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Can I File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without An Attorney?
I Was Informed By The Court That It Comes Down To The Wording And The Attorneys Have Been No Help. I Need To File Three Lawsuits In Regard To The Death Of My Wife. As Well, Is An Oral Agreement Good Enough In Court To Prove A Small Claim Being My Stepdaughter ( Who Will Be A Defendant In The Wrongful Death) Made An Agreement With Me To Pay $10.00 A Month At First For Me Getting Her A Cell Phone And Putting Her On My Plan And Then The Same Thing When I Increased It To $20 After I Lost The Plan I Had For Ten Years Of Which She Contributed To. I Also Had An Oral Agreement And Actually And Email At One Time That I Would Get $200 A Month Toward Utilities When I Allowed Her To Move Back In. She Paid One Month On All Three And Then Stopped!
Unless you are trying to sue for a wrongful death caused by your stepdaughter with a cellphone please do not try and to this yourself. You are not able to articulate what you need here and there is little chance you would be able to do it in a courtroom.
Need Help Understanding Adoption Laws In Indiana.?
Okay, Here'S The Situation. My Friend (Jess, 25) And I (Britt, 24) Have Been Friends For 11+ Years And She Has A 5 Year Old Daughter (Jill). We Are Very Close And Consider Each Other Sisters In All But Blood. Lately, We'Ve Been Arguing On The Fact Of Where Jill Would Go Should Something Happen To Her. Jess' Family Is Small, And She Doesn'T Really Trust Any Of Them With Her Daughter, Aside From Her Aunt (