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December 1, 2021

A Legal Blog: Perspectives of a Small Town (WV) Lawyer

I wrote my first blog article in 2008. Then I rested. A year later, as we regrouped from the “great recession”, I began to publish what I know:  Tips in Law Office Management.  Personal Injury Law and Practice. Family Law and Related Topics. The “Ins and Outs” of Civil Litigation.   Law Office Technology.  Forms, Checklists,… View Article

November 18, 2021

WHAT ARE THE “RIGHTS” OF UNMARRIED PARENTS?

  Recently I was asked about the “rights of an unmarried father”. An answer to that question must include reference to two other issues, the “rights of the unmarried mother”, and, generally, the property rights, vis-à-vis one another, of people who decide to reside together without marriage. An unmarried couple that splits up will not… View Article

November 10, 2021

Our Amazing Solar System

I share with my readers a video I completed today on our solar system. “Our Amazing Solar System“: https://youtu.be/Dbx1LaBegAc Of course, it is for our grandchildren, and for anyone who may enjoy it or learn from it.  The relevance to my blog is that a lawyer needs to communicate, research, organize, and market. This YouTube video… View Article

October 30, 2021

Why I like Snagit and Pathagoras

Recently, I posted about four “cool tools” for researchers, editors, and producers of content (which should mean most of us). I compared them to easy-to-use and maintain light battery-powered hand-tools by Kobalt and Stihl. It is a good analogy because those tools, especially Snagit, are light, easy to use, and affordable. I found the new… View Article

October 19, 2021

Four Cool Tools: October, 2021: For Research, Presentations, Organizing, and Planning.

NOTE: YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON THE LIVE  WINDOW > IMMEDIATELY BELOW, YOU CAN ALSO SCROLL THROUGH THE SLIDES FROM THE POWERPOINT BELOW THAT.   

October 1, 2021

Child Custody in WV: an Update of “The Maze”

This is a short update of my 2016 article,  “The Maze of Child Custody in WV”. https://hunterlawfirm.net/the-maze-of-wv-child-custody-issues-just-dropping-crumbs-wont-get-you-out/ Just a summary and update. In WV the Family Court has primary jurisdiction of children’s issues, sharing of time, access to records, and decision making for married and unmarried parents. The appellate Court for Family Court, which also… View Article

September 24, 2021

Checklist for Family Court Litigants: Initial Hearing.

_____ Have a pen and a pad to write notes and questions to your attorney. _____ Be sure you have listened to your attorney and his staff carefully and told them the truth. _____ Don’t let your lawyer learn about that DUI, drug bust, or domestic battery conviction from the other side. No, “I didn’t… View Article

September 17, 2021

HOW DOES A “GOOD LAWYER” STAY HEALTHY AND FIT FOR A LONG CAREER?

How does a good lawyer stay healthy and fit for a long career? Short answer: luck! As I finish my 50th year in practice with no immediate plans for retirement, I believe I have some insights into staying healthy and fit which I share, in summary, below: Most immediate for this moment in time is… View Article

August 18, 2021

Keeping Our Perspective: 2021, A Reading Life

The sign in front of Worlds of Books, Kent Ct.  I remind my readers that there’s a LOT of practical, informative, and “how-to”, guidance in my fully-searchable1500 blog pages and 450 blog articles. This post and my prior post on “Our Recommitment to Excellence” are written during a short “vacation” which for me includes listening… View Article

August 9, 2021

Our Recommitment to Excellence 2021

More than a dozen years ago, as we were contemplating our future as we absorbed and recovered from the great financial crisis which substantially reduced our net worth and extended the path of my working life, I began my blog. After 10 years of recovery, I finally returned my hourly rate to where it had… View Article