Finding A Seasoned Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will find that there are countless lawyers in your town that advertise that they concentrate on your form of case. This will make the procedure of finding one with significant amounts of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below it is possible to narrow down your quest to the right one in almost no time. The first task is to make a listing of the lawyers that are listed in your area that specialize in your position. When you are making this list you must only include those which you have a good vibe about according to their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down through taking a little while evaluating their webpage. There you will be able to find how many years they are practicing and a few general information regarding their success rates. At this point your list needs to have shrunken further to the people that you felt had professional websites and an appropriate volume of experience. You need to then take the time to lookup independent reviews of every attorney. Make sure you look at the reviews rather than just relying on their overall rating. The info in the reviews will provide you with an idea of the way that they connect with their customers and the length of time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, it is advisable to meet up with no less than the last three lawyers which have the credentials you would like. This gives you the time to genuinely evaluate how interested they are in representing your case. It is important to follow most of these steps to actually find a person that has the proper degree of experience to get you the ideal outcome.
ACTIONPages is your local directory publisher. Serving markets in Arizona, California, Washington, and Canada. ACTIONPages the best local choice for cost-effective advertising.
Some of the cites we server are,
Does Anyone Use A Prepaid Legal Service?
I'M Thinking Of Signing Up For Prepaid Legal Service, Does Anyone Use This? Do You Like It? Any Restrictions For Pre-Existing Issues?
I use one that is like an insurance policy... you pay a small monthly premium and then if you need them, you pay a co-pay for service. There are certain limitations, but it's pretty much obvious. Since I get mine through work, I can't use it to sue my employer... and you can't use it to sue the attorneys themselves. Anyway, it's called ARAG. Haven't used it, but I feel safe knowing I have it. Wish I had it when I got divorced, that's for sure.
Rights Concerning Property Law?
Can Anyone Advise On Laws Concerning Property Between Same Sex Marriage ? A Friend Of Mine Was Legally Wed In Ma, But Has Always Lived In Ny. As Far As I Know, Although Not &Quot;Legal&Quot; In Ny, Same Sex Marriages That Are Legally Conducted Elsewhere Are Recognized Here In Ny. Anyway This Is The Scenario:
Jill Solely Owned A House 7 Years Prior To Meeting Jane. Jane Moves In, They Are Together For At Least A Decade, They Get Married In Ma. Somewhere Along The Line Jill Adds Jane To The Deed (Not Sure If It Before Or After They Are Married (Or If That Even Makes A Difference) Jane Meets Jack And Leaves Jill. Jane Now Wants Her Equal Share Of The Property. Jill'S Attorney Is Telling Her That Jane Is Entitled To Nothing Because From The Time She Moved In Til Now, The House Has Depreciated - But That Just Doesn'T Seem Like The Right Information. There Is Approximately 180K Of Equity In The House, And I Believe That (Despite The Marriage) Just The Mere Fact That Her Name Is On The Deed Will Entitle Her To 1/2 That Money. Jane Is Willing To Walk Away With 60K, But Jill Believes That If/When It Goes To Court She Will Be Entitled To Nothing. I Think She Should Lick Her Wounds And Fork Over The 60K So She'S Not Stuck Paying 90K. Does Anyone Know What The Laws Are In Ny And Whether This Attorney Is Giving Her The Right Information?
There are so many scenarios in this problem. Some say the appraised value which could be higher but in real life, the appraised value could be much higher than the house is worth period. Consider this, if the house is worth $180,000, but if sold tomorrow and only get $100,000 then that is the true value of the house. In many divorces, if 1 party cannot pay the other party, then they MUST sell the property and divide the proceeds.
Now also consider that 7 years before meeting Jane, Jill bought and made all the payments of this property. So the value could start from 7 years to the date they split up. What were the financial arrangements in this marriage?
Also, one point that I think is interesting, is that you state that Jill's lawyer is telling her this. Does Jane have a lawyer? If not, then she should get one period. Many times married people will hire 1 lawyer to handle a divorce to save money, but the lawyer's interest is the client he is representing period. So that works if both parties are basically in agreement on property division, but if there is a dispute, then both parties need a lawyer to protect each other.
Just like any divorce, what is fair and what is awarded maybe 2 different things. How many times have you heard someone state they lost everything or that the other party got stuck with all the bills etc. Anything is possible when you go into a courtroom before a judge, and nothing is guaranteed.
