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Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Child Custody Case?

One question people ask me is whether they need an attorney to represent them in their child custody and/or family law matter. Short answer...Nope! You do not need a lawyer to represent you.

In the United States and New Mexico specifically, you do not need a lawyer to represent you. You have a right to represent yourself in court. You can go to court, file pleadings, and argue your case. Many people do. I know this because they hire me to fix the mess.

Truth be told, many people have represented themselves in court and some folks have done pretty well for themselves.

On thinking Like a Lawyer

Here's a great article I just read from Princeton Law School...Hope you enjoy.

“On Thinking Like A Lawyer” Anne-Marie Slaughter (Used by permission of Harvard Law School;  first printed in Harvard Law Today May, 2002) 
 
You are now all well on your way to that magical state that is the end-product of your first year in law school: thinking like a lawyer. So what have we taught you? 
Thinking like a lawyer means, in the first instance, thinking with care and precision, reading and speaking with attention to nuance and detail.

How to Find the Right Lawyer

For many people, finding an attorney is a mysterious thing. That's because the average person doesn't hire an attorney everyday. But sometimes in life challenges surprise us and we find ourselves in need of a legal professional. Some examples are drafting a will or contesting a probate, starting a business, estate planning, an arrest by the police, automobile accident, civil law suit, and divorce and child support issues. So when these events pop up and we know we need a lawyer, how do we find one?

Five Tips to Help Your Divorce Lawyer Effectively Represent You

This is a great article and I thought I would share it here.
 
Five Tips To Help Your Divorce Lawyer Effectively Represent You
Posted on April 10th, 2013, by Scott Morgan inDivorce,Family Law.1 Comment
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This is a guest post by board certified family law attorneyScott Morgan. He is the founder of theMorgan Law Firm which has offices in Houston, Austin, and Sugar Land.
 
Anyone who is going through or has gone through a divorce can tell you how important it is that you have a very good attorney.
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