Sales and Divorce Mistakes | As regular readers of my divorce blog know, I am pretty darn blunt.  I call them like I see them, so to speak I suppose it’s because after nearly 20 years of dealing with divorces I am not looking to make any more friends and don’t need to worry about creating business!   Well, I’m continuing that tradition today by looking at some common and very serious mistakes that sales professionals bring into a divorce case. Let me start out by defining what I am calling “sales professionals”.  I am really referring to anyone who sells […]

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An update of  one of my more popular posts, enjoy! 5 BIG DIVORCE MISTAKES As a divorce lawyer I get to see good people at their worst, and I get to see a lot of the mistakes that they make during this very difficult time in the life.  While divorce lawyers will talk to them about these mistakes and try tell them that they can cost people thousands of dollars, custody of their kids, sometimes their sanity, often times the clients just won’t listen.  The biggest mistakes I see as a divorce lawyer are also some of the easiest to avoid. […]

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To Settle Or Not To Settle (your divorce) That Is The Question! “Should I take the offer to settle my divorce case?”  This is one of the hardest question that I get, and I get it a lot. The question really boils down to a basic cost benefit analysis of your divorce case.  If it’s only dealing with property, such as a house, retirement and cash accounts, it’s easy to give you an answer.  You put your spouses stuff in one column, yours in the other and add them up.  While they don’t have to be equal they should be close. Valuation […]

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Want to Save Money On Your Divorce? What’s that? You are getting divorced and don’t want to pay your lawyer anymore than you have to?  Welcome to the club.  The club that includes every divorce client I’ve ever had.   Below I’m going to give you my top 5 ways to save money on your divorce. 1. Be Organized I’m going to let you in on a secret (by the way this secret is also in the retainer you signed and got a copy of when you hired your lawyer) it’s that your lawyer charges by the hour* and that […]

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Many people don’t realize that lawyers are not buses, not everyone gets to ride.  As a private divorce lawyer we have the ability to “fire” clients basically whenever we choose.  If we feel that it’s a bad match or a client wants to do something unethical. The ethical rules come into play a little, but they are generally pretty broad and if we can’t work together, you’ll be fired. I’ve compiled a short list of way to get fired, most are common sense and really are more dealing with common courtesy than anything else, but here we go: 1)  The […]

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