Working with your Lawyer

Understanding the relationship between yourself and your lawyer is important.  Obviously, you do not want to waste your attorney's time with silly questions which will cost you unnecessary legal fees but more importantly you should be aware of what you control and what you do not in an the attorney-client ...

Fighting Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services or CPS are the local social services agency designed to look at for the welfare of children.  When they believe that a child is abused/and or neglected or are at risk of abuse and neglect they can file a petition with the Juvenile Court to intervene.  The ...

Request for Order — Child Custody

A party may file a Request for Order or RFO for a change of child custody/visitation, at any time during the minority of the child.  A final Child custody and visitation order are modifiable throughout the child’s minority whenever the court finds a modification is “necessary or proper” in the child’s ...

What is an Arraignment?

An Arraignment hearing is generally the first criminal court hearing.  At the arraignment, the People are represented by the District Attorney's Office.  They are responsible for filing a complaint or sometimes referred to as the information listing the charges against the defendant.  They will list the charges or counts on ...

What Information Should you Share with Your Attorney

November 26, 2012 Uncategorized 0 Comment

  Sharing information with your attorney is important and requires preparation and thought. Be Truthful Sharing information with your attorney is important and being truthful with your attorney is the most important thing for you to remember. Your attorney may be hindered in their representation of you in you fail to be truthful. ...


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