So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

This time of year seems to be “bankruptcy season” as many people file for relief from their creditors when they get their taxes filed. In light of that, these are some tips, generally and not specific legal advice, to get you started. 1. For a person, there is generally two types of bankruptcy you can … Continue reading So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

Four Things to Do for the Beginning of the Year, from an attorney.

Four Things to do for the beginning of the Year, from an attorney 1. Update your Will, if you have gotten married, divorced, had anyone in your Will become and adult or pass away; 2. Update your Living Will also know as your Health Care Surrogate, just think, If you got divorced, do you want … Continue reading Four Things to Do for the Beginning of the Year, from an attorney.

What do you mean I have to pay my attorney for time not in Court?

The biggest complaint, which I am aware of, for clients, is that they don’t understand what exactly they are paying for when they hire attorneys. This is for clients that are billed by the hour, not a percentage of the settlement (what will be addressed in a different post). When a client signs an hourly … Continue reading What do you mean I have to pay my attorney for time not in Court?

Why do I practice public interest law?

            From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?