If you and your spouse are about to divorce, you may wonder if you should file first. Is there any advantage to filing first? Any disadvantages? First step: Where? If you and your spouse live in two different counties, the advantage to filing first is that you would get to choose the county. Be aware that there are rules that decide which county or counties are appropriate. That … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of “Filing First” in your Divorce Case
Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?
(Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español.) If you have come to the realization that you need a divorce you may be wondering if the case can proceed while everything is in turmoil from Covid-19. The answer is "yes." Things to be done prior to filing First, of all, understand that there are things that need to be done prior to the actual filing of the papers with the District … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?
How we Take Care of your Legal Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic
During this emergency situation, we are continuing to take care of the legal needs of our current clients, as well as provide means for potential clients to receive legal services that they need. We are doing the following: As always, phone conferences are available. We will have the ability to set up video conferencing for appointments. The attorneys are continuing to work on our cases and … [Read more...] about How we Take Care of your Legal Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How to Choose a Lawyer
In choosing a lawyer, as in many other aspects of life, it’s all about balance. The lawyer you choose may be working closely with you for a long time on issues that affect your emotional and financial life. You want a lawyer that has a good personality, and one that you enjoy working with or talking to, but one who can represent you aggressively when the situation calls for it. (You want … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Lawyer
Tips to Help you Make a Good Courtroom Appearance
It is normal to be concerned about appearing in court. Whether your case is family law, business, probate or other type case, the way you look and act while you are in court is important, even for just a short procedural hearing.R-E-S-P-E-C-T Signs of respect or disrespect for the court 1. A neat, clean physical appearance = GOOD (tuck your shirt in when possible, especially for guys) 2. … [Read more...] about Tips to Help you Make a Good Courtroom Appearance
Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?
Can you really ever prepare for a divorce? Although people handle divorce differently, you can do some advance preparation from a legal point of view. It is harder to prepare emotionally, even if you are the one who desires the divorce, and even you know that it is the only option. Counseling can help prepare you for the emotional ups and downs that follow. Legally, there are some things … [Read more...] about Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?
Five Ways to Save Money on Legal Fees
So, it's finally happened. You have no choice; you have to consult with a lawyer. Everyone knows legal fees can be expensive, but what everyone doesn't know is that there are ways to save money on legal fees. •1. Get a consultation. A good legal consultation is essential and well worth paying for. This 30 -60 minute block of time is going to help you decide the course of your entire legal … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Save Money on Legal Fees