Following a disciplined process of review and analysis, a financial advisor can become a valuable member of the professional team and help clients become comfortable with their lifestyle post-divorce.
By Tim Voit: Sometimes a client’s expectations are different from the eventual outcome. Following are some problem areas, including a few simple illustrations of QDROs gone wrong, with pointers to help you avoid a malpractice claim.
By Timothy C. Voit: Whether you farm out QDROs or prepare them yourself, shield yourself against liability threats.
Judge Kathleen McCarthy speaks with Family Lawyer Magazine publisher and CEO, Dan Couvrette, on what she sees family lawyers can do to be better prepared, and help the overall system work better.
The issue of child pornography is so distasteful and abhorrent to most clients and their counsel that the issue is rarely discussed or addressed unless and until it is staring them right in the eye. That is not the time to first become aware of the legal issues and practical implications of such a discovery.
Avoid malpractice traps in family law: 22 items and issues to consider in a closing of the file letter to your client that begins the closing process.
To prevent malpractice and waking up in the middle of the night, effective, reliable case management systems must be employed.
In personal injury cases, the use of formal discovery is routine. Failure to do so may, in fact, be negligence. But, family law is not personal injury law. In fact, in many – if not most, family law cases, doing formal discovery may be malpractice.