Fuel for Your Case: Retainers and Time Billing

Fuel for Your Case: Retainers and Time Billing

Unlike doctors (and insurance companies) who can bill a set fee for a particular procedure, it would be unfair and practically impossible for family lawyers to do the same. Real estate lawyers might charge a set fee for a typical residential real estate closing, but...
Why I Practice Family Law

Why I Practice Family Law

“I want to help people achieve justice in their restructured family lives.” – Lisa Kent Q. Why does Lisa Kent practice family law? A. Because nothing in my 23 years in the law has been as rewarding to me as protecting people’s legal rights in the most personal aspects...
It Pays to Be Nice

It Pays to Be Nice

Why Treating Your Co-Parent With Respect While Divorcing Not Only Helps Your Children, But Can Get You More Parenting Time I had a college friend who, when I was frustrated and ready to say or do something awful, would remind me, “It’s nice to be nice to be nice.” I...
Goals, Expectations, and Court: Getting the Job Done

Goals, Expectations, and Court: Getting the Job Done

If you’re like most people, you’ve never used a lawyer to represent you in a legal matter. You’ve never paid a professional by a “billable hour.” And you’ve also never experienced the emotional roller coaster ride of a court proceeding (also called “litigation.”)...
Alimony: Navigating Uncharted Waters

Alimony: Navigating Uncharted Waters

Please note that the following article is for general education purposes, and should not be considered legal advice. Alimony: Navigating Uncharted Waters Many clients ask us about “that new alimony law.” They’re concerned and often frightened – and understandably so....