If both spouses in a divorce agree on everything, it seems like it would be a great idea to be represented by the same attorney, right? Well, it isn't quite that simple. While both parties can have meetings and conferences with the same attorney, they can't both actually be represented by the same attorney. It would be a conflict of interest for one attorney to actually represent both … [Read more...] about Can the Same Attorney Represent both my Spouse and I in our Uncontested Divorce?
Don't wave goodbye to your lawyer just yet... So, you've gone to mediation, signed the final divorce orders and the final divorce hearing is finished. You're done, right? Not necessarily. In almost all divorces, there are still a few pieces of paperwork that need to be done. It can be tempting to ignore pleas from your lawyer's office to review and sign paperwork. After all, you are … [Read more...] about Completing Your Divorce- AFTER the Hearing
When social media is part of your daily life, it is easy to forget that even a "simple" post can be a problem during a divorce. Even well-thought-out posts can be shared without permission or misinterpreted. During a divorce, you can accidentally be your own worst enemy. And, once a divorce is filed, you will likely be under court orders not to delete or destroy any documents or … [Read more...] about Social Media and Your Divorce
In working through your legal case, you may have noticed that your attorney often includes one or more of his/her assistants and staff in emails, phone conferences, or meetings. There is a reason for this. In working on your case, the law firm will work together as a team. Even though your attorney is the one making the legal decisions on the case, there are an amazing number of … [Read more...] about Good Communication Between your Lawyer’s Team and You
Your attorney has told you that you need to fill out an "Inventory & Appraisement" form in your divorce case. You get tired just thinking about it. You also have a deadline which increases your anxiety. Why is this document so important? Yes, it will take some time to prepare. And you may not enjoy preparing it, especially if you aren't sure of the details. But it is crucial to your … [Read more...] about Why is my Inventory and Appraisement so Important to my Divorce Case?
It is very important o keep a copy of your certified, stamped, final orders in a divorce, child support, or modification case. Make sure you have the exact copy of the orders as they were entered into the court and signed by the judge. You should have an original that you put away for safekeeping and you should also have a photocopy handy that you can look at anytime you need to. Follow what is … [Read more...] about Get and Keep a Copy of Your Final Orders in Divorce, Modification or Paternity
It's natural to find it difficult to move on. Especially from something you thought would last. However hard it may be, we must find the strength to keep moving forward. Sometimes, things in our life are out of our control. Life will keep going regardless of this fact. If we choose to stay stagnant in a fast-paced world, we may find ourselves forever stuck in the past, specters haunting what we … [Read more...] about Moving On After a Traumatic Life Event
If you are involved in a lawsuit, you may be thinking of using video evidence. That can be a good idea, but guard against assuming that it will automatically get you everything you want in the case. Keep these things in mind: Discuss any existing videos with your attorney. Give him/her a chance to review them thoroughly and point out anything in the video that may be negative to your … [Read more...] about Using Video to Prove your Case