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Child Protective Service and the Cops: Don’t Talk to Either

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Child Custody|

Get If Utah Child Protective Services or the Utah Division of Child and Family Services comes to your door to ask you questions, you have a problem. My advice is this: Don't talk to them without an attorney present. So, tell them you'd be happy to speak with them, but you'll need to schedule a time [...]

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Tip for Law Students and Young Attorneys

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Attorney Marketing|

Here's a tip for law students and young attorneys looking for a law firm job. When you give a potential employer your resume, attach a one-page marketing plan that is specifically tailored to that potential employer. The marketing plan is what you will do to make that employer money, i.e., how you'll significantly increase firm revenues. [...]

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Divorce Attorneys and Jargon/Legalese

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Turns out attorneys who use jargon/legalese are often doing so because they're insecure. Using legalese is more about the attorney trying to sound smart than about communicating clearly with clients or the court. So, here's a hint for those looking to hire a divorce attorney: If the attorney uses legalese and you can't understand what the [...]

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Appearance on ABC4 about Increased Divorce Rates During COVID

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

https://www.abc4.com/gtu/are-divorce-rates-up-due-to-the-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR1UMwobDcNhPgpOk4fKUGUQ15w_MCZZWXFepi6643jnGDB7rQoR_sWFc9E Call Brown Law If you find yourself facing a Utah divorce or paternity situation, please call 801.685.9999 for an in-person consultation, or use our online scheduling tool.

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Can You Rephrase the Question, Please?

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

You're in a deposition, or at trial, and the attorney asks you a question. Problem is you don't know what the attorney's actually asking. Look, it happens. It happens a lot. Attorneys should be very good at asking questions because that's our job, but, often, we're not. Attorney questions can be long-winded and complex and hard [...]

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My Experience Testifying at Trial as an Attorney

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

I often give tips of clients about how to testify at trial or at a deposition. And, sometimes, they don't follow my advice and get jumbled up during their testimony. I'm here to tell you that's okay. I've now had the opportunity to testify a few times at trial, and it's not easy. I tend to [...]

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Top 3 Tips for Depositions

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Depositions can be scary. It's like testifying at trial, but the judge isn't there to keep the lawyers at bay. Here are some tips that can help you if you're going through a deposition in Utah. https://youtu.be/dUVUqC9A_PU Call Brown Law If you find yourself facing a Utah divorce or paternity situation, please call 801.685.9999 for an in-person [...]

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My Most Embarrassing Moment as a Divorce Attorney

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Being a divorce attorney is stressful and often difficult. Sometimes, you do things and then realize you were a jerk. Usually, you have the opportunity to apologize and make things better. And, sometimes, you don't. My most embarrassing moment as a divorce attorney stemmed from an opposing party not showing up to mediation. I had driven [...]

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Do I Get Depressed as a Divorce Attorney?

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Someone asked me if I get depressed working as a divorce attorney listening to so many people tell me about their broken marriages. The answer is, yes, sometimes. It gets to me. Not often, but it does. I can't help but be moved by the stories people tell me every day. Usually, I can deal well [...]

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Favorite Divorce Story: The Jason Bourne Service

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

I have accumulated a lot of good divorce stories over the years. This one, about serving a lady with divorce papers, is one of my favorites. https://youtu.be/gR3o_VNhuPU Call Brown Law If you find yourself facing a Utah divorce or paternity situation, please call 801.685.9999 for an in-person consultation, or use our online scheduling tool.

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