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May 2013 Archives

But it was just a divorce!

As our nation comes further out of the recession, I'm watching the discussion of affordability in divorce drop farther and farther into the background, away from polite conversation.  But now that money may be somewhat more available for working families, this issue must remain front and center in our considerations or else cost consciousness will have been no more than a marketing strategy and affordability just a sales pitch.

Let's Get Real

Tonight I'm going to write about billable hourly rates.  This is the real world business of family law and it's impact on you couldn't be greater.

Affordability

Lately there has been a strong trend against affordability in family law.  In other words, there has been a strong trend toward increasing costs.  A tried and true way to increase costs in family law is to deny the obvious.  Let me give you a few examples: