Entries by Tom Marks

A Life Well Lived

by Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I went to a funeral for a 20-year-old young woman named Jenny recently. She was the daughter of two of our best friends, Mike and Lisa who we have known for about 25 years. My wife and Lisa were pregnant together and our daughter was born two months before […]

Reaching a Common Ground

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I went this last week to visit Regent University in Virginia with my daughter and we went to an event called the “Clash of the Titans.” It was a debate from the political left and right moderated by Dana Perino, of the Fox news show called “The Five.” The […]

The Crucible of Family Law

by Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I just finished reading an interesting book entitled “Leadership in the Crucible of Work” by Sandy Shugart. A crucible is essentially a hardened ceramic vessel in which chemical reactions take place under great heat and pressure. The author applied that concept to the heat and pressure many of us […]

Family Law and Attorney Leadership

By Family Law Attorney Tom Marks I read a great book while on vacation last week on the topic of leadership. You might ask what does leadership have to do with a family law practice. Don’t family law attorneys just deal with divorce, timesharing, children’s issues, equitable distribution, alimony and the like? Well actually, good family […]

How to Avoid Divorce – Part II

I received some very positive feedback to my last blog, “Family Law- How to Avoid Divorce,” so with some encouragement and trepidation, I will attempt to offer some more helpful insights from a Family Law Attorney’s perspective. We started with the premise that I believe in marriage and marriage can be a very positive experience. […]