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Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without An Attorney?
I Was Informed By The Court That It Comes Down To The Wording And The Attorneys Have Been No Help. I Need To File Three Lawsuits In Regard To The Death Of My Wife. As Well, Is An Oral Agreement Good Enough In Court To Prove A Small Claim Being My Stepdaughter ( Who Will Be A Defendant In The Wrongful Death) Made An Agreement With Me To Pay $10.00 A Month At First For Me Getting Her A Cell Phone And Putting Her On My Plan And Then The Same Thing When I Increased It To $20 After I Lost The Plan I Had For Ten Years Of Which She Contributed To. I Also Had An Oral Agreement And Actually And Email At One Time That I Would Get $200 A Month Toward Utilities When I Allowed Her To Move Back In. She Paid One Month On All Three And Then Stopped!
Unless you are trying to sue for a wrongful death caused by your stepdaughter with a cellphone please do not try and to this yourself. You are not able to articulate what you need here and there is little chance you would be able to do it in a courtroom.
Need Help Understanding Adoption Laws In Indiana.?
Okay, Here'S The Situation. My Friend (Jess, 25) And I (Britt, 24) Have Been Friends For 11+ Years And She Has A 5 Year Old Daughter (Jill). We Are Very Close And Consider Each Other Sisters In All But Blood. Lately, We'Ve Been Arguing On The Fact Of Where Jill Would Go Should Something Happen To Her. Jess' Family Is Small, And She Doesn'T Really Trust Any Of Them With Her Daughter, Aside From Her Aunt (Whom She Lives With).
We Had Talked About Having Me Put Down As Jill'S Godparent And Who Jill Would Go To Should Something Happen To Jess. Now, Jess Has A Lot Of Medical Problems And She Wants To Make Sure Jill Is Taken Care Of. She Has Expressed That I'M The Only One She Would Trust With Jill.
The Argument Has Been About How Jess Keeps Changing Her Story. At First, She Said Her Lawyer Told Her That In Order For Me To Be Able To Adopt Jill Was If I Had A Job And Place Of My Own. I Was Like 'Okay, I Can Work On That. No Problem'. Then She Said She Changed Her Mind And Jill Would Be Going To Her Grandma (Who Treats Jess Like Crap, And We Were Afraid That As Jill Got Older, She Would Treat Her The Same).
Then She Said Jill Would Be Going To Her Aunt (The One She Lives With), But She Works And Isn'T Getting Any Younger So It Would Be Difficult For Her. Then She Tells Me That Her Lawyer Said That Because I'M Not Related By Blood, I'M Not Eligible To Adopt Jill If Something Happens To Jess.
You Can Probably See My Issue. I Just Want To Know What Is True And What Isn'T.
Point by point: The lawyer's comments are half true, half not. I don't think it sounds like she's using an
adoption attorney, but you may be leaving out context.
"At first, she said her lawyer told her that in order for me to be able to adopt Jill was if I had a job and place of my own." Yes. To ADOPT a child you need to show financial stability and place of residence.
'because I'm not related by blood, I'm not eligible to adopt Jill if something happens to Jess.'
What exactly does this attorney thing adoption is? It's basically taking a child that is NOT RELATED to you, and the child becoming, through the legal system, "as if born to you".
Now, here's the deal: Jess can assign GUARDIANSHIP or CUSTODY to anyone she chooses, including a non-relative, BUT....a relative of the child could contest that, and possibly be successful. On the other hand, YOU could not contest the placement of a child with a relative with the same chance of success. An adoption would not take place until much later, after a home study was completed by the party who was awarded final custody.
In the event of young children whose father AND mother are no longer in the picture,, I believe a guardian ad litem is generally appointed by the court to determine the best interest of the child. If they're old enough, their wishes can also factor into the equation, as will the wishes of the mother.
As for her flip-flopping between the aunt and grandma, it's likely that their ages and health will be taken into consideration by the courts as far as their overall fitness as parents goes.
I would step back from the situation, myself. It sounds like it's causing a great dial of strife between all of you. And don't forget, Jill still has a father. I'm willing to bet that due diligence would be taken to attempt to notify that father that your friend had passed, leaving the fate of Jill up in the air.
Here are the Indiana statutes regarding guardianship:
This is the one in particular that you should look at:
Information On Murder Penalties? I Need A Lawyer'S Advice?
Okay, So I Know Someone, 17, Who Killed Someone Due To A Bad Drug Deal. I Was Curious What Penalties This Person Will Face Being Under 18. I Always Hear Murder Is Life In Prison But Also, All The Time You Hear Of People Getting Out Early For Good Behavior And Other Stuff. So Like What Is The Least And Most Serious Punishment This Person Could Face? Also, Could The Use Of Drugs Play Into The Case And What Else Would Determine The Length Of Penalty. Could They Get The Death Penalty? Its In North Carolina Btw. I Would Like A Real Lawyer Or Judge To Answer, Not Some Random Persons Opinion.
