MANAGING DIRECTOR-INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION GROUP
Karolina appears in the 2020
Top 100 Attorneys Magazine
Karolina Dehnhard is an international divorce attorney and a partner at Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., where she is also the managing director of the international transaction group. Originally from Poland, she is a legal force with over a decade of experience, who, through perseverance and determination, overcame the challenges of a child immigrant and turned the crisis of her own divorce into a thriving career as a family law attorney and a fierce matrimonial litigator. A tireless advocate of women, just a few short years after signing her divorce papers, she went from law student to attorney to founder of Divorce Dynasty. “I was 30 when I found out that my happily-ever-after was indeed a fairy tale,” she explains. “As a woman going through divorce, I was completely overwhelmed by the complexities and relied on my divorce attorney immensely, but quickly realized that I needed support and services far beyond legal advice.” Seeing these character traits in her future clients, the Divorce Dynasty platform was born. “I saw myself in these women; it was déjà vu.” She felt compelled to do more to help people, particularly women, navigate the complexities of the divorce process, and not have to endure the helpless feeling of being unprepared and lost while in the throes of personal emotional turmoil.
Divorce Dynasty is a concierge platform comprised of a group of attorneys, doctors, accountants, bankers, therapists, financial professionals, realtors, life coaches, wellness and beauty experts, insurance professionals, alternate investment specialists, private investigators, and even a matchmaker, who work collectively to address various needs during the divorce process. “Our ultimate goal is to provide education and empowerment that leads to outcomes in creating a new life. I do not want any person, whether because of a language barrier or because they are afraid, to feel lost, unprepared, or stifled,” Karolina shares.
Karolina represents clients in complex financial issues, international custody rights, and immigration status for divorcing parents and their children, addressing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees, alimony rights, and other matrimonial issues, as well as connecting businesses between the United States and Poland. When asked how her two roles at the firm intertwine, she said, “many of my clients are from Eastern Europe. They often have assets, including companies to value and potentially sell. Having to deal with lawyers and other professionals across the pond in the divorce process led to other business development for my practice.”
Karolina graduated with honors in the top one percent of her class from New York Law. She subsequently clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Ramsay, her mentor, who now serves as the presiding judge in the Civil Division in Morris County.
Attorney | Partner, Divorce & Family Law Group | Managing Director of the International Law Group
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