When Kristin K. Zurek first meets with a client she tells them her job is to minimize the financial hit while maximizing parenting time.
“It’s so easy for people to sit there and say, ‘let’s just give the dad every other weekend’ but every dad I meet with wants more time with his children than a couple weekends a month,” Ms. Zurek said.
She encourages men facing this situation to organize their thoughts and priorities before visiting an attorney in order to get the most out of their legal representation during this tumultuous time.
“If I have to spend the majority of the case trying to get a client organized and trying to get information out of him, then my focus is taken away from the important parts of the case,” Ms. Zurek said. “Attorneys and their clients should be a cohesive team, working toward the client’s goals.”
Ms. Zurek said she enjoys the impact she can have in garnering a good result for both her client and the children involved.
“It means a lot when I can make a difference in the everyday lives of people,” she said. “It’s rewarding work when I can leave the office and be satisfied with what I do for a living.”