Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Divorce Lawyer - Happily Married

Can you have a happily married divorce attorney? Of course you can - I am. I love my wife very much, and even if we fight divorce isn't on the table.

Divorce isn't a good thing. You may be looking at my site because you're in the middle of a fight, and things seem terrible, and your not happy - it happens. But should you get divorced?

If you're not sure, then the answer is probably no. It's not something to do lightly.

People do, however, get divorced. Some people are sure. However the marriage ended, it ended, and it's done.

As lawyers, whether as a divorce attorney, personal injury attorney, or many other areas, we help people move forward in their lives after bad things happen. Not on an emotional level necessarily, but with practical and financial matters.

So, if you are looking at this site wondering if you should get divorced, you're not going to find an answer. You can learn about the process, and what your rights are, but whether you should get a divorce is not something a divorce lawyer will help you with.

If you have decided to get divorced, I'm sorry to hear it, and I'm sure you have your reasons. Good reasons, bad reasons, your fault, their fault - whatever it is, I'm not here to judge.

You will need someone on your side throughout the process, who can protect your interests, help you understand what your legal rights are, help you make reasoned decisions, and not just be in your corner but get in the ring with you or for you as needed. That's what a divorce attorney is here for.

Personal Injury Attorney - Liability First

When I evaluate a personal injury case, my first concern is liability. Many personal injury lawyers focus too much on the injury. Damages are based on the injury, but there are no damages without liability.

Liability in a personal injury case is based on the law of Torts, i.e. the law governing compensation for damages caused by beaching a duty implied by the relationship between the parties. Tort Law is broader than just personal injury, and encompasses business and other relationships as well. A personal injury attorney, however, is generally dealing with mechanical injuries caused by often-replicated circumstances.

Thus, with many cases, a personal injury lawyer can assess liability with a fair amount of confidence. I have litigated complicated and difficult cases, and I am not opposed to it. If it is an interesting issue, or something where the client has really been wronged, I am happy to fight even knowing that the legal issues may be difficult and there may be a chance of losing.

From a business perspective, however, I want to take cases involving rear-end car accidents; pedestrian collisions; accidents caused by a drunk driver; or construction accidents where workers fell from a ladder or scaffold, or were hit by a falling object. With those types of cases, I can get results.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Business Attorney

A business lawyer's greatest resource can be the clients themselves. Last week, I had a meeting with one of my favorite clients, and the guy constantly impresses me with his exceptional business accumen. Some very successful people make you scratch your head as to how they got where they are. With others, however, it makes sense.

Clients look to us for information, insight, and experience with the law and the legal system. Clients, however, know their own businesses and industries, and can often offer business solutions and strategic approaches that are outside of what most attorneys would think of when "thinking like a lawyer."