Updated on: 7/24/2015
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This is because the Davis Law Group wants to protect you and our attorneys. We want the best outcome for any endeavor you engage in, legal or otherwise, which is why we make it clear that we are not your legal counsel until you sign a contract (that’s also why we work on a contingency fee arrangement, which means that we only get paid if you do).
The internet, on the other hand, does not always want what’s best for you. According to Nicholas Carr, “[t]he Internet is an interruption system. It seizes our attention only to scramble it.”
Man Asks Reddit for Legal Advice on Divorce
Maybe that explains why some scrambled people ask anonymous, unqualified reddit users for legal advice as seen in this story from Samer Kalaf. It turns out the internet is the sort of place where you can ask for a way to ruin your ex’s legal prospects and people will end up debating the end to a television show.
The original reddit post (by a user calling himself "antons_key") has been deleted, but he sought out some advice for hiring a divorce lawyer. A stranger told him to try to loophole his wife out of her rights by consulting with all the family lawyers nearby before she could. This would hamstring all of her legal efforts; the attorneys antons_key talked with would have a conflict of interest on their hands if she called them.
Antons_key then posted in this same forum asking what to do when his stratagem was discovered by his wife’s attorneys and he was served with motions to pay some of their fees for this inept chicanery.
He asked for more legal advice. From the same place. The advice he got this time was a debate about the ending of HBO's The Sopranos.
This is why consulting with an attorney who doesn’t hide behind anonymity is so important for retaining your legal rights. We’re proud of what we’ve done for our clients at the Davis Law Group.