For Jane to know if Jill's lawyer is giving bad advice is that Jane MUST hire a lawyer to represent HER period. Only then will Jane know if this advice given is correct or not.
I Need Some Serious, Honest Legal Advice, Please Help!!?
Ok, This Is A Pretty Long Story, Please Read The Entire Post, Ill Try To Shorten It Down As Much As I Can. First Off, I'M 19 Years Old, At The Times Of The Crimes Talked About Below, I Was 17 And Prior To This I Had No Criminal Record At All. I Live In North Carolina. In June Of 2010 I (Shamefully) Accompanied 4 &Quot;Friends&Quot; While Breaking Into A House. (I Know I Know, Its Terrible) Anyway, Myself Along With These 4 People Broke Into Someones House In The County I Live In. We Got Away With It. So, 2 Weeks Later, We Did It 2 More Times, In Another County. Again, I Know Its Awful And Terrible. The 3 Times This Took Place, I Either Sat In The Vehicle Or Stood Somewhere Outside The House. I Was The &Quot;Look Out Guy&Quot;. A Few Weeks Down The Road, The Police Came To Question One Of The Guys Involved. He Was The &Quot;Leader&Quot; I Guess You Could Say Of The Whole Thing. He Drove The Car, And Did Most Of The Stealing. Turns Out, At One Of The Houses They Broke Into, A Note Signing Him Out Of School Early Was Found In The Driveway Of One Of The Houses. Well, The Police Questioned Him, And To Sum It All Up, He Cracked. Told The Police Everything. They Only Knew Of Us Being Involved In One Home, And He Told Them Of All Three As Well As Everyone Involved. To Save Some Time, I'M Gonna Jump Ahead Here A Little. The Police Found Stolen Goods In His Vehicle As Well As Another Persons Involved Vehicle. As Well As They Found Out That 2 Other People Involved Pawned Several Of The Items., And The Police Recovered Some Pawned Items As Well, With Ticket Stubs Displaying The Names Of Those Who Pawned Them. They Questioned Everyone But Me. Before They Came To Me, I Went To Them. I Called Up The Next County Over'S Sheriffs Office And Told Them Everything. I Even Rode With A Detective, Pointing Out The Houses We Broke Into, In Doing This, I Hoped I Would Help Myself A Little. Turns Out Down The Road, This Did Nothing But Incriminate Me More, And, Get This, The Officer Whom I Rode With Denies Ever Speaking With Me!?!?!?! I'M Gonna Skip Forward Here To Give You The Upshot Of The Whole Mess. In August Of 2011 I Was Charged With 2 Counts Of Misdemeanor B&E And 2 Counts Of Misdemeanor Larceny. Because My &Quot;Friends&Quot; Lied And Said I Went Into The House In The County I Live In 2 Times To Steal Things. I Spent 3 Days In Jail And Was Placed On Probation For 1 Year, And Ordered To Pay $1200. That'S The Value Of The Thins Taken From The House In My County. Whew, Long Story. Fast Forward A Year I Paid Every Penny Back To The County I Live In, And Served A Successful Probation Term. Well At The Tail End Of My Probation Term For My County, I Finally Get Tried For The 2 Houses That Were Broke Into In The County North Of Mine. Well, This Is What Happened. I Get Charged With 2 More Counts Of Misd. B&E And 2 More Counts Misd. Larceny. Placed On Probation For 18 Months And Ordered By The Courts To Pay A Total Of $5,880!!!!!!!!!!! Here'S Where My Problem Occurs And Where The &Quot;Justice Will Be Served&Quot; Saying Starts To Crumble. In All Of This, I Was The Only One Convicted Of Any Crimes, The Only One Placed On Probation And The Only One Ever Ordered To Pay A Cent Back!! Out Of 5 Total People, Just Me! Ready For Another Curve Ball, When The Da Of The County Of Which The 2 Houses Were Broken Into Read Over The Crimes, He Stated That I Was The Least Involved To The Judge, And The Judge Even Read Off Everyone'S Name Who Was Supposed To Be Charged And Held Liable For The Fines. Fast Forward Till Today, June 5,2013. Nothing Has Changed, No One Else Was Charged, The State Put Everything On Me And It Stuck. I Still Owe The Other County Almost Five Thousand Dollars, And Am Still On Probation. My Probation Will Be Checked Over To See If I Am Complying With The Terms In Few Weeks, And I'M Not. Because I Do Not See It As Justice That I Have To Pay Everyone'S Debt To Society Again. So, My Probation Officer Will Likely Violate Me, And I May Go To Jail Right Then. Or I Will Be Given A Court Date, And Have To Defend Myself As To Why I'M Not Complying. My Question To Anyone On Here, Who Knows Anything About Law Or Court Is, What Should I Do?? Plz Help Me Out Here. I Cant See How Any Judge Can See This As Justice!? There Are Probably Things I Left Out, But That'S About All I Can Remember. I By No Means Think I Have A Right To Get Out Of Paying Anything At All To The Other County, But, I Do Not Think I Should Have To Pay Everyone'S Part Again! If You Have Any Sort Of Helpful Info, Please Share It With Me. Thanks For Reading If You Read The Whole Thing, I Know Its A Book.
