Anna M. Ciardi holds the utmost respect for family law because of the gravitas of the circumstances people are in when they find themselves needing a domestic relations attorney.
“Because of the seriousness of family law issues,” Ms. Ciardi said, “communication between client and counsel is so important. I will always keep the client updated about their case, and it is equally important for the client to keep me aware of any changes in their status, as this may have an impact on our strategy.”
Going through a divorce can be a difficult process so Ms. Ciardi said it is her goal to lessen the hardship of the process. She achieves this by listening and ensuring her clients understand that she can’t tell them what is best for their individual situation.
“As lawyers, we tend to hear an issue and immediately go into problem-solving mode,” Ms. Ciardi said. “I think it is important to take the time to listen to the client allowing them to convey their best outcome, so that I can gear all my efforts toward getting them their desired result and not what I might assume is best.”