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Legal Nuts And Bolts
Motions For Reconsideration
12 minutes, 50 seconds

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I frequently see people thinking about or actually filing a motion for reconsideration rather than appeal. In this video, I cover why these are rarely a good idea, and why they are routinely denied. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
Relocation
21 minutes, 9 seconds

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I cover some of the details on how relocation works. Potter v. Potter: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=6998819986304062571 Schwartz v. Schwartz: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14419662648050425825 I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Computation of Time
15 minutes, 32 seconds

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In this video I cover the computation of time. Its really one of those things that need to be learned if you're going to be representing yourself since keeping up with court deadlines is so critical. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
Right Of Refusal
12 minutes, 30 seconds

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The term "right of refusal" describes one parent having the right to "refuse" having the child with them before the other parent hires a babysitter or otherwise finds substitute care for the common child. I cover the perils of consenting to right of refusal in a high conflict child custody case. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Overcoming Lies And Moving Forward
15 minutes, 22 seconds

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In this video I cover the perils of focusing too much on the lies of the past. It is absolutely critical that people understand that Courts move primarily in one direction: forward. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Why Lawyers Don't Understand
6 minutes, 32 seconds

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In this video I discuss some of the reasons lawyers don't understand what its like to represent yourself as a non-lawyer. This is a generalization, so of course there will be exceptions. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
Evaluating Mental Health
12 minutes, 58 seconds

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In this video I cover the difference between diagnosing and evaluating mental health. It can be useful to compare and contrast an adverse party's mental health in a child custody case, but you have to do it with an open mind, be willing to change your mind, and most of all, not bring it up in court! Dad's Surviving Divorce: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUXEHz3OECVwLz1X-SNM4lw I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
Spouse Testifying
11 minutes, 17 seconds

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This video covers some of the perils of having a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, mother, father, or anyone else very close to you testify in court. It can work but its something you should think carefully about. Usually its best to have these types of witnesses questioned by a lawyer (and not yourself). I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
"Gotcha!" Litigation
10 minutes, 29 seconds

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In this video I cover the "GOTCHA!" attitude of child custody litigation that some people can have, and as a side note I also go into some of the perils of bankrolling other people's cases. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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High Conflict Child Custody
Keeping Journals
6 minutes, 33 seconds

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In this video I set things straight on the effectiveness of keeping journals. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Return Of Cost Bond
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This is a quick appeal stressing the importance of getting your cost bond back! After an appeal (in Nevada, check your own State to make sure this applies) you can usually get part or all of your cost bond back. The cost bond is $500, a chunk of change to say the least. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Avoid Making Assumptions
5 minutes, 22 seconds

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In this video I emphasize not making assumptions, and not letting a victory or defeat unduly influence anything else you have to bring to the court's attention later on. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Continuances, Extensions, And Shortening Time
6 minutes, 31 seconds

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I cover a few of these minor tools that tend to come up in any case. Continuances basically push back a hearing date; extensions extend or enlarge the amount of time to respond to a deadline, and "shortening time" motions do the opposite. The rules governing these tools is highly localized and can vary wildly. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Its Your Job To Take Action
6 minutes, 11 seconds

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In this video I cover the perils of expecting the judge to take the initiative on your case. This rarely ever goes well.The judge rarely has any idea as to what's going on in your life or even what local child protection agencies are doing. Its your job to take action in the case. Its your job to tell the judge what's going on. Its your job to ask for relief. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Jurisdiction Divested On Appeal
4 minutes, 51 seconds

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In this video I cover the court being divested of jurisdiction when you file a notice of appeal; and, the procedural perils that crop up when you need issues resolved pending appeal. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Paper Trails
2 minutes, 57 seconds

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In this video I discuss the importance of favoring paper trails over "trusting" your adversary. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Can Do vs. Should Do
4 minutes, 57 seconds

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In this video I cover the importance of doing what you should over doing what you can. Quite a few times when I was representing myself there were multiple ways to get something done. Its important to choose the low-conflict option. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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Policy vs. The Law
3 minutes, 51 seconds

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In this video I cover the difference between arguing policy and arguing law. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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The Common Law
6 minutes, 29 seconds

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In this video I cover the common law in a nut shell and address some of the misunderstandings people might have of it. I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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The Constitution
10 minutes, 23 seconds

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In this video I cover the Constitution and its general purpose and role. I don't go into a lot of detail because its such a complex and deep topic, but at the very least I cover some important principles and I bring up a case where I used it to positive effect. Falconi v. Secretary of State: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13182654401331056628 I'm not an attorney. Nothing in this video is intended to constitute legal advice. For inquiries, feel free to contact me through www.theproperperson.com

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