Selecting a divorce lawyer to handle your family law case is a very important decision. The following are a few important criteria to help in finding the right dispute lawyer.
Experience and Focus
Any dispute lawyer you consider should have substantial experience in handling divorce cases in your location. An experienced divorce lawyer will know the tendencies of the various jurisdictions in your jurisdiction and should be able to use this knowledge to your advantage. Additionally, that lawyer should practice primarily in the field of divorce law. Often people will hire a lawyer who practices primarily in some other area, thinking that any lawyer will do. However, divorce law is a very specialized field that requires particular skills and experience in order to have a likelihood of reaching a successful conclusion.
Past Client Testimonials
Perhaps the best way to decide which divorce lawyer to use for your divorce case is to find out what former clients have to say about that lawyer. While divorce is never an enjoyable process, some divorce lawyers have more success at satisfying their clients than others. If you do not know someone who has been a client of that particular divorce lawyer, you should consider asking the lawyer for a list of clients that you can contact who can describe their experience with the lawyer. While client confidentiality is important, any good experienced divorce lawyer should have at least a few former clients who are willing to vouch for him or her.
When a client becomes dissatisfied with a divorce lawyer, one of the most common complaints is that they were unable to communicate with the lawyer. It is very important that your divorce lawyer be accessible and prompt in responding to your phone calls, emails, and requests for meetings. While you can ask the divorce lawyer about their office policy, this is another area where you can best evaluate the dispute lawyer by hearing what former clients have to say.
If a former client of the lawyer tells you that they found it very difficult to contact the attorney, or that the lawyer either did not return calls or respond to emails or would take several days to do so, you should absolutely avoid that lawyer. Divorce is an unpleasant and frustrating process under the best of circumstances. If you are unable to reach your divorce attorney, or at least someone on his or her staff, the frustration level can increase exponentially.
When you make your initial appointment with the divorce attorney, you should inquire about a consultation fee. Some lawyers do brief preliminary consultations for free, although most experienced divorce lawyers will charge between $ 100.00 and $ 200.00 as a consultation fee, or will charge their normal hourly rate.
For example, I charge a flat $ 100.00 consultation fee with no additional hourly charges, regardless of the length of the meeting. Essentially, the consultation fee is to "weed out" those people who are not serious about the possibility of hiring me. Given that my normal hourly rate is $ 200.00 / hour and the usual typical consultation takes about 90 minutes, the charge for my consultation is significantly discounted. Therefore, you should not let a consultation fee scare you away from interviewing a particular lawyer.
During the consultation it is vitally important that you have a candid discussion with the prospective divorce lawyer about fees and what you can expect. Typically, an experienced divorce lawyer will require the payment of a substantial retention up front, against which lawyer's hourly rate and expenses will be charged. You should find out that that lawyer's hourly rate is, what the up front retainer will be, whatever any portion of the retainer is refundable if it is not exhausted, and how often you can expect to receive invoices that detail their hourly charges and expenses. You also will want to know how detailed the invoices are. Once again, this is another area where you can get excellent information from those people who have been clients of that dispute lawyer.
While all the above issues are important, there is one final question you should ask yourself before hiring a divorce lawyer. Are you comfortable with that lawyer and are you confident in his or her abilities? If the answer is anything other than a resounding "yes," you should keep looking. Your case is too important to entrust to someone who does not inspire your confidence.
For most beginners at guitar playing, the first goal is to learn some easy songs to play on the guitar. And one of the main challenges here is learning all the guitar chords needed in order to be able to play those songs.
And that’s not always an easy thing to accomplish. Many songs uses chords that seem to have been invented for no other reason than to make it impossible to play. No wonder you give up on those songs. They have to wait until you get better at guitar playing.
The Chord progression G-Em-C-D is a common (big understatement!) sequence all over the world, in all sorts of music styles. You can of course transpose to other chords, like C-Am-F-G or D-Bm-G-A and so on. Another way to “transpose” a song that not fits your voice is to use a capo at any fret you like.
