Jessica is smart, patient and supportive. She and her collaborative counterpart who represented my ex, guided us to a peaceful solution that might have otherwise resulted in a giant legal battle. The outcome was certainly much better for our child. I was happy to have my own lawyer (in contrast to mediation) who listened to me and supported me separate from my ex. Having my own lawyer was important because there were things I needed to say to the lawyer that would not have been helpful to say in the presence of my ex. Jessica listened and empathized without fanning the flame and then worked with the other lawyer toward a solution. She expertly helped convert an adversarial situation into a collaboration.