Karen Juster Hecht is a family law attorney, mediator, and divorce coach, whose approach can be described as “Peaceful Warrior.” Her own extremely contentious (& costly) divorce led Karen to the realization that the system needed to change, and after much soul searching, she gave up her prior work in general litigation and retrained to focus solely on divorce and related issues, guided by her commitment to Divorce Wellness.
For her mediation work, Karen trained with the Center for Understanding in Conflict, which approach allows the mediating parties to get to the bottom of what they’re fighting about so that a satisfying and lasting mediation agreement can be reached. Although there is no guarantee that all mediations will lead to consensus, Karen has had great success at helping many parties in very high conflict situations, as well as in less contentious cases.
Karen is very adept at working with people in sensitive circumstances. One of her favorite “legal compliments” is when people tell her that she’s the “nicest lawyer” they’ve ever met. Karen is extremely loyal and compassionate and takes the extra steps to help her clients.
Outside of her legal work, Karen pursues many interests, including climate justice, photography, healing techniques, and traveling. When she’s not working on divorce issues or trying to help better the planet, Karen can be found in the great outdoors with her rescue dog and her family, or curled up anywhere with a good book.
If you want to chat with Karen, she’s always happy to offer her thoughts. You can email her at Karen@KarenJusterHecht.net or call her at 510.210.3796. We look forward to working through your divorce with you!