William Francis’s Guides

William Francis

Medford DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Challenging a Driver's License Suspension

    Written by attorney William Francis, 11 months ago.

    In a DUI case, it's always in a defendant's best interests to challenge the DMV license suspension. Some cases are dismissed outright for police errors. Others can be won. The Proposed Suspension If t

  2. Good Intentions and Friendly Advice

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    Good Intentions Almost everyone has a friend or relative who is all too willing to offer legal advice about a pending divorce. However well-intentioned this person may be, legal advice from a non-lawyer is likely to be inaccurate, incomplete or completely wrong. Such advice i...

  3. Confidentiality and Client Responsibilities

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    Confidentiality Lawyers are required to observe strict ethical rules. Complaints of ethics violations are investigated in detail by the disciplinary counsel of the Oregon State Bar. One of a lawyers ethical duties is to keep client secrets and confidences. Except in extraord...

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  4. Grandparents' Rights

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    In June 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in a controversial and highly publicized case affecting the rights of parents and grandparents in cases where grandparents ask a court to grant visitation rights over the objection of a parent. See Troxel v. Granville....

  5. Settlement

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    Any divorce or family law case can easily be dismissed if the parties reconcile. A good family law attorney will encourage a client to try to reduce tensions between the parties and to find fair solutions to common problems. This is especially important in cases where children ...

  6. Going It Alone

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    Parties who cannot afford to retain an attorney may qualify for professional services offered by the Center for Non-Profit Legal Services, Inc., at 225 West Main Street in Medford. You can contact Legal Services at 779-7291. Many fine lawyers work at Legal Services. Many other ...

  7. Attorney Fees

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    The fee for professional services will vary by case. Basic professional services in any family law case generally include an initial conference, the preparation and filing of a petition, response, or other documents to be filed with the court, the gathering of information conc...

  8. Court Costs and Service Fees

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    The court charges a fee when a petition, a response, or a modification motion is filed. In Jackson County, court costs may be waived or deferred for parties with limited income and resources. A form, which is available at the Jackson County Justice Building, can be submitted t...

  9. The "Uncontested" Divorce

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    A divorce or family case is uncontested only if both parties agree to everything. If the parties don't agree to everything,it's as if they've agreed on nothing. If either party raises any issue regarding custody, parenting time, support, property division, the payment of de...

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  10. Temporary Orders: Before Your Divorce Is Final

    Written by attorney William Francis, over 4 years ago.

    The court automatically enters temporary orders to maintain the status quo when a divorce or parental rights case is filed. These orders prohibit either party from selling, hiding, or destroying certain assets while a case is pending. The court often enters other temporary or...

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