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”
Just in case you would like to pay more to your attorney during your divorce here are some ways you can significantly increase your legal fees. If you prefer to keep the fees down, don't do the things you see listed here! Buy a house during your divorce. Although it's tempting to do so, acquiring major purchases during the pending divorce will create more paperwork and hassle and will … [Read more...] about Want to Increase Your Legal Fees in Your Divorce? Nope….
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
If you are the parent who usually takes your child to the doctor, you are probably the one who most often pays the co-pays and deductibles. Even if your divorce or paternity decree states that you are entitled to reimbursement from the other parent, you may find it difficult to actually get that reimbursement. Here are the most important things to remember to help you recover the money … [Read more...] about Getting Medical Reimbursement for Your Child’s Medical Expenses
Divorce among people over 50 is becoming more common. Infographic courtesy of McKinley, Irvin, http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/. If you are over 50 and considering divorce it is important to be certain that you are aware of the unique challenges presented and that you choose an attorney who understands them as well. … [Read more...] about Divorce Among Older People Becoming More Common
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?
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
In many family law cases, the parties may be required to attend mediation prior to being heard by the judge. Sometimes this news is met with a sigh of annoyance... just one more barrier to getting a "day in court" or "getting this divorce finished."You may feel better about it if you consider the reasons for mediation.Reasons: Clarify the issues- in most divorce cases, there is a laundry … [Read more...] about Mediation is Required in your Divorce Case- Good News or Hassle?