Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Independence divorce attorney Emily B. Null worked as a Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children. That experience exposed her to all the complexities of the world of family law.
“Family law is a tough area, with emotions running high, but I feel like I can really make a difference in people’s lives,” Ms. Null said. “I went from representing children to representing men who have children and really want what is best for them.”
Ms. Null’s ability to empathize with what people are going through helps her practice family law and gives her a greater understanding of the enormous effect she can have on entire families.
“We are dealing with regular people and children, not big corporations,” she said. “The decisions we make have a huge impact on their lives, and I want my clients to know that even if I haven’t been through their situation, I can put myself in their shoes and understand what they are going through.”
Ms. Null is straight-forward and to the point. She works to make sure her clients know all of their options and the possible outcomes as soon as possible and is realistic about the challenges they’ll face in court.
“Sugar-coating won’t help anyone, because when it comes down to it, no one will be 100% happy,” she said. “Being aware of all positive and negative outcomes is the best way to be prepared for what will happen in the end. I don’t want to be brash, just honest.”