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Legal Services - Affordability Not Just a Dream Any More

Four years ago, I had a dream.  I dreamed that Michael and our team at The Manely Firm, PC could expand access to justice for all through affordability. Then in law school, I dreamed that we could hire and train newly-minted attorneys seeking work to offer affordable legal services to the many who would otherwise go unrepresented and therefore, go without access to justice.

Crass Calculations for Custody

I always tell my clients that everything in family law has a dollar value and therefore can be and should be evaluated from a cost/benefit analysis. Everything, that is, except for one thing, the children.  When the issue is the children you leave the realm of apples to apples comparisons and enter the land of apples to oranges, or more correctly, apples to antelopes or atoms or the andromeda galaxy.  When custody is at stake, how can you ever place a dollar value on it?

Affordability - Controlling Your Costs, Part I

Let's talk about affordability, how to take control of the costs on your case. Even when the opposing party or counsel want to make trouble and increase your costs, there are steps you can take to help keep your costs down and avoid some of that trouble.

In Divorce, He Got Everything But The Cat.

We recently finished a big divorce trial, the kind with seven figure incomes plus assets.  Our opposition was one of the most expensive firms in town. They had taken over the case mid-stream from one of the other most expensive firms.