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Old 11-08-2018, 12:41 PM
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The rule of thumb is that a lawyer will put in two days of work for each day of trial. Based on that schedule, your lawyer is preparing for a ~4 day trial. How long is your matter set down to last?

I recall from a previous thread that you are micromanaging your lawyer. This could be increasing your costs.



Yes, this happens fairly often. However if you do then your ex's lawyer will likely smell blood in the water - any hope of settlement is likely to be gone as well.



Does she have the financial assets (or money coming from you) to offset a cost award?
Thanks OL. Yes, she can pay my costs.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:05 PM
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Hey Coolguy... that's hilarious, but given the fact that P1 through to P4 are not deterministic, the grade 3 math below is useless.

But I guess amusing to at least you.

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Every Tom, Dick, and Harry involved in a high-conflict matrimonial litigation has had this dilemma. Luckily, I can help.

Scenario #1 - win with lawyer:
W1(PND wins) = [What's at stake] + [costs to PND] - [Lawyer fees]

Scenario #2 - lose with lawyer (worst-case scenario):
L2(PND losses) = [What's at stake] + [costs to STBX] + [Lawyer fees]

Scenario #3 - win without lawyer:
W3(PND wins) = [What's at stake] + [costs to PND]

Scenario #4 - lose without lawyer:
L4(PND losses) = [What's at stake] + [costs to STBX]

Consider the probability, Pn of each of the above scenarios.

if((P1xW1-P2xL2) > (P3xW3-P4xL4)) use lawyer; else self-represent;

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(i) What's at stake is known to you.
(ii) [costs to PND] < less than what you think it is
(iii) There is a substantial chance of a partial win that somewhat complicates the equations.

I am happy to have assisted. If however, you are asking the forum for the values of P1 through P4, then you are asking too much of the forum.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:47 PM
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Hey Coolguy... that's hilarious, but given the fact that P1 through to P4 are not deterministic, the grade 3 math below is useless.
Deterministic no, but you can actually get a feel for P1 and P2 by searching for trial judgments involving your lawyer. Chances are you'll get fewer results than you expect because only a small percentage of matters get all the way to trial. Zero or very few results is a bad sign; it means your lawyer does not have much trial experience. I just followed my own advice and it doesn't look good for me based on that...
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:59 AM
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Hey Coolguy... that's hilarious, but given the fact that P1 through to P4 are not deterministic, the grade 3 math below is useless.
Reminds me of the Drake equation. It completely accurately calculates the probability of finding extraterrestrial life... you just need to figure out the component probabilities.

That's left as an exercise to the reader.
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This thread has deteriorated beyond anything useful. Shutting it down before any further name calling and personal attacks get posted.

Thanks for coming out, don't leave your garbage under the seats.
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