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October 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Divorce 101 Handout (October 5, 2011)

Two clients called this week worried about their case management conferences, so here is an informal glossary which I now am handing out to new family law clients. This will become a blog post on Oct. 5, 2011; www.burtonhunteresq.blogspot.com. 1. The beginning document is filed with the circuit clerk. It is called a Petition. 2. The Answer must be filed within 20 or 30 days of service (by sheriff or publication, or certified mail). 3. The person...

September 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Suggestions for Operating and Marketing A Small Firm Efficiently and on a Budget

...did, four articles on alimony, WV’s law of equitable distribution, “divorce 101”, “the nuts and bolts of family court”, and keeping in mind the sometimes hidden interests impacting settlement discussions and mediation. http://hunterlawfirm.net/disingenuous-lawyers/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/tag/perspectives-of-a-small-town-lawyer-2/page/15/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/equitable-distribution-wv-divorce-property-law/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/divorce-101...

April 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Table of Contents

...e. But, it happens to all lawyers. … 2011/10/07 2011-10-07 21:54:00 Divorce 101 Handout (October 5, 2011) Two clients called this week worried about their case management conferences, so here is an informal glossary which I now … 2011/10/05 2011-10-05 20:25:00 Lawyers and Language Precision in language, spelling, grammar, and punctuation can make the difference, between being a good lawyer or a mediocre. It … 2011/10/02 2011-10-02 17:42:00 Obesity...

March 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

General Provisions Regarding Spousal Support, WV Statute

Section 48-8-101 General provisions regarding spousal support (a) An obligation that compels a person to pay spousal support may arise from the terms of a court order, an antenuptial agreement or a separation agreement. In an order or agreement, a provision that has the support of a spouse or former spouse as its sole purpose is to be regarded as an allowance for spousal support whether expressly designated as such or not, unless the provisions o...

March 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

What If I Hire a Divorce Lawyer

...sh start” in life via divorce. For reference, you may want to read “Divorce 101 – Handout, Oct 5. 20111 – http://tinyurl.com/b4h7ggw . Here is how it goes: 1. I WILL discuss your case with you, in some detail, over the phone. I like to chat. I am good at it. I can answer questions. I am willing to take the risk of the cynical person who calls around just to knock a lawyer out of a potential case by a conflict. Some day I may change, but for now yo...

November 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

How is Buddha Relevant to the World of A Small Town Lawyer?

...e of my blog. Enter terms like, custody, insurance, self-represent, divorce 101, legal checklist, personal injury, or mediation, or just scroll through the titles. Today, for a few of you, I address some thoughts that have come together for me. They include: 1. The tragic typhoon in The Philippines; 2. The tsunamis in the Indian Ocean in 2004 and Japan in 2011; 3. The risk of a catastrophic asteroid hitting the earth; 4. The question of climate ch...

February 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Experiments with : File Disposal – The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 as an Office Computer – and An Alternative to Expensive Litigation Software

...I think it’s a great way to organize those pesky facts! Just read “CaseMap 101”. It is NOT rocket science. n. The beauty of my spreadsheets, which, by the way, I have never used and do not warrant, is that anyone familiar with a spreadsheet can enter the witness name and contact data, document date and description, and other data. o. Once you have identified 5-10 legal and factual issues, you can link the data to the proper issue(s). p. You will...

February 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

An Example of Unbundling of Legal Services

...Provided him a copy of WV’s Alimony Statute. Gave him my handouts “Divorce 101”: https://wp.me/p4utce-4Q Ghost wrote his Answer to Divorce Petition, his counter-petition, his motion for temporary relief, his financial affidavit, his Bureau of Child Support mandatory application, affidavits of verification, and envelopes to take the original to the circuit clerk (signed only by him), his wife’s lawyer, and to the family court. Also, gave him “The...

April 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm

RURAL DIS-CONNECTIVITY: Part of WV’s Plight

...OTE 4-28-2018; I am struggling to learn the new editing platform, Gutenberg 101. But, in the interest of transparency, I wanted to mention that “Eddie” called a week or two ago, two weeks after his assistant promised, to say someone had sent him the link to this article. He solved one problem by bringing me a “sim card” to allow my new iPad Air to connect to my AT&T account and connect via cellular as well as Wi-Fi. Thanks Eddie. He insists we now...

April 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Burt’s Writing Rules (e-mails and memos)

...and sorry that I have not yet mastered the new WordPress editor “Gutenberg 101”. We must speak in direct voice. She was informed that people were saying bad things about her. No. Betty told Sally that Zack said she is a bitch. Better We speak in the proper number and tense. I done. No. I did. Yes They seen. No. They saw. Yes Prepositions are words such as of, to, by, before, without. A prepositional phrase requires a comma. As time goes by, Duffy...