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Business in 2009

I’m probably not supposed to post about how hot it is here during this brutal winter (86 F according to the desktop widget).  I’m probably not supposed to post about how busy I am with new business in the middle of a recession either.  But both have led to the same result: drained and tired.  The shifting economy has left me with an overabundance of family law work.  Divorces, child custody, etc.  It’s work, and the cases pay the bills, but they have the same impact on me as Harry Potter’s dementers: they just suck the joy out of living.  

Business transactions and planning are win-win when done right.  Either you’ve got a good deal, or you walk away no worse for wear.  

Even estate planning leaves you with satisfied clients who have a proactive outlook toward life.  

But family law… he said, she said, the wicked step-monster said…  Everyone loses except the Howling Point A/R department, and they’re too depressed by the work to actually do anything fun with the earnings anyways, so the profits just get drunk away.

Ten days ago Randy and I were looking over the cliffs at Big Sur.  Exploring the tide pools of Morro Bay.  Now I’m back to bitching about my soon to be ex-desk and trying to rebalance the case load.  Need to start planning another vacation.

Chuck posted this on Monday, January 12, 2009 at  3:52 pm.   5 comments have been made. Join them. 

5 Responses to “Business in 2009”

  1. KipEsquire says:

    Ah, Phoenix, 74 degrees and sunny. Glad I remembered this time, after the San Diego incident, to bring the sunblo — DAMN IT! To the drugstore…

  2. Chuck says:

    Going to chain your camera to your wrist this time?

  3. KipEsquire says:

    As we lawyers might say: Deep Pockets.

  4. Spinnerdude says:

    So how long are you staying in in phonics mr. kipesquire?

  5. KipEsquire says:

    Already home, since Friday night. 🙂

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