Stepp Law Group, Monroe NC




The Ultimate Measure

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

On a day we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , I thought this was a quotation particularly worthy of mention. As a family law attorney with over 20 years of practice, I am often reminded of this great sentiment made famous by Dr. King.  If you are now going through or have ever gone through a divorce, a custody battle, a fight over money or rights, you know that it is a trying and difficult time, even on the best of days.  Your life is not likely filled with comfort and convenience, but more likely it is full of challenge and controversy.  Your "battle" with your spouse or former spouse is, on most days, the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning, and one of the last thoughts filling your mind before you go to sleep at night.  

As an attorney, I am called upon daily not just to explain the law to my clients or to advocate for their position in Court, but also to counsel them through their difficult days, to encourage them to make the right choices even when met with hostile attitudes and difficult situations. One of my most important roles as attorney is actually counselor at law, for it is not just my knowledge of the law that my client's need, but on many days, they simply need my counsel to help them "stand" in times of controversy and challenge, and it is my pleasure to help them do just that.


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