Lauren L. Hunt, Esq.
Attorney in New York's Capital Region
I am an attorney who has dedicated her career to the practice of family / divorce law in New York State. I created this site with one goal - ensuring that everyone has access to quality and correct legal information about the laws that impact their family.
I invite you to get to know me, learn more about why I created this site, and check out the resources I created just for you.
If you have questions about topics not covered on this site, please reach out and I'll work to create the content you need.
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Photographs by Christopher Morris Photography and Lauren Kirkham Photography
This is me, Lauren.
And that is my son, Jack, and we are playing in his messy room with trucks and having the absolute best time. A few seconds after this photo was taken, Jack grabbed my face with his chubby little baby hands and planted a big, sloppy, baby kiss on my cheek while giggling hysterically.
This photograph captures the good times. The happy times. The easy times.
But, as a child of divorce, I know how fleeting these moments are and how quickly life can turn on you. In fact, I can still remember my parents sitting my sister and I down to explain that they were going to divorce and that life, as we knew it at least, was going to change. In that moment, I was filled with so many questions – none of which my parents had the answers to as they were still figuring out their next steps.
No parent can ever imagine being in that position - having to explain to their child that, for whatever reason, their entire world will be different. Trying to answer their child’s questions in age appropriate ways when you don’t have all of the answers.
Hoping that things will not “get nasty” and that you will somehow learn the meaning behind all of the terms you spend hours endlessly googling – like “parenting time,” “co-parenting,” “custody,” “equitable distribution,” “divorce.”
At times, the unknown seems never ending and the fear of the unknown can be crippling.
This new stage in life is undeniably hard. It is one that no one – child, parent, family member – ever wants to find themselves in. And, it is one that I know from the perspective of a child, an adolescent, an adult, a parent, and an attorney.
All of these life experiences have led me to this singular conclusion – divorce is hard, but it does not have to destroy your life, your children’s life, or your bank account.
It may not feel like it right now but, with the right approach, you and your children will be right back to making amazing memories - just like Jack and I – that are free from any emotion lingering from a bitter divorce.
I do not view divorce or family separation as an end. Instead, I view it as a new chapter in your life and your child’s life.
My focus is on making that chapter distinctly different than mine; because I know it can be – I’ve seen it over and over in the hundreds of cases that I have handled. I listen to your fears, educate you on New York law, and help you find creative solutions that will take your life in the direction you want it to go.
So, that is a little about me. I’d love to hear about you.
(and, if you want to read about my legal background, experience, honors and awards, please click here: Lauren L. Hunt, Esq. )
Why I'm a Divorce & Family Law Attorney
(and what it means for you)
Just over a year ago, I had an experience that completely changed my life - I became a mom to a little boy named Jackson ("Jack"). He is now 17 months old, a lover of all things "Llama Llama," and can destroy a perfectly clean room in 5 seconds flat.
He is my absolute world.
And the reason why I am here today.
You see, I am the child of divorced parents and - for almost a decade - I have been a divorce and family law Attorney in New York State. To say I had real world experience on all sides of the coin would be an understatement.
Yet, ever since Jack came into my world...every case has sat with me a bit differently. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until one day, a custody consult changed my perspective forever.
The parent I was meeting with was looking for basic information about custody. As our meeting wrapped up, this mama looked me in the eyes, thanked me, and shared how helpful the meeting had been. She explained how she had spent hours trying to find this information online but couldn't find anything trustworthy. This consult, and the visible relief this parent had after getting her basic questions answered, stuck with me.
What if that was me?
What if I had to wait days to find out basic legal information about when I could potentially see Jack after a divorce or breakup?
What if, during that wait, the only information I could find was either horror stories about family court or uninformative marketing material?
I resolved, that day, to do something about this problem.
I believe that, in this day and age, legal information about the laws impacting your family shouldn't be guarded behind an attorney's door. It should be free, and easy to find, online.
So - it’s my mission to provide families in New York State with quality, and correct, information about divorce and family law in New York - so that everyone has access to the information that impacts the very core of their world.
All the Free Resources
You have questions, I’ve got answers!
Facebook & Instagram
Check out my Facebook and Instagram accounts for daily postings on the issues that matter most! You’ll find tactical answers for the most frequent questions asked of divorce and family law attorneys, tips for managing life throughout the legal process, and motivational support for the most challenging days.
Free Educational Webinars
Over the past few months I’ve hosted numerous educational webinars on family law issues including these topics and more:
Divorce: The Process & Your OptionsChild Custody OverviewProperty and Debt Division in DivorceChild & Spousal SupportAnd more!These webinars are available on demand by clicking the above links.
Trust me, this is the one newsletter you won’t want lost in your spam folder! Every issue addresses the REAL issues families face on the brink, or in the midst, of divorce or a break up. Gain access to free legal information not available anywhere else – coming straight to your inbox from a source you can trust. Subscribe by clicking here: Subscribe!
Private Community Groups - Coming Soon!
Find camaraderie with others going through the divorce or family court process in a safe, secure place. Private Facebook communities will be launching in the near future. I will personally moderate each group and will host a weekly “live” Q&A session that will address specific questions discussed in the group throughout the week prior.
Tactical Tools for Successfully Navigating Divorce or Family Court
Guess what? I’m in the process of designing a membership website full of tactical tools, worksheets, and audio and video content to help you successfully navigate the process of divorce or family court.
Looking for something specific? Send me a message with what info you’re looking for and I’ll be sure to include it in all the great content coming to a web browser near you!
If you have ideas for other content, I would love to hear them. Please fill out the form below. And, while you're at it...stay in the loop by following me on Facebook and on Instagram
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