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Patrick: Welcome to the Business Spotlight. I'm your host, Patrick Dougher. We have a fabulous show today. My guest today almost has more alphabet soup in his name than you could believe, but it's a little bit more than that. Odell Stunkard has created a number of businesses. He spent a great deal of time as a CAO, which is chief administrative officer, for a company that had more moving parts than the watch that you wear to moving through to being a CFO, and now as a CEO of over six businesses -- one international. With that, I want to get right to Odell. Thanks for being on the show. Odell: Hello, Patrick. Thanks for having me. Patrick: I really want to get into your story because when we've talked in the past, you have shown me that you could keep track of more pieces in the puzzle than most of us would ever want to try to keep track of and administrate those and bring those together. We jokingly call it a high driver on steroids turned loose on a company. But that has given you gifts and talents to be that breakthrough person, that person that brings the hammer to the glass ceiling above other leaders and helps them break through. What's your story? Odell: A little more than we have time here for today, but the high points are that 15 years ago I didn't do what I do now. Fifteen years ago I was following the usual climb the corporate ladder, "let's work on that" life, but the further along I went the less they made sense. A turning point came where I was like, "If I'm going to do what I was created to do, then some changes are going to have to be made." So I moved into making a decision about what my life was going to be and then made myself align all of my actions and all of my subsequent decisions and everything I did to be in alignment with that target. As you go, you apply those same principles onto any business in any industry, you make a decision, and you do it. You keep doing it until you have another decision that you've made and then you switch to that and you keep going, always looking with the end in mind. That's been the story of my life. It's always looking for what is the end and then let's back up to where we are and let's put everything in line to have that be in place. Just like in any part of any business, there's a system. There's a system to everything you do including how you breathe air. There's a system to your life. There's a system to your business. There's a system to multiplying your business. There's a system to multiplying how many businesses you can do and it's just a question of putting the right pieces in the right place so that you can scale everything to what you want it to be. The real secret is scalability. It's all through the foundational principles that you put in place and the decisions that you make in line with the belief that you have about where it is that you intend for this vehicle to go.
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Patrick: Welcome back to the Business Spotlight. I'm Patrick Dougher. My guest today is Odell Stunkard. I want to call him a breakthrough coach -- but even beyond that (I hate the word "coach"), a breakthrough guy that is training and helping leaders get into the field that they really want to be in, and I mean the field of income that they want to be in -- breaking through that glass ceiling. A bit of a glass breaker, a breakthrough expert. Who are you trying to help? Who is this message for? Odell: Although this message could be for anyone, the people that I enjoy working with, the ones who receive the greatest benefit, are the influencers who already have success and have already come to the place where they recognize that to get from here to there requires a leap just as it did to get from where they started to where they are. They don't mind being taken to task for what they say they're going to do and who they say they're going to become. I'm a high D and a high I, so it's all about what are you putting on the road. Patrick: So you're a high driver and high influencer, and that really makes sense to the drivers and the influencers who don't want to be coddled and don't need a big explanation. You just charge in and say, "Look. Pull your head out. Let's move on." Odell: It's not quite so rough, but I am direct. We've agreed to be here. You're spending money to be here. You're spending money trying to figure out how to get to the money level you want to be at. So I don't want to sit here and charge you so you can sit here and tell me your family woes. I want to sit here and talk about what's wrong in your business and what dials you want to turn. Then let's get a plan in place and I will drive you to implement your plan so that you can see the success that you have decided to have.
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odellstunkard**** Odell Stunkard on The Business Spotlight TV show hosted by Patrick Dougher talking about the lessons he learned in his first business. Connect with him at 972-600-2300. Transcript: Patrick: I want to get into what you're doing to create the success you're having because you have created systems that create success. Let's talk about what you're doing. Odell: We can go back to the beginning. We can go back to the first business that I came into. It was already structured. I didn't create it. I didn't create it at all. But I came in at a place where it was rapidly moving towards growing, growing, gone. Meaning that the sales were just going through the roof, and with it so were the expenses to maintain it. The time that I came in, sales were on a record climb and so were expenses. So the net income was in a negative. When we started looking at all of that, then we realized that we did not know where our threshold points were for what it took to produce a product and get it to a customer. We had to begin examining that. We began setting up a war room with metric boards where we were tracking the different pieces of the organization that drive things so that when we got ready to make a change, we could calibrate a specific dial instead of just setting a goal and saying, "Go do it." We also put in implementation strategies with database management and with accounting practices to make sure that the financial and the customer service pieces could flow smoothly through the human aspect that was running this conveyor belt. Through that we were able to reduce the staff by over half. Flat line sales for one year. The following year, it was on a 25% growth curve with 15% on the bottom line. Now it averages 25% straight profit.
