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LawInfo Adds Qualified Family Lawyers to its Free National Directory

San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2007

LawInfo has now added qualified family lawyers to its free online national directory. These attorneys are a part of LawInfo’s signature service, the Lead Counsel Program, which is designed to provide a simple and reliable way for anyone on the Web to find a pre-qualified, pre-screened attorney, such as a divorce attorney or adoption lawyer, quickly and easily. The Lead Counsel Program has resulted in the enhanced screening of attorneys’ credentials and has become a symbol of quality assurance for consumers searching for legal representation.

Family law is the area of law that deals with all aspects of family relations, including adoption, child custody and visitation, children’s rights, child support, divorce, spousal support (alimony), annulments, separation agreements, marital property division, elder law matters, estate planning, estates and trusts, wills and will contests, probate, insurance, cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, marriage and other legal issues pertinent to the family. A good family lawyer possesses the patience, judgment and necessary trial skills to fight for what is fair, while avoiding conflict and distress as much as possible during what is usually an emotionally challenging time. LawInfo’s new attorney directory can help anyone nationwide locate a qualified family attorney, representing both men and women, who can provide a compassionate, steady hand to protect a client’s rights while guiding them though complex and often tense legal issues.

In addition to offering a free national attorney directory, LawInfo.com has also designed a legal resource center that provides a quick and easy way to access free legal forms and documents, research thousands of legal FAQ’s, obtain document preparation services and locate legal experts throughout the nation–such as private investigators, bail bondsmen, process servers and paralegals. LawInfo.com also provides an SEO Package for attorneys and legal professionals crafted by a team of SEO specialists that integrates web design, content development and internet marketing with focused traffic-generation tactics.

For over a decade, LawInfo’s mission has been to assist the public in locating qualified attorneys and legal services. Founded in 1994, LawInfo is recognized nationwide as a leader within the legal community. In addition to listing a national directory in which to locate skilled divorce lawyers, LawInfo.com also provides access to the latest legal news, breaking reports on FDA-mandated recalls for defective drugs and dangerous products and supplies an index of experienced local and national attorneys who are handling such cases. Staffed by a dedicated team, LawInfo’s corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California, just thirty minutes north of San Diego.

For more information about Lead Counsel family attorneys, or LawInfo’s free legal resource center, call 1-800-397-3743 or visit http://www.lawinfo.com.

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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck P.C. Attorneys Named To 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers And Rising Stars List

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 9, 2010

The EISENBERG, ROTHWEILER, WINKLER, EISENBERG, & JECK P.C. attorneys on the Philadelphia Super Lawyers 2010 list include the following:

Stewart J. Eisenberg

Stewart J. Eisenberg is one of the premier trial lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and is currently the President of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and also serves on the Board of the American Association for Justice as one of the six trial lawyer representatives from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a founder and senior partner of the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., and has represented victims of catastrophic injuries and death for almost 30 years.

Kenneth M. Rothweiler

Kenneth M. Rothweiler is known as one of the top trial lawyers in Pennsylvania, having consistently achieved both seven and eight figure verdicts. Co-founder and senior partner, Rothweiler chairs the firm’s management committee. He is dedicated to complex personal injury litigation, and works primarily as a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer. He has tried more than 100 jury trials resulting in some of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania.

Nancy J. Winkler

For over twenty years, Nancy J. Winkler has represented individuals and their families as a Philadelphia personal injury attorney in the litigation of complex personal injury. Ms. Winkler currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and has served as the Chair for Fund Development from 2004-2006 and again from 2008-2009. co-author of a book entitled: Pennsylvania Automobile Litigation; Guidelines and Forms for the Trial Lawyer

Dino Privitera

Dino Privitera, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney and associate in the firm, concentrates his practice on the representation of plaintiffs in complex personal injury and products liability matters. Dino is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations.

Frederic S. Eisenberg

For more than two decades, Fredric S. Eisenberg has worked relentlessly in protecting the rights of seriously injured victims. After graduating in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania, he attended and graduated law school at Temple University School of Law in 1987. Eisenberg is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York Bar Associations. He has been routinely selected as a member of the Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania, a peer-selected group of practitioners from around the Commonwealth. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is restricted to attorneys who have secured million-dollar verdicts or settlements.

Rising Stars:

Daniel Sherry

Daniel, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney and associate in the firm, concentrates his practice almost exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in products liability and professional malpractice actions. He currently represents multiple families for injuries and fatalities received as a result of defective automobiles, tires, airbags, seatbelts, and child/infant seats, and has helped secure several multi-million dollar settlements in his relatively young career. Daniel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, as well as the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations. He has lectured to professional organizations regarding the scope and breadth of discovery in complex products liability cases.