Based on my limited knowledge of the law (I'm not an attorney), that person can be tried as an adult. Either way, there will likely be additional charges, based on what you wrote. First you have the murder, of course. Then you have the multiple charges of drugs. Plus there are charges dependent on the method of the murder. If it was a gun, then you have charges such as illegal possession, illegal discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon in crime, etc. Similar charges if it was a knife.
So the shortest prison sentence I've ever heard of for murder was 7 years, plus the additional minimum for drug possession plus distribution would probably be around 5, then the weapons charges which could bring another 5 at the minimum. So based on my limited knowledge, I come up with 17 years at the absolute minimum.
By the way, it won't be the minimum - judges absolutely hate people who kill someone over a bad drug deal. My guess is that he'll get 20-30 years, possibly life.
But if you want a more accurate legal answer, you should ask a qualified lawyer based in the state where it happened.
Hello, My Name Is Drew. I'M Being Sued In Small Court By A Friend . It All Started When My Friend Called Me And Asked For A Ride Back From Work. I Agreed And I Went To Pick Him Up. As I Was Picking Him Up, I Slipped On Black Ice And Theven Car I Was Driving Hit Into The Side Walk And My Car Had To Be Towed. Me And My Friend Both Have Triple A. We Called And Triple A And They Said That The Nearest Tow Truck Was Three Hours Away On A Tow, He Did Not Want To Wait And Called Another Tow Truck, The Tow Truck Stated That I Would Have To Pay 250 To Get The Car Towed. I Told Him I Didn'T Have That Kind Of Money And That I Would Wait For The Tow Truck That Triple A Will Being. He Didn'T Want To Wait So He Said He Would Pay. I Told Him I Didn'T Have Money To Pay Him Back. Now He Suing Me In Court For This? For The Amount Of 285 With Court Costs.. Can He Do This?
Your friend is an awful immature trash friend and cut all ties with him soon as this is done.
Now, legally he can sue you for having bad breath, but that doesn't mean he is going to win. He probably is just trying to annoy you and waste time hoping you'll give in or not show up to court, because he has NO CASE AT ALL.
His whole argument is built on "He told me he would pay me back" lie which holds no value in court. That's a 3rd grader's argument of "he said so" and frankly I'd be surprised if the judge doesn't laugh in his face. All you have to do is show up to court on the required date and state the same story you told here. Then argue that NO WRITTEN NOTE or CONTRACT or LOAN was ever written or signed, therefore he cannot prove absolutely anything because there is no legal contract of loan. You hold no responsibility to pay back if someone decided to give you money, you didn't steal it, he did it on his own accord because he didn't want to wait and wanted to get to work.
Simple, easy closed case. Thank the Judge and say goodbye to your "friend" forever and delete him from your life. Good luck out there!
Divorce And Child Custody?
Next Week My Boyfriend Is Going For A Divorce And Custody Hearing With The Mother Of His Child. He Hasn T Been Able To See His Daughter Since Feb Because The Mom Dosent Allow Him Too Even Though He Pays Child Support. He Dosent Know The Address, School Nothing. The Mom Has Always Been A Troublemaker So I Wanted To Know If She Does Not Show Up To The Court Date What Happens? Is There A Re-Hearing Or Is There A Warrant For Her Arrest? Thank You!
It is impossible to know what will happen if she doesn't show up without knowing the status of the divorce. You don't "go for a divorce." You go to argue motions, discuss settlement, discuss child support/custody/visitation. You got for a divorce hearing or any other type of hearing.
I'm not understanding why he hasn't seen his child since February. Seven months? When did he file an emergency petition to force her to allow him to see the child? It should NOT take 7 months to get the Petition heard, not in any State I know.
No, a warrant is NOT issued if a person doesn't show up for a hearing. The person who DOESN'T show up, however, can be ruled AGAINST because she/he is not there to provide a defense.
Part of what will happen is past circumstances, such as allegations of abuse. That could change everything very rapidly.
He is not automatically granted visitation if she has PROOF of complaints against him and the Court already has the proof.
What are the circumstances?
Im A Teen Suffering Child Abuse, How Do I Get A Lawyer? No Money?
So My Dad Has Hit Me (15) And My Sister (17) A Couple Times In The Past. Beatings That Is. I Was Left With My Entire Thigh With Dark Brown And Slighty Black Bruises As Well As Tender Outlines Of The Belt That Slapped M Thighs. My Dad Has Threatened To Pick Me And My Sister Up From School Tomorroww And Give Us A Beating Because We Have Been &Quot;Bad.&Quot; Which By Bad We He Means That We Are Not Respectful To Our Mom Whom Isn'T Really The Incept Towards Us. Of He Hits Us And Leaves More Bruises Etc Like Last Time. I Want To Take Him To Court So He Can Possibly Looser Custody Of Us. I Live In Florida. And I Don'T Have Money. How Can I Get A Lawyer And Would I Need One? And How Bad Is The Abuse In Your Opinion?
You should call child welfare for your state you don't need a lawyer