WhitbeckBennett partner David Mendes’ article was featured in PoshSeven magazine.
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The difference between surviving your divorce and thriving comes down to taking charge of your mental well-being.

David Mendes

Partner, WhitbeckBennett

Divorce is a daunting and mentally exhausting process even in normal times. Often, even the most mentally resilient among us find that getting a divorce is much harder and more painful than expected.  It brings up feelings of loss, isolation, guilt, shame, and failure.  Couple that with the worries about finances, the welfare of your children, the stress of the legal battle, and concerns about building a new life after divorce, and it can be mental health rollercoaster…

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Mr. Mendes is an experienced trial attorney and civil litigator. His practice focuses on family law, mental health law, elder law, and estate litigation. His cases range from contested divorces and child custody matters to representing family members seeking to gain guardianship over an aging parent who can no longer care for themselves to litigating complex estate disputes. 

Law School: University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., Dean’s List & Honor Roll, Lynda Latta Family Law Advocacy Award

College: George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, M.A., International Security, Center for Security Policy Studies Graduate Fellow; Soka University of America, B.A., International Studies