When you invested so many years and big money to become a lawyer and to grow your family law practice, were you assuming everything would be rosy and smooth sailing once you graduated and started work in a legal practice? I know I did all those years ago!
Well, let me assure you... Just because you become a lawyer, that is no guarantee you will be able to grow your family law practice, as I discovered at a great cost.
The one thing you and I have in common is that law school didn't prepare us for any of the real world of practicing law.
And that is why lawyer stress is such a big issue in our industry.
Hello, I'm Val Hemminger. Based in Westshore, British Columbia, I've been a family divorce lawyer for over 25 years. I have run my own law practice for over 20 years.
Believe me, the 25+ years haven't all been smooth sailing. Sometimes it felt as if I was running on a never-ending hamster wheel with no end in sight.
There were plenty of years where I was trapped between a rock and a hard place where my life was totally and completely out of balance. There was no sign that I would EVER be able to fulfill my dream to build and grow a successful family law practice.
Despite the years of overwhelm, financial challenges, and lawyer stress I experienced, I did finally manage to get off that hamster wheel and create a completely different kind of life.
Now, I have a life of balance, prosperity and personal health with a six figure income. You may know that this is no small achievement, particularly for a divorce lawyer. So many in our industry are suffering.
When I opened my own law practice more than two decades ago, I had no idea how to run a business effectively. I also had no idea what I was getting into.
You can read about my journey and some of how I made it through, here.
So, if you are going through a period of great financial stress, personal challenges and client overwhelm, all while trying to grow YOUR family law business, then you will know what I mean.
Even if you are just starting out, then I can assure you that you will likely experience stress dealing with at least a couple of the following:
From all my experiences, I basically had to redefine myself in order to grow my family law practice.
This site is a gateway to that process so you don't have to go through what I went through to become a financially secure and sane, law practitioner. Everything I researched, applied and practiced has rebuilt my personal and business life.
Now, all my experiences have been turned into the unique, lawyer focused B.E.S.T Method to forge a new approach to your family law career. Although my focus is on divorce lawyers, the B.E.S.T. method works for any lawyer in private practice.
Read on to find how you can begin to make a change and grow your family law practice...