How Not To Get Screwed By A Family Law Attorney
Hi my name is David James. I am a researcher who has done work in and about San Bernadino, Ca. I was able to put together the following report from my research in hopes of helping people who are searching for the best information having to deal with family law in the local area.
Disclaimer: Please note that this report does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on, since each state has different laws, each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue.
What Is Family Law?
It is the area of law that deals with all family related issues and domestic relations including marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Also, spousal abuse, legitimacy adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction. Let us not forget divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, parental responsibility, child custody, visitation and
Whew! I think that covers everything. Quite a mouth full. In the time we have this report will try to cover some of the key issues involved in family law.
Avoid Financial Ruin
Anytime a Judge has to step in and give a court order you want to be on the “winning” side of the ruling. To do that, and I know this is going to sound painfully obvious, you must HIRE A LAWYER!
When you walk into a court room, begin to observe the proceedings, and listen in to what is being said, very often you mistake the language being spoken as English. It sounds a lot like English. They are using words that you, yourself use and hear everyday. Yet it is not plain “English”.
The courts, judges, attorneys, bailiffs and everyone involved in the legal process have their own language. It is very distinct. Very deliberate and very well defined. A Lawyer has to study for years just to learn some of the very definitions of the words being spoken. They then often become judges who, because of the “common law system” will continue to study these definitions as they are re-defined by new cases that set new
In other words... There are people who spend their entire lifetime trying to understand what the law is and what it means.
Your first step to avoiding ruin of any kind, is to realize what you need is an effective communicator. An advocate that knows and speaks this “language”. Sure you hear about filing papers on your own, saving money, or representing yourself. But in truth the best thing you can do for yourself is hire a lawyer.
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