My strategy for creating New Year’s Resolutions is to make a long list, and celebrate my success if I achieve even one of them.  For the fitness minded, your list might include a more dedicated strength training plan, a daily 5 mile run, eating healthier, or trying a new discipline like rowing.  For those more focused on financial concerns your list might include making a budget and sticking to it, starting a retirement plan, adding more to your 401(K), or reducing unnecessary expenditures.  Perhaps you want to focus on mindfulness practices such as meditation, journaling, tai chi, or taking action to express gratitude or thankfulness.

Having a Lawyer is Essential Gear

Let’s think outside the box, and add this to your list of New Year’s Resolutions: Find a Lawyer!  When people express reluctance or even abhorrence at the idea of hiring a lawyer, I always want to respond, “If you needed surgery, would you hesitate to go to a Doctor?”  We all need professionals to help us navigate unknown worlds, and we don’t hesitate to use car mechanics, plumbers, tax preparers, and hair stylists. Having a legal problem also calls for using a professional.  In a hilarious interview with Santa, one of my favorite science fiction writers, John Scalzi, discusses why even Santa needs a lawyer to protect intellectual property, support animal rights and employment benefits, to navigate import/export laws, to defend property damage claims and defamation suits by those placed on the naughty list.  A nationally syndicated cartoonist, Michael Ramirez, just last week published a cartoon depicting a Special Forces officer, showing all his essential tactical gear, and he included his LAWYER as essential gear!

Bellevue, Washington Family Law Attorney You Can Trust 

So let’s admit that everyone needs a lawyer sometime in their life. Doing your homework to find the professional that can get the job done will be easier if done before the stressful event occurs that calls for hiring a lawyer. So ask around, check out websites, and do your due diligence to find the lawyer you can call when needed. When you need a lawyer for a family law matter, check out the lawyers at Molly B. Kenny, PLLC.

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