4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you want a legal professional for any reason, you have to work closely together so that you can win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important methods 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 gonna reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know all things in advance - especially information the other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they need to assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are by the due date, each time. Actually, because you may need to discuss last minute details or be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any sort of crime, it's important so that you can convince a legal court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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When Should A Person Make Out A Will And/Or Have Estate Planning?
We Have Four Children And I Feel Like We Have Already Waited Too Long, But We Don'T Have Many Assets And At This Point It Might Just Be A Waste Of Money That We Could Use On Other Things. At What Point Does It Become Absolutely Necessary To Have A Plan? We Live In Nevada. Thank You!
There are many reasons you would want to visit a lawyer to talk about an estate plan and/or a will in Nevada. Many of the reasons people choose to create an estate plan are not financially motivated at all. In fact, most parents choose to create a will or trust because they want to put certain protections in place for their children. Consider these reasons other families with children have found estate planning important:
A Will Can Designate a Guardian: Most parents are very concerned about naming a guardian for their kids in case they are no longer around to take care of them. In a will you are able to name a guardian who would be given the right to raise your children. They guardian would be given legal power to do everything you would as their parent. If there was no guardian named if you were to pass away when your children were still young they court would have to name a guardian. This court process can be hard on families as they can many times turn into a family feud over the children.
Power of Attorney for Health Care: Having a Power of Attorney for Health Care in Nevada will allow you to designate your wishes for end of life care. When this document is drafted properly it can save your family a significant amount of pain and heart ache. It can be as specific as you desire. For example, you can save your family from the terrible decision or having to “pull the plug” in the case that it may be an option.
Power of Attorney for Finances: When you have a Power of Attorney for Finances you are giving someone you trust the ability to manage your finances in case you are not able to do so yourself. Having this document can be a huge benefit to your family. This document comes in handy when your spouse or someone close to you needs access to your checking account to pay your mortgage or utility bills. Without a Power of Attorney for Finances a court would have to get involved and it could significantly impact your families well being.
Estate Planning Can Be All About Family: Even if you are young and healthy all of these documents can be priceless in the event they are needed. Yes, it does cost some money to have the above documents drafted properly by a Nevada estate planning attorney, but you can’t put a price on the security they bring if you were to ever need them. Most people wait to put these documents into place until it is too late or they wait until they see someone close to them go through the pain associated with not having these documents.
Family can be a much greater motivation than money alone. Yes, there are many financial motivations to having an estate plan but with four children you may be more interested in making sure they are taken care of both financially and emotionally. A properly drafted estate plan can provide a significant amount of peace of mind.
Legal Service Dog Question?
I Am Aware That You Can Claim Your Service Dog On Your Taxes However I Am On Ssi And Ssdi And Only Make 647 Per Month So I Do Not File Taxes According To The Irs. However I Been Told Because Amber Is My Dependent I Should Be Able To Get Help With Food For Her Because Of My Income Level And Because She Is A Need To Help Me Live Independently. How Do I Get This Help. I Do Collect Food Stamps From What I Understand Because She Is A Dependent I Would Get A Small Amount Of Cash Assistance From Arizona Department Economic Security But They Say No Is This True? Because Us Department Of Justice And Ada Says I Am Suppose To Get Help Due To My Income But From Whom?
The ADA does not guarantee you help for anything, just an equal opportunity to access goods and services, the same as any non-disabled person. The ADA requires businesses and states to present their goods and services in a manner which gives you equal access. This usually means removing architectural barriers so that you can actually enter the building where the goods and services are located. Where service dogs are concerned, it means allowing a qualified person with a disability to enter a place accompanied by their trained service dog even when pets are not generally permitted. That's it. That's all the ADA has to do with service animals.
You can't claim a dog, even a service dog, as a dependent. The tax deduction is for unreimbursed medical expenses, not dependents. Under the law, service animals are considered durable medical equipment or property. There is no federal program for funding her food or veterinary costs.
SOME, but not all, states have programs which give people with disabilities partnered with service dogs trained by a recognized program a small stipend to defray some of the costs of maintaining a service dog.
Your Center for Independent Living may be able to help you find out if such exists in your state. Otherwise, I suggest you contact your state representative and ask them whether your state has such a program. They aren't likely to know the answer, but they are very likely to know where to direct your question. Having them inquire on your behalf will mean you get a speedier response than if you tried to follow the trail of red-tape yourself to find the government official who actually knows.
Attorney & Lawyers Help? Recommendations?
What Type Of Attorney Would I Need? This Is The Situation. We Are A General Contractor And Have A Contract With A Client For A Commercial Shopping Plaza. We Have Performed The Work. Well, The Client Has Filed Bankruptcy And Owe's Us Around 80K And Left For India For 2 Weeks. The Client Keeps Blowing Us Off. This Has Been Going On For Almost A Year. What Type Of Attorney Would I Go To?
If he filed BK, there probably isnt much you can do. What you SHOULD have done was file a mechanic's lien on the property so you would have some priority to be paid out of the bankrupt estate. It might not be too late to file that lien now. You need to speak with an attorney who handles bankruptcy for creditors.
