The First Step Is Always the Hardest

There is a saying that the “first step is always the hardest.”  Throughout our lives, we take many first steps and some are much easier than others. 

As a toddler, generally, a child learns to crawl before they gain the courage to pull themselves up and take the very first step of their lives.  As a young child, their thought processes have not been overly tarnished by life experiences and the bravery and excitement of the experience aren’t hindered by overwhelming fear.  As people age and grow, there are a lot of other new steps and experiences that we all encounter.  The first day of school. The first time we ride our bikes without the assistance of training wheels. Our first school play or class performance in front of an audience of adults. Our first school dance. Walking across the stage for graduation. Our first job interview. Our first date. The list goes on but if you think about it, we have taken many first steps in our lives and while they have may have been straight-up frightening, we accomplished those first times and can now look back at those experiences. 

Change is a part of life

You’ve found yourself on a family law firm’s website and are now reading about first experiences because your life may have thrown you an unexpected curveball. Change is change. Change brings something new and sometimes it is exciting, sometimes it is scary, sometimes it is emotional, but change is a part of life.    If you’re fielding a curveball that you were not expecting which came out of leftfield, Sterk Family Law Group has a team ready on your side.  If you are considering a divorce, having a conflict with a co-parent, or are trying to prepare for the future through an estate plan, or we have the resources for you to help you on your journey. 

Through a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, you will be able to obtain access to information, insight, and access to professional assistance available in our community.  You will have the time to share your story, discuss your issue at hand, and receive some guidance on how to navigate your route. Finding the courage to click on this page may have been difficult, but you have already made that first step. 

We are here to assist you

We are aware that everyone has been affected by the recent response to COVID-19 but we hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we are still operational and here to assist you.

Whether you are a current client or if you are looking for family law or estate planning assistance, our team is here for you and will continue to be available to address your concerns.

To the extent possible, we will offer remote consultations and provide services from a distance.

You may message us here, email our office at, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will be able to assist you.


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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