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Some of the cites we server are,
T' Republican Sages Claim That T' Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Are Responsible For T' High Insurance Y? N?
High Insurance Premiums.
No. Many states have implemented tort reform. California has had it for over 10 years. There are no big malpractice awards, yet no one has ever had their insurance rates go down, and malpractice insurance costs just as much there as anywhere else..
I guess they somehow think that taking away our right to sue for damage caused by incompetence or negligence is a good thing. Funny how Republicans are OK with taking away rights when it suits their agenda, and their followers are with them. Don't they realize that someday they may be in the position of being crippled for life my a bad doctor?
If you value your rights, don't take rights away from others.
How Should I Pass My House Off To My Son?
My Wife And I Put Our Virginia House Into A Trust Some Years Ago. Last Month We Moved Out And Into A Retirement Community, And My Only Child Wants To Move In. Fine With Us.
However He Wants To Renovate Before Moving In And Needs To Borrow About $150K. We Decided He Has To Borrow Against The House, Which He Can't Do Because He's Not An Owner Of The Trust. (He Is The Beneficiary.)
We're Thinking Of Either Adding Him To The Trust Or Retitling The House To Him. But The Estate Attorney Who Created The Trust Recommended Against Both Ideas And Offers No Feasible Suggestion. I'd Consider Giving It To Him, But Want To Be Sure That The Taxes (Gift, Capital Gains, Etc.) Don't Hurt Us Too Much.
Any Suggestions Out There? Thanks In Advance.
The estate planning attorney may have offered feasible suggestions but not palatable ones. If you jumped through the proper hoops you could give your son the house but the use of unified gift tax credit may may have an effect on estate tax. He would also take title with your basis instead of the stepped up basis he would get as an heir. Unless the trust can borrow the money, you are out of options.
Anyone Know Where I Can Get A Lawyer In Western Michigan That Will Work Pro Bono Or Take Payments?
I Live In Grand Haven, Michigan And I Am Trying To Find A Lawyer, I Currently Am Unemployed, Ive Tried Legal Aid....They Cant Help....I Need A Divorce Lawyer Urgently. Any Help Would Be Appreciated
If it is for a divorce, you can do it yourself. Just go to the libraby and ask about the divorce book (they will know what you are talking about) pick the one you need (there are two, one for divorces with children, one without) or you can buy one for $14 at a book store. also When filing your papers you can waive the fees due to no income. Good Luck.
What Do You Think About Lawyers?
I am very depressed at the public opinion about lawyers. I've read so many answers on YAs saying that lawyers are just out to get money and how they lie and cheat and they don't care about their clients and they're just trying to win because the won't get paid otherwise and that sort of thing... And I'm really sad that people think that because for the most part, it's not true.
My crim law professor told us this story the other day about how a former student had come to see him the other day and how he felt awful after at least a decade of practice because he represented the low life criminals and got them all off because he really was interested in only the money. He said that he had a lot of money and stuff, but he was completely empty inside because he had really done it wrong and was only chasing the money. I can tell you, there's certainly those people out there, doing just that... they amass large amounts of money and don't care about the profession and the morality behind what they're doing. But they know they've done wrong and they're really horrible people. Furthermore, the Bar really holds you to a very high standard. You can lie and cheat all you want, but you're just going to get Rule 11 sanctions against you and you're going to lose money because you'll have to pay the punishments and you're going to lose the respect of your community and you won't get any more clients if they know you're going to mistreat them. You might be able to be this type of lawyer for a few years, but you're either going to get caught or live in fear of getting caught... that's no life for anyone.
Personally, I'm not a lawyer... yet. I'm just a law student... but I know a few lawyers. First of all, my aunt is a lawyer. She represents employees so that the employers don't take advantage of them. Second, I worked for a lawyer in Washington DC a couple of years ago... I went to court with him one day... he was representing this poor little old guy who had lent thousands of dollars to these other 2 men who simply decided not to pay it back. Watching him represent this client was inspiring... he wouldn't stop until the client got all of his money back. Third, I worked for a class action firm last summer... the lawyers there were some of the best people I know. They had 2 really important class actions while I was there: in one they represented the employees who should have gotten something like millions of dollars more in their pensions than what the company gave them because the company changed the rules half way through their employment and in the other they were representing these people who had nearly all of their money stolen from a man who used his position with the church to lure them into giving him their money You can read about it here: http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news....