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odellstunkard**** Odell Stunkard on The Business Spotlight hosted by Patrick Dougher on coaching on an international platform. You can connect with Odell at972-600-2300. Transcript: Patrick: You're teaching this on a large scale basis on a national platform, aren't you? Odell: National and international. Patrick: You're literally getting people from whatever level they're at. Preferably I know that you tend to work with the extreme leaders, people that are earning their income in their businesses between $6 million and $50 million or more. Would that be about right? Odell: Yes. That's my favorite target. That works great. Patrick: Any other short story of somebody? Where did they start and where are they at now? Odell: There's a woman I know who began as a non-profit organizer. She moved from non-profit organizer to administrative assistant and now she is director of operations for a multi-location, multi-million dollar business in 36 months. Patrick: The one thing about that is that I hear that you saw her real potential and gave her a glimpse of that and made the difference. Odell: Right. Patrick: Awesome. This is the Business Spotlight. I'm Pat Dougher. Odell Stunkard is my guest today and he is creating tremendous breakthrough for his clients around the country and around the world. We'll be right back. Thanks.
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odellstunkard**** Odell Stunkard on The Business Spotlight hosted by Patrick Dougher sharing his coaching process. Connect with Odell at 972-600-2300. Transcript: Patrick: In that process, once they've gotten past the initial plan, how often do you usually meet with people? What does that process usually look like? Odell: I vary it on occasion depending on where they are and what needs to be done, what are the critical pieces and how many of them there are. But as a general rule, it's one hour once a month and two 30-minute sessions spread out through the same month. I require that people sign on for no less than 90 days. Usually I won't take a client unless they're willing to commit to six months or more. Patrick: I would expect that to really help somebody, you ought to work with him for a couple of years to get them not just in the mindset, but in the place that they envision. Usually the place they envision is not 90 days away. It's a couple of years out. Odell: The thing about vision, Patrick, is that it's like looking through a doorway. When you're across the room from the doorway, you have a very limited view, but you think you see what's there. The closer you get to that doorway then the more you can see, but it's not until you're through it that the real expense of what you're about begins to take shape. Going through the cycle for at least six months will begin to give you that glimpse. Then that's where the real work begins and as you move through that 12-month cycle then it's becoming more expensive because by then you're at that that threshold and you're looking through that door and there's much more than you thought. Patrick: I would imagine that some clients get a little bit apprehensive about the changes. Odell: Yeah. Patrick: Most people are bit afraid of their own success. Odell: Well, because one of the things that you're going to recognize is that as you begin moving into alignment, there will be people among you (assuming that you're already established and have a team) that are there in false service. Wonderful people, but they're not going to align with the alignment that you choose. Those people will deselect or you will have to say goodbye for the health of your entire organization, for your ability to grow, for your own sanity. Those are never popular things because you chose these people. They're a part of your family. You've made long-term relationships with them and now it's going to be time to say goodbye.
