Ready for Change? Empower Yourself!



We believe in change when it becomes necessary.  We believe in change when the time is right, and we believe in change when it helps preserve your values, goals and all that is true to you. Professionally, we’ve recently experienced our own life-change.  After 24 years of operating our Family Law practice within a large firm, we took our own leap of faith by moving to private practice.  This was a long, thoughtful decision, but now that we are here, we are so grateful to have had the opportunity for change.  As we created our logo, we thought not only of our own change but that of each of our clients. The Koru is a symbol similar to an unfurling fern symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.  We found this to be the perfect representation of new beginnings.

What’s the reality of a true life-change?  We’re not just talking about a new hairstyle, route to work or change in your bedtime routine.  We’re talking about a real, big life-change…the kind that potentially alters your everyday existence as you know it.  The reality of such change might be described as stressful, confusing, consuming, and downright scary, but there’s a flip-side to those feelings.  Change can be exciting, hopeful, invigorating and it can generate on overall sense of relief.

Our professional change is not unlike that of a Divorce, so bear some of these things in mind if you are in the midst of your own life change.

  • Consider all your options.  Ask yourself some tough questions.  What does it look like if I stay?  What might it look like if I move on?  Talk with your close friends or counselor.  Then consult with an attorney to truly understand your options.
  • Get your ducks in a row.  Find out what’s needed to execute your life change, and get organized.
  • Make a decision!  Quite honestly, this is half the battle.  Be honest with yourself about what is best, and decide to stay within your situation or change it.  You will be deeply relieved when a decision is made.
  • Stay Focused.  Do what is necessary to get to the other side.  Action is needed to execute change.  It could be an actual “to do” list or it could be cooperation with what is requested of you.  Either way, it’s time to follow-through.
  • Give yourself a break.  Maybe you drop off the radar for a little while. You’re organizing your thoughts, feelings and life after all.  It’s okay to take time-out for yourself.
  • Look forward, not back.  Change can be good.  Get excited about your new opportunities while respecting your past.

Welcome to change and new beginnings.  Remember the Koru when envisioning your own change. Think of new life, growth, strength and peace.  For anyone involved in a life-change, we wish these things for you. If change has become necessary, take the first step and find your new life, growth, strength and peace.


This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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