“As a firm we are inordinately proud of so many of our attorneys being recognized as Super Lawyers”, says Stewart Eisenberg. “Their achievement reinforces the firm’s continued dedication to excellence in the practice of law.”

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, MN. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes Super Lawyers magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2010, Super Lawyers will reach more than 15 million readers. Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

The lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, and Jeck, P.C. have been recognized as among the leading plaintiff’s trial lawyers in the country concentrating in the field of catastrophic personal injury law and birth trauma injuries. The firm has been recognized as Super Lawyers by Philadelphia and Boston Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, and among the top plaintiff’s trial lawyers in the country by Lawdragon Magazine.

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San Francisco Family Lawyers at Heath-Newton Say to Follow the Three Rules of Prenuptial Agreements


San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011

When entering a partnership, making a concrete financial plan allows for a couple to protect loved ones and their assets, while strengthening their vows and commitment to each other. More than ever couples are opting for cohabitation over marriage and many need a solid financial plan to secure their mutual assets. The prenuptial agreement helps relieve present and future potential property disputes, while bringing the focus to the partnership and not the payment.

Premarital agreements are vital for couples who want to strengthen their relationships before marriage, said Heath-Newton, LLP managing partner Erik Newton. In this environment, family finances are more important than ever before, and a vast number of marriages end over financial issues. Proactive couples are keen to address these issues in advance by understanding their obligations to one another, and by discussing premarital agreements.

San Francisco Bay Area family law firm Heath-Newton, LLP recommends that all engaged couples sign a prenuptial agreement, but warns that a poorly done agreement can cause difficulties if it cannot be enforced. With the experience of over 400 family law cases, Heath-Newtons team of San Francisco divorce attorneys tells those interested in a useful prenuptial agreement to follow three basic rules.

First, both parties must be represented by an attorney, even if one of the parties is an attorney themselves. The case law has been quite clear on this score: when one party doesnt know what theyre getting into, the prenuptial agreement can be overturned.

Second, couples must give the process time. They must wait seven days between delivering the final draft of the agreement to each other and the signing of that draft. Also, its best to begin negotiations before the wedding invitations go out.

Third, full disclosure of each spouses financial picture is vital. When in doubt, one should over-disclose. Each person needs to know what she/he is getting into if the couple wants the agreement to be fair and enforceable.

Some couples sign prenuptial agreements that include terms they know arent enforceable. They do this because they wish to memorialize agreements in writing, whether or not California courts will uphold those agreements. Other couples care mostly about protecting assets in case of a future breakup, and so enforcement is a top priority.

I retained Mr. Erik Newton’s services after being surprised by a prenuptial agreement presented by my husband several weeks before our wedding date, said Heath-Newton, LLP client Deborah J. I spoke to several other lawyers before choosing Erik, who presented a wonderful, distinctive balance of personal concern, consideration for my spouse, and sharp expertise in the field. He helped me navigate through the scary legal jargon, and connect with my husband on the issues that mattered to usI’d highly recommend Erik for others seeking an attorney in prenuptial law.

Heath-Newton attorneys focus on all areas of family law and estate planning. What sets Heath-Newton, LLP apart from other law firms is that clients are shown how every choice affects their bottom line and every person in their family. Their straightforward process allows Heath-Newton attorneys to assess the issues, goals, and risks of a clients situation and then create a legal plan with which to move forward.

For more information about prenuptial agreements or any of Heath-Newton, LLPs services, please contact Heath-Newton, LLP by calling (415) 992-5038, visit their website at http://www.heathnewton-sf.com, or drop by their office located at 240 Stockton Street, Suite 400 in San Francisco, California.

About Heath-Newton, LLP

Heath-Newton, LLP is a San Francisco family law practice focused on families. Their attorneys pride themselves on working with clients from all backgrounds and lifestyles. Heath-Newton, LLP specializes in premarital agreements (prenups), same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships, divorce, child support, spousal support, adoption, and child custody in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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Fort Lauderdale and Miami Divorce Lawyers at the Law Offices of Isenberg & Nabat Launch New Website


Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

The Miami, FL law firm of Isenberg & Nabat recently launched their website, providing a valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients.

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on divorce and other areas of family law.

“At the Law Offices of Isenberg & Nabat, we seek to deliver professional and affordable legal service by resolving complicated domestic legal problems in a timely and practical manner, says senior partner, Attorney Douglas Isenberg.