I'm so upset that people can say such bad things about lawyers when we work so hard for the clients who have had their money taken by these other horrible people.
So often I hear this comment about how lawyers are just there to take your money... I truly hate that comment. Yes lawyers are expensive. But that's because lawsuits are expensive. If you pay with a contingency fee, all the money you pay before the decision is entered is court costs. We had to order a deposition last summer from the court and it was almost $200! The clients had to pay for that, but we didn't get any of that money... it went straight to the court. And even when lawyers do get paid... what is so wrong with that? You get paid for doing your job. Why shouldn't I get paid for doing my job? Furthermore, I did a whole lot more school than you did to get this job. I'll be in debt until my 40s because my schooling costs so much. I need a job that will reimburse me for all of that money. And regardless of how much law school costs... do you know how much work I do? There was one week that I got up on Monday morning and didn't get to go to bed until Wednesday night. And yes, I'm personally offended when you people insult me saying how awful lawyers are when I work that hard.
Also, you couldn't win a lawsuit without a lawyer... you don't know the law or the procedure. The judicial system would fall apart if we had a bunch of lawyerless people suing each other because the judge would have to explain everything to them.
On my first day of crim law, my professor gave us this speech that he wanted us to read... it's called "I'm proud to be a lawyer and you should be too." He told us to read it if we got depressed some day... and here it is: http://www.civilized-divorce.com/proud.h...
I'm very confused by this proposition that another answerer made regarding this idea that lawyers are only doing lawyering because they couldn't do anything else. I don't understand that because lawyers are among the smartest people in the world. We have the option to become anything we want. I could have stopped after undergrad and gone into some business somewhere or could teach or something, but I chose to go onto law school. I took a couple of constitutional law classes as an undergrad and I loved them. I love learning the law. And I love answering questions on YAs to help people who have been hurt so that I can tell them the law so they know whether they should get a lawyer and make a lawsuit or not. And I do none of this for money, and I'm pretty sure I'm not lying or cheating. I'm living off a few thousand dollars that's the left overs of my student loan. I could make a lot more money a lot faster with a lot less work if I just chose to get a job. But I want to serve people and issues that I care about... so I'm going to be a lawyer.
1 last thought... even if you've completely disregarded everything else that I've said, remember this: most people who make lawyer jokes weren't smart enough to get into law school.
How To File Legal Separation?
Secure the services of an attorney. You can also file the separation papers on your own. It may be wise to solicit the help of an attorney to ensure all your bases are covered, however. After all, a legal separation is a legally binding agreement. Another option would be to draw up the paperwork yourself or invest in an inexpensive do-it-yourself legal kit.
Meet the residency requirements for your state. Each state is different. To find out what the requirements are where you reside, visit your state's court website.
Include provisions for custody and visitation of any minor children, child support and possible alimony, equitable division of any joint property and who will be liable for any current debts. Work out all the details because, not only is the legal separation legally binding, in some instances it can also dictate the divorce decree should the separation progress into a divorce.
Have the petition for separation served on your spouse. This applies unless you are filing for the legal separation jointly. Once served, the spouse will only have a certain amount of time to respond to the petition.
Notarize the agreement. If both parties agree to the terms of the legal separation, the only thing left to do is have the agreement notarized with both spouse's signatures. If one spouse contests the separation, a judge will have to make the final decisions about the separation in court.
Tips & Warnings
It is best if the terms can be amicably agreed upon by both spouses. Try to be reasonable and fair in negotiating the terms of the separation to avoid further headaches for both parties involved.
Help! I Need Legal Advice!?
Recently I Was Laid Off From Michaels Arts And Crafts Because I Had Been Filing Fraudulent Refunds. And Then A Loss Prevention Investigator Found Out And Had Me Agree To A Promissory Where I Will Pay Back 856.99. Which I Took From Them.
However I Still Fear They Have Other Legal Options.
I Want To Know What Other Consequences Could I Be Facing?
You could face criminal charges for theft, and fraud. However, if you pay them back the money they may not do anything else, it will cost more money for a lawyer than what you owe. However, if you don't pay then expect them to take legal action, they might decide to press charges as well as take you to court for not paying, and your promissory note is a legal and binding contract. My advice is to pay them back as quickly as possible, make sure you get a receipt or pay by check so you have proof you paid them back. There is a time frame in which they can file criminal charges, I'm not sure of that time frame, but if you pay them back you probably have nothing else to worry about.