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6 Things a Divorce Attorney Won’t Tell You — FYI Divorce

If you can manage it, get through your divorce with as little family law industry personnel involved as possible. Almost every person that works in the family law industry and even your friends will say, “you need an attorney!” Newsflash, they don’t REALLY know and if they work in the industry, they have ulterior motives. […]

via 6 Things a Divorce Attorney Won’t Tell You — FYI Divorce

I worked on divorce cases, both contested and uncontested in California for many years and I have to say that I agree with most of the points made in this blog post. The family law industry is just that, an industry whose main goal is to extract as much profit as possible.

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Going Pro Se in an Attorney’s World – 5 Things to Remember at Settlement — FYI Divorce

Going pro se or representing yourself in a divorce is not for everyone. Family law is a division of the Judicial Branch that is not governed like criminal law. In fact, there is very little information online that clearly explains how and when family law started in the first place and why it is structured […]

via Going Pro Se in an Attorney’s World – 5 Things to Remember at Settlement — FYI Divorce

Good tips.  If representing yourself in a divorce case be sure to visit the local law library as they will have excellent legal textbooks also known as treatises on various legal subjects including divorce (also referred to as domestic relations among other terms). These textbooks will have valuable information on the divorce laws in your state.

For California I have found that the Nolo Press books are excellent at providing basic information and guidance. For contested cases the Rutter Group Guide for family law is excellent and can be found in just about every county law library in California.  Search for a public law library in California at this link: Search for a law library in California

Readers in other states can search for a law library in their area at this link: Search for a law library in your area

If you are representing yourself in a divorce case in California you can get limited assistance through a family law facilitator in your local courthouse.  They cannot represent you but can often help walk you through the basics. You can search for the family law facilitator for your California county at this link: Family law facilitators in California

 

Contact your senators and ask them to vote against Senate Joint Resolution 47

Call Your Senators; Tell Them NOT to Take Away Your Day in Court Against Big Banks Focus Area: Forced Arbitration For too long, Wall Street lawyers and lobbyists have used a secret tactic, fine print contracts, to take away Americans’ constitutional right to go to court. After more than five years of studying and working […]

via Don’t Give the Big Banks Another Sneaky Victory. Call McCain and Flake. — Findsen Law

Recent class action lawsuits you may be eligible for

Via Class Actions Reporter TCPA Rules The Day Still Here is this week’s update on class actions and settlements. Clearly violations of the TCPA rule the day. Not sure what the TCPA is? You have to read one of the many lawsuits with TCPA in the title. Class Action Lawsuits Nextgen Leads TCPA Class…

via Recent Class Actions You May Be Eligible For — considertheconsumer

What you should know about identity theft

Recently, we have reported on a few identity theft based stories after the massive Equifax Data Breach. When Equifax reported this massive data breach, you may have been concerned that you could become a victim of identity theft. On the other hand, you might be only vaguely aware of the threat and not sure what identity…

via What Should I Know About Identity Theft? Look No Further — considertheconsumer

California Legislature approves bill to stop arbitration measure spurred by the Wells Fargo scandal — Justice League

The California Legislature has approved a bill aimed at stopping banks from using arbitration clauses to shield themselves from lawsuits over sham accounts — a direct response to the Wells Fargo scandal. Senate Bill 33 passed the state Assembly on Tuesday and was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. It now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. […]

via California Legislature approves to stop arbitration measure spurred by the Wells Fargo scandal — Justice League

That is great news for consumers that the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 33.  Hopefully Governor Jerry Brown will sign the bill. All consumers in California should contact the Governor’s office and ask that he sign Senate Bill 33 right away.

California bill would allow consumers to sue banks for fraud

California took another step on Tuesday toward allowing state residents to sue financial institutions for fraud, rather than letting banks force customers to settle disputes in arbitration, as a bill inspired by last year’s Wells Fargo scandal passed a key Assembly committee. The bill has already passed the state Senate. The full Assembly, the legislature’s […]

via California moves forward on letting customers sue banks, inspired by Wells Fargo — Justice League

This bill would be a great help to consumers in California who are forced to accept arbitration clauses as a condition of purchasing goods or services.

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