce matters can be so stressful and she approached us with calm, full transparency and ease through every step. Most importantly, she treated us both equally, which is imperative to build trust when you go through collaborative divorce. We felt we were able to take charge of our own process, rather than giving it up to somebody else. It felt good. I highly recommend Ariella’s services to anybody wanting to approach their soon to be ex-spouse, as well as their lawyer, with respect and inclusivity. — C.U., President, Cross Cultural Journeys
My (ex) husband and I hired Ariella Shuster to gently assist us in our Conscious Uncoupling. We had decided to try an amicable option. We felt confident that we could decide how our assets could be fairly divided without hiring an attorney. Ariella first provided helpful and informative emails, templates, and phone calls. We also met at her office, which was a calm, comfortable, and private space for our meeting. There she skillfully navigated an extremely tense and emotional process. I was very pleased she was able to position our circumstance in line with legally accepted guidelines, thus providing some protections for my son and I that I was unaware of. I will always be immensely grateful for Ariella’s guidance during such a challenging time. I highly recommend her services! — S.T.
Thank you for all you have done. It is comforting to know that I have an attorney of great skill and understanding if I need one. — Sincerely, B.J., Retired Amherst Professor
I'd rather be in your office in your skillful hands than any court room. — Thanks, R.P.
I am so glad I chose Ariella to represent me. I started my process with a different attorney and felt like he wasn’t listening to what was important to me at all. In wonderful contrast, Ariella tuned into my priorities and worked diligently to help move me through the process in a deliberate and thoughtful manner. Despite emotional moments and moving numbers, she stayed focused and present with me. Both guiding the way and stopping me from giving it all away! I recommend her without reservation. — R.G., Mortgage Lender
Thank you again for you generosity, tenacity, grit, humor and kindness today. I think my client and I both hoped for the best without really believing that was possible, but you have done a wonderful job here. Thank you again. Amazing.
I just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for your representation and your partnership in this process. There were some really unexpected bumps that we didn't have any control over, but I am glad that we got to the finish line.
Thank you again, and I really appreciate not only your legal help but also you putting on your life coach hat on occasion to give me some important insight and perspective. -B.M.