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We've all encountered a situation in life where we have been faced with a fork in the road. Life can throw some crazy curve balls at times in regards to relationships, families, work, finances, and well, pretty much anything.

The team at Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. in Orland Park, IL recognizes that each and every one of us can use a helping hand at some point. We practice a holistic approach to family law and estate planning but we recognize that life extends past legal needs so we've teamed up with professionals and resources to share information to help empower you with options.

Resource Sessions: Legal and Resource Podcasts by Sterk Family Law Group, P.C‪.‬ Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.

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We've all encountered a situation in life where we have been faced with a fork in the road. Life can throw some crazy curve balls at times in regards to relationships, families, work, finances, and well, pretty much anything.

The team at Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. in Orland Park, IL recognizes that each and every one of us can use a helping hand at some point. We practice a holistic approach to family law and estate planning but we recognize that life extends past legal needs so we've teamed up with professionals and resources to share information to help empower you with options.

    Non-Profit Heroes: Will County Habitat for Humanity

    Non-Profit Heroes: Will County Habitat for Humanity

    Will County Habitat for Humanity has been named our March 2024 Non-Profit Hero, a testament to its commitment to transforming lives and communities. This organization, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has been serving Will County since its inception in 1988. Will County Habitat for Humanity has not only provided families with a place to call home but has also played a pivotal role in uniting communities around the cause of affordable housing.



    Thank you, Nicole Murray, Executive Director, for joining us to share the history and the opportunities available through Will County Habitat for Humanity!



    https://habitatwill.org/



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 13 min
    Young Entrepreneur Interviews Gwen on Business Ownership

    Young Entrepreneur Interviews Gwen on Business Ownership

    In this episode, Caleb Mahalick a young entrepreneur, had the opportunity to interview Gwen Sterk to shed light on the intricacies of business ownership. Gwen shared her experience, valuable insights and advice on navigating the challenges and opportunities that come with owning a business.

    It's truly impressive to hear about an 11-year-old business owner like Caleb making waves with his business, Caleb's Character Corner, which is now in its second year of operation. Starting a business at such a young age is no small feat and speaks volumes about Caleb's entrepreneurial spirit and determination!

    It's inspiring to see young people like Caleb taking the initiative and turning their ideas into successful ventures. With hard work, creativity, and a passion for what he does, there's no doubt Caleb will continue to achieve great things with his business. You can visit Caleb and other young entrepreneurs at the upcoming Mokena Young Entrepreneur Fair on March 23, 2024 from 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 am.



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

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    How a Lunchtime Conversation Sparked Inspiration: Sterk Family Law Resource Center

    How a Lunchtime Conversation Sparked Inspiration: Sterk Family Law Resource Center

    Finding a reliable professional referral can be a daunting task, often leading to information overload and confusion. It's easy to get lost in a sea of online reviews and recommendations, making the search process overwhelming. However, connecting with trusted colleagues or friends can be a valuable way to find reputable professionals in various fields.

    Gwen Sterk, an Attorney, and a therapist colleague, met for lunch to catch up and it ended up being more than an hour of breaking bread. After speaking with him, their conversation sparked Sterk’s idea that there was a need for reliable referrals, especially for family law clients. Right after their lunch, Sterk developed Sterk Family Law Group’s Resource Center to offer clients access to trusted professionals. The goal of the Resource Center is to simplify the process of finding reputable services and foster a network of reliable professionals who can support each other and their mutual clients.

    By establishing a Resource Center, Sterk and her team have created a valuable platform that bridges the gap between clients and trusted professionals. This collaborative effort not only benefits individuals seeking services but also promotes a sense of community and support among professionals in different fields. It highlights the importance of networking and leveraging personal connections to navigate the overwhelming process of finding reliable referrals.

    Listen as Gwen Sterk and Kelly Garver discuss the Resource Center in our latest podcast.



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.



    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 12 min
    10 Tips For Employers from Attorney Seth Matus

    10 Tips For Employers from Attorney Seth Matus

    Attorney Seth Matus, Partner at Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., is back for another installment of employment-related topics.



    In this episode, he shares 10 tips for employers.

    Click to connect with Seth Matus.



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.



    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 22 min
    Creating Connections With Children: Trust Based Relational Intervention

    Creating Connections With Children: Trust Based Relational Intervention

    Guest Jason Bensten, Executive Director of the non-profit LoveMoves.Us, joins us to speak about Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).



    Bentsen and his wife Cheryl formed LoveMoves.Us to provide service and support for foster and adoptive families. Bentsen became interested in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), became a practitioner and now has launched a pilot 9-week training program for parents.



    TBRI is a therapeutic, trauma-informed intervention program geared to train parents and caregivers in methods to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. There are three main principles of TBRI: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. 



    Thank you, Jason, for taking the time to join us and to educate us on this!



    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.

    • 26 min
    Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) in Illinois

    Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) in Illinois

    In this installment of the employment law series, Attorney Seth Matus, Partner at Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., speaks to Gwendolyn Sterk in detail about the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2024. 



    As summarized on the Illinois Department of Labor site: “The Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLAWA) allows workers to earn up to 40 hours of leave from work each year. Workers can use paid leave for any reason and employers may not require workers to provide a basis for their time off request. Workers earn one (1) hour of paid leave for every 40 hours they work. If an employer has an existing policy, certain exceptions may apply. There are certain categories of workers that are not subject to the law.”



    Matus and Sterk dive into many questions that both employees may have and considerations for employers to be aware of. 



    To connect with Seth Matus: https://www.fishlawfirm.com/meet-our-team/seth-d-matus/ 

    Thanks for listening and we hope you subscribe - we have a lot more great topics in the pipeline!

    To connect with Sterk Family Law Group, P.C.: www.sterkfamilylaw.com or call 815-600-8950 to Empower Yourself With Options.







    *********** Sterk Family Law provides a full range of family law and estate planning services in Orland Park for clients in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties. The Sterk Family Law Group team provides a holistic approach to the practice of law and strives to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and overall well-being by establishing connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers within local communities by way of the unique Resource Center. The Resource Center provides Sterk Family Law clients with access to other professionals to help prepare for the next step in their lives. ***********



    This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group, P.C. It does not constitute legal or medical advice and should not be construed as such. This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only.



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