The Supreme Judicial Court has approved the nomination of Attorney Sandy Lundy to the Board of Bar Overseers Bar Counsel Search Committee. The BBO is the arm of the Judiciary entrusted with enforcing the state’s ethics and disciplinary rules for lawyers. The position of Bar Counsel is critical to the success of the BBO’s mission. Attorney Lundy is proud to serve with prominent members of the Massachusetts bar in finding the best qualified person to fill this important position.
LUNDYLEGAL, LLC officially turned one year old on Oct. 1, 2018. What a year it’s been—filled with challenging cases, remarkable clients, and and many wonderful outcomes and professional developments. Like being named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Family Law for 2018. And being voted on to the Executive Board of the Women’s Bar Association. And helping man women and men protect their family and parental rights.
Thank you sincerely to the many family, friends, colleagues, clients, and others who have believed in my philosophy to Keep Moving Forward through the rough patches to stable, secure new beginnings. I value your trust and will keep working hard every day to earn it.
All the best,
What is the most practical advice experienced family lawyers can give their clients about divorce? I recently gave a presentation with five of my seasoned colleagues on just this topic at a meeting of prominent Massachusetts attorneys from all areas of practice. Here is a link to the hand-out from that presentation. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to email me with your own “words of wisdom” about divorce. We can all learn from each other.
BUILD YOUR BEST DIVORCE TEAM
Divorce is a journey, not an event. Litigation is just one stop along the road. To move forward securely and with confidence, you and your attorney should be working with a team of trusted professionals from day one.
Here are some of the experts you may need to get you beyond your divorce.
1. A wealth manager/financial planner. Divorce creates new financial realities. Develop a plan for wise investing and prudent budgeting with the right wealth manager/financial planner.
2. A trust and estates attorney. Re-do your life planning documents (will, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.) as soon as you can. You don't want you ex-spouse inheriting your property or serving as your health care proxy because you never got around to re-doing your estate!
3. A tax professional. A CPA, accountant, or tax lawyer will work closely with your attorney to verify your financial status and develop the most tax-advantageous settlement proposals. Tax laws are rapidly changing. You can't afford to ignore the tax consequences of child support, alimony, and property division.
4. A therapist or therapy group. Even amicable divorces can take a heavy emotional toll. You deserve a focused opportunity to explore your feelings and gain valuable insight about your relationship style.
Depending on your and your family's unique needs, you may also need to work closely with other expert advisors throughout your divorce, such as a family counselor, a special education advocate, or a realtor/real estate attorney.
"How do I build my divorce team? What if I need a referral?"
Fortunately, over my 30 years as a lawyer, I have developed a network of trusted senior advisors in almost any area you need. These are people I trust to give my clients great advice and to treat them royally. If you need a referral, I can help you find the right professional, no matter what your circumstances.
Bottom line: Don't settle for a family lawyer who can't see beyond boundaries of your divorce case. Work with an attorney who understands and is comfortable with a comprehensive approach to your divorce.