As a psychology major in college, Atlanta divorce attorney Janet Fashinasi was always fascinated by interpersonal relationships. She took as many courses in that particular area of psychology as she could, and the topic of divorce kept recurring.
Despite how common divorce is in our society, she sought answers to why it still effected families and individuals in such an adverse way. That desire to study the psychological effects of divorce led her to law school where, rather than just observe the process from a scientific perspective, she learned the tools to become a part of making it better.
“My goal is to help individuals divorce as painlessly as possible,” Ms. Fashinasi said.
Ms. Fashinasi’s ability to listen is one defining characteristic that has helped her when it comes to practicing law.
“Listening not only allows one to hear what is said, but more importantly, listening also allows one to hear what is left unsaid,” she said.
Ms. Fashinasi always tells her clients to choose wisely how they handle the divorce process because the choices made can affect the rest of their life. She is the type of attorney who will listen to a client’s needs and concerns and who can explain the process using little legalese if necessary.
“One of the worst feelings is buyer’s remorse,” she said, “so I like to make sure clients are well-informed by explaining to them the process and their options.”