When you or someone you know needs a lawyer, there are many options.  But how do you know if a lawyer is a good fit for the client and fact of the case?  When an attorney is needed, Youngblood Law, PLLC,  recommends setting aside a day to meet with a few attorneys to discuss the…

Obviously, the only place to get legal services is from a lawyer, but how do you choose the right lawyer for your needs? This series will look at some items to consider when selecting the right lawyer for you. Here is some insight into the legal profession to help you choose a lawyer. Big Law…

When is it acceptable to lie to your attorney? Are some circumstances too embarrassing to reveal to your lawyer? When can a client embellish information about the opposing party or situations? I suspect many reading this will scoff at the idea that a client would pay a lawyer perhaps thousands of dollars to handle a…

In every contested legal matter someone will lose.  That does not mean each case will receive an all or nothing ruling, but even if a party wins nine arguments in a given trial but loses the tenth, that one loss could be significant.  A recent case will help illustrate my point. A few weeks ago…

If you are involved in a law suit and you want to wreck your case be sure to post your life on social media. Oh the fun and interesting ways the opposing party can surprise you with your social media posts! You can be certain of severe damage to your case when the other party…

This post is a departure from my normal posts, and it is going to offend some people. I do not apologize for telling the truth. Here it is: Pit Bulls, or the American Pit Bull Terrier is a dangerous dog, and I do not recommend anyone own one of these time bombs. The fact is…

Sometimes the best thing a lawyer can do for someone is to refuse to accept his or her case. I know that sounds awful at first blush. Certainly the person would not be seeking a lawyer if he or she did not feel the need for legal assistance. But there are some cases when a…

If you saw a person about to step in front of a bus would you act to save that person from certain disaster? Most of us would, thankfully. But what would you do if you saw someone about to make a disastrous mistake by representing himself in a legal proceeding? What if your friend or…

One of the most expensive things a person going through a divorce can do is be influenced by “free advice.” Free advice seems to come from everywhere during a divorce. Family, friends, coworkers, and random strangers are all happy to offer you advice on what you should be doing, and it’s sometimes hard to resist…

My law office gets several calls each week from people who need legal help who make sure to ask what it will cost to handle their family law matter. My firm does not quote prices over the phone for family law matters, and we do not recommend hiring a firm that does offer quotes for…

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