Family Law

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I have a pro bono case representing a homeless, disabled survivor of sex trafficking who has PTSD. She had twins with the man who trafficked her - they weren’t in a romantic relationship but he raped … more

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2 days ago i told the resp on the phone i had a divorce petition to mail him and needed his address. He said he would call me back with the address because he was driving, just moved to a new place, a… more

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How do handle a client after losing a hearing? What do you say or how do you explain it? I always explain the risks beforehand, but when I lose my clients seem shocked. Do you have a pep talk? Any wo… more

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I have some marital agreement questions. I am somewhat familiar with family but mainly practice criminal law. I am a lawyer in the military. I am getting ready to go on a hardship, unaccompanied tour … more

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Do you inform a potential client if handling their matter will be your first time filing that type of pleading, handling that type of case, etc?

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A relative is raising a teenage son with her ex-husband. They have joint physical custody. The ex-husband has re-married. When the son is in his care, he often leaves the son at home in California wit… more

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Any Illinois family law attorneys looking for help with pleading, motion or brief drafting? The contract attorney I work with is looking for more work. She's excellent! Message me your email.

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How do you as the attorney balance your advice with your client’s wishes? Meaning when what the client wants is not, in your opinion, in their best interest, when they want to settle for less “to be d… more

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Anyone else starting to get more referrals and consults?

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I’m hoping to speak with someone you who has experience with migrant clients divorcing abusive partners. I’ve looked into VAWA eligibility and I’m concerned about the requirement that she be willing t… more

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I’ve been practicing family law for two years since graduating law school and I knew early on it’s not for me. I work at a small firm so I’ve had a lot of courtroom experience compared to my colleague… more

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New Jersey Family Law firm seeking experienced associates and senior associates. Must have family law experience.

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(Kind of kidding kind of not) Am I the only one who is just itching for a good fight? Not some little “Who’s going to get the beach house” but like, a good knock-down drag-out hearing over custody. I … more

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So I was hired exactly 2 months prior to this covid epidemic and as a result it has made learning how to be a lawyer quite a rollercoaster. I’m trying to learn how things are supposed to be but in all… more

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Does anyone do welcome gifts at the beginning of client engagements and/or goodbye/congratulation gifts when a matter concludes? If so, what do you give away?

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What are your best practices for marketing and bringing in new clients?

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I’m a brand new attorney and haven’t had a lot of courtroom experiences yet. I just got a divorce client this week and there’s a preliminary hearing set for this upcoming week. I’ve never done one bef… more

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Can anyone shed some light on a decent salary for a 2nd year family law associate in a small firm in Georgia?

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New to family law and just got my first absolutely devastating (for my client) GAL report. Any good coping strategies for this sort of thing?

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Has anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area gone to court on a CV19 related custody issue during shelter in place? I’d like to know how courts are handling disputes. (I’m aware of the courts’ posted guid… more

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