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odellstunkard**** Odell Stunkard on The Business Spotlight hosted by Patrick Dougher talking about business success plans. You can connect with Odell at 972-600-2300. Transcript: Patrick: What are some of the foundation stones that you use? You've told me right there that you're not just an expert marksman in being able to hit your target each time. You actually had systems in place that can show other people how to hit their target every time. Is that what you're saying? Odell: Pretty much. Sometimes you have to pivot to a different target, but once you're in that place then you can move forward because you have this baseline system. Someone you'll be talking to later, Bob Bare, taught me that there are three basic legs to any business. There are processes in all of them and you unify them into one system. One of the big mindset shifts that people have to make if they're really going to succeed in business is that you only have one system. You don't have a thousand systems. You have one. You have only one thing that you're focusing on. There may be a thousand moving parts under it, but you have one. For me, the foundational pieces have been to identify where I want to go and then to put the team in place that can support me being there, and then become the person who is there and then be there. The pieces that move into that are knowing what you need to track to know if you're on target for this particular place -- let's say in sales. I don't like using sales. Number one, because it only gives you one third of the picture. But when you're tracking, you want to track each piece of your business and make sure that it's on track and that you have the right people in the right place. You've done your market analysis, you've done your business plan, and you're in gear. You're beginning to move. Now you need to know if the execution steps that you've set can be achieved using the methodology that you currently have in place. If they can't, then you tweak the execution. You leave the plan alone. Those are some of the foundational pieces. It's to make sure you have a good plan, align the plan to the activities, check the activities, and come back and correct the execution. Then make sure that you're staying on track with the plan
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odellstunkard**** Odell Stunkard on The Business Spotlight hosted by Patrick Dougher. Odell shares the ways to connect with him. 972-600-2300 call him. Visit his website and see how he can help you. Transcript: Patrick: One of the things, though, that I know about you from my time of exposure in the last few months is that you have an ability to inject strength and courage because you know they could do it. You're standing there in that vision with them saying, "You're here. Stop thinking from the old brain. You're here." Odell: And I have walked where they are. There is a knowing, there is a strength -- but there's also a passion. My passion is that you achieve what you were put here to do, so let's just go do that. Yes, there is a confidence in that because I've already been there. Patrick: With the next minute or so, tell some executive out there what he needs to hear to connect to you. Odell: You can reach me at www.OdellStunkard****. My phone number is (972) 600-2300 and I will return the call if I'm not there to take it myself. I guarantee you that we won't work together unless the fit is right, and that if we work together we will achieve the targets that we decide on together. I look forward to seeing you. Thanks.
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lloydward****/contact-us.html Kimberley Doom on The Business Spotlight P1 Dallas Attorney with Lloyd Ward & Associates tells her story of becoming an Attorney. Hosted by Patrick Dougher of Doer Success Marketing. Patrick: Welcome to the Business Spotlight. I'm your host, Patrick Dougher. We have a fabulous show today. I wanted to bring in a specialist in the legal field. You're going to love Kimberly Doom. I affectionately call her the Doom inator but that's probably what her opponents end up calling her because they're dealing with a very experienced attorney with Lloyd Ward & Associates. They serve the Texas area. I know she's done a great deal of work in the Dallas and Fort Worth Area. Kimberly, I just want to say thank you. Thanks for being on the show. Kimberly: Thanks for having me. Patrick: I'm really excited about this because you have a really unique story. You specialize in family law, but you do a lot of other business type law as well. Kimberly: Yes. Patrick: Tell me your story. How did you decide to choose to be an attorney? Kimberly: It was one of those things when I was in high school. I went to a great high school. I was lucky enough to go to Kentucky Girls State where the girls go and run for office, and my high school had a very strong program where you're expected to run for something. So I chose to run for attorney general. I got there and I ran a campaign. I spoke to about 700 girls, I loved it, and I won. I decided that it was fate and that I should be an attorney because I was the general attorney at Girls State. Patrick: In your practice, I know you're doing a lot of family law. I always love to call you The Doom-inator and part of that is because I've been through a divorce before, I know that it can be very, very painful and you need to have somebody that's skilled. How does the law profession and how does that story apply to you? Kimberly: I think I do a really good job of relating to my clients because I am the child of divorce, I raised a stepchild in my marriage, and I am divorced. So I've been through it from almost every aspect you can go and walk the walk. It really helps me relate to my clients. Patrick: I would imagine that's a huge deal too, because when you get in front of somebody and you tell them "I know what it means; I've been there," that gives you that authority. Doesn't it? Kimberly: It does. The most things that people want to know is that you hear them and that you understand what they're trying to say. Patrick: With your firm, you guys do a lot of different things. How would you describe Lloyd Ward & Associates? Rest of the Transcription at: patrickdougher****/kimberley doom lloyd ward associates attorney Lloyd Ward & Associates 12655 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-361-0036 Fax: 972-361-0039 Patrick Dougher at boostyourbusinessimage**** The studio uanetwork.tv youtu.be/441dCNrNHv8
