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7 Spousal maintenance cases are some of the most litigated cases in the context of divorce. In many instances, one party is seeking spousal maintenance, while the other party does not desire to pay it. Next to child custody cases, spousal maintenance cases can become very acrimonious. In many of these cases, the only way to reach is a resolution is at trial. One component that many do not realize is that the cap on…
In a previous article, I talk about ditching the stock photos on your webpage. The reality is that stock photos do not really tell the consumer much about your law firm. With the ability to quickly and easily take and edit photos these days, stock photos generally do not do anything to differentiate your law practice. One type of stock photo that many lawyers and law firms use is generic photos fo the city…
Divorce and family law matters can certainly be an emotional time. In many of these cases, parties are worried about custody and support of their children. Custody cases in particular can cause a wide-range of emotions. While parties should never put their children in the middle, parties can sometimes get caught up in a contentious custody battle. This can cause some parties to become emotional and lose sight of what is really important. Divorce cases
Deciding where to put your law office is an important decision. Where your law office is located can have a big impact on the success of your firm. Whether it’s the only location for your law firm, or an additional expansion you are opening, you want to think about it carefully. There are always a lot of considerations in terms of where to place an office. From the size of the office, the layout,…
“I can’t” versus “I can” is an important mentality in any work environment. This is true as well within a law firm. No matter whether somebody is a lawyer, paralegal or other administrative employee of the firm, employees have job functions that they have to perform. The job functions sometimes have to be performed for the benefit of the clients. They also sometimes have to be performed to ensure the smooth operation of the law…
After a trial in divorce or family law matter, post-trial motions can often be filed. A post-trial motion could be in various forms. It could be a motion simply for a new trial. It could also be a motion to amend, reconsider or for new evidence to be presented. When these motions are filed, many do not understand the purpose behind them. Many also do wonder whether these motions work. Others are perplexed by the…
Many clients complain about the fact that most lawyers bill by the hour. They often do not like billable hours because it results in the cost of their case being variable. In other areas of life, most clients are used to knowing what something is going to cost on the front-end. For example, if they are having some work down on their house or on their car, they are used to getting a quote…
Initial consultations are an important part of most law firms. Potential clients meet attorneys about their cases. They want an attorney who can help them achieve their goals. Most clients come in knowing generally what they want. Some attorneys, however, become naysayers who focus exclusively on worst case scenarios. They instantly become pessimistic about what it is the client wants. They then turn that pessimism into being the bearer of bad news during an…