Lisa L. Schenkel of the firm of Schenkel & Donaldson, P. C. strives to approach the practice of law in accord with the sentiments expressed by Chief Justice Warren Burger. It is a rare occasion that clients come to see a lawyer for a happy event, and so it is equally important that lawyers recognize the human side of clients' issues as well as the "interesting legal issues" the clients may present.

In the legal practice of family matters it is especially critical that the lawyer recognize that the way the issues are handled may have an exponential impact on all of the members of the family for years to come.

To read more about the alternatives to resolving family law issues see the Collaborative process and Mediation process pages.