Quick Question V. Best Answer in Legal Matters

Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, so they decided to get divorced and divide everything in between.  Mrs. Sprat was so tired of cooking to her husband’s dietary specifications, and she wanted to get divorced with as much speed and economic efficiency as possible.  So she downloaded the necessary documents from Jack Rabbit Legal Forms…but then she had a question. No problem at all, Mrs. Sprat thought, and she popped into an attorney’s office one day while she was out shopping.  “Oh, I do not need an appointment,” Mrs. Spratt told the attorney, “because I just have a quick question.” “What are you trying to accomplish?” the attorney replied, and “How successful are you trying to be?” Mrs. Sprat was quite taken aback by the attorney’s questions.  “Why, you do not even know the nature of my business!” she retorted. “Which is why I need to know the nature of your business to give you a full and proper answer,” said the attorney.   The fast answer may not be the best answer to a legal question depending on your circumstances.  Consult competent legal counsel to discuss the details of your case and learn […] Read More

Do-It-Yourself Divorce

The Florida Supreme Court has do-it-yourself divorce forms available online, but that may not be in your best interest.  The law is technical, and from a technical standpoint there are things you can mess up that will hurt what you are trying to accomplish. In cases of Domestic Violence, you can get a Temporary Injunction separating yourself from a potentially dangerous situation until both parties appear before a judge at a hearing.  That hearing is like a mini-trial.  You can represent yourself in court, but those who do often show up with affidavits that are not admissible, or they want to phone a friend.  The hearing is not a game show and it is not Judge Judy.  The Judge can only call balls and strikes—he or she cannot rule on conjecture. Divorce is not rocket science, but it is not basket weaving either.  Do not put yourself in harm’s way by making an ignorant mistake in court.  Competent legal counsel can properly represent your case…and also take the emotion out of the situation so you can move forward through the process. Read More