Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994

Selecting a Divorce Lawyer

Using On-Line Legal Services

There are increasing numbers of on-line services that advertise that they can help you divorce for a fraction of the cost that you will pay if you use a lawyer.  They will often say that on-line divorces are great for couples who agree on the divisi…

Keeping Your Fees to a Minimum

Divorce is a very complicated process that can cost a lot, especially if the parties allow their emotions to govern their decision-making. Here are some cost-cutting ideas. Don’t use your attorney as your therapist. Most divorce lawyers are k…

The “Good Divorce”: Clients MUST Be Full Partners with The Attorney

If your lawyer is honest, she or he will tell you at the first appointment that  more than 98% of all divorce cases settle by negotiation or mediation.  Knowing that you are all but certain to settle and not be involved in a trial of your issues, i…

Representing Yourself in a Divorce

Do you have to have a lawyer representing you in a divorce? Legally, people can represent themselves in civil court. Lets say your spouse and you have been talking about divorce and have agreed on the terms of a settlement. With the internet and the…

Why You Need a Good Negotiator as Your Lawyer

I often hear that potential clients want a “pitbull” or a “fighter” for their lawyer.  This sentiment is often fueled by fear that if they are not meaner or stronger than their spouse or partner, that they will lose something…

Less Expensive Ways Attorneys Can Help

If you are getting your divorce advice from your friends who have been through a divorce, your minister or priest, or your bartender, you will probably hear one of two “truths”.  First, that you need to get the meanest, “baddest…

Finding a Really Good Lawyer

Many people have expressed a wish to have a certified “really good lawyer” list published in each community. However, not everyone will agree on who is a really good lawyer for you. To help you in your search, let’s define what qual…