Feeling Stuck? Don’t know where to begin? Divorce can be overwhelming, scary and the fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. You need a plan. But where do you start? Regain control and clarity by learning about the legal, financial, family and personal issues that accompany the divorce process.
Which legal process is best for you and your family?
Is Mediation better and less expensive than Litigation?
Is Collaborative Divorce better than Mediation?
Will you get or have to pay Child Support and Alimony?
What are Marital assets and how are they split? What about an Inheritance?
Will our children be okay? How do we tell them?
Our experienced, volunteer Family Law Attorneys, Divorce Coaches and Divorce Financial Analysts will provide the knowledge and information you need to empower you through the divorce process with confidence and peace of mind.
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Workshop is free and all attendees will receive a Divorce Resource Handbook
October 20th – 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Peabody Institute Library (Danvers), 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA
DO YOU KNOW A GOOD LAWYER WHO DOES INTER GALACTIC SPACE LAW?
Actually, I don’t; but if you needed one, I would make the effort to find one.
Besides providing arbitration, mediation and collaborative representation, I act as a Primary Care Attorney who can refer you to the experienced lawyer you need.
Recently, I received a request for an elder care planning attorney. I was happy to refer the family to a trusted attorney who was an experienced elder care and trust lawyer.
Today, I received a “thank you” from the family I referred to the elder care planning and trust attorney. The “thank you” note described the attorney as:
… lovely, very kind and “down to earth”. Everyone in my family said how [she was] nice, kind and totally explained things to us. Again thank you, thank you, thank you.
One of the most rewarding experiences for me is to receive positive feedback from someone I referred to a good attorney. My network of experienced, respected attorneys is available for almost any need, for example – a death in the family needs a probate attorney; an accident needs a negligence accident attorney; planning for the future needs an estate lawyer; winning the Lottery needs… well you know what I mean.
If you are facing divorce, you may be feeling a lot of uncertainty. If you are also having financial difficulties, you may feel more uncertainty. This post is intended to provide information and resources to help you understand a different alternative when facing divorce; an alternative that may give you more certainty.
What is Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)?
Limited Assistance Representation allows you to hire me to help you with some, but not all, of your divorce proceedings. In a written agreement, you and I outline exactly what I am expected to do. Here are some areas in which I can help you:
Limited Assistance for a Court Appearance: This allows you to hire me to go with you to court and “appear” for you, one appearance at a time, for example, appear at a Pre-Trial Conference.
Limited Assistance for a Service: This allows you to hire me for one type of service, for example, to review a separation agreement.
Limited Assistance for Document Preparation: This allows you to hire me to prepare a document to be filed with the court, for example, a Pre Trial Memorandum.
Limited Assistance for Help in Negotiating: This allows you and I to focus on those issues and approaches that will most likely achieve settlement.
Benefits of Limited Assistance Representation For You:
Limited Assistance Representation can be helpful if you have financial restrictions keeping you from hiring an attorney for the entire divorce process. With Limited Assistance, you only pay for the services you need.
Limited Assistance Representation allows you to hire an attorney for “game changing” events such as the Pre-Trial Conference with the judge when an attorney’s experience can make a difference in the outcome of the Conference.
Is Limited Assistance Representation Appropriate For You?
Limited Assistance Representation is appropriate when you do not wish to represent yourself and cannot hire an attorney for the entire case, but you still need representation for a specific matter.
Limited Assistance Representation is appropriate when you feel comfortable taking on certain responsibilities, for example, the preparation of the Financial Statement and the gathering, organizing and producing of financial records.
Limited Assistance Representation is appropriate for an existing court matter or a matter soon to be filed with the court.
Under the law people who represent themselves are not entitled to special considerations or leniency. This is important because many people believe that if they represent themselves the judge must “go easy” on them.