It had its ups and downs, but 2013 wasn’t a bad year, all in all. Personally and professionally I’d say 2013 offered many challenges and opportunities to grow.
- City Business “Women of the Year”
I was included among the 50 women honored by New Orleans City Business in their annual Women of the Year issue for my contributions to the New Orleans community through Meneray Family Law, L.L.C., through work with organizations like Hagar’s House, a shelter for women and children transitioning from domestic violence, and for the radio show I do every Sunday as a volunteer for the community radio station, WWOZ, 90.7 FM.
- Mediation Certification
In December, I completed a 40 hour course of training to become a certified family law mediator. The training was intensive, but very rewarding. I am looking forward to working with families seeking to work out problems without court intervention. Look for future posts regarding Meneray Family Mediation, L.L.C., and a new website which will offer information about mediation services.
- Interstate Custody Practice
Interestingly, I worked a great deal in 2013 with custody matters involving courts in different states. I gained new knowledge of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which is the law that applies when parents in different states have conflicts about where the child should live. It’s a fascinating area of practice, and I hope to work with many more clients in this area of the law.
- 2014 – Upward and Onward!
I have high hopes for the new year, and look forward to working with new families. Please remember Meneray Family Law, L.L.C. to your friends and family with questions about divorce, child custody and support, spousal support or property distribution/community property concerns. Please also remember the soon to be formed Meneray Family Mediation, L.L.C. to your friends and family looking to find a solution to problems outside of court with the help of a certified family law mediator.
I continue to be reached on my website: www.menerayfamilylaw.com, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (504) 330-5522 or (504) 322-3222. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Have a wonderful 2014!