Website visitors learn how the experienced Miami divorce attorneys at the law offices of Isenberg & Nabat can assist them with their legal issue. The firm has developed a reputation for maintaining high ethical standards while aggressively representing clients throughout Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida in divorce and family law matters.

Attorneys at the law offices of Isenberg & Nabat offer legal counsel primarily in the following areas:

Bucks County Family Law Firm Williams & Hand Selected as U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm


Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Bucks County family law firm Williams & Hand, P.C. has been selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm, ranking in the top tier of Philadelphia-area family law firms. The family law attorneys of Williams & Hand provide legal counseling and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading practitioners, and law firm demographic and background information. In total, just 13 Philadelphia-area domestic relations law firms were listed in the regions top tier.

We are honored to have our work recognized by our clients and peers in this way. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on providing experienced guidance, compassionate advice and powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients, said the firms founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, Esq. Our clients are often facing difficult life challenges while trying to protect their personal, familial and estate interests. It is our job to advocate on their behalf, provide them with thoughtful and thorough legal counsel, and apply our many years of experience to help them navigate the complex family law system.

Located in Doylestown, Pa., the domestic relations law firm, Williams & Hand, represents individuals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The firm is recognized for its strong knowledge of the local courts and attorneys and its record of success. Williams & Hands divorce lawyers are also trained in areas such as mediation and arbitration, custody dispute resolution and advanced matrimonial taxation strategies, enabling clients to receive coordinated services tailored to their individual needs.

To determine the 2012 Best Law Firm rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to evaluate law firm practice groups by addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Similarly, lawyers were asked to vote on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they considered the firm a worthy competitor. In addition to information from the client and lawyer surveys, the rankings incorporated the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 41,000 individual leading lawyers from across the country. Law firms also provided demographic and other relevant information to complete the process. The quantitative and qualitative data were then combined into an overall Best Law Firms score for each firm, which were compared to the scores of other firms in the same metropolitan area. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in their overall scores, a tiering system was used rather than ranking firms sequentially.

About Williams & Hand, P.C. Williams & Hand, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. Williams & Hands family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To find out more about Williams & Hand, visit http://www.williamshandlaw.com.

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Part 1: New Jersey Car Accident Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Warn of Teen Drinking & Driving in Recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week


Marlton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

October 14 through the 20th marks National Teen Driver Safety Week and in observance of this, the Toms River car accident attorneys at Console & Hollawell want all parents and teens to be aware of safe driving practices that could save your life. Console & Hollawell is doing a five-part series in honor of this national service:

The Personal Injury Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Urge Parents to be Diligent with Protecting Their Children at Home


Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

Parents, of course, always want what is best for their children, especially when it comes to protecting them from dangers. Despite this, almost 9,000,000 children 19 and younger are injured and 9,000 die as the result of these injuries, many of which could have been prevented, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).* Preventable injuries can occur almost anywhere: at the grocery store, while driving in a car, and even in your own home. While you may not be able to control the actions of other motorists or ensure that a retail establishment is free of hazards, you can do your part in preventing injuries within your house. That is why the New Jersey attorneys at Console & Hollawell, who have handled thousands of cases involving injuries to children, are urging all parents to be aware of the dangers that may be lurking just down your hallway.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently reported that this year they have already received reports of approximately 500 incidents where a child or adult was injured due to single-use laundry detergent packets.** These injuries most often stemmed from the detergent having contact with the eyes or due to consumption. The CPSC explained that since the packets are soluble in water, they can easily break open if a child puts the packet in their mouth or if their hands are wet when handling the packet. Some of the chemicals within the packet are toxic and consumption has left children experiencing extreme vomiting, loss of consciousness, breathing difficulty, fatigue, and swelling of the throat.

Richard P. Console, Jr., managing partner at the firm, feels that while parents are aware that certain items at home need to be kept from their children, it sometimes is so apparent that it is often overlooked.

Parents know that cleaning supplies, including laundry detergents, contain toxic chemicalsor at least they should, Console said. It boils down to not expecting that their children would attempt to eat these detergent pods and that if they did attempt, the parent would be able to stop them in time. Unfortunately, since the outer layer holding the detergent dissolves in liquid, the child need only mistake the packet for candy or a teething ring for one second before tragedy occurs.

Everyone should be aware of the dangers many household products can pose should they be congested, yet every day in the United States more than 300 children are treated in emergency rooms because of poisoning, according to the CDC.* Parents must make a strong effort to prevent accidents that can result in injuries at home in any way they can.

