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Well-off client not over their spouse had previous counsel that didn’t know their head from their ass. So client is micromanaging us since we substituted in. Just got an email from client: “I need you… more

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Any NJ family law attorneys looking to make a move?

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18 months into a pandemic, I’m really feeling like there needs to be 24 hours—one day— where if you have a license to practice law, you’re prohibited from helping anyone. Hashtag Nero is burnt out and… more

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What are people’s thoughts/feelings on the out-of-office/auto-reply when an atty’s attention is focused on one matter (I.e. “I’m in a full day hearing, so my response will be delayed”). My initial rea… more

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How long after Neurosurgery, which the medical professionals call “moderate severity problem,” should an associate be expected to be back at 100%?

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If you had an opportunity to name your salary and set your billable hours, what would be the ideal ratio per month? Say for example your hourly rate is 400.

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What do associates coming out of matrimonial clerkship (2-3yrs) make at NYC firms their first and second years?

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Is anyone here familiar with RSUs and stock options as part of divorce? My arbitrator was not and she asked us to hire an expert to get a valuation. She’s convinced I cannot take my portion in kind if… more

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Finally leaving the practice of Family Law. I’ve been waiting to be able to say that since I started practicing for the last 5 years. That is all

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Nothing says you did a great job like a bar complaint from a bitter ex-wife who didn’t get what she wanted from your client in the divorce.

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How would one calculate child support when there is an adoption stipend being received? I have an attorney arguing it should be included as income for calculating support and I have another attorney o… more

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What can I transition to doing after 5 years of exclusive family law practice and don’t want to transition to a litigation role in a different practice. Ideally would get out of law altogether but nee… more

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Feeling so burnt out lately. Specifically, dealing with clients. I’m just completely exhausted with having to solve everyone’s problems, make decisions for people at the drop of a hat, managing expe… more

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What’s a good starting salary for a newer attorney? I’ve never worked anywhere but in the public sector (even before becoming an attorney). I currently clerk for a judge and now am up to $44k as of Ju… more

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Anyone successfully eave family law and the practice of law as whole successfully. Desperately want to get out but feel trapped.

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Someone please tell me if I am crazy. I am at a family law firm with approximately 25 attorneys. I previously worked at small shops where I essentially handled everything myself with no support staff.… more

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Is it ever too early to make partner? I left a senior associate position after 2.5 years as I was miserable. I’m coming up on 2 years with a solo, who approached me about my interest in partnership. I… more

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I’m a second year associate at a small, but reputable firm. My caseload is almost entirely made up of clients who were referred to one of the partners but the partners are too busy so I end up taking … more

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Do partners in other small firms often communicate through a paralegal & task the associate with signing a motion/stipulation to modify allocation of parental responsibilities? My boss is out and … more

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Hi family law attorneys! I am a divorce attorney and founder of a legal tech startup, and we are looking for advisors (specifically family law attys) in the following states: NY, NJ, RI, PA, WA, FL. W… more

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I’m posting this here instead of my usual Big Law bowl because I’m guessing there are people here who will understand. I just need to vent. I am married to a wonderful man who has a young son. My husb… more

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My firm requires only 1650 but I still struggle to meet it. This is compounded by the hell of dealing w/clients complaining every month for explanations, credits, etc over legit time on their invoice.… more

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Does anyone know what first year associates are being offered as salary? Asking for a friend

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Seriously wondering if I'm underpaid & if my firm's bonus structure is legit. About me: 3rd year associate, NJ market, small firm (under 5 attorneys). Started lower but now at $100 plus 15… more

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Hi, is this a forum just for attorneys or can we post questions re family law / divorce / custody issues here? Thank you

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How much of family law can be done remotely?

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Are there any CA family law firms looking to contract out work (legal research, drafting briefs, disclosures, forms, discovery, etc.)? I have over 6 years of experience and am well-versed in family co… more

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Anyone work in NY state most specifically Jefferson County? I have a Q re: divorce case, but not sure if I can even private message on this thing.

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Family law associates - how long have you been practicing and what is your comp structure?

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Cali family law attorneys - anyone willing to give me a few mins of your time to discuss prenup requirements in CA? I will pay for your time. DM me

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I am a solo practitioner. I am looking to hire/contract a remote attorney for family law. Anyone in this bowl practicing in Kentucky?!

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CA friends, anyone know how to get child protective services worker off a case because of bias. Or how to challenge the workers report? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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How many hours do you bill per day? Per month on average?

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Any experience in suing a NJ family court for failure to afford a litigant due process? TRO converted to FRO w/o hearing / due process.

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This is more to vent then need advice. On vacation this week (was supposed to be my honeymoon, decided to keep the time off). OOF is on. Get “urgent” email from client needing a letter to go out. She … more

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Hello, I’m a Florida-barred attorney practicing family law for the past 6 mos. I left my job as an associate at a solo firm last week. The work environment was toxic and there was no real room for gro… more

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Is anyone here an arbitrator for family law cases? How did you become one?

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A friend, who is a house wife with 3 kids facing divorce paper brought by her husband, is looking for an attorney. She has no money and her husband works at Goldman Sacks. Anyone can refer any pro Bon… more

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How much do you charge for a Custody Contempt hearing? It’s in Philadelphia, if that matters. Anticipate only two witnesses total (direct of mom and cross of dad) and then argument.

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What are reasonable hours of availability, in your opinion/hours to be expected to be receiving and processing info. For context, it’s 5 PM and I have a restriction hearing set for 10 AM tomorrow. If … more

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