Creating a financial legacy is very important in people’s lives. It is so important in fact, that if you never did anything to be concerned with your children’s financial future, chances are, they may be worse off that you ever were.

This combined with poor well actually no financial management led me to financial devastation. I could deny all of this and base it on something else, yet I would still know the truth. When I made this choice I had no idea of the impact it would have on my life. I knew it would be tough, I just figured it would take me less time to achieve the level of success and monetization I wanted if I could dedicate all of my energy into my business.

Question the lawyer’s philosophy, case management skills and style of presentation. This will allow you to understand the correlation between your individual case and how it would relate to the outcome of the divorce proceedings. Not every lawyer will be perfect for every case. That’s a proven fact that’s been established in many court cases before yours.

You need a new Social Security lawyer, but you hired the wrong one once. Unfortunately, firing a lawyer can be a problem. Not in the actual firing, but in the hiring of your next one. Some lawyers try to avoid taking cases from another lawyer; they consider it almost like “case stealing.” There are other reasons, namely how much your case is worth. If you’re pretty far along in your case, the lawyer may make less money. On the other hand, many lawyers are more than willing to help a new client even after another lawyer is fired. It differs from person to person.

The first thing you need to do is determine what type of lawyer you need based on your legal issue. The categories of lawyers are varied but include civil law, family law, criminal law and taxation law.

NOT ASKING TO READ A DOCUMENT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT. Whether it’s the fee agreement, a lease, an affidavit or a pleading, just because the document is presented to you by your lawyer, does not mean you should not read it carefully and ask questions about anything you do not understand. If the document is not correct or contains errors or omissions, you should bring those to the attention of your cashflow.

Okay, now the tough question. Which number is bigger – the total income or total expenses for each month? Be honest with yourself. If you are spending more every month than you are making, you need to develop a budget NOW!

SECOND OPINION – When she became dissatisfied with the progress of her case, she could have sought a second opinion and considered changing counsel before the lawyer moved to withdraw from the case, or at least before the lawyer filed suit over the fees. In fact, when the case was dismissed by the court for inaction, she should have sought a second opinion and considered changing counsel and asking for the return of her retainer.