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lloydward**** contact us.html Kimberley Doom on The Business Spotlight P2 Dallas Attorney with Lloyd Ward & Associates talks about her services. Patrick Dougher and Marc Harty talk to her about brand management and the importance of reviews from your clients on the internet. Patrick: Welcome back to the Business Spotlight. I'm your host, Patrick Dougher. My guest today is Kimberly Doom, an attorney in the Dallas Fort Worth Area with Lloyd Ward & Associates at www.LloydWard****. You're going to love this interview because Kimberly has been working in the family law as well as the business law in the DFW area and she can serve all of the state of Texas. Thank you so much, Kimberly. Kimberly: Thanks again for having me. Patrick: I want to get into in this segment what you guys are doing to create the success you're having. We talked a little bit about Lloyd Ward being a boutique. But what else are you guys doing that makes you guys so unique in the marketplace? Kimberly: I think mostly what we do is give really good client service. We can relate to the clients, we listen to the clients and listen to what they're wanting, and more importantly we help set the expectations of what they can expect, what the process is like, because the legal world is very, very scary unless people don't understand. What is very important is they understand what is going on and this is what you can expect and this is how what you're asking for measures up against the expectations so that we're not promising something we can't deliver but that we can work really hard to achieve their objectives. Patrick: I know that that's a big part. Some of the areas of expertise that you guys deal with? Kimberly: The firm as a whole deals with business law litigation, corporations, incorporations, transactional items any of those things we can service. Patrick: I even saw oil and gas law. Kimberly: Yes. Patrick: Do you guys do anything with the real estate area and things of that nature? Kimberly: We do transactional work. Anything that a business is going to need we can service. We can do that work for them. Patrick: Awesome. Welcome back on the show, Marc. Rest of Transcription on patrickdougher****/kimberley doom lloyd ward associates attorney 12655 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-361-0036 Fax: 972-361-0039 Patrick Dougher at *******boostyourbusinessimage****/ The studio uanetwork.tv youtu.be/PUrsEbvSuXY
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Patrick: Welcome back to the Business Spotlight. I'm Patrick Dougher. My guest today is Kimberly Doom of Lloyd Ward & Associates, www.LloydWard****. They're a boutique law firm. She's an attorney specializing in family law and business law in the Dalas/Fort Worth Area especially. In this segment, I think you'll get a lot out of it. Even if you're a business owner just trying to grow your business, you're going to get a lot out of the fact that we're going to talk about who is your ideal client, Kimberly? Kimberly: Wow. If I get to cherry-pick just my perfect client no client is going to be perfect because we're not perfect people but really the clients that I love to work with are the ones who really just want to do the divorce with dignity. You walk into a marriage usually with dignity and you want to leave with dignity. It just doesn't really have to be as difficult as some people make it and an attorney can set the tone and make or break that. I really want to work with clients who have proper expectations and who just really want to be dignified in the way that they go about handling a divorce. Patrick: But aren't most adults kids in big clothing? Kimberly: Yes. Yes, they are. Patrick: The average American emotionally stops aging at about 14. How does that show up when you have to deal with? Kimberly: When people come to see me, they're usually on a broken spot and I expect that. But there's a process that you move along, and really there are two transactions. There's an emotional transaction to divorce and there's a business transaction to a divorce. I'm there to help them with the business transaction. But the way that I'd like to handle it is you get a little counseling, you get a little business stuff because they're not completely separate. But some people really don't want to move along the process. Some people just want to stay back here and not move forward. But if you want to handle it with dignity, especially when there are kids involved and really you owe it to the kids to just make it as good as you can make it. Patrick: I have to admit, having been through a divorce, the theme song that's going in my mind is that Alfred Hitchcock's ee-ee-ee. Just ouch. What are some of the pieces in bringing people together that you really shine at? Kimberly: I think where I really shine is because I can relate and I went through one of those divorces real early. At the beginning and at the end, it's a process and it's moving then through hearing them and sometimes you have to give them a little tough love and tell them things they don't want to hear. You can't be a YES man because the answer is not always yes, but really setting the expectations of, this is where you are, this is where you want to be, what's the difference, and where can we give and take. Some things you want to