I have compiled a little list of songs that I found that uses these chords. Many of them uses the progression all the way through the entire song, others are played with variations. And a few of them uses other chords as well.
So here it is, my small gift to those of you who can’t find easy songs to play on guitar.
Here are the chords again, with two additional variations.
(C-Am-F-G), (G-Em-C-D), (D-Bm-G-A)
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Heart and Soul – Hoagy Carmichael
The Thin Ice – Pink Floyd
Earth Angel – The Penguins (in family guy, back to the future etc.)
Donna – Ritchie Valens
Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler
Every Breath You Take – The Police
The Living Daylights – a-Ha
Those Magic Changes and Beauty School Dropout – from Grease
Leader of the Pack
You Send Me
Blue Moon – Chris Isaak
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Carpenters
Bubble Goose – Wyclef Jean
Teenager in Love – Dion & The Belmonts(?)
Fly On The Wings Of Love – The Olsen Brothers
Bus Station – Tom Russell
Heart Of Gold – Neil young
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
I’ve just seen a face – The Beatles
Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis (I think?)
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Baby – Justin Bieber
Mary’s Song- Taylor Swift
Jump then Fall- Taylor Swift
Wrapped in your Arms- Fireflight
This magic moment
Up on the roof- The Drifters
Wonderful world – Herman Hermits
Lovers moon – Glenn Frye – My new favorite.
She will be loved – Maroon 5
His Latest Flame – Elvis.
I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield.
End Of The Line – Traveling Wilburys.
Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary
Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Pete Seeger
Look at the first song in this list. In all its simplicity “Stand By Me” is a fantastic song, and it has travelled with me through all these years. And it’s a very easy song to play on guitar.
If you like that song I’ll show you a very special version of it, at my website.
What is Extenze? Would you want to try it? Should you be scared of Extenze side effects? Have you heard comments from friends who have used Extenze?
Extenze is a male enhancement pill and some may have not heard about it yet. It is designed for men to increase their chances of fulfilling sexual satisfaction. Some used it for erectile dysfunctions, decreased libido or to make their penis bigger. Claims of gaining inches on their penis’ size and girth are posted on Extenze websites. If you consider these comments in choosing the right pill for you, you might want to visit their website.
Some enhancement pills were reported to cause nausea, palpitations, difficulty of breathing and upset stomach. Others on the other hand were formulated in a way that decreases the concentration of the harmful substances to eliminate risks for side effects. Sometimes it affects the potency of the pill and creates no results at all and is categorized as placebo. Some are so potent but are not advised for specific individuals since they bring about harmful side effects. People who are considered unhealthy or those who have diseases are not advised to use some of the enhancement pills.
The pills are processed by the liver in order to distribute it to the body and the kidney works to excrete the by-products. People who have kidney and liver diseases will not be able to normally synthesize the pill and eliminate the unnecessary components. It could lead to toxicity or even death. Heart problems are also considered. Some pills affect the blood flow not only to the penis but to the whole body and the heart might not be able to cope with this kind of change.
According to its manufacturer and distributors, Extenze has low concentration of its ingredients. It is for consumers to be able to tolerate the pills. Some who have used it for weeks or months attest that they have not experienced a single side effect but experienced its awesome benefits.
Could it really be zero risk for this product? Are Extenze side effects truly non-existent? There are ways for us to find the answer and learn more. Thorough research and reading will definitely lead us to finding the truth about Extenze. Men who want to try the product have the option of consulting a physician or an expert for this matter to get an in-depth understanding for the product.
When you write and post content, there are several different results that you expect to achieve. One of those results is engagement with your readers. Ironically, that is the easy part. What is much more difficult is measuring the engagement in a way that gives you a clear understanding if what you are doing is working effectively.
The vagueness of the term, “engagement”
When it comes to a typical conversation that you might have with another person (face to face), you probably have a good idea about what engagement is. You converse with the other person and the conversation is exciting and compelling. Both you and the other person are interested in what you both have to say. You have succeeded at engaging each other. However, as obvious as it may be in that context, it may be much more difficult to determine engagement online. Basically, you need to figure out if your content is engaging in general.
