SingleDad interviews Fathers Right’s Lawyer, Jeffery Leving as this month’s featured, Ask A Lawyer Article. SingleDad asks Mr. Leving five important questions that matter most to men going through a divorce. Read more.
Ask a Lawyer: 5 Minutes and 5
with Jeffery Leving
1. What is the most
common mental mistake Men make when starting the process of divorce?
Answer: Men generally begin the divorce process feeling
guilty and responsible for the state of the dissolution of the marriage, even
if, for example, their wife is committing adultery and engaged in additional
significant marital misconduct. This emotionally prevents men from proactively
and critically preparing for divorce.
2. How important is
it for a Man going through a divorce to "match" his personality when choosing a
Family Law Attorney?
Answer: Matching is important. It is essential to retain an
attorney who philosophically supports your legal goals. For example, retaining
a pro-female attorney who thinks men should never be granted custody, in a case
where the man is seeking custody,
can be a recipe for disaster as I see it.
3. Depending on the
dynamics of a case, is there any advantage having a female attorney represent a
man in a divorce case?
Answer: Yes, if the attorney is philosophically pro-father
and supports your goals in the case and is also a highly skilled family law
attorney capable of legally representing you.
4. Many men worry
about divorce cases extending for long periods of time; what is your average
case time frames?
Answer: It depends on the complexity of the case and other
factors. Some cases are very complicated and some are not. If I become involved
in a case, which another lawyer has mishandled, it could extend the time needed
to resolve the issues because I will need to do damage control. Also, some cases in certain rural areas
move more swiftly than cases in larger urban areas and some judges move cases
through their dockets more quickly than others. Therefore it is important to understand the judge hearing
the case as well.
5. You are very
active and respected attorney in the Father’s Rights arena; how has that
notoriety played in your role as a father?
Answer: I co-authored the Illinois Joint Custody Law, which
has worked to my personal benefit as I enjoyed joint custody of my child based
on this important law. As a result of this I was able to maintain a close
father-child relationship and did not suffer the misfortune of becoming a
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