Maria Schwartz is a divorce and family law attorney with over eighteen years of experience in transitioning men and women from marriage to divorce. She began her practice immediately upon graduation from law school and admission to the New York State Bar. Electing to “hang a shingle” for herself, she immediately went into the trenches of divorce where she singlehandedly dealt with the demands of a growing practice, fragile clients, and tough adversaries. Drive, pressure to survive and determination to be among “the best” led the way to successful and steady growth of her career. Like her clients and more than 50% of the country’s married population, she too divorced and found herself a single mother to three daughters. This personal experience not only furthered her understanding of divorce but enabled her to truly appreciate and empathize with her clients. Her approach to divorce and clients is straight-up and no-nonsense.