Transition and re-organization are the hallmarks of my upbringing. Being on the cusp of a new beginning can be intimidating and anxiety-filled and exciting and exhilarating…all at the same time, felt in concert, or experienced on a continuum on which ones travels back and forth many times. Either way, I get it. And it’s my goal to help guide families through times of adjustment and transformation.
I am an Attorney and Partner here at Ousky Yates Law Office (“OYLO” for short). I was born in Orlando, Florida, and after meandering my way across the country with my family, landed in Minnesota. Despite living in Minnesota for over 20 years, I still adamantly maintain my status as a “Minnesotan, kinda sorta.” However, I married a cool guy I refer to as a “hardcore Minnesotan”, and as such have come to peace with the fact that a winter parka will forever be an essential piece of my winter wardrobe.
When I’m not at the office, I can be found managing the never-ending craziness created by my spunky, spirited, sassy 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. Add in an aging, obstinate Labrador, a husband who owns his own small business, and a batch of wonderful in-laws who live down the street, my life is pretty full. And I like it that way.
I have a knack for sifting through overwhelming and confusing situations and for focusing in on what matters most. Indeed, it’s what I love to do. For myself, my friends and family, and for my clients. My practice focuses exclusively on family law matters, including divorce and adoption. I wholeheartedly believe that each client’s situation is unique, and therefore, process choices should be tailored to meet the specific needs of each family. As such, I help clients reach resolutions using Collaborative Law, mediation, and a variety of unbundled legal service options. I also have this freakish (or so it seems to some) common-sense approach to financial/budgeting matters and enjoy helping clients with these issues post-divorce as well.