What is content reach?
What is meant by the term, “content reach” is the number of readers who read your content, even if they don’t read it all the way to the end. Of course, if a person reads your content for three seconds and then walks away, how much good does it actually do you and your business? It is not particularly useful. In fact, to take it one step further, it is practically meaningless because if the person is not willing to read your content all the way to the end, there is no chance that the person will share your content with anyone else.
Your goal is that the person reads your content (and, of course, becomes highly engaged) and wants to continue to read what you are sharing on an ongoing, long-term basis. That is one of the many good ways that you build a solid relationship with the other person.
A better solution
One of the extremely important elements to your content is your call-to-action (CTA). Your CTA should tell your readers exactly what you want them to do. Interestingly, they will probably be willing to do whatever you want. That is exactly why your CTA needs to be as effective as it can possibly be. Part of your CTA should be gathering contact information of your readers. That way, you will be able to keep in close contact with them. That is a way to determine how well your content is doing with those readers.
Don’t mistake the amount of time spent for the actual engagement
If you can track how much time a person spent on your content page, it is a measure of how much he or she was reading. However, with that said, if a person spends two minutes on your page, that doesn’t go a long way to saying that he or she actually read your content from beginning to end. It is just not enough time for most people (unless that person is an amazing speed reader).
Of course, a positive thing that you can say in that case is that the person didn’t leave right away. That should count for something. Sometimes, in that situation, what seems as though the person is staying on your page for a long time may be giving you a false impression. Perhaps, that person walked away while still on the page and came back quite a while later. There are several possible explanations.
Just because a person is sharing doesn’t mean that the person is reading
That seems rather ironic but the fact is that you can read the first sentence of a particular piece of content and consider it good enough to share with others. However, you may not have read any more than that first sentence. How crazy is that? Of course, you want your readers to share your content; however, you also want them to read your content regularly. One thing that is for sure is that a person will not leave a comment, question, etc, regarding your content if that person is not engaged. That is just a fact.
Measuring engagement can be daunting, difficult to initiate, and overwhelming. The fact is that after you write and post your content, your objective is that your readers become engaged by it. If that doesn’t happen, you need to rethink your content. If you determine that your content is not engaging, you need to write new content that is engaging. It is that simple. Of course, engagement also goes beyond just posting content and waiting to see if your readers are engaged. You should also take the opportunity to initiate some valuable interaction with them. That will serve to deepen the relationship.
Importance of a navigation scheme
One of the most important tasks when developing your website is creating a navigation system that is effective and easy to use. People have a tendency to try to include everything in the navigation tree all at once. Instead they should follow the same process as setting up the structure for the site and break it down in levels. This would be information relevant to the homepage that directs visitors to the main sections of the site. From the main sections of the site, the user gains access to the sub sections containing content pertinent to that section only. Remember to always include links back to the main sections and your homepage on every page in your site. While you are creating your navigation setup, try to look through your user’s eyes. Remember, you are the one creating the structure, so you are biased in your opinions. If you think about what someone else might say or do, then you are one step ahead of the game.
As you create you website navigation, make sure that links can be added in the future with no difficulty. You must always keep in mind that your site must be flexible and open to change because it is never completed. All links should be clear and to the point. It makes no sense to have your visitor try to figure out where they are going. They should be able to quickly look for what they want and then access it in a timely and efficient method. There is a better chance of a visitor going somewhere else if it takes too long for them to find the information they are looking for. Your navigation scheme should stick out and be located in a common spot on every page of your site. Consistency allows your visitors to focus on the content instead of trying to figure another navigation system for the same site.
Linear navigation provides the same capabilities as your forward and back button on your browser. With this navigation style, you cannot jump around and skip pages. Reading a book or viewing a PowerPoint presentations are also examples of linear navigation. As you read through the pages, it makes no sense to jump around or you might miss an important piece of information. People who create sites with this style often are directing the visitor from a starting point to a predetermined end in a step by step fashion. Your links will not allow the user to anywhere other than where you want.
