Event: Splitting With Young Kids


The Emotional, Legal and Practical Challenges

“I want to be the first parents in my social circle to divorce,” said nobody ever. Being the only single mom in your child’s kindergarten class is a distinction that nobody ASKS for. It tends to make the often lonely road of divorce even more isolating. Come out for a night just for divorcing parents of kids 10 and under.

Come meet others who are in the same boat, and hear from two attorneys, a child specialist and parent coordinator about some of the specifics regarding young kids and divorce.


We’ll be talking about:

  • How to navigate custody issues with small children
  • How to help kids cope with divorce at different stages of development
  • What does “best interest of the child” mean for a baby, a toddler, a 6-8 year old, and who decides?
  • What does an Attorney for the Child do?
  • How can divorcing parents foster resilience in their young kids?
  • And more!



Wednesday, April 11

6:30 pm

Brooklyn Heights

$45 for Non-Members. Members use your code for free entry.


Randi Karmel

Randi Karmel is a litigation attorney with experience as Attorney for the Child. Randi received her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law and is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Associations of New York and Kings Counties, and serves on the Executive Committee of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. She has lectured on matrimonial issues in conjunction with financial programs designed to protect assets and retirement benefits.


Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR, is the Associate Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family. She is also an occupational therapy and public health educator and consultant to community agencies. She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU. Dr. Grossman developed the Personal Best prevention program for families with young children based on her clinical experience and research studies with clinic and at-risk populations. She also conducts parent discussion groups with families who have children with special needs. She has published and presented in the areas of family resilience, parenting, mental health consultation and best practices in special education. Dr. Grossman maintains a private practice in family therapy in New York City.

Sherril Sigalow 2

Sherrill Sigalow, PhD, is a  licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in forensic evaluations, consultations and supervision, parent coordination and mediation. In addition to her individual therapy practice, she provides parent support and coaching to divorcing individuals and couples.

Jennifer Kouzi is licensed to practice law in New York (since January 2002) and Pennsylvania (since December 2012) and has focused her practice in the area of family law since 2004. Honored as a 2012 and 2013 Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star,” Jennifer takes pride in giving her clients the personal attention they deserve while going through what can be an emotional time. Jennifer handles pre- and post-nuptial agreements, uncontested and contested divorces, custody and support proceedings, post-judgment matters, trials and appeals. She is also a trained divorce mediator and has helped many couples separate and divorce amicably and with minimal expense by serving as a divorce mediator. Jennifer also frequently serves as an advisory attorney to parties who are engaged in divorce mediation with another mediator.