Word of the Month for March 2018: Mispleading

If there is one thing that most everyone can agree, mistakes really slow things down.  In law and legal stuff, mistakes can really damage a person's calm.  Take court forms like the Petition for Divorce package.  It has about 967 boxes, lines, and places to screw it up (and yes, I counted them all).  Soooooo, if you mess up and either check a box that shouldn't be checked or fail to check a box that should have been checked, the court clerk will mark the mistake and send it back to you.  Of course, what they won't tell you is that if you made any more mistakes in the form – just that you made that one. Now, if there is another mistake, and you don't have an attorney to help tell you what you did wrong, you will probably correct the mistake, send the form back only to have the form sent back to you with the next mistake identified so that you can re-submit that form over and over and over.  It's maddening, I tell…

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