Stevens Firm - November 2019

What We’re Thankful for This Year What Matters Most THE StevensFirm, P.A. Family Law Center 349 E. Main Street, Suite 200, Spartanburg, SC 29302 • www.SCFamilyLaw.com • (864) 598-9172 November 2019

2019 has certainly been a humdinger of a year for us, and we have so much to be thankful for looking back over all that’s happened. As you may remember, Ben’s mother, Jean, passed away in January. Not a great start to the year. When you run a family business, especially a law firm, you learn pretty quickly who your truly loyal friends are when something like this happens. We’re thankful for all our friends — both personal and professional — who circled around us showing us love and grace like never before to get us through such a difficult time. In April, we got a call no parent wants to get from their child — our daughter, Libby, had been involved in a wreck just a couple of miles from our office. Her airbags had deployed, her car was totaled, and an ambulance had been dispatched. As a result of the wreck, she had narrowly missed being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler traveling in the opposite direction. She was injured but alert and able to talk. We are so very thankful the heavens were looking out for her and stopped the truck just a few feet from where her vehicle was stuck in the road. We are thankful for the eyewitnesses who stopped to help her until we could get to the scene and the ambulance arrived. And we are most thankful a bad situation wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been, and we still have our Libby with us. We’ve had several major cases over the course of the summer and fall that were resolved in our clients’ favor. Each case had particularly

difficult facts and/or very particular circumstances that aren’t usually handled

by the family court in South Carolina. Our

team came together, like never before, to present these cases in ways which demonstrated to the courts how and why our clients should prevail. While some cases ended up settling on what lawyers like to call the “eve” of trial or “on the courthouse steps,” we know those last-minute negotiations would not have been successful without the dedicated and tireless work of both our attorneys and our amazing support staff.

As we prepare to gather with our families and friends this Thanksgiving season, we’re reminded of all we’ve survived and all we’ve been blessed with throughout 2019. Our hearts will be full of grace and gratitude this season because we get to do this wonderful job day in and day out to help those in our community who find themselves in tough situations; we are surrounded by our team here at the office and within our legal community who we can count as not only colleagues but also as true friends; and, at this time of year, we are lucky to have moments to slow down and spend time with those we love most. Our wish for all of you is that your Thanksgiving season is peaceful and full of love and great food!

–Ben and Jenny Stevens

Reminder About Our Firm’s Communication Policy Our promise to you is that while we are working on your case, we don’t take inbound phone calls, faxes, or emails. Our Senior Partner, Ben Stevens, takes no unscheduled inbound phone calls, as we have found this makes him much more productive and enables him to focus on getting your case resolved faster. You can always call our office at (864) 598-9172 and schedule an in-person or phone appointment with any of our attorneys, usually within 24–48 hours. We believe this approach is much better than the endless game of phone tag played by most businesses today. Email is also an efficient way to communicate with us, but please

be advised that emails are not typically checked more than twice per day. If you need something quickly, don’t email — call our office and speak with one of our assistants, who will be happy to help you. Disclaimer: This publication is intended to educate the general public about family law issues. It is not intended to be legal advice. Every case is different. The information in this newsletter may be freely copied and distributed so long as the newsletter is copied in its entirety and proper credit is attributed to “The Stevens Firm, P.A. — Family Law Center (SCFamilyLaw.com).”

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