It is our goal at Thrive Anew to help people create the best culture possible for their family situation whether the family is simply changing or experiencing a period of forced growth through litigation. Mediation and collaboration are often alternatives that can be employed to smooth the transition for the family that is changing. Key to any smooth transition is helpful information and thoughtful action that is consistent with the family’s core values.
All families are unique and should be handled with care to nurture the best things about each family as well as those aspects of it that are under pressure to take some new form. Some children are lucky to have two good parents who always cooperate with one another. Some children have one good parent and must learn to cope with a not-so-good parent. Some children have four good parents. Some children are raised by grandparents, great-grandparents, step-parents, aunts, uncles, foster parents, adoptive parents, or older siblings. Many households are blended families. All families have strengths and can have a beautiful family culture with the right nutrition for its soul.
Whenever there is change in the family system, whether it is anticipated with joy or fear, or comes as a complete shock, there will be stress experienced because change of any kind places pressure on the loved ones and their relationships that need to change. Although change is not always predictable, it is always an opportunity to do what is needed with dignity and good faith and kindness. It is always an opportunity to discover the best that you and your family have to offer.
Thrive Anew is dedicated to providing guidance to families in transition. Whenever there is change in the family system, whether it is anticipated with joy or fear, or comes as a complete shock, there will be stress experienced because change of any kind places pressure on all loved ones and their relationships that need to change. Although change is not always predictable, it is always an opportunity to do what is needed with dignity and good faith and kindness. It is always an opportunity to discover the best that you have to offer.
Life is about growth and growth signifies change. Often people fear that change of any kind will be stressful and exhausting. However, these fearful thoughts are usually based on a lack of information. Thrive Anew therefore is dedicated to providing the information that is helpful to you in making your own decisions that are consistent with your most important values through private consultations and referral to insightful materials and professionals. It has been said about divorce that divorce is like a desert: you know there is an end to it, but you’re not sure you’ll ever see the end. There is life after dramatic change and it is possible to live again fully and happily, and yes, to thrive once again.
I highly recommend Jennifer Isensee for her very effective work handling divorces, and for her passionate work handling adoptions. She represented my friend in his divorce. I saw how she tried to reduce conflict to resolve various issues which kept being brought up by the other side, using her skills as a licensed mediator. When attempts to calmly resolve issues weren’t effective, I saw how aggressively and vigorously she fought for her client.
Jennifer is definitely the kind of attorney you want on your side. During her 25+ years of experience in family court, she certainly gained invaluable knowledge on how to achieve the best results for her clients.
From my many conversations with her, I can see how passionate and caring she is when it comes to adoptions. She has a special smile and gleam in her eyes when she speaks of her many success stories.
I recommend Jennifer for family legal matters.
- Anne Walker Citraro. 7/1/2013
Jennifer helped a friend with a custody situation where the mother had taken the child out of state. She was able to succeed even though another lawyer had done nothing but create a huge bill for my friend. After the situation was favorably resolved, my friend told me that Jennifer was able to get justice where the best that could have been expected was "the law." Jennifer is a rare breed of attorney, both extremely competent and compassionate.