Today is World Listening Day, which got me thinking about how important it is to stop my own internal analysis of the things I hear and simply open my heart and my ears and listen to the people who speak to me. You may be wondering, "what does this have to do with family law?" Well, it has everything to do with family law. I find that the parties in family law cases have often arrived at their place of conflict because somewhere along they way they stopped listening to each other, and in doing so, they lost their connection.
Several clients have come to me after working with other attorneys. These clients often tell me, "I never felt like my attorney was listening to me." Do you sense a theme here?
I see it as my responsibility to listen to you. To hear your your story, and THEN work with you to understand your goals for the work we will do together.
Sara E. Raymond
Family Law Attorney in Alameda County, California
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