Category Archives: Working With Lawyers

Unbundled Legal Services in Divorce Cuts Costs

Unbundled legal services is a regime of legal representation in which an attorney and client cut costs by limiting the lawyer’s involvement in a legal action, leaving responsibility for certain aspects of the case to the client. Unbundled legal services … Continue reading

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Holding Legal Costs Down

Lawyers charge what the market will bear in order to make a profit from their services, but a client who understands how lawyers bill can hold down costs. Attorneys use standard payment routines that are hourly rates, flat fees, retainers … Continue reading

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Beware of a Shark in the Water

Some matrimonial lawyers present themselves to clients as legal “sharks,”  hired guns who can make the kill and rip up the opponent’s counsel and the client. A shark promises prospective clients that he will combatively go after the client’s spouse … Continue reading

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Blunders Hiring a Lawyer

Divorce proceedings can be stressful, emotionally draining and expensive. The decision to divorce, and hiring legal counsel, is likely one of the bigger decisions a person makes in his or her life. Taking your time during hiring avoids costly mistakes, … Continue reading

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The Telephone and the Lawyer

During a divorce, many people find impossible to stay off the telephone. And today people live on their cellular phones.  According to CTIA-The Wireless Association, over 96% of the population – more than 302 million people – in the United … Continue reading

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Using a Lawyer as a Recovery Therapist

Many times, the pain and suffering of a divorce tempts someone to talk to his or her lawyer about the private demons that are torturing them in the midst of a divorce. The lawyer seems a likely candidate since he … Continue reading

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The Attorney Client Relationship is Special

The attorney-client relationship enjoys special protection. An attorney, along with a doctor, spouse and priest, is one of the few people who cannot be obligated to testify or reveal information when it would incriminate another. Moreover, an attorney also has … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of the Lawyer-Client Relationship

Two common missteps lawyers and clients sometimes make are undue intimacy and a loose leash. Sometimes friendships and even romances develop between lawyers and clients. Many lawyers form close personal friendships with former clients. However, because of the intense emotional … Continue reading

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Responsibilities in an Attorney-Client Relationship

The relation between an attorney and client is reciprocal, and it involves responsibilities of each to the other. The attorney’s primary task is to protect the client’s legal rights. Attorneys must use their skills and experience on behalf of their … Continue reading

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Lips are Sealed – The Attorney-Client Privilege

Communications between a lawyer and a client are privileged under most circumstances. The attorney may not disclose information without a client’s consent.  Information possessed by an attorney cannot be disclosed to others without the client’s consent because of the attorney-client … Continue reading

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