Get real, it's not like you are joining a monastic order. Many students raise families and hold down jobs while in law school. If law was that difficult, how do explain all the stupid, lazy, and incompetent lawyers out there?
If anyone questions your judgment, just tell them its not like you signed up for something really stupid lifetime spinning lessons.
I'm a 38 year old mom. I have over 13 years professional experience in IT project management but it does nothing at all for me. I am in a position now where money is no longer an obstacle yet this seems to make decisions about my future even more difficult. I am fortunate to live close to an excellent law school and feel that my chances of getting in are very good with an great GPA and LSAT. I have always wanted to be in law (judicial/government), and I have always been told that I should be in law.
I just want a good idea of what I'll be giving up for the next few years. I'll have a full time (possibly live-in) nanny, but I do not want to ignore my mom responsibilities for the entire period. Money is not a factor in any regard (cost or post-graduation). My concerns are all surrounding what my life will be like while in law school. I put myself through undergraduate part-time while working full-time as an IT PM working 50-60 hr/week. I've never been one that had to study to get A's, but I know that law school is completely different. I just don't know how different.