Managing Your Lawyer

The Do-It-Yourself Divorce

I have long been convinced that with a few scalpels and clamps that I could remove my own appendix in a pinch. But that conviction does not mean that it is a good idea to attempt, nor does it mean I could survive the operation. And so it goes with many of life’s tasks...

Lawyers and Unnecessary Pain

Although I am not a great fan of divorce lawyers, I generally do not go out of my way to vilify them. I think that their organizational and professional culture is essentially destructive. They have inherited a system that is a poor fit with its task of disassembling...

Should I Fire My Lawyer?

About half of divorcing people report that they are unhappy with their lawyers and ask themselves "Should I fire my lawyer?" Some are so unhappy that they fire their lawyer and hire another one. And some of those people find that they are just as unhappy with the new...