Business & Finance

TAP into B.I.G. Entrepreneurial Women Series: Attorney Karolina Dehnhard, Dedicated to Helping Women Understand the Impact of New Jersey's Family Law on Their Financial Future

bee6f464942ce5e1c4e3_karolina.jpg
bee6f464942ce5e1c4e3_karolina.jpg

SHORT HILLS, NJ - For Karolina Dehnhard, helping women excel and become the ‘best version of themselves’ isn’t just an important part of her career as a family law attorney, it’s her life’s calling. Whether they are getting married, choosing to live with their partner or facing a divorce, Dehnhard is dedicated to educating women, at all stages of their lives, about the impact New Jersey’s family law can have upon their lives and their financial well-being.

After graduating at the top of her class from New York Law School – where she still serves as adjunct professor – Dehnhard joined the prominent Short Hills Law Firm Budd Larner and has since dedicated her career to helping her clients make the most educated and financially-viable decisions for themselves and their families.

In the ever-changing world of family law, Dehnhard views continuous education essential to ­­­helping women understand and navigate their lives through the financial challenges that can occur when relationships change. This is especially important to the women who are financially dependent upon their spouses or significant others.  That’s why Dehnhard’s personal goal is to provide women with the most up-to-date and relevant information they need to be prepared for whatever life offers.

Sign Up for E-News

To do this effectively, Dehnhard focuses on connecting divorcing women to vetted professionals specifically geared to their individual circumstances. These professionals include a broad range of financial planners, forensic accountants, brokers, realtors, career coaches, family counselors and other experts who could assist these women overcome some of their new found obstacles. The initiative, dubbed “Better than Ever” allows women who may be overwhelmed with the process seek out new contacts and juggle all of the other areas of their lives while they are literally trying to pick-up the pieces and start a new path.

“I believe it is essential to offer these vulnerable women a means to build confidence and gain the knowledge they need to get back on their feet and rebuild a new life filled with endless possibilities,” explained an enthusiastic Dehnhard. “As both an immigrant from Poland who arrived in this country without speaking the language and a divorced woman, I know first-hand what it means to be vulnerable and how essential it is to have a team of supporters behind you who are dedicated to helping you build happy new chapters in your life. That is why I am so passionate and proud about the establishment of ‘Better than Ever.’ It speaks so true to my heart.”

Dehnhard credits the origin of her “Better than Ever” initiative to her association with B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow). At B.I.G., she witnessed first-hand the amazing power that can occur when you create environments that offer positive support and the tools that people need to move their lives forward. Many of the women and professional resources that Dehnhard now offers to her law clients come from the strong relationships she has developed through her association with B.I.G..  

Dehnhard has been actively engaged with B.I.G. for nearly two years as a valued member, speaker, a sponsor and beginning in June as a co-leader of B.I.G.’s vibrant Short Hills-Millburn pod. A popular and engaging speaker for B.I.G., who presents regularly on the topic, “A Smart Women Knows How to Protect her Ass(ets),” Dehnhard educates hundreds of New Jersey women, both through her live presentations and her radio appearances, about their financial rights and the impact their financial decisions can have on their businesses and their lives.   

Through B.I.G. and its “sister organization” Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners of New Jersey, where she was recently nominated as a 2015 Top 100 Women Intrapreneur finalist, Dehnhard remains steadfast and dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women throughout the state gain access to the help they need.   

Her dedication to helping women transcends both geographic boundaries and age.   Last summer, she embarked on an international retreat with fellow New Jersey business leaders to Cork, Ireland to explore best practices with Irish women business owners and most recently was appointed to the Corporate Advisory Board of the Boy’s and Girls’ Club, where she will serve as a mentor to some of the state’s most vulnerable young girls. Dehnhard has found her true passion resides in helping women of all ages and from all places, gain the support, education and connections they need to move their life’s dreams and goals forward.

As she approaches a new and exciting decade in her life, the powerful words her mother spoke to Dehnhard at the tender age of six still linger in her mind. She realized early in her life that a woman’s journey is never a straight one. She recognizes that whenever women’s goals seem to get temporarily derailed or back burnered, as long as she has a vibrant and loyal support system of people, who have her best interest in mind, the life she can lead can be more enhanced and fulfilling than anyone could have imagined. 

Dehnhard brings this positive mindset to all the women she meets in all areas of her life.

Editor's Note: TAP into B.I.G. is an ongoing series of articles profiling women entrepreneurs in our communities and is part of a unique partnership between TAP into and B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), the women’s education, networking and support group for women entrepreneurs.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Livingston Lacrosse Senior Jason Scher Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

Cycle Bar ...

Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

BARRE3 ...

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

About Cloud ...

Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: LOVING VINCENT

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_d9041d5fa031b1dc4d7b_best_8b56ef1b9860e2829bb1_teenagers_sitting_home-page-wlogo-750-500px

Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Upcoming 2018 Spring SAT and ACT Courses

Carousel_image_db004570084548800c6c_jww_pgp_headshot

Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

April 22, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing. The project is part of ...

Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

April 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Abilities Expo 2018 will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Livingston High School. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of resources, products, services and technologies for people with special needs – all under one roof. The Expo is co-sponsored by Livingston Public Schools and the Livingston Advisory ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...