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Growing up, I always wanted to be just like my dad. My dad is a lawyer and I remember thinking, if he’s a lawyer then I want to be a lawyer, too. I went all the way into college telling everyone that I was going to be a lawyer, without ever questioning whether this really was the right path for me, or why. I never had passion for wanting to be an attorney - until I did. I now practice in family law, where survivors of domestic violence can apply to the family court for protection from their abusers. While family law most frequently involves divorce and child custody proceedings, many cases often include domestic abuse in varying degrees. I chose to be an advocate for survivors of domestic violence because I personally know what it’s like to survive abuse all the while longing for protection yet being too afraid to ask. Through my own experiences, I hope to provide just, fair, and appropriate support services; a clear understanding of the law; and an awareness of who the key players are in the court process and who will provide survivors with the protection they deserve. It’s easy to say “get out,” but many survivors of domestic abuse feel that they lack the appropriate support to enable them to positively alter their situation. My hope is to provide the necessary support that someone may so desperately need. I know I sure as hell could have used it.
Paige Goldberg, Esq.