This podcast episode provides an explanation of why I help people with divorce which is one of the most stressful life events one will ever experience. There is a very specific reason I work with people to help them transform their families through divorce. It has to do with the tragic loss of my mother, protecting children, and leaving a legacy.
You know, some people ask me, “Why do you do what you do? How could you divorce families? That seems so difficult. So challenging. Isn’t there something you’d rather do that’s different?”
Welcome, everybody. I’m A.J. Grossman, Divorce Lawyer, certified family mediator, and dispute resolution specialist with Leap Frog Divorce. I’ll tell you why I do what I do. And it goes back many, many years. I had lost my mom in a car accident, and she was a divorce lawyer out in Northern California. And I remember being at the funeral, and one of her colleagues, another divorce lawyer, had come up to me and said, “A.J., I don’t know if you realize this about your mom. But one of the last things she did before she died, was she helped walk me through a strategy to help a child who was being abused by his father, get free from his father, they were in the middle of a divorce, it was an ugly divorce.”
And I remember hearing that, and I thought, wow, that’s the kind of impact I want to have. That’s the kind of legacy I want to leave. I want to help people through really, really difficult problems, some of the most stressful problems they will likely ever experience during a lifetime. So that’s why I became a lawyer. And that’s why I practice divorce law, to help people through those difficult problems, to help them minimize harm to their children so that their children have the best chance to thrive after a divorce.
And so, I tell people, I’ve never been motivated by the money. I’ve always been motivated by a deep fulfillment, a deep satisfaction that I get from helping people through really difficult problems. There’s something that fills me up inside, it fills up my soul, to help people with the knowledge and the skill that I have. And you know, I figure, if I do good things in the world, if I help people solve problems, then the money will be there. So money’s never been the driving force. For me. It’s always about helping people. And it’s about leaving that legacy that I want to leave.
I’m A.J. Grossman, Divorce Lawyer, certified mediator, and dispute resolution specialist with Leap Frog Divorce. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. If you want to learn more, please subscribe. Have a wonderful day.