The thought of facing your soon-to-be ex is incredibly intimidating – maybe even terrifying. You need someone who can step in, take over, and act as a shield so you don’t have to directly interact with your spouse. Maybe your spouse has threatened you, maybe your spouse is abusive, or maybe you don’t want to face conflict. You deserve to have someone supporting you through the entire process; someone who understands how difficult divorcing a difficult spouse is. Robyn is a strong, experienced attorney who can shield you from your spouse, recognize the games being played, and protect what matters most to you.
With more than 15 years of litigation experience, Robyn is a savvy and successful trial attorney specializing in the types of complex, high-conflict divorces where it can appear that progress and resolution are impossible.
Clients often ask if we can handle difficult spouses – spouses who are narcissists or bullies, or those who are mentally unstable, vindictive or irrational. Robyn is deeply passionate about protecting the afraid, the harassed, and the threatened. She focuses on resolving custody issues and financial disputes held hostage by a bullying or irrational ex-spouse.
Robyn’s prior experience as a crisis counselor gives her an extra edge in these types of cases: she has a background in psychology, crisis counseling, and special education that gives her a unique perspective and insight into her client’s fears and the games that others play to prolong or complicate a divorce. Robyn’s experience allows her to offer a blend of legal and psychological expertise to successfully resolve the toughest cases. She has built a trusted network of financial advisors, realtors, and therapists to further help our clients navigate the complex challenges that can arise when dealing with difficult ex-spouses. No one should have to go through this process alone – Robyn helps you build a team to support you during and after the divorce.
In the rare times when she is not advocating on behalf of our clients, Robyn loves good books, travel, and teaching. She has taught in the Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop since 2015 and regularly judges high school mock trial tournaments in Northern California.
Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. 2003