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The Latest With Lewis – January 2023

We are proud to announce that Erica Eslinger has been named a 2023 D Magazine Best Lawyer Under 40 for the third consecutive year!

Every year, D Magazine conducts a survey asking thousands of attorneys to nominate other attorneys across all fields of law and under the age of 40 that they think are the best in their area of practice. After the votes are counted, a panel of esteemed lawyers reviews each nominee and finalizes the list to be announced.

This is an incredibly high honor that Erica has been awarded and we are very proud of her!

Should You Use Social Media During Your Divorce?

Social media is great for a lot of reasons, such as connecting with your loved ones even when far away. However, it can also be quite damaging during a divorce, as it can invite lots of stress and hurt feelings.

Using social media during divorce is tricky, and you must understand specific challenges to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the process.
– Consider Not Using Social Media During Your Divorce: For most people, the best course of action is to delete their profiles while the divorce is in process. Doing so prevents your ex from checking up on your feed and finding information that they could potentially use against you. It also prevents others from negatively commenting on the divorce or other family conflicts related to it.
– What To Do If You Are Not Ready To Quit Social Media: If you choose to stay on social media, be sure to… Read More

Happy News

On her seventh birthday, a California girl named Madeline sent a handwritten note to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, requesting approval to own a unicorn, should she find one.

Within days, Marcia Mayeda, the department’s director, replied with her own letter exclaiming that Madeline may own her own unicorn as long as it follows certain conditions, including access to sunlight, moonbeams, and glitter. She also gave Madeline a large stuffed unicorn to have until she finds a real one.

This simple act of creativity and kindness led the department to begin the Madeline’s Magical Unicorn Fund to support all creatures cared for by the LA department, both real and imaginary.

Minimizing Conflict Amid Divorce For Your Child’s Sake

Your children tend to feel it when a high degree of tension exists between you and their other parent. The higher the degree of conflict that exists between you, the more likely your children are to feel the effects. However, there are certain steps you might take while working your way through your divorce to minimize the strain it places on your children.

Psychology Today notes that it is parental conflict that impacts kids in a negative manner, regardless of whether a child’s parents remain married or decide to separate.
– How Parental Conflict Impacts Children: Studies show a strong link between parental conflict and a child’s sense of self-esteem. When you and the other parent fight regularly, self-esteem takes a hit, and so, too, might your child’s sense of self-concept. Kids whose parents fight often also tend to perform less successfully in school and have a harder time finding solid, meaningful relationships as they age.
– How To Minimize Conflict Between You And The Other Parent: Science argues against “staying together for the kids.” Research shows that when you and your child’s other parent have a contentious relationship… Read More