First off let me say... paragraphs!! That was hard as heck to read.
I agree with the first answer that above all you need a lawyer. You are entitled to court appointed counsel so take it by all means. Quit worrying about the other people involved. You need to worry about yourself and do anything and everything that is required through probation. Violating that is pure stupidity and will only get you in deeper trouble by being defiant. The judge will have no patience for your little protest and you're only going to make things worse for yourself.
From here on out you need to not do anything at all wrong but abide by what the court has imposed. You're in a big mess but stay out of further trouble and someday you can possibly get this far far behind you.
Since there are multiple charges I don't know if it will be possible but hopefully some day you can get this all expunged from your record. But that is gonna be a couple of years off until you can qualify if at all. So in the meantime get with the program and do what has been required. Get a lawyer to help you get this reduced or at least argued to the judge in a more favorable way for you. You're gonna lose in the worst way every time without a lawyer, period.
Here is a link to expungement law in NC that may someday apply to you http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegis... Read over these but I think the law that may apply to you begins at the bottom of page 3 of this link. You can research lots more online too.
Good luck and I hope this helps!
Describe How A Businesses Can Avoid Litigation?
Treat all customers in a consistant and fair manner, if there is a conflict, write a statement of the episode, have rules in writing that everyone signs off on, have people licensed (i.e. real estate leasing agents or food certifications).
I Have A Question On Child Custody Rights?
My X Girlfriend Is 2 Months Pregnant And We Live In The State Of Arizona. We Recently Broke Up And She Is Threatening To Leave To Chicago. What Rights Do I Have In Stopping Her Or How Do I Obtain Joint Custody If She Does In Fact Move?
FIRST, YOU'RE IN THE ONLY STATE WHERE YOU HAVE ANY PRESUMED RIGHTS AS A SINGLE FATHER.
I just called a paralegal in Arizona in the fathers rights movement. At this point, you're out of luck. She can move while pregnant and there's little you can do. In Illinois, you will have no rights to the child until granted them by a court. Talk to Attorney Jeffery Leving in Chicago about filing there. He's a bit of a pompous a**, but he knows his stuff on fathers rights.
I would suggest that you seriously consider moving there yourself, but without telling her until after the case is filed next Fall. That will prevent her from moving again. If you move there, keep an Arizona cell phone for when she calls you. Don't stalk her, threaten her, or text her. As long as she lives in Arizona, you can record your conversations with her without her knowing it. If she moves, you can only record if you call her, but not if she calls you. It's legal there, but not in Illinois. Start keeping a daily journal.
Go to Dads House to learn more about your rights and how to fight for them.
Hotlime For Free Legal Advice?
Most attorneys will talk to you by phone for free. They don't want to go to the bother of an office appointment if they don't think they can make money on the case. One good way to find an attorney is go to http://www.martindale.com/ then click on "browse attorneys by practice areas' and look for someone who practices the kind of law you need and who is AV rated or BV rated and has been in practice (admitted to the bar) for 15-20 years. Then just start calling and keep calling until you find an attorney who will talk to you.
In the old days, they'd do an initial consultation (in office appointment) for free - some still do - you can ask about it.
Most things don't require you to hire an attorney and go through a law suit - usually, you just need to know where you stand legally & I get this kind of free legal advice all the time.
If its an urgent criminal question, that can't wait for regular business hours, you can try calling the police.