There are no easy cases really. Sure some cases are less complicated legally but there is always an emotional factor. Whether you are going through a divorce which seems simple or going to court for a probate matter in which a loved one died, you should be prepared to feel emotion over these life changing events. Change is hard, especially when you wish that the change had not happened. Even when … [Read more...] about When Emotions are Involved, there are no “Easy Cases”
Help Your Lawyer Help You
Teamwork is essential, and there is no better time for cooperative teamwork than when you are facing legal challenges. Here are some specific things that you can do to help your case progress more efficiently. Stay available to the law firm. If you are going to be away for vacation, having a medical procedure or otherwise unavailable, let the firm know. Check your email and voicemail … [Read more...] about Help Your Lawyer Help You
Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?
Can your attorney withdraw from your case? It is permissible for an attorney to seek withdrawal from a case. If your case is in litigation, the judge in the case will need to approve the withdrawal of the attorney. This withdrawal may be approved by the judge as long as the case is not too close to trial (or other deadlines) and the case can proceed without that attorney. The judge may deny … [Read more...] about Can Your Attorney Withdraw from Your Case?
Success Is In the Follow Up!
It's great to make plans and it's great to start projects, but what good do they do if you never finish them? It isn't uncommon for us to regularly hear comments like these around the law office; I came to see you about this legal problem 2 years ago and never did anything about it and now I am getting sued; I meant to send this creditor evidence that I had already paid this … [Read more...] about Success Is In the Follow Up!
Financial Recovery from Catastrophic Illness
If you or a loved one has had a major illness, you may find that you have a confusing array of medical bills left after the illness. Getting the paperwork organized so that you know what you are dealing with will help reduce the stress. Here are steps that you should take to regain control: Organize your bills. Get control of the paperwork by grouping the bills in a way that makes … [Read more...] about Financial Recovery from Catastrophic Illness
What to Bring to a Will Consultation
So you are finally going to get your will done. This has probably been something that has been placed on your "to do" list and moved to the bottom time and time again. Once you have finally decided to proceed, you've called the estate planning lawyer and made the appointment. Now, what to bring to the appointment? Option One: nothing but a notepad. If you have never had a will before, … [Read more...] about What to Bring to a Will Consultation
LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
So, you have a legal problem... maybe. But maybe you can handle it yourself. Or maybe it won't get too serious... or maybe it will go away.How do you decide when to see an attorney?Of course, the decision varies from person to person and case to case. But here are some situations that should cause you to seek help right away. You have been served with a lawsuit. If you have been served, … [Read more...] about LEGAL 911— WHEN should you Contact a Lawyer?
Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines
Two people are about to divorce. Where do they file the case? Well, that's easy, in the county where they both are living, right? Well, not always.... When two people are married, and living together and have been living there for awhile, yes, they do file in that county. But some cases are not so clear. Consider: He lives in one county, she lives in another. This has been going … [Read more...] about Divorce Cases that Cross State Lines