As families and well established businesses pour through my office, I remain thankful that our bankruptcy laws and societal mores provide an economic fresh start for those who have no reasonable hope of repairing their finances
The process of filing bankruptcy is no more traumatic than the participant makes it; the lead up to admitting you need bankruptcy relief is painful, but the steps to getting a bankruptcy discharge are painless.
We all benefit from freeing energy and money for the future of families; we can be risk takers as business folks knowing that failure doesn’t have to blight the balance of our lives.
I am also grateful for a field of endeavor where I find continuing challenges: new laws, nuances of state vs. federal law, and the never ending challenge of helping people in distress. When so many other lawyers have abandoned the practice, I’m thankful that I find it satisfying and engaging after 32 years at the bar.
Reading the paper about corruption and judicial impotence in other countries, I treasure the fact that our legal system is, by and large, independent, honest, and potent. We must not forget as a society that judges must be independent interpreters of the law, not the political view of the day.
Count your blessings and share them with others. We are all in this life together.