Morna came into my life when I was at the lowest point I had ever been. I had just had my first baby, my marriage had fallen apart, and I needed an attorney. A friend who had experience in the court system recommended Morna.
From our initial consultation, it was very clear that we were meant to work together. I had worked with one other attorney at this point in my life and was expecting a similar experience – fact finding and business-oriented. My experience with Morna was different. She never made me feel rushed – it always felt like I was setting the pace. Morna answered my questions and concerns completely, honestly, respectfully, and always from the perspective of what was in the best interest of my child. When we had to go to court or respond to hurtful and untrue attacks, she would help me to take the high road. The thing that I respect the most about Morna is her honesty. In our meetings, in the courtroom, any setting that I dealt with her, she was always truthful. She made me stronger by being honest with me – by helping me understand what to expect and our plan for moving forward.
I remember one day asking her when my custody issues would get easier. She replied to me that he probably would never change, the thing that would change would be me. I would get stronger. That phone call changed me. In that moment it was the last thing I wanted to hear, but as time has gone by I realize she was totally right. I have become stronger. Things with my custody will probably always be difficult, but now -they don’t devastate my day/week/month anymore. It’s just what it is, I deal with it and move forward with my life.
Morna will forever remain one of my driving forces from the beginning. When things felt hopeless – I knew I could rely on her guidance. Alongside a few trusted family members, she helped me to grow and become a mom who did the best she could do with the given situation. To anyone who is facing a challenging battle with family/marriage/custody issues, I highly recommend my respected friend, Morna Challoner.