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Girl's Best Lawyer Friend

Girl's Best Lawyer Friend

By Rachna Lien

I'm a lawyer, but still a nice person. Legal stuff can be curious at best, and terrifying at worst. I've been there, and I've helped hundreds of women get through it. When you need honest, practical answers to questions about law and life, I've got your back. Hi, I'm Rachna, and I'm a girl's best lawyer friend.

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Let’s Talk Money
Let’s Talk Money
I have to be honest when I tell you that family court is very much about the money, and if you do not pay attention to it, you may end up losing. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2020/03/05/lets-talk-money/
05:36
December 15, 2022
How to Change Your Name
How to Change Your Name
The process for how to change your name is simple: get a legal documentation of the change, then get all your important documents re-issued in your new name. Skipping either of these steps can cause headaches, hassles, and legal issues when you least expect them. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/07/08/how-to-change-your-name/
05:20
December 15, 2022
How to Background Check Your Date
How to Background Check Your Date
As a divorce lawyer, I work with a lot of women who are stepping into a new found freedom. As soon as they are free of family court drama, they are eager to start their lives as single, independent women. I give every single one of them a crucial piece of advice: Background check every single person you date. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/01/13/how-to-background-check-your-date/
05:15
December 15, 2022
Is it the lawyer’s “win,” or yours?
Is it the lawyer’s “win,” or yours?
Everyone talks about lawyers winning and losing cases. When you hire a lawyer, though, who defines what constitutes a “win?” This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2020/02/06/is-it-the-lawyers-win-or-yours/
07:09
December 15, 2022
The 3 Types of Lawyers
The 3 Types of Lawyers
There are lots of very good lawyers out there, but that does not necessarily make them the best lawyer for you.  So, how do you know who to hire? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/03/17/the-3-types-of-lawyers/
07:47
December 14, 2022
How Alimony Sets You Up To Fail
How Alimony Sets You Up To Fail
Many women (maybe even most women) are financially inferior to their husbands. It’s not right, it’s not fair, and it’s not politically correct for me to say, but it is true. These women go into divorce looking for one thing: alimony. Here’s the problem: Women who depend on alimony are setting themselves up to fail. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/02/04/how-alimony-sets-you-up-to-fail/
08:05
December 13, 2022
I am not your best advocate
I am not your best advocate
I was recently being interviewed by a potential client in a messy child custody case. She said to me, “I need somebody that will help me fight for my babies like they were their own.” My response to her was, “I am not your best advocate.” This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2019/07/23/i-am-not-your-best-advocate/
04:44
December 13, 2022
Getting Divorced Without A Fight
Getting Divorced Without A Fight
You go through enough just making the decision to get divorced. By the time you get there, the last thing you need is another huge fight. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/12/02/getting-divorced-without-a-fight/
05:41
December 13, 2022
What To Tell Your Ex About Your New Relationship
What To Tell Your Ex About Your New Relationship
This moral dilemma troubles everyone from adolescent girls around a lunch table to women sipping wine in their golden years. Here is my lawyer-friend advice for what to tell your ex about your new relationship. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/12/01/what-to-tell-your-ex-about-your-new-relationship/
06:14
December 13, 2022
The Difference Between Separation and Divorce
The Difference Between Separation and Divorce
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a separation and a divorce? While similar, they are not the same. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/12/13/the-difference-between-separation-and-divorce/
06:02
December 13, 2022
The Truth About Orphans in India
The Truth About Orphans in India
Uncovering the realities of orphans in India based on real-life events and experiences. Plus, the introductions of a very special child.  This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/12/06/the-truth-about-orphans-in-india/
05:31
December 06, 2022
How to Adopt
How to Adopt
Making the decision to adopt is a huge step. After deciding to grow your family through adoption, the next step is figuring out exactly how to adopt. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/11/29/how-to-adopt/
07:23
November 29, 2022
“Canceling” an Adoption
“Canceling” an Adoption
A deep dive into the taboo subject of canceling an adoption, some hard truths, and first-hand advice on how to avoid this situation. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/11/22/canceling-an-adoption/
09:46
November 22, 2022
Choosing Adoption
Choosing Adoption
The decision to adopt is not singular and isolated. It is ripe with other choices that will start hitting you the moment you tell someone you want to adopt a child. When I chose adoption, I also chose these seven things. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/11/16/choosing-adoption/
09:10
November 16, 2022
Here’s to Single Moms
Here’s to Single Moms
My best was good enough, and so is yours. If you do everything you can to be the best version of yourself that you can be, you will also be the best mom you can be. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/11/10/heres-to-single-moms/
05:01
November 10, 2022
How To Bond Over Video Chat
How To Bond Over Video Chat
Bonding is essential to building trust and developing a relationship between a parent and child. It is the entire foundation of the “joint custody presumption” and the philosophy behind parents sharing equal time. But is equal time really what matters? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/11/02/how-to-bond-over-video-chat/
06:42
November 02, 2022
I’m Back!
I’m Back!
After 7 months fighting my own court battle, in a foreign country all by myself, I am now a lawyer who gets it. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2022/10/13/im-back/
04:12
October 13, 2022
The Most Important Person in Your Corner
The Most Important Person in Your Corner
It is easy for you to think that your supportive best friend or the professional charging you a fortune is the most important person in your corner. I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/12/03/the-most-important-person-in-your-corner/
07:03
January 13, 2022
The Single Most Important Thing I Learned in Law School
The Single Most Important Thing I Learned in Law School
I am going to share the rarest, most valuable lesson with you today. I learned it in law school, but really, it's a lesson for life. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://lienlawfirm.com/2021/03/08/apologize/
09:01
January 06, 2022