Sherri Donovan, NY divorce attorney, makes a cameo appearance on Mob Wives to offer advice to underworld wife, Renee Graziano, whose ex-husband is soon to be released from prison.
Online PR News – 05-March-2014 – New York/New York – Attorney Sherri Donovan, N.Y. divorce lawyer, made a cameo appearance on the VH1 hit show, Mob Wives, where she advised mob wife Renee Graziano about her options regarding legal protection from her abusive ex-husband Junior, who is about to be released from prison.
As the opening scene moves to the law office of Ms. Donovan, Renee Graziano explains that her ex has been calling and writing her to express his desire that the mob couple try to rekindle their relationship once he is set free. Mrs. Graziano then makes it perfectly clear that she wants nothing to do with Junior and that she fears that once he is out of prison, he will stalk and harass her.
The meeting is not your typical attorney client conference because while Graziano wants and needs legal advice, she is hesitant to follow through with Ms. Donovan's unequivocal recommendations out of concern for breaking the mob family protocol on such matters. "My thing is I come from a specific family life style," Renee explains to Ms. Donovan. "This, right here (their meeting) is gonna be wrong to a lot of people." Graziano then cut right to the chase about her feelings on seeking legal counsel for her family problem. "I would never go to a lawyer. I would never go to cops or anything like that. To me personally, what I'm doing right now between you and I, I feel like this is a rat thing. I don't like this."
“Being on Mob Wives was fun, but at the same time I wanted to tell women caught up in violent, abusive relationships that they have legal options available to get out of their situations.”
Sherri Donovan will hear none of it. She proves to be just as tough as the underworld wife sitting across from her replying, "This is not ratting. This is protecting." She then makes the point more emphatically saying, "If you don't do this you are ratting on yourself."
Sherri Donovan was just as happy for the opportunity to send a message to other wives facing similar issues as she was to be on the VH1 show. She made it clear in no uncertain terms that Graziano had good legal options available to her, and that she should strongly consider taking them; a message that, in Ms. Donovan's opinion, many other women need to hear. "Being on Mob Wives was fun, but at the same time I wanted to tell women caught up in violent, abusive relationships that they have legal options available to get out of their situations."
Donovan has been a divorce attorney since 1986, experience that leads to understanding, especially in realizing that legal advice is just one of many vital services that divorcing couples need. Ms. Donovan recently launched her Family Center, staffed by her Family Team of professionals. The Family Center offers comprehensive services for people going through divorce, custody and family transitions. The service areas covered by the Family Team include parent and divorce coaching, psychological services and assistance for issues related to special needs children, finance, real estate, business and health concerns.
About Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C.: Sherri Donovan Esq., has been a New York divorce lawyer since 1986. Her law firm, Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C., established in 1988, serves the NYC metro area. Her main areas of legal expertise include divorce, alimony, property division, domestic violence, same sex relationships and children's rights. Her mission is to listen carefully to what is important to her clients and their families and to work closely with experts in other fields and areas of law to meet their long term goals.
Sherri Donovan, Esq.
Sherri Donovan and Associates, P.C.
7 Dey Street, Suite 400
N.Y., N.Y. 10007
Phone Number: 212-431-9076