Have a Happy New Year! PLEASE!! Based on the last two years, it almost feels absurd to say, “Happy New Year!” Yet, based on the events of 2020 and 2021, for many of us, things can only go up. Above is a picture of yesterday’s sunrise on Tower Hill. The majestic colors and flame lit […]
Do You Work at Home or Live at Work?
Can you even tell the difference anymore? For most of the past two years I have been working my business out of my home office. As time goes on, the dividing line between “HOME” and “WORK” becomes a blurry mess. Years ago, when my children were small, I had a clearly defined end of my […]
Pilgrims and Collaborative Pioneers
A little known fact about me is that I am about the twenty-fifth generation of the direct descendents of Governor William Bradford who arrived here on the Mayflower in 1620. Before my marriage, my legal name was Joanne Sara Bradford Overholt and that’s the name on all my diplomas and licenses. There is a lesson […]
Honored and Proud to Be Named a 2021 Top Lawyer by My Peers
This year I was again selected as one of the best attorneys in Monmouth County, New Jersey by a peer review recently published in Monmouth Health & Life, October/November 2021 issue. While this is my third year being honored with the selection, this year is especially gratifying to be named in two categories- Alternative Dispute […]
Mother Nature is Predicting a Nasty Winter This Year.
Many of you have heard my stories about living on a 100-acre working farm in the middle of nowhere upstate New York during my teen years. It was a traumatic switch at age 11 from my congested suburb on Long Island to say the least. However, one fun thing I do remember are the quips […]
The Towers’ Lights reaching for heaven on September 11, 2021.
Sticking My Neck Out on This One
Sticking My Neck Out on This One How many of you experience a stiff neck or see a bump starting to form over your rounding shoulders? Have you heard “studies” about the permanent and painful neck problems young and old folks alike are experiencing because of the constant use of their cell phones and keyboards? […]
A Silver Lining Hidden In The Rubble
There is no question that divorce frequently rocks the foundation of a family to its core. From that place though, in time, healing and growth can emerge. Over the years, I have witnessed many earthquakes in my clients’ lives brought on by affairs, financial dishonesty, substance abuse and other marital calamities. I have reached out […]
Joanne Explains How Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Restore Sanity and Fairness To The Divorce Process
On October 13, 2020, I was a guest of Jessica Mashkevich on her “One Take With Jess” podcast. Our conversation focused on the sanity and fairness embodied in the mediation and collaborative divorce process. The time went fast and we talked about a lot of family matters and the hazards of getting divorced without the […]
What is Divorce Mediation Anyway?
Listen to Joanne S. Nadell, Esquire’s vlog which explains what Divorce Mediation is, who it is for and how it works. I must confess it’s an early video. The lighting is poor and the shadows make me look like a raccoon. On top of that, the picture on the wall is crooked. Ah well, but […]