Hierarchical navigation allows the visitor to go from a homepage to the main sections of your site and then to the subsections. Visitors can travel through your site without any restrictions. This type of navigation ties all the areas of your site together so any page can be accessed from another in as few clicks as possible. Hierarchical navigation is best used on sites that are filled with information and to be utilized like a library.
Sitemaps for navigating through your website
Sitemaps provide a list of organized links to the content of your website. The same way a table of contents tells you what is inside a book, a sitemap does the same for your website. Your visitors are given a one page view of the information structure that your site is based on. Sitemaps are not meant to be your websites primary navigation but more as a compliment to it.
A navigation bar gives your visitors the ability to move between the different sections of your website. It should be placed on every page of your site and should be consistent as well. Placement of the navigation bar is entirely up to you. The navigation bar can go on the left side of your page because most people read from left to right. It can also be placed on the top of your page so it is the first thing your visitors see. Some people place it on the right hand side of the page intentionally making a visitor browse through content to then be able to navigate the rest of the site.
Theme and navigation links
The theme for a website is created with the way you use color, fonts and images. During the theme creation process, remember to not clutter your pages with unnecessary content that will draw your visitor’s attention from the main content. There are many ways to create a theme. One example might be a newspaper look consisting of black and white colors with a plain font. Themes give a website character and often leave a strong visual impression on the visitor. Your website theme needs to be used on all your pages which helps tie your site together.
Navigation of a website should be an easy process and not require the visitor to take much time in figuring out how to move through your site. Visitors have come to your site looking for information and should be able to find it easily. If a visitor has to waste time figuring out how to get what they want, they will go to another site. Navigation is not just for people, but search engines as well. Set up the navigation to allow search engines to follow the links to index your entire website. Your navigation scheme should appear in the same place on all pages. When a visitor navigates through your site, make sure they can flow through it. Do not set it up so a visitor has to use the back button of the browser to access another page. Through navigation, your visitor will have access to pages in your site, to other sites and to different sections of the pages on your site. You will need to place navigation menus in more than one area on your pages. There are many good ways to help the visitor move through your site. The most simple is a text link. The next is a navigation bar placed on the top or sides. Another is the use of graphic buttons created to help compliment the overall look of your site. It is always good idea is to include links at the bottom of your page in case someone does not feel like scrolling back to the top. Through navigation, your visitor should be able to get where they want quickly, know where they currently are on your site and be able to access other pages on your site for additional information.
If there is one thing i hear over and over it’s this, describe the fastest way to lose weight. Whenver that one passes by me, I do my best to answer it, but honestly people generally already have that answer. They just want someone to tell them the super secret magic wand waving answer that no one else knows that will magically disappear all your weight a’la Harry Potter style!
The simple fact is if you think about it, you have heard the answer many times, diet and exercise is all that fits the bill. Don’t question it, don’t look any further, this is the right answer in fact it’s the only answer. The fastest way to lose weight, is indeed diet and exercise. You may think it’s tough or somehow labor intensive, but it doesn’t have to be, in either case, it’s the best and only real way.
It is not as tough as it may at first seem! Take dieting, for instance; simply start by counting your calories, using that you can remove or change things things in the food you eat right now in order to make yourself a healthier diet! Simple as pie! Don’t go to extremes, keep eating! you will need that energy to exercise, eat your favorite foods even! Just watch your portions and calories, it can be fun and simple to whip up a change to your lifestyle you can live with!
Don’t be fooled either, losing weight is not anything less than an entire lifestyle change. In fact you’ll find it comes quite naturally though, as you lose weight, and become more fit, you’ll have more energy, and feel a lot better! Keep in mind habits. It takes 28 days to start a habit, and once something is a habit, you know it’s hard to break! (just like eating those twinkies before bed every nite!) All you have to do after that is find a great exercise program and do the exact same thing! What could be easier?
