Well, I’ll tell you. I like the freedom, and I like doing worthwhile work that earns me more money than I could make working as a paralegal in some law office. When you work for someone else, your earning potential is limited by what they are willing to pay you and how many hours of work they’re willing to give you. As an independent owner of a legal services business, I set my own hours and my earning potential is unlimited, based on the effort I decide to put into the work. The decisions are all mine.
I worked briefly as an employee of an attorney. I found the work mostly tedious and unsatisfying, and I got very little credit for the work I was doing. With your own business, you are responsible for everything, but the upside of that is you get the recognition for your good work. Another thing I disliked about working as an employee was that there was no real job security. When you are your own boss, no one is going to lay you off! I also hated having to put up with office politics which can run rampant, especially in a large legal firm.
My divorce legal services business, Divorce With Dignity, has enabled me to earn a good living, one that allows me to be a homeowner in the Bay Area. It has also expanded my personal freedom. I can do things the way I want to do them – no one is telling me what to do or how to do it. I determine my working hours, which gives me a lot of flexibility when something comes up that I want to do.
But the thing I like best about owning my own divorce services business is the joy and satisfaction I get from helping my clients. I never want to promote divorce, but if a couple has determined that divorce is their best option, I’m glad that I can provide a safe place to help them through a difficult time. My clients are so grateful for this, which is very rewarding to me. I also find it fulfilling to help other legal professionals build their own divorce legal services businesses within the Divorce With Dignity Network.
So why would you want to have your own legal services business? It’s a great alternative to a traditional job. There’s a lot of competition for paralegal jobs these days – many attorneys who can’t find work are taking paralegal jobs, making the competition even greater. By starting your own legal services business, you avoid all that competition. If you are not finding satisfaction in the job market, and are willing to put in the time and effort to grow your own business, this might be just the thing for you. Keep in mind that to succeed you must really love the legal field, and you must also have the proper credentials. If this is the case, then this career path can provide you with greater satisfaction and greater earning potential than working for someone else.
If you want to start on this entrepreneurial career path, and would like a “boost up”, consider joining the Divorce With Dignity Network as an affiliate owner. We teach you how to set up and run a peaceful divorce services business, based on a proven and successful system. A lot of the start-up work for setting up a business is already done for you, and you will also benefit from ongoing training and support. Check out our website to learn more about how the Divorce With Dignity Network might be just what you’re looking for!
The author of this blog is not an attorney and the information contained in these blogs should not be considered legal advice. The information provided here is based on the experience of the author and some of her clients whose actual names are not mentioned. Do not hesitate to seek the advice of an attorney if you have any legal questions.