give on, some things you don't and only you can decide what those are. I'm really good at helping people decide "Do I really want to fight about that?" Patrick: That's good. Kathy Brandon is on the show today. Again, I'm so thankful, Kathy, for you being here. I know you're a social media specialist. Are there things that she can do and her law firm can do using social media to highlight her excellence into the marketplace and really create an ROI on her social media? Kathy: There certainly are. As an attorney, you have a huge opportunity to really be a person out on social media. There are many attorneys that go out on social media and they feel like they just have to be a professional. There are so many requirements, so many rules around what you can share. But one of the most important things for attorneys that a lot of people forget is an attorney is a human being. In your industry specifically and what I'm hearing and when I looked online about you is that what makes you a great attorney is the fact that you are a fabulous human being and because you care so deeply and you've been through the pain and heartache. That's the one recommendation I want to make for you is be bolder as a human being in your profession, because you have every right to be proud of being a different type of attorney out there. Attorneys have quite a bad name for not human beings. The fact that you show up so caring is huge in the social media realm. The second thing I want to charge and inspire you and the Rest of Transcript at: patrickdougher****/kimberley doom lloyd ward associates attorney 12655 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-361-0036 Fax: 972-361-0039 Patrick Dougher at boostyourbusinessimage****/ The studio uanetwork.tv youtu.be/E45y3xQc9wc
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Patrick: Welcome back to the Business Spotlight. Patrick Dougher here with Kimberly Doom of Lloyd Ward Associates, an attorney firm in the Dallas Fort Worth Area, essentially serving Texas. Kimberly, I want to get into how people can connect to you. We know you as the boutique. We see that you specialize in family law and that you are really good in that area and really good for your clients because you've been there, you've done that. How does somebody connect to you and what's the process of the engagement? Kimberly: They can connect to me by giving us a call. The phone number is 972 361 0036. They can also go to www.LloydWard**** and find the number there or e mail. But generally what happens is they give us a call. They can speak to me just preliminarily on the phone, gets a feel for things, they make an appointment, and really the meat of the matter is when we're face to face and they tell me the situation. I listen to them, we just talk, and they tell me where they are. It really helps me gauge where they are mentally, legally, that kind of thing. And then I explain the process to them because it is very scary, but once you know the process and what to expect, what the expectations are, it's much less scary. Then we start proceeding accordingly. Patrick: Very good. So you're dealing with somebody that's been offended typically. Would that be about right? Kimberly: Well, maybe. Patrick: Everything except maybe business law where there's a contract involved, where you're getting one set. But when you're talking about a separation or divorce or something of that nature, that's an emotionally charged event. Somebody is offended typically. Kimberly: Yes. Patrick: They sit down with you, they have their consultation, you let them know what some of the steps are. How long is that process now for that to begin and maybe eventually to get a court date? Is it very long? Kimberly: It depends on the circumstances because the minimum number of days it can take to get a divorce is 60 days from the date you filed a petition. But it really happens on the 61st day that you file and prove-up a divorce. Every case is different and your needs may be different. Are you in a situation where you need to where we help? Is someone in the home that won't leave? Do you need support right away? Do we need to go see the judge and have the judge make a decision on what it will look like until we do make this final? We have to go to trial. There are a number of things that we have to go through that I have to hear from my clients and ask them questions so that I can ascertain where they are and how to proceed. Patrick: How complicated is the child scenario? When children are involved, how big of a piece of the puzzle is that? Kimberly: If there are children involved, it's absolutely huge. There are so many different alternatives. They can pursue different avenues. Sometimes you have to have a hearing right away and sometimes you don't. Sometimes mediation is involved where there's a third party and you go and you just try to hammer it out. I really encourage that. I call it getting a custom home versus a truck home. If you go to the mediation route, you can really carve it and make it say what you want. If you go the route where you have to go talk to the judge, you're going to get the custom home where that's what everybody gets. It's a track home. It's not custom to you. So if you want some control and you want to do it so that it looks like what it's your family, then either mediation or some kind of negotiation is the way to go. Patrick: Lloyd Ward, it sounds like, are they pretty much a specialist at negotiation and really getting to know what their client is trying to do? Kimberly: Absolutely. I think that's where your money is best spent trying to figure out what you want, what they want, what middle ground that you have that's common, where you differ, and how you can come together on those differences before you have to go have a judge decide how you're going to come together on the differences. Patrick: Is it true that in divorce and other things, so much of the control really is in the hands of the main people that are in the contract or agreement? I'm thinking if it's a divorce then you got your husband or your wife and they're there, Rest of transcription on patrickdougher**** kimberley doom lloyd ward associates attorney Patrick Dougher at boostyourbusinessimage**** The studio uanetwork.tv youtu.be/gCvmRQ1UZWI
