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…

Times are tough, and money is tight. I understand people wanting to save money on legal fees in their family law matters. I understand it, but I do not recommend it. There is too much that can go wrong with self-help legal work. Ask yourself: If your stomach was hurting severely and the pink liquid…

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