My favorite cases over the years have been the cases where at the outset, when I am retained, my client has been put at a severe disadvantage and perhaps deprived of visitation for one reason or another, and by the end of the case, with my help, she/he has achieved an appropriate timeshare, a restored and balanced relationship with her/his kids, an equal balance of power with the other spouse, a fair division of property, and confidence in better parenting skills and/or relationship skills. These are my "big cases," although no one outside of my office will ever know about them.
1690 Woodside Road
Redwood City CA 94061
I charge my regular hourly rate for an initial consultation and give discounts occasionally on a case by case basis
Monday through Friday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Generally by appointment
I feel that it chose me. In law school, perhaps because I was an older student -- a second career -- I had an aptitude for family law. I received the American Jurisprudence Award for my performance in Dean Areen's Family Law I course. So I thought, "This must be it."
This is a great idea, and very helpful.
I will do it as long as I have a crystal clear, carefully discussed and delineated relationship with the client.
Again, I will do this on a limited basis, for no longer than 3 hours, primarily to explain court procedure and clarify legal rights and responsibilities. Over 3 hours, I would ask the client to decide whether or not to retain my firm to handle the case.
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