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Bad Legal Advice: taking advice from friends, relatives & coworkers vs. taking advice of a lawyer Posted on August 29, 2012, by

Over on my How to Use a Lawyer blog, I posted a blog with the title above.  For some reason, this seems to continue to happen all the time, but especially in family law matters, where everyone else seems to know better.

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3 Responses to "Bad Legal Advice: taking advice from friends, relatives & coworkers vs. taking advice of a lawyer"

  1. darinda says:

    I have three girls that I love dearly my first child was taken in florida I faught to keep her and they then convinced me that I had no choice but to give her up so I said I wasn’t going to and asked them if my sister can take care of her intell they feel im a fit mother so my sister had her and I was going to see her and giving her money for her and all the sudden she started getting distant I relize then the papers they had me sign were not papers for her to take her to doctors and her needs they were my parental rights my sister than took my child and left to az so I packed my children up and moved to az where there grandmother stays now my sister has all the rights to determine on wether my daughters can see each other or not so thanks to grandma they see each other every wendsday my sister now has no established living and is not providing to well for my child I want to be able to help her and I want my daughter to know that I love her I don’t want her to think im staying away cause I don’t love sister has all control and I don’t know what I can do am I allowed to have visitation rights . theres other sittuations that my daughter is living in that I know of that I wouldn’t approve to but I don’t know if I have any rights to do anything about please can you help me with advice I have already went back to florida to gain my parental rights lawyer say they cant help me I don’t know what more to do I don’t want my daughter to have a bad life with hatred in thinking her mother didn’t love her. do I have the right to file visitation?

    • Dear Darinda,

      Thank you for sharing your situation. I can only comment on your case as far as the information you have provided and according to Utah law; as such, what I share here is cannot be used as legal advice for your particular situation but only legal information strictly limited to the facts you have shared.

      You need to consult with a lawyer in AZ where you and your daughter live. Good luck.

      This reply is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

  2. It is always a much better idea to get the advice of a professional rather than trusting what family and friends have to say. Their hearts are in the right place, but they just don’t have the experience to give you the help you need.

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