As far as exercise programs go, what is the best kind? Keep yourself to a choice of workouts that include intense sweat making full body workouts! Don’t target a single area, you didn’t decide where the fat should get put onyour body in the first place, your body wont allow you to pick and choose where to take it off of either. So for sure keep to a workout that gets every part of your body, and let your body do the work of burning the fat right off!
To finish up here, i’ve included some tips that will get you on the right track with your exercises and dieting. I’ve tried to give you some ideas and help you add to your program to get yourself off to a great start!
A wireless merchant account can really help your business run as smoothly as possible. While this wasn’t an option in the past, you can now accept payments wirelessly to make payments as convenient as possible for both you and your clients. Setting up your merchant service can be very simple if you follow just a few simple tips. Going wireless will open a whole new world of opportunities for your ecommerce business because you can accept credit cards online any time including online, at a trade show, or even out of your car or home office. You will have no limits as to how and where you can make money, which can supplement the money you make online.
One of the most important things to think about when looking for an Internet merchant account is the relevancy of the product or service that you are buying. As you probably know, computers and many other devices are extinct by the time they hit the market. You may want to avoid wireless credit card process known as CDPD as this is going the way of the dinosaurs and will not provide you with the service that you need for very long. Going with an older service or extinct service provider will limit what you can do as when, and may also limit the success of your clients transactions. When purchasing a wireless merchant account credit card service you want the most mobility possible.
When setting up your Internet merchant account you will first want to choose a company that will provide you with the coverage that you need. Generally all companies provide good coverage, but you want to work with a company that favors your area. Companies can provide you with maps so you are sure to choose the one that benefits you most. When you do this remember that most banks actually outsource their merchant accounts, so you can save time by bypassing the bank and simply going to the merchant account service provider.
The most important thing you can do when setting up an Internet merchant account is to plan ahead for the setup. If you need the merchant service up and running by a certain date you won’t want to wait until the last minute. Sometimes it takes awhile to get these accounts set up do to fraud that often takes place on the service, so give yourself plenty of time to get the account set up to avoid the stress. You should also be prepared to pay deposits and meet the demands of the merchant account service that may require a lot of proof about who you are and what your business is.
Did you know you can trick your body fat meter with water, making it think you have a different body fat percentage than you actually do? Now I doubt you would want to do this on purpose. What’s the point of measuring if you’re going to fudge the results. But knowing how you could trick your meter into giving incorrect results tells you how to make it give more accurate results. So let me explain how to trick your body fat meter and we’ll take it from there.
First off, you need to know that this trick only works for devices that use bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to figure out your body weight. In other words, if you use one of those gizmos that applies a tiny electrical current to you to measure your body fat percentage, this trick will work.
Here’s the trick. To make your body fat device show a lower body fat percentage, make sure you drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated. Conversely, to make it show you to have a higher body fat percentage than you actually do, let yourself get dehydrated.
Here’s why the trick works. BIA devices measure the amount of resistance your body provides to the small current they zap you with. Fat has less water in it than muscle, and provides more resistance. And muscle provides less resistance than fat. In effect, the device is measuring the overall amount of water in your body. You can trick it by manipulating the amount of water in your body yourself.
Drink a lot of water and stay well hydrated, and your device will show you to have a lower body fat percentage. Don’t drink enough water, or get yourself hung over and dehydrated that way, and the device will show you to have a higher percentage.
How Knowing the Trick Helps You
If you know how to trick your body fat measuring device, you also know how to make it more accurate. Try to keep your consumption of water and other liquids consistent from day to day. Doing that will keep the amount of water in your body relatively consistent, which will make the results from the device more consistent. Along the same lines, be consistent about whether you have anything to drink right before you measure. A big glass of something shortly before you measure could throw off the results too.
And don’t measure your body fat percentage if you had a lot of alcohol the night before. You probably won’t like what you see. Alcohol dehydrates you and that will make your body fat percentage appear to increase.
There are so many ways for you to look hot at the beach this summer. Having tried so hard to slim down for the beach over the past few weeks or months, when you finally arrive at your destination, you can let your hair down and undo your belts and proudly show the world your rights to be proud of yourself.