It would be irresponsible to assume that your child knows not to play with or attempt to consume products that could be harmful to them, Console said. The only way to ensure that these injuries do not befall your children is to keep these items stored where the kids cannot access them such as a high shelf or locked cabinet.

The injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell, P.C. have been protecting the rights of accident victims since 1994. They have seen firsthand what the effects of an accident in the home can cause and they remind all that if a child consumes these detergent packets to immediately contact the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poison Help at (800) 222-1222 or online at poisonhelp.hrsa.gov.

*http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/

**http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/390.pdf







Westminster Lawyers Releases New Infographic on Divorce Negotiations, Highlights Ways to Avoid Costly Litigation


Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

Family law specialists, Westminster Lawyers, recognise the inherent difficulties that result from the breakdown of a marriage. The Melbourne-based family law firm works consistently to provide resolutions that are efficient and effective. In line with Westminster Lawyers tireless commitment to its clients, the family law firm recently unveiled a new infographic on divorce negotiations on its website. The illustrated information is aimed at guiding couples on the verge of or going through a divorce with a quick look at what their options will be when agreements are reached and when contentions arise.

Westminster Lawyers outline the stages of divorce negotiation with a few possible outcomes. Working on the scenario of agreements being reached between both parties, the Melbourne-based family law firm illustrates the benefits of drawing up a binding financial agreement. The legal document must explicitly state the division of properties between the two parties. The infographic declares that the court need not approve the binding financial agreement.

The premier law firm states at length, If no agreement can be reached on the division of property, an application can be made to have your matter heard at court. However, this process is both costly and time consuming. We will always try to resolve your matter by way of agreement and issue to court only as a last option. Mediation and collaborative family law procedures are often used to assist parties to reach financial settlements in a dignified and cost-effective manner. We regard court proceedings as a last option.

When both parties are unable to reach an agreement, the infographic reveals Westminster Lawyers will still work towards dispute resolution before heading to court. Once that stage of the negotiation fails to result in an outcome for the parties, the expert family law firm will then represent clients in proceedings, either in Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court.

Through the latest infographic, Westminster Lawyers hope to achieve a cost-effective way for divorcing Australian couples to reach settlements so that an expensive and potentially contentious litigation in court would be avoided. However, when both parties are unable to reach an agreement on certain issues such as child support or spousal support, Westminster Lawyers are more than capable and prepared to take on decisive action in court.

Westminster Lawyers provide a full range of services for couples who want to get married, who want to enter into a relationship, and those who are seeking resolutions to a relationship breakdown. The expert family law firm prepares agreements and brokers negotiations that are designed to protect the assets and interests of their clients. Apart from divorce, Westminster Lawyers can assist clients in applications to move children to live in another state or country and/or applications to have children returned to their original country of residence, superannuation issues, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, wills and estate planning, and other issues that may require mediation or litigation.

Julian McDonald, one of Westminster Lawyers directors and accredited family law specialist and mediator, remarks, We recognise the emotional upheaval experienced by many people following the breakdown of a relationship. We strive to promote the interests of our clients during this challenging period.

To view the latest divorce negotiations infographic, go to the Westminster Lawyers website or contact the Westminster Lawyers for legal consultation on divorce and other issues concerning family law in Australia.







San Diego Divorce Lawyers at The Mens Legal Center Offering Free Consultation for the Age of 50 and Over Divorcees


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2013

For many years, the San Diego divorce attorneys at The Mens Legal Center have been representing husbands, fathers, and noncustodial parents. They have encountered many legal issues that include divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, spousal support, and many other types of cases. The firm in the past has represented and continues to represent clients of all ages. However, based on a published study that was conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University entitled; The Gray Divorce Revolution, the firm is offering a free initial consultation through the end of March 2013 to people over the age of 50 facing a divorce.

Researchers from this study found that one in four (more than 600,000) people over the age of 50 became divorced in 2009, when only one in ten people over the age of 50 became divorced in 1990. That has more than doubled in the last two decades. The study predicts that the rate will increase by more than 800,000 in 2030.

The San Diego divorce attorneys at The Mens Legal Center understand that a divorce at any age is an extremely difficult process. People who are over the age of 50 dealing with this situation, who want to make sure that their legal rights and interests are properly protected, should act quickly and take advantage of this offer.

About the Mens Legal Center

The Mens Legal Center is a San Diego family law firm whose attorneys dedicate themselves to representing and fighting for the legal rights of husbands, fathers, and noncustodial parents. The firm handles cases and legal issues that include military divorce, California divorce, separation, property division, child support, spousal support, child custody, child visitation, child support modification and high asset divorce cases, among other services.