(Closed) Would you trust these “lawyers”? Please don’t think I’m stupid.

posted 7 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Should I hire one of the lawyers from the web pages?
    No. Look for somebody else. : (1 votes)
    17 %
    If the BBB gave them good grades than go for it. : (0 votes)
    Process the divorce yourself. : (2 votes)
    33 %
    Other (I'll explain below). : (3 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I can’t vouch for any lawyers, but I suggest that you also post this on the local board for Nevada. You may get a quicker response.

    Reno/Lake Tahoe

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    yikes! You might want to look up common law divorces. I know zero about them but you might be able to proove that you are already divorced or something. I hop it works out!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    What I would do, actually, is call or look on the website of the Nevada Bar Association and see if they have many complaints against them.

    Now, I am a lawyer in a moderately fancy law firm and should say it is good to get individual attention, but really, the people who run these kinds of shops are performing a needed service.  You seem like you would fit the bill.  Check them out a bit more, but it actually doesn’t look like such a bad idea.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    Divorce law is also not super complicated – in your kind of situation.  You migth not need a lawyer.  I would just research the law on the rules of getting a divorce and residency etc. – it might well just be a matter of sending some papers.  Can your ex show up in court?

    Post # 8
    Member
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    BTW, just looking at the website, it appears that you have to live there for six weeks. Yikes! Are you sure you are a good candidate, or do you have other info?

    Post # 9
    Member
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Nevada actually makes it very easy for you to prepare and file the forms yourself.  The office of the Clark County Court has a comprehensive help center that provides step by step instructions and pre-packaged sets of documents for you to fill out. 

    The residence requirement, though, is at least six weeks, not one.

    http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/shc/Divorce/self_help_choose.htm

    Post # 11
    Member
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @sillysil: Eek. While I doubt anyone will ever find out, I would not advise asking a friend to lie under penalty of perjury.

    Where do you live currently?

    Post # 12
    Member
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @sillysil:  Lying = bad idea.  Very.  Perjury is a crime.  The risk may be small, but do you want to expose a friend to the consequences if you happen to be found out?

    Post # 13
    Member
    11328 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d try the Nevada Bar Association and see if they can recommend someone, or tell you if those people are legit. Volume firms like that are not necessarily bad. But you do want to make sure that you’re getting what you paid for. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    10369 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Your husband could use your lie/purgery to nulify the divorce and possibly go after you for alimony/assets if things ever turned nasty. I would recommend NOT doing that.

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