Wasser’s parents, both lawyers, had a tremendous positive impact on her on may levels. Her mom, who passed away in 2019, was her con- summate cheerleader and amazing female role model. Her father, celebrated family law attorney, Dennis Wasser, is her biggest fan and her idea of a tough guy.
“I started working at my dad’s firm when I was out of law school, waiting for my bar results,” Wasser says, “and I found that I loved family law.” Now the managing partner at Wasser, Cooperman, and Mandles, she is passionate about helping clients through one of the toughest transitions they’ll likely go through.
Wasser honed her skill as a clever lawyer by working with her father. “My dad and his partner taught me to watch the judge, more so than even opposing counsel (and it’s not so easy with a mask),” she says, “I pay attention to what they’re tracking, and when they pick up a pen and start writing.”
Wasser has authored “It Doesn’t Have to be This Way,” available on Amazon, and hosts two podcasts, “Divorce Sucks” and “All’s Fair.” The common thread through Wasser’s work is her conviction that “this too shall pass — if you’re going through a terrible time you’ll get through it,” she says, “If things are good, enjoy it and seize the day: Carpe Diem!”
“I believe in happy endings,” says Wasser, “and I believe that people need to compromise, communicate and work together.” And her advice to those battling out a difficult divorce? “Be the bigger person,” she says, “if you’re the bigger per- son the other person will rise up to be better. It’s also a great example for the kids.”
Wasser aspires to help individuals as well as an entire system to do better. “I really hope that I can leave a mark on this industry,” she says, “I hope we do divorce differently as a result of my work.”