When you are anticipating a messy and very lengthy divorce (your partner clued you on this by being a lying, gold digging, manipulative little –) you would need a very good divorce lawyer to represent you. However, even if it would be a fairly easy divorce case it would still be an advantage to you if you employ a very good divorce lawyer. Here’s why.
Choose a lawyer you like as a person. No matter how well versed your donation lawyer is, you still need to like him as a person and get along. There are going to be many agreements. And things changing and not going according to plan. If you like your lawyer as a person, things will be easier to understand. If you are at each other’s throats all the time, things will be more complicated.
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FAILURE TO PROVIDE A CELL PHONE NUMBER. This is related to the failure to keep in touch. Depending on the nature of the representation, your lawyer may need to be able to reach you quickly. It is frustrating to the lawyer not to be able to reach you and it can adversely impact your case. You should take steps to insure that your attorney is able to reach you and speak with you promptly or within an hour or two. For example, suppose your avocat donation is engaged in a negotiation in your behalf. If he/she is unable to reach you at a critical point in negotiation, it could result in “blowing” the negotiation or losing the deal.
FAILURE TO ASK FOR A COPY OF WHAT YOU SIGN. You should always ask for a copy of a document that you are asked to sign. In our office, when we are retained, we give the client a pocket folder with copies of the fee agreement, office policies and, in appropriate cases, the client divorce manual.
Majority of the lawyers available will not make promises, but if you find one that does, then avoid them because they are trying to predict the impossible.
In 1992 he gave the largest single donation given by anyone to Harvard Law School. He also created the Reginald F. Lewis Fund for International Study and Research. Lewis passed away on 19 January 1993 from brain cancer. He was married to a Filipino-American Loida Nicolas-Lewis, who started managing the company a year after his death.