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Whenever you are experiencing a family law issue, you will likely wish to hire a San Diego divorce attorney. You will not be short of options, so how do you choose which one is right for you? You will want to make sure you make the correct choice, knowing how much of your future you’re going to be entrusting to them.
Your initial consultation is possibly the most important meeting of your entire case. During your consultation, you will have the undivided attention of your attorney to give them as many details about your case as possible. This serves two purposes: it allows your lawyer to analyze your case and provide you with the best possible individually-tailored advice, and it helps both of you determine if you wish to work together.
The latter point is extremely important. If you feel as though the attorney you are meeting with may not have your best interests at heart or you don’t necessarily feel comfortable with them in any way, you should choose to move on and pursue other options.
Likewise, if your attorney feels as though you have unrealistic goals for your case and refuse to budge away from them, they may choose to decline your case. This means there are two important things you should bring to your consultation: a set of goals, and an open mind. Your attorney’s job is to mold those goals in to optimistic, but achievable expectations for your case, which requires you to be open-minded and flexible. If something regarding your case is important to you, be sure to make it known, and your attorney should listen, but likewise their job is to provide you with a realistic picture for your case.
A consultation usually lasts roughly an hour, and can take place either over the phone or in-person, whichever is most convenient for you. While it is important that you come prepared with a list of questions regarding your case, most attorneys will also provide you with the ability to call and ask any further questions that may arise. When you feel completely comfortable with a particular lawyer, then you should absolutely hire them and give them the opportunity to represent you in your case.
At Fair Cadora, we proudly offer free initial consultations to all new clients looking to retain legal assistance. Our team of experienced attorneys have demonstrated exceptional legal knowledge and ability that we can put to work on your behalf. Attorney Lauren Fair has even been named a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, demonstrating her exceptional ability, standing with her peers, and dedication to the needs of her clients.
Please call the firm today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
Posted By Fair Cadora, APC
When Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States in January 2017, he will become the first President in history to have been divorced multiple times. Melania, his current spouse, is his third marriage. This is a big change for the Presidential role, where past marriages have been remarkably stable throughout our national history.
To date, we have only had one divorcee president: Ronald Reagan. Very few people actually remember this fact about our 40th President, but he actually divorced his first wife early in his life. His second marriage to Nancy Reagan was so iconic and solid that it had very little effect on voter opinion.
Political Power of a Stable Marriage
Political scientists have long known the power that the appearance of a stable and functional marriage can have on a politician’s career. It is for this reason that we see marriages in politics continue to hold themselves together even in the face of a publically-exposed affair.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is one example of a President who was discovered having an affair, but he and his wife agreed to keep their marriage together for the sake of their political careers.
The same can be said for a more recent example: the Clinton family. Our 42nd President, Bill Clinton, underwent an investigation and was almost forced to resign after he was found guilty of sexual acts inside the oval office with a White House intern. His wife, Hillary, stayed quiet and stood by her husband throughout the scandal and she very nearly became the first female President herself after a long political career.
Some Presidents also lost their wives during their terms in office. John Tyler and Woodrow Wilson both became widowers, and both remarried while in the Oval Office.
To this day we have still only had one President who never married. James Buchannan held onto his “bachelor” title for his entire life. However, recent historical scholars have suggested that there may have been an alternative motivation for this: James Buchanan may have been gay. Considering that this would have been socially tumultuous in the mid-1800’s Buchannan would have had great motivation to keep this quiet.
At Fair Cadora, APC, our team of experienced San Diego divorce attorneys may be able to provide you with quality representation during your divorce proceedings. Attorney Lauren Fair has been named a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, allowing her to provide her team and your case with a deep and detailed knowledge that few other attorneys can match. We get to know our clients personally and place their needs first in every case we take, allowing us to fight for the best possible outcome on their behalf.
Please contact the firm today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.