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At the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett , a California-based family law, consumer and bankruptcy virtual online  law practice, I receive numerous calls and inquiries from desperate  individuals seeking family-law legal representation, yet having little to no funds to pay an attorney. To illustrate my point, I received two such calls in just the last 24 hours alone! As is always the case, my heart breaks for these folks are in desperate need of legal assistance and because they have no-where else to turn.  What other options are available if an individual, in need of legal assistance, cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent their legal interests?  An option is legal coaching, a little known type of family-law legal representation. Continue reading →

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I am a family-based, California-licensed attorney. A family-based attorney is not the same as a “family-law attorney.” A family-based attorney seeks to address and assist the family with any legal issues that surround a typical family. Typical legal issues that touch an average family include financial and consumer issues (consumer law and probate law), probate and estate-planning issues (probate law) and, of course, family-law issues (family law). In my years of experience, I have learned that a typical family deals with many issues as a family; for instance, a person going through divorce, needing to consider bankruptcy in wake of their impending divorce and/or needing to consider short-sale or foreclosure for the family residence because they can no longer afford to keep up with payments. In other instances, a family having concerns regarding their elderly parents (Conservatorship law and/or probate law). I feel it important to have cross-over knowledge and experience of these additional legal issues in order to properly counsel my clients. Continue reading →