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Making the move from personal injury defense to family law/ TE. Any advice to help with the transition? I’m a 3rd year.

Does anyone know of any amlaw100/200s with a matrimonial law practice group? Or where I could find a list of this information? I have a friend looking in Philly and DC

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Has anyone ever had OC refuse to send them the settlement agreement in word document? OC has stated they don’t send in word bc they don’t want to loose track of changes. I’ve never had this happen and… more

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Any matrimonial law firms in Albany looking to hire an associate ?

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How much are you guys making ?

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How often do you all review your rates? I’m 6 months into partnership and my rate is the same as it was two years ago when I started at this firm as a 4th year (currently had a license just over 6 yea… more

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If my clients are the firm’s clients, it’s up to the firm to let them know I am leaving right? I’m leaving for a government position so I can’t take them with me anyway.

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Have any New York attorneys used the software TIPS-MatMaster? Any opinions on it? The selling points are: Automatic assembly of 250+ customizable practice documents, fast preparation of financial sta… more

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What sort of communications language/provisions do you have in your fee agreement? We currently do not have a bilingual paralegal (I’m bilingual in the relevant language). Our client intake form reque… more

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I am trying not to handle contested custody matters anymore but am having trouble getting some potential/former clients to understand that. Does anyone have a nice, succinct but professional way to sa… more

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Family Law Software? Pros and cons?

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Huge long shot, but has anyone heard of, or worked for, Bank Rifkin in Birmingham Michigan? I have an interview for an associate position coming up and don't know much about them aside from their … more

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CA: if you have a two year disso pending where not much has been done and client is now requesting support. Would you file a RFO and Request for trial to get things moving along? Does it make sense to… more

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Is attaching communications between opposing counsel and the filing attorney when filing a response to a motion poor form?

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This is a long shot but anyone well versed or have a contact for family law in Ghana? Issue- client believes marriage in Ghana was invalid because no papers registered there with the appropriate cour… more

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Im an attorney registered with the Istanbul Bar Association. I need support on an issue. I have client resident in Turkey who currently has a legacy fund on a bank in California. Since my client was n… more

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(1) what modalities do your firms use for consultations (in person, Zoom, Teams, phone, etc.)
(2) what do you do about no-shows? How much leeway to be late, if any, do you give?

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If you get married in Maine but both of us are Massachusetts residents, do you have to apply for a license in Maine, Mass., or both?

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Pivoting from five years of insurance defense litigation at a mid-size firm to family law in a small/boutique firm (3 partners and about 4 associates). What do you wish you knew when you first entered… more

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Anyone every get asked just to do a QDRO? If so did you charge a flat fee or retainer? Thanks!

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Hi! I love family law and helping people but how do you deal with burn out? Honestly, no one in family law is happy. We see people at a low point in their life but this can wear on an attorney. Advice… more

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I’m assisting a wife enforce (not modify) a judgment of dissolution and wondering best way to frame petition to enforce. Husband is responsible for a mortgage on the residence and has ignored his obli… more

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Just need to vent: judicial officer won’t let me off a case where client has no right to counsel and isn’t fulfilling obligations to the firm. Judicial officer is just bitter about the age of the case… more

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Best software tools (not case management) for family law solo practitioner? I am particularly interested in child support and timesharing /calendar calculators.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a great family lawyer in NY? I have a family member that is dealing with severe narcissistic, emotional, and verbal abuse in her marriage, has a 2.5yr old and wan… more

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For a CA dissolution, if the client declared mentally incapacitated after filing for divorce, but before final settlement, what happens? Can the case be completed under durable power of attorney? more

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Does anyone know where I can find good standard forms for prenup, postnup and separation agreements in NY?

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Hi. I have been doing corporate transactional law and I am exploring family law as a new focus. I am looking at the Rutter Group California Practice Guide for Family Law as a guide. Any other suggeste… more

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I hate being an attorney. How do I get out.

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Have you seen an upswing in same sex dissolution matters in your area? If so are you in metropolitan or suburban location?

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I live and work in So. Cal. 8 YOE in FL and 2 YOE in PI. Currently back in Mid size firm doing FL making $60k annual. Would you say this is average or low?

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I practice privacy law but my hearts just not in it anymore. I love doing my pro Bono work helping women with domestic violence issues. I’m just terrified since my experience is only pro Bono, the sal… more

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Solos - how did you know when you were ready to hire a FT attorney?

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Question - what is considered a “substantial change” in circumstances for child support purposes? I’m in MN, if this matters.

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Can anyone share templates/language for demand for production of Crypto-currency, NFT’s, Wallets, and the like? TIA

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I have a client in Barbados who's married to an Australian, who was recently divorced.
She advises that the order for dissolution was made 17 September, 2021.
She advises that they own j… more

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Paralegal in mid size practice. Other than staying current with CLE’s (I am). What’s the best way for me to increase my billable rate?

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How much do family law legal executives earn in the UK?

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