January 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Mediation: Slipping Away?

Here is a link to the 115 of my blog articles where I mention the word “mediation”. You will notice several of them are linked to the terms “revise” or “revision”. That’s no coincidence. The following observations are mine alone. They are based on 25 years or so, of 47, of my  experiences with… View Article

January 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Thinking Outside the Box: Mankind and the Universe

There is no rule a small town lawyer cannot ponder his place in The Universe.

January 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Enforcing a Child Custody Agreement, With and Without the Court

Time and again I meet people who have been dealing with violations of their court-ordered parent plan who have no clue how to enforce it. They missed opportunity after opportunity to get things back on track, or, failing that, to set up the other side for a contempt or modification action. So, here is a… View Article

January 16, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Unbundling of Legal Services: a Low Cost Alternative

The concept of unbundling of legal services is simple and economical, but for some reason it took 20 years or so for WV to permit it. Here are several articles that I have written on the concept of paying a lawyer for a clearly defined job like ghostwriting a document or providing a behind the… View Article

January 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm

The Custody Revolution in WV

It is time for me to write a comprehensive blog article on various custody issues in WV. There have been big changes including a new WV Custody law. In the meantime, here is a useful link. I also need to speak of Adoption, Fostering to Adopt, Guardianship, Psychological Parent issues, Grandparents’ visitation, Abuse and Neglect,… View Article

January 14, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Personal Injury Essentials: Two to Bookmark

It only took a moment. There was a car stopped at the intersection. The next moment, it was in front of you, and your life was changed forever. Unlikely? Not so much, so perhaps you should take note of these two posts from my blog:    

January 13, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Fundamental Insurance Protection 2020

I am no insurance expert; for that, go to my friend and colleague Vince King, or even your friendly local insurance agent; someone like Robbie Skinner of Buckhannon. But, I am amazed at the paucity of real information that you get from Flo,  from her goofy sidekick, from the deep voice guy who sits in… View Article

January 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm

What’s Important In Life

  For over four decades, I have worked with people during some of their darkest times; recovering from injury or loss, their worlds falling down around them, or after destroying their own lives and their families’ with stupid mistakes. Above even that are the myriad crises and challenges of one’s own life and family. I… View Article

January 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Annual Review 2020

This time last year I published “Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer”, a 300 page distillation of 1400 pages and 360 blog articles written during a period of ten years.  For the next 30 days, I will select and publish each day, two of those articles, which are also chapters in my book. I… View Article

December 20, 2019 at 2:51 am

What Kind of Lawyer Do You Need?

What qualities do you need in your lawyer?