4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any reason, you need to work closely together as a way to win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important strategies to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're planning to reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know all things in advance - particularly information the other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they need to enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, every time. The truth is, because you may have to discuss last second details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any sort of crime, it's important to be able to prove to a legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Pre-Paid Legal Service(S)?
I Have A Pre-Paid Legal Service That I Haven'T Used Yet (Member 1 Yr). Do I Really Need This Service Or Am I Wasting My Money?
If you read your coverage you will see that you wasted your money when you signed up. Most of these prepaid legal services do not cover what you need, they might give you 1 hour or less for a DUI .
While having legal advice is a good thing, most of what you need to know is freely available on the Internet and if you have to seek real advice you can normally get a consultation from an attorney for $50 for 1/2 hour.
Majors To Become A Criminal Lawyer?
I Was Originally Planning On Double Majoring In Communication Studies And Political Science W/ A Minor In Arabic Because I Wanted To Be A Journalist. Now, I'M Not Really Sure. I Have Found Criminal Law To Be Extremely Interesting. But I Don'T Want To Limit Myself To One Career, So I Wanted To Keep The Same Majors As I Had Previously Planned. But Would Those Majors Make It Impossible For Me To Get Into Law School? Should I Change It To Psychology? Or Does My Choice In Major Not Really Matter?
And On Top Of That, I'M Not 100% That I Want To Be A Criminal Lawyer Or Even A Lawyer Period. Which Is Why I Was Thinking That Poli Sci Would Be Broad Enough To Give Me That Option.
Any Suggestions? I'M Worried. Thanks
There is no set major for potential law students. Lots do Political Science, English, or Business, but there is no such requirement. I had a blind law school classmate with a Ph.D in Computer Programming I think; a 70 year old retired teacher; business majors; accountants; businessmen; finance; history majors; it goes on. The point is to be able to express yourself clearly and do heavy reading and analysis.
What Is The Difference Between An Attorney And A Lawyer?
Not A Joke Question, But Would Like To Hear The Joke If You Have One.
1. Someone able to act for another in legal or business matters.
2. A lawyer.
Thesaurus: lawyer, counsel, counselor, attorney-at-law.
1. A person, especially a solicitor, whose job is to know about the law, and give legal advice and help.
Thesaurus: attorney (US), counsel, solicitor, attorney-at-law, barrister, ambulance chaser (US slang), mouthpiece (slang), legal eagle.
What Does A Family Court Lawyer Do?
What Does A Family Court Lawyer Do? Is There An Article Online That Tells About It? What Is The Average Salary Range? What Types Of People Would You Generally Deal With? How Often Would You Have Case, And What Kinds Of Cases? Thanks. And Would You Get To Argue In Court?
Family law is divorce, child custody, Child Protective services cases, and enforcement of child support. That type of thing.
These attorneys are generrally self employed or work for law firms taht handle this type of case. I snow some who charge $700. per hour. The expenses of running an office have to come out of that, and any employees the attorney has need to be paid, so they may not get to keep but a small fraction of the fee.
They may go to court daily, or at least weekly. There are contested hearings on many family law type of matters, so yes you would get to argue in court, and cross examine witnessesses in jury trial. Even if the state does not allow a defense to divorce there can still be a tral over the disposition of the property, or the custody of the children.
What kind of people would you generally deal with? Well, there is a saying among attorneys, "Criminal clients are some of the worst people in the community, but they are on their best behavior when dealing with their attorney, and family law clients are some of the best people in the community, but they are on their worst behavior when dealing with their attorney in their case."
I prefer the ones on their best behavior. It is never any fun to have to deal with a person who is angry, bitter, hateful, petty, and vindictive, even if you are not the subject of their rage.
Does Guardian Have Custody Rights?
If A Parent Gives Temporary Guardianship To A Family Member That Is Related By Marriage, Then When That Parent Wants The Child Back And The Guardian Threatens To Take Custody If The Parent Takes The Child, Does The Guardian Have Rights To File For Custody Of The Child Against The Parent?
Regardless of whether it went through the courts or not, the parent signed away guardianship, not custody, so if the guardian is keeping the child against the parents wishes, then they are guilty of kidnapping. What the parent needs to do is send a certified letter to the temporary guardian telling them that they are revoking the temporary guardianship effective immediately and want the child returned to them in 48 hours. If the child is not returned to them, then they can file a kidnapping charge. The guardian certainly can file for custody, but it would be unusual for them to get it. And as far as the other responders are concerned, guardianship is not necessarily custody. It depends on how the temporary guardianship is worded. They are actually two separate entities.
What Is The Avg Fee Of A Estate Lawyer?
I Have One Handling My Case For About Two Years. I Inherited About $300,000, But Now Its Down To $250,000. This Lawyer Is Looking For My Deceased Moms Death Cert. I Was Left This Estate From My Aunt. I Thought It Was 5% Of The Estate. This Sullivan County. Your Thoughts Please
Most estate attorneys either work for a specified percentage of the total estate value (as seems to be the case here), or they work on an hourly fee. When this attorney started handling this case, he should have provided you with a written retainer agreement that clearly specified how he would be paid. If you do not have a copy of this, ask for a copy to be sent to you.
If you are having a dispute over the fee being charged and you can't work it out with your lawyer, then go to the state bar (you should be able to find their website online). I don't know where Sullivan County is, so I don't know what state you are in. However, each state bar in the country has a "fee dispute resolution process" where the bar will act as a neutral third party. They basically hear your side of the story first and find out why you think you are being mis-charged. Then they will go to the attorney, get a copy of all relevant documents, and ask for his side of the story. If they determine that you are, in fact, being overcharged, they can bring discipline charges against the attorney and force him to give the money back.
Believe me, attorneys take it VERY seriously when there is a fee dispute and the state bar gets involved. In fact, most attorneys are more than happy to sit down and discuss the issue with you and try to work it out. After all, if you aren't happy with them, that only increases the chance that they can kiss goodbye any repeat or referral business, not to mention that no attorney wants to get sued by a former client.
So get a copy of your retainer agreement and give your attorney a call to discuss the charges.