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*******paulsalfen****/ Paul Salfen talks about his ability to interview greats like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford and others on The Business Spotlight TV show hosted by Patrick Dougher. Other guest experts are Marc Harty *******paulsalfen****/ and Kathy Brandon *******readyforhappiness****/ . This show is aired weekly on *******uanetwork.tv Tuesday's at 9:30pm 47.2 Paul tells his story of creating this life of fun, travel and interviews. contact Patrick Dougher at *******www.DoerSuccess**** *******youtu.be/752X-mBk3gc
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*******paulsalfen****/ Paul Salfen talks about his ability to interview greats like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford and others on The Business Spotlight TV show hosted by Patrick Dougher. Other guest experts are Marc Harty *******paulsalfen****/ and Kathy Brandon *******readyforhappiness****/ . Paul talks about how he has attracted these interviews using social media like Facebook, linkedin, twitter, pinterest and all the others. Guest social media expert Kathy Brandon encourages Paul to let more Paul show up on the interviews as well. It was a great third part of the interview that will be aired Feb 14, 2013 on UAN. This show is aired weekly on *******uanetwork.tv Tuesday's at 9:30pm 47.2 Paul tells his story of creating this life of fun, travel and interviews. contact Patrick Dougher at *******www.DoerSuccess**** *******youtu.be/jrpeIUVOxeg
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*******www.lloydward****/contact-us.html Kimberley Doom on The Business Spotlight Dallas Attorney with Lloyd Ward & Associates tells her story of becoming an Attorney. Hosted by Patrick Dougher of Doer Success Marketing. Rest of the Transcription at: *******www.patrickdougher****/kimberl... Lloyd Ward & Associates 12655 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-361-0036 Fax: 972-361-0039 Patrick Dougher at *******boostyourbusinessimage****/ The studio *******uanetwork.tv/ Patrick: But I know some of your proudest adventures, just last year you won a big case. Tell me a little bit about, not the case itself, but the pieces to the case. Kimberly: I had the opportunity to do an eight day jury trial back in the summer. I got to walk through that, present my case, and put my case together. A wrong had been done and I got to really story tell. That's what I enjoy doing --telling the story and tell it in a way that the jury believed and rewarded my client for the damages that he had suffered. That was a very rewarding experience. *******youtu.be/OM5kixCSZrI
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*******www.lloydward****/contact-us.html Kimberley Doom on The Business Spotlight Dallas Attorney with Lloyd Ward & Associates tells her story of becoming an Attorney. Hosted by Patrick Dougher of Doer Success Marketing. Transcript: Patrick: Very good. So you're dealing with somebody that's been offended typically. Would that be about right? Kimberly: Well, maybe. Patrick: Everything except maybe business law where there's a contract involved, where you're getting one set. But when you're talking about a separation or divorce or something of that nature, that's an emotionally charged event. Somebody is offended typically. Kimberly: Yes. Patrick: They sit down with you, they have their consultation, you let them know what some of the steps are. How long is that process now for that to begin and maybe eventually to get a court date? Is it very long? Kimberly: It depends on the circumstances because the minimum number of days it can take to get a divorce is 60 days from the date you filed a petition. But it really happens on the 61st day that you file and prove-up a divorce. Every case is different and your needs may be different. Are you in a situation where you need to where we help? Is someone in the home that won't leave? Do you need support right away? Do we need to go see the judge and have the judge make a decision on what it will look like until we do make this final? We have to go to trial. There are a number of things that we have to go through that I have to hear from my clients and ask them questions so that I can ascertain where they are and how to proceed. Patrick: How complicated is the child scenario? When children are involved, how big of a piece of the puzzle is that? Kimberly: If there are children involved, it's absolutely huge. There are so many different alternatives. They can pursue different avenues. Sometimes you have to have a hearing right away and sometimes you don't. Sometimes mediation is involved where there's a third party and you go and you just try to hammer it out. I really encourage that. I call it getting a custom home versus a truck home. If you go to the mediation route, you can really carve it and make it say what you want. If you go the route where you have to go talk to the judge, you're going to get the custom home where that's what everybody gets. It's a track home. It's not custom to you. So if you want some control and you want to do it so that it looks like what it's your family, then either mediation or some kind of negotiation is the way to go. Rest of the Transcription at: *******www.patrickdougher****/kimberl... Lloyd Ward & Associates 12655 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75243 Phone: 972-361-0036 Fax: 972-361-0039 Patrick Dougher at *******boostyourbusinessimage****/ The studio *******uanetwork.tv/ *******youtu.be/-Md7ZaLjurk
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