Thankful Things about Family Law
July 17, 2009
Thankful Things in Divorce Law
Family Law and Peace and Quiet
It’s Friday, we have been very rushed all week and we have a firm retreat this weekend. Tonight we plan to have a summer cookout with friends. Hopefully today will be a quiet one! As it is I have a few minutes here to count our blessings. It may sound odd to think of being thankful in a law practice consisting of divorce cases, child custody cases and – more and more, recently – child support actions. Still, looking at the bright side really isn’t a luxury but a necessity; and it struck me earlier this week that I was really being inordinately grouchy!
The Bright Side of Working With Divorce, Child Custody, and Probate
Here are a few bright sides to our family law practice here in Minnesota.
1. Helping a client through a difficult divorce, custody dispute, etc.
The old saying that what does not break us makes us stronger can sound smug, I know, but I think it is, for me at least, true. Takes work!
2. Helping a client – and myself — grow to learn to apply the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) prayer
“God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.” No matter what your belief, or disbelief, in God, I think this works and I am thankful that I have the opportunity at least to try to apply this to myself.
3. Making things go more smoothly in my daily tasks
Which result in more timely and economical delivery of our product – legal opinions – to our clients; with less friction along the way. 4. Hearing that what I do has actually helped someone in their divorce, probate, estate plan, child custody case.
5. Collaborating in the office with our family law and probate attorneys
To provide the best service we can to our clients.
6. In a divorce or probate legal case, successfully balancing
The emotional needs of our clients to the very practical matters of deadlines, paperwork, fees, billing, and so on.
7. Helping mesh everyone’s different styles, strengths, and emotions
In a productive way, whether they be lawyers, opposing counsel, client, vendor, or just me.
8. At the end of the day, knowing I have done my duty
To the firm and to our clients to the best of my ability.
And, to you who are reading this – thank you!
Moore Family Law