It’s hard to believe we’re staring down late November and Thanksgiving 2020. Given the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, it may be challenging to feel thankful this time around. Here at Nicol Gersch Petterson, we have been reflecting on the year and the good fortunes we’re able to count even amidst this pandemic. And, we’re not just talking about the amazing food and shopping deals ahead!
Of course, we are so grateful for our wonderful clients and business partners that make our work as Colorado criminal defense and family law attorneys so rewarding and successful. Without you all, we simply couldn’t do the important work that we do. But we thought we’d share with you our more personal thoughts on what we’re grateful for here.
What Our Team is Thankful for This Year
Justie is thankful for her supportive husband, particularly following a recent fall leaving her with a twisted ankle. His willingness and ableness around the home and in caring for their child is so appreciated. The ability to work from home during this time is invaluable to Justie, too.
Jenn is thankful that she’s able to travel and road trip to see her family during the pandemic without risking too much exposure.
Brandi is thankful that her family has remained healthy throughout the pandemic. The Colorado sunshine is also high on her gratitude list!
Debbie is grateful for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine that appears to be on the horizon.
Meghan is thankful she lives in beautiful Colorado where she can get outside and snowboard despite the challenging pandemic circumstances.
Jessica is grateful that she can work from home during the pandemic with a supportive workplace and an all-virtual team.
Tammy is thankful for her good health, the amazing Colorado sunshine, and for being employed during what’s been such a challenging period for workers.
Holiday Reminders When You’re Not Feeling Very Thankful
While Thanksgiving is a perfect time to express gratitude and spend time with loved ones, we also know the holiday season isn’t easy for many people. And, it may be particularly difficult for some this year. As a general matter, whenever families and friends get together, any number of disasters can occur. As Colorado criminal defense and family law attorneys, we see lots of legal issues arise from the additional stress brought on by the holidays. From domestic violence cases and spouses snapping at one another to the inebriated family member or friend getting a post-holiday party DUI, criminal and domestic relations consequences are all too common. For prevention tips, see our Dealing with Holiday Drama in a Productive Way blog post and our Holiday Help blog post. If you feel like you need extra support over the holidays, please do not hesitate to contact us today (even if it’s just for some reassurance! Some of our favorite ‘legal advice’ to give is the advice to do nothing and likely nothing bad will happen).
Still Need Help?
The holidays can bring just as much stress as it does joy. If you find yourself needing legal advice this holiday season, consider reaching out to Nicol Gersch Petterson for a free 30-minute consultation. Find more information at https://NicolGerschLaw.Com or call 970.670.0738 any time.
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