The importance of community is not normally at the top of the list when attorneys are asked why they practice. It should be. Practicing law of any type is a job that requires the attorney to meet clients in vulnerable spaces. Whether discussing a new business venture with a local entrepreneur, negotiating a contract, or helping a client understand their estate, the law, and by extension attorneys, help people deal with issues that are inherently personal. This is especially true in the family law sphere, where we help clients through both the worst and best points of their lives.
Over 50% of American adults are married. Over 11 million households in the United States include children. Changes in either of these statuses are significant transitions in client’s lives. Because we are involved with our clients at these highly emotional and transitional times, the work we do, and how we choose to help them, is integral to the community at large. If a client were to leave an office feeling unhappy with and not in control of their lives, this can negatively impact their interactions in and with the community. When our clients leave the office feeling happy and in control, this positively impacts their interactions in and with the community. While any individual client may be a small ripple themselves, our clients as a whole make a large ripple. By working to ensure our clients leave our office able to move forward with their lives, we can make a positive impact on the community day in and day out.
The importance of community is not normally at the top of the list when attorneys are asked why they practice. It should be. We have the ability to effect positive change in our community by positively changing the practice of family law. We strive to do this through our collaborative approach. We strive to do this by always looking for ways to minimize the impact of any litigation proceedings on our clients. We have a significant impact on our community through our clients and work every day to better both our client’s lives, and by extension, our community at large. Contact The Law Offices of Ashley-Nicole Russell in Raleigh NC today for all of your collaborative divorce needs!