JOSEPH F. EMMERTH A LOOK AT FAMILY LAW OF SULLIVAN TAYLOR & GUMINA, P.C.
WHY I LOVE MY JOB
Hello, and welcome to my new newsletter! Every month, you’ll get it delivered straight to your mailbox, filled with what’s going on in my life, legal information that could benefit you, and of course, a few fun articles for your enjoyment. I think you’ll be pleased with the variety; I know I enjoy a little variety in my life. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things about my job. I get to meet and interact with all kinds of people who have different needs and experiences. In addition, there’s no consistent schedule with my work; I could have a pretrial conference in the morning, a hearing that afternoon, and then do client consultations and draft memos toward the end of the day. But the next day? It could be completely different.
a solution that works for them years down the line, not just one that spites their partner today. I talk people out of doing things more often than the other way around.
That’s because I do whatever I can to get the best results for my clients. I’ve been practicing for 12 years, and I still love what I do. Before I was an attorney, I was a therapist, and that skill set definitely lends itself to what I do now. I’m still helping people, but now I help solve their legal problems, which can be much harder to unwind. As you know, the law is not always designed to make sense to the average person, and I’m grateful I can explain the complicated laws surrounding divorce to my clients in a way that makes sense— and then help them make a decision that makes sense, too.
I’VE BEEN PRACTICING FOR 12 YEARS, AND
I STILL LOVE WHAT I DO.
Really, though, I have no complaints. I get to come to work every day and help people with some of the most stressful times of their lives. And when I’m not at work, I can unwind with a horror or science fiction novel, or watch a good movie. I also love to travel, either with friends or by myself, and you’ll get to hear more about that next month.
Really, one of the only frustrating parts of my job are the misconceptions I occasionally deal with about practicing family law. Some people think that divorce attorneys “throw gas on the fire,” trying to get their clients to spend more money on litigation and end up in a more contentious situation than is necessary. In reality, we’re focused on our client’s best interests. When people are in a stressful situation like divorce, they don’t always think clearly. We want to get
Enjoy the start of summer,
- Joseph Emmerth
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