My Grandson Had Autism We Beleive Brought On By Vaccines. We Are Trying To Find An Attorney To File The Claim?
The Government Has Set Up A Fund For These Children With Autism That Is Beleived To Be Brought On By Vaccines But Time Is Running Out For There Is A Deadline On The Filing. We Have Tried Many Attorneys And Our Time Is Running Out. Thanks For Any Ideas
I hope you can find the help you need. I don't know if Anapol Schwartz is still taking new cases, but you can fill out a form at their website, and they will contact you. http://www.anapolschwartz.com/practices/...
February 24, 2009 - "Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues"
The family of 10-year-old Bailey Banks won their case quietly and without fanfare in June of 2007, but the ruling has only now come to public attention. In the remarkably clear and eloquent decision, Special Master Richard Abell ruled that the Banks had successfully demonstrated that "the MMR vaccine at issue actually caused the conditions from which Bailey suffered and continues to suffer."
Bailey's diagnosis is Pervasive Developmental Disorder -- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) which has been recognized as an autism spectrum disorder by CDC, HRSA and the other federal health agencies since at least the 1990s.
In his conclusion, Special Master Abell ruled that Petitioners had proven that the MMR had directly caused a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) which, in turn, had caused the autism spectrum disorder PDD-NOS in the child:
The Court found that Bailey's ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey's ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD [an autism spectrum disorder]. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was... a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay.
The Bailey decision is not an isolated ruling. We now know of at least two other successful ADEM cases argued in Vaccine Court. More significantly, an explosive investigation by CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. In many of these cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child's autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs' attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Bank's lawyer, electing to opt out of the highly charged Omnibus Autism Proceedings and argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. In many other successful cases, attorneys elected to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their client's autism.
Medical records associated with these proceedings clearly tell the tale. In perhaps hundreds of these cases, the children have all the classic symptoms of regressive autism; following vaccination a perfectly healthy child experiences high fever, seizures, and other illnesses, then gradually, over about three months, loses language, the ability to make eye contact, becomes "over-focused" and engages in stereotypical head banging and screaming and then suffers developmental delays characteristic of autism. Many of these children had received the autism diagnosis. Yet the radioactive word "autism" appears nowhere in the decision.
Question About Legal Separations?
Okay Here'S All The Details. I Am Considering A Legal Separation From My Husband. But Before I Can Completely Decide I Have Questions That I Need Answered. My Husband Is A Marine Stationed In Southern Cali. We Have A 2.5 Year Old Daughter And We Have A Mortgage. I Am The One Who Pays Almost All The Bills Each Month. If I Did The Separation Who Would Pay The Bills? Would I Still Be Covered Under His Health Insurance (Tricare)? Would I Have To Turn Over My Military Id? Would He Be Able To Fight The Seperation As In Refuse To Sign The Necessary Paperwork Etc? Right Now Those Are The Only Questions I Have. Thank You To Anyone Who Is Willing To Help Me.
In a separation the only thing that really changes is the living situation. Health insurance and such should stay the same, although he could change his dependants on his own. The bills stay the same so don't stop paying anything. He could refuse the separation but all that would do is buy him time, the courts will push it through. Same goes for divorce, the other person doesn't need to sign the paperwork, it just gets delayed.
I don't know the situation, but take it from me, if you can make it work then stay. Divorce stinks and it's difficult to be a single mom.
Good luck with whatever you decide
Florida Legal Minor Laws?
Ok A Slightly Complicated Situation Or At Least To Me, I Have A 16 Year Old Girlfreind And I'M 21. She Lives In New York And Her Parents Have Found About Us And Have Forbidden Her To Talk Or See Me Whatsoever. I Live In Florida And Someone Informed Me That If I Contact Her Now It Would Be Illegal B/C Her Parents Issued A &Quot;Harassment&Quot; Complaint Against Me Whatever That Means.
I Was Under The Impression That Sex Was The Only Illegal Thing, And That I Could Date A 16 Year Old And Wait For Her To Be 18 And That Would Be Legal Even If Her Parents Are Crazy. I Mean They Put Her In A Mental Institute When They Found Out That We Were Dating Like She Was Somehow Crazy.
Now I'M More Concerened For Her Saftey And Want To Break Up With Her Over The Phone So That I Won'T Cause Her Any More Problems Aside From The Pain Of Breaking Up But It Seems For The Best For Her At This Point But I'M Also Concerened That It Could Be Illegal For Me To Talk To Her. What Is The Story Please Help?
There are two separate legal issues.
First is the age of consent law. You are correct in that these laws (and you have to worry about three of them - NY, FL, and Federal) only apply to sexual conduct. "Sexual conduct" however, can be widely defined, especially in the Federal law. Even talking about sex with her on the phone across a State line can be a Federal offense.
The second issue, though, is that of parental rights. A parent has the right to order ANYONE to keep away from their child. If you do not do so, then they can get a restraining order against you. Violating that is a crime.
An order to 'keep away' doesn't have anything to do with sex. They could even order a female friend her own age to 'keep away' because they think she's a bad influence.
If there is a restraining order in place, then even calling her up to break up over the phone is a crime.