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Grant T. Moher

Curran Moher Weis
Fairfax

Title: Managing partner
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Education: Allegheny College, bachelor’s degree; Marquette University, law degree
Spouse: Morna
Children: Marcus and Mitchell, 12: Daniel, 3: Isaac, newborn
Hobbies or pastimes: Ice hockey, golf, skiing.  Spending time outdoors playing, hiking and exploring with my wife and my boys.
First job as a lawyer: Associate at Palmer & Finerty in Waukesha, Wis. 
Fan of: Washington Capitals
Favorite vacation spot: Telluride, Colo.
Recently read book: “Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson
Career mentors: Jerry Curran, Charles Anderson and Bob Shoun in Northern Virginia.  John Finerty and Thomas Houck during law school and when I was in Milwaukee

What trends are you seeing in family law?
I’m starting to see more judges willing to award shared physical custody of children — that is to say, schedules where both parents have equal or substantially equal time with the children.  I’m seeing the growth of mediation, collaborative law and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to resolve family law matters.

What is the most common reason for divorce?
There are many, but one that stands out in my mind is not valuing your spouse’s contributions to the marriage.  If you feel your spouse isn’t pulling his or her weight, it needs to be addressed by recalibrating expectations of one or both spouses.  If left unchecked, negative feelings will only grow over time and result in a loss of respect for that person.  Respect that is lost is extremely difficult to get back.




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