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A retainer is a sum of money given to a lawyer to secure his or her services. Traditionally, the purpose of the retainer was to retain the attorney for oneself, so that he or she would be prevented for acting on behalf of the adversary.
Essentially, the best way to save on your legal expenses is to be a good client. While this is not intended to be a comprehensive list, and is not arranged in any particular order as to priority, a good client should: Follow The Plan. If you and your attorney have agreed on a course of action, plan, or theory of the case, do not change direction, take any unilateral action, or simply fail to follow through without first discussing your change of heart with your attorney. Be a team player.
In order to file for divorce in the state of Maine there are different residency requirements that the spouses may meet. The plaintiff must have lived in Maine for at least six months prior to the petition, or lived in Maine and was married in the state, or lives in the state and the reasons for divorce occurred in Maine, or the defendant lives in the state.
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