‘The Wiser Divorce’
Angie Hallier understands what it is like to go through a divorce. She has been there.
The author of “The Wiser Divorce—Positive Strategies for Your Next Best Life,” was a divorced single mother when she went through law school. Now in her 29th year as a divorce attorney, Hallier’s direct communication style, sense of humor, settlement strategies and litigation skills make her a sought-out ally by those going through a divorce.
“There are a lot of things I have learned about how people should go through a divorce to make it successful and come out on the other side a better person,” says Hallier, who earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“It can be hard to find the time to impart that knowledge to every client I have. I wanted to encapsulate it in a book. My book is a tutorial for people going through a divorce. It’s not about the law. It helps you learn how to think about, behave about, and speak about your divorce to ensure a better outcome for you and your family.”
Hallier of Hallier Lawrence PLC was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1990. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a certified family law specialist. She is a judge pro tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a “Super Lawyer” by superlawyers.com for nine consecutive years.
She has appeared numerous times on television discussing law topics, including CNN, Fox News, and the “Dr. Drew Show.”
Hallier Lawrence’s six attorneys are dedicated solely to divorce and family law matters. The firm handles a range of divorces from the simple to the highly complex, the latter of which usually involves significant assets, business ownerships, financial issues or highly contested issues involving children.
The firm’s three guiding pillars are to help people realize they can have a new beginning; help people preserve their aspirations; and help people safeguard their traditions.
The daughter of an attorney, Hallier didn’t start her career practicing family law, but she was drawn to it.
“After my divorce I had to get an education and remake myself,” she says. “I think that attracted me to this kind of law. My divorce was one of the best things that happened to me. It forced me to stand up for myself, take care of my child alone and focus on my passions.”
Frankly, she adds, “divorce gets a bad rap.”
“For many people, it’s the way to transition to happiness.,” she explains. “But you need to be very careful to ensure you don’t ruin your children’s memories of their childhood because you weren’t meant to be married any longer to their other parent. Getting divorced does not mean hating the other parent of your children.”
“Remain calm and understand the end of a marriage is not the end of your life, and it shouldn’t be the end of good parenting of your kids. It’s a pathway for you to live a better and more fulfilled life. It doesn’t mean that one person is good and the other is bad. I help people to get out of the woods, zoom up, and look at the forest from above.”
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