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Divorce Law
« on: March 12, 2008, 05:52:30 PM »
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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 09:13:22 AM »
Bump. I'd like to know more as well.

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 09:14:49 AM »
I've heard it's awfully hard emotionally, especially if you're pretty invested in children's welfare. That said, I think that taking classes in family law is the way to go.

Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 01:57:32 PM »
Yeah Family Law is your answer.  However, I could not take the emotional toll.

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 02:19:31 PM »
Ive given serious consideration to hanging my own shingle and just doing divorces all day long.  That and estate law...you may only be making 55-70 for a while, but theres ALWAYS going to be business.  And id rather be poor then have a boss :).

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 06:02:51 PM »
Many family law issues are handled by solos or small firms.  Good advice would be to work for a solo or small firm for a few years to get a hang on how to do it.  At the very least, volunteer during your school year and/or when waiting for bar results.

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 08:45:14 PM »
I think you might get further if you searched "family law" instead of "divorce law."

I think someone might have said that earlier.

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 09:00:30 PM »
but these are the same people.

Everyone wants an amicable divorce until it isn't amicable anymore.  Or, at least, one party does.  It's tremendously expensive to mount litigation and the number of people that have the means to make it worthwhile, despite what the movies might portray, is quite small.  Furthermore, it is a disservice to your client to charge ahead to litigation when, in reality, an expertly drafted and ruthless settlement would work so much better.

Family law, emphasis in marriage dissolution. 

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Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 09:32:14 AM »
ok

Re: Divorce Law
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 09:06:01 PM »
I'm also interested in divorce law and the financial side of divorces like estates etc. I can't find much information about this stuff online either...

What really appeals to me about this type of law is the client interaction and relationships you build with your client and the competitiveness of what your doing, trying to get the most for your client.