Writing While Stressed

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. July 29, 2020 “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson A member of our Pro Se Support group on Facebook recently took some steps toward achieving greater protection of her children. Those steps included drafting some papers that she will file with […]

The Message of the Eagles

The Message of the Eagles by Sandra L. Brown, M.A. Copyright © 2017 by Sandra L. Brown, MA On the day that man’s justice would be bastardized, the day started as usual with spring on the edges of the morning, like fringe. The chickadees, cardinals, and gold finches were huddled around the feeder fighting for […]

The Trial by Franz Kafka

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Kafka’s The Trial by Sherri L. Renner, J.D. “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” -F. Kafka Franz Kafka’s The Trial is a surreal expression of angst and an unforgiving commentary on the law and the too-powerful people who administer it. The protagonist, Josef K., is […]

Justice has a Name: Marshall

Table of Contents US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Originally published Oct. 15, 2018. Updated June 13, 2019. Introduction Before being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States and becoming the first African-American Justice, Thurgood Marshall hammered out an epically distinguished legal career and […]

Should I Convince the Judge my Ex is a Narcissist?

Question I just listened to your interview posted from the WNAAD event. Thank you. It seems you suggest that litigants shouldn’t draw attention to the cluster b disorder, but bring up behavior facts. I understand that now, and although I have never called him any names or referred to him in public or even among […]

Nervous about Vocational Evaluation

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Question I am divorcing my husband of 37 years. I caught him on several different dating sites, and saw that he had used cut-and-paste to send untrue stories about me to these women to gain sympathy from them. I also noticed recently that a lot of our money is missing. All our children are grown. […]

The Ultimate CiGAR is the LawYou Logo

You might have noticed this already: LawYou’s logo is the Tombstone historic courthouse. I first visited Tombstone several years ago while I was in Arizona spending some time with family. Tombstone is a fun place to visit, as long as it’s not July or August. Tombstone got its start in 1877 as a shantytown built […]

From Terror to Triumph: How Jenna Overcame Her Anxiety and Won in Family Court

Jenna* had been embroiled in litigation with her ex-husband for years. Every so often he would bring some trivial matter to the court, painting Jenna as a bad parent, and always keeping her on edge. This time, Jenna’s ex had filed a motion, complaining that Jenna was making decisions about their children’s after-school activities without […]

Meaning of the Folds in the American Flag

Today I attended a Veterans’ Day ceremony, which included a folding of the American flag and reading of the meaning of each of the folds. In honor of the day and of our nation’s cherished veterans, I reproduce those meanings here: Previous Next The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The […]

C.R.’s Story of Legal Abuse

One day many years ago, C.R. met a handsome and charming man. That’s right – her nightmare began, as they often do, as a dream. You know the story: They were young and beautiful and he swept her off her feet with fireworks and dizzying chemistry. He lavished her with romance until C.R. felt loved […]