The series of articles explains the legal authorities, policy, and procedural points we used to effectively defend a Vietnam War veteran who was a military retiree. Despite having divorced him six years prior in Hawaii, his ex-wife was attempting to secure half of his military retired pay and spousal benefits here in Virginia. Although we are always pleased to see our clients reach a positive result, we felt bad for the ex-wife, who had received poor legal advice from her solicitor in the initial divorce action in Hawaii, advice that led to poor decisions that the Virginia Court considered to bind her permanently. The judge ruled in our favour, telling the ex-wife that instead of suing her ex-husband, she should sue the Hawaii attorney who represented her in the divorce.Learn more by visiting Mequon Divorce Lawyers Association
If you know a lawyer, ask for a recommendation for a successful divorce attorney. He or she would almost certainly know someone, or many people, who dedicate a large portion of their legal practise to separation and divorce, as well as related issues. For example, I’ve been managing divorce and separation cases for 30 years and have a stellar reputation in the legal community. Any divorce lawyer worth his or her salt should have a solid reputation with his or her peers. Lawyers usually know who is good for a certain form of situation, and they definitely know who they would consult if they were going through a divorce.
The Yellow Pages and the internet, while not ideal sources of knowledge, can be a good place to start looking for attorney names. Divorce, military divorce, and similar areas such as custody and support or property division are not areas in which lawyers seek cases, and they definitely do not devote a large portion of their practise to those areas. Ads that contain a laundry list of anything under the sun should be avoided. “A jack of all trades and master of none,” as the saying goes.