4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want an attorney for any reason, you must work closely together to be able to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they are, they're likely to need your help. Allow me to share four important approaches to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're going to reveal to them. Privilege means anything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Those Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, by being on time, each and every time. In reality, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or even be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so that you can convince the legal court that you just both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For instance, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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What Is Commercial Law About?
I Am An Business Marketing Undergrad Taking A Commercial Law Module Next Semester. What Topics Would I Be Covering? How Do I Do Well For Them?
I hope your course is better than the course I took. It was all about memorizing the Uniform Commercial Code, with absolutely no thought to what any of it might mean for a business!
Are Some Places On The Web Where You Pay For Legal Information?
Some Of The Places On The Web Say If U Pay $ U Can Find Out Back Ground Checks,Almost Any Thing & Etc On People. Is This Really True Or A Rip Off?
When you pay $$$ to these people, you are, in effect, hiring a private investigation company. You would be better to use a P.I. who you can talk to face to face and ask him to what extent he can go to get the information you need. Some of these web companies can only get up to a certain level of information and do not have the authority to probe further.
Personally, I'd feel safer with a face to face meeting than one in which the other person is faceless and can leave you hanging at any moment after you give them your credit card number. How would you track them down?
You can find P.I.s in your area by looking in the phone book.
What Kind Of Rights Does A Father Have Over A Child That Was Born Out Of Wed Lock. This Is A Tn State Issue, So If You Know First Hand In Tennessee That Would Be Great! My Friend Wants To Know If She Is Able To Leave Her Lousie Boyfriend And Move To A Different State With Their 3 Month Old Baby. They Were Never Married, And He Has Another Kid. I Know That Marriage Custody Says You Can Not Leave The State With Out The Fathers Permission, But Do The Same Rules Apply If You Were Never Married? Btw Yes His Name Is On The Childs Birth Certificate!
Where a child's parents were never married, most states provide that the child's biological mother has sole physical custody unless the biological father takes steps to have himself considered for custody. Those steps include obtaining a court's finding of paternity and filing a petition for custody. In some states, this is a bifurcated (two-step) process; in others, the two steps are combined. An unwed father usually cannot win custody from a mother who is a good parent but he may have priority over other relatives, foster parents, or strangers who want to adopt his child.
The government must provide a child's unwed parents with the opportunity to step forward if it is seeking custody. In Stanley v. Illinois (405 U.S. 645, 92 S. Ct. 1208, 31 L. Ed. 2d 551), in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court held that under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, an unwed father was entitled to a hearing to determine his fitness as a parent before the state could obtain custody of his children following their mother's death.
Criteria for Custody Awards
There is much debate about the criteria the courts use in awarding permanent physical custody in cases where two biological parents disagree. Noncustodial parents of both genders have long charged that judges' decision making is arbitrary and does not focus on the child. In response to this criticism, many states have adopted a standard that places primary emphasis on the best interests of the child. The challenge for courts in the 1990s was objectively interpreting the standard in the absence of meaningful guidelines.
Policies of the past offer little guidance. Before the late 1800s fathers had sole rights to custody, because custody was closely tied to inheritance and property law. Mothers had no such rights. Beginning in the nineteenth century courts began to award custody of young boys and of girls of all ages solely to mothers on the presumption that mothers are inherently better caretakers of young children.
Until 1970 most states encouraged or allowed this maternal preference, also called the tender years doctrine, and mothers almost always received custody. Eventually, many state courts found this preference to be unconstitutional, and gender-neutral custody statutes replaced maternal preference standards in forty-five states by 1990. A catalyst for this change was Reed v. Reed (404 U.S. 71, 92 S. Ct. 251, 30 L. Ed. 2d 225 ), a noncustody case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prevents courts from basing opinions on generalizations about either gender.
A 1994 study by the American Bar Association of divorces in Utah showed that after maternal preference in divorce cases was declared unconstitutional in that state in 1986, the number of mothers who received sole custody decreased, the number of joint legal custody awards increased, and the number of specific visitation schedules increased. The researchers concluded that although the proportion of fathers who received sole custody did not necessarily go up, the net result was more involvement by fathers after divorce.
No straightforward criterion has replaced the simple—although unconstitutional—presumption that children belong with one gender or the other. The decisions that result are often inconsistent and are viewed as arbitrary by many participants. Ultimately, the judge decides the child's future, and not many guidelines are provided to ensure that the decision is objective.
Nevertheless, courts have instituted some mechanisms to determine a child's best interests. Guardians ad litem (caretakers "for the lawsuit") or friends are sometimes appointed to represent the child's interests and to advocate in court on the child's behalf. Custody evaluations may be ordered, in which court services personnel visit each parent's home and evaluate each parent's plan for caring for the child. The fact that one parent has been the child's primary caretaker is often considered but is not enough to guarantee a custody award.
Do Thay Have Court Apointed Lawyers For Family Court Matters?
A judge may appoint an attorney ad litem for a minor. Otherwise, you are in civil court and lawyers are only appointed in criminal cases.
Is An Attorney-Negotiated Settlement Considered &Quot;Litigation&Quot;?
Is A Legal Settlement Negotiated Between Parties By An Attorney Considered An Act Of &Quot;Litigation&Quot;, Or Does &Quot;Litigation&Quot; Only Refer To A Case That Has Been Brought To Court As A Lawsuit?
No. Your example would be considered mediation, arbitration, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution.
Litigation only happens in the courtroom.
Any One Know Price Of A Traffic Lawyer For Speeding Ticket At Marion County, South Carolina?
Unless you have a serious charge and some really extenuating circumstances that would enable you to get out of the ticket, you don't need an attorney for a traffic ticket.
No one knows what SC attorneys charge. (There's no such thing as a "traffic lawyer.") I recommend you contact the SC Bar for information/referrals.