Which state has jurisdiction over divorce?
A: The home state of the child has custody jurisdiction, unless one state asserts continuing jurisdiction. The state that rendered the original custody decree can assert jurisdiction in any modification proceeding as long as one of the parties remains a resident and that state has jurisdiction under its own laws.
Do Lawyers sleep with clients?
In the US, most states have rules against lawyers sleeping with their clients, unless they had a pre-existing relationship. Lawyers can very much be like therapists and it is easy to transfer feelings to them. And again, no ethical lawyer is going to start sleeping with their client during representation.
Can lawyers be friends with clients?
It is well known that lawyers routinely act for friends and family. Lawyers often act for clients who originally were known to them as private acquaintances, and clients regularly choose lawyers on the recommendation of a mutual friend of both the client and lawyer. Lawyers also form friendships with their clients.
Can lawyers have beards?
If you’re a litigator with a beard, you may want to shave it off before trial. According to one 2007 review by a trial consultant, jurors generally prefer beardless attorneys, though beards can give some a “scholarly” air. If you’re about to go to trial before 12 beardless men, consider a shave.