With summer fast approaching, people are jumping on their scales and, obviously, not liking what they see. The intake of proper nutrients can aid in optimizing your health during these hot summer days. Summer may be a time for fun and games; However, it also holds risks such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, skin cancer, food poisoning and even tetanus. For those salad lovers out there, this is a good time to enjoy a light refreshing summer vegetable or fruit salad.
It's pretty much given that most of us want to get slim for summer, so what we need of course is a summer diet. Losing weight does not happen overnight, it requires a disciplined diet of the proper foods, and a consistent exercise routine. Try to set clear goals when starting this type of diet and allow yourself to indulge on something that will curb your cravings. If you manage to stay on the summer diet for three weeks, you'll be well on your way to building the habits that go towards creating a healthy lifestyle.
We all know that dieting is not the easiest thing in the world to stick with, so here's a few tips to make it easier and to keep you going. Well, if it's as hot where you are as it is here, you'll have already broken out the barbecue and you'll be looking for some tasty recipes that keep you eating healthy and will not jeopardize your weight loss program or diet. The balanced, healthy daily diet will be something like this: 5-6 servings (75-90 grams) of breads / grains (preferably high fiber), 5-6 servings of milk / cheese / lean meats, 3-4 servings of fresh Vegetables (preferably high fiber), 1-3 servings of fresh fruit, 7-14, 8 oz glasses of water.
Exercise is an effective strategy to lose weight , improve insulin sensitivity, and lower levels of stress hormones. Getting fit and losing weight requires a lifestyle change that involves making healthy decisions about good food choices as well as a regular exercise routine. Start an exercise program and build up to 30 minutes most days of the week. The best results are achieved using refined techniques, functional exercises, cardio, proper nutrition, awareness, variety, consistency, supplementation and motivation over time.
Diet supplements assist recipients to meet costs associated with an unusually expensive therapeutic diet that is required as a result of a specific medical condition or a special dietary need. The Amazon Diet is formulated with Cha de Burge, a small tree that is native to Brazil. Although new to the United States, The Amazon Diet is taking the nation by storm.
Many people think they are the only one in the world who are unnerved by holes. Not all holes mind you, just tiny holes in asymmetrical clusters, often times with things in them. Like a lotus seed pod. Most people when faced with this fear start to feel really uncomfortable and a creepy, itchy feeling crawls over their body.
The types of holes trypophobics fear fall into the following categories;
Holes which occur in different types of tissues, human and animal, this is quite a big category. Human pores on their skin, if enlarged, blackheads, pockmarks left by acne or other skin disorders. Holes in skin caused by creatures that may have eaten through the skin creating a hole.
Cheese that has holes may seem the most obvious but there is also honeycomb. In types of meat holes are found and I think these are to allow veins through. There are lots of completely disgusting holes found in various types of offal. I believe that sweetbreads are particularly good for finding holes in.
Those dried seed pods you get in pot pourri.
This is about things like worms and maggots and stuff eating into things and creating holes in materials and foods.
Holes that are created naturally like from the ocean creating holes in rocks.
Holes created in ice and snow as it melts.
Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP fast phobia techniques and methods help in quick elimination and eradication of phobia of holes.
NLP shows you how to understand and model your own successes, so that you can reproduce them. It is a way of discovering and unfolding your personal genius, a way of bringing out the best in yourself and others.
NLP is the study of excellence. It is the study of both the conscious and unconscious processes that combine to enable people to do what they do. The key to success is often unknown at a conscious level. Using NLP you can elicit these unknown pieces.
You may want to improve your relationships, or eliminate an anxiety, or become more competitive in the market place. The key pieces are not found in the muscles, but in your inner thoughts, like words or pictures, or feelings or even beliefs. Once you know these unknown pieces you can change them. NLP exercises are like thought experiments, mental exercises or a game. The laboratory is your mind.
So next time you see holes in something spare a thought for the thousands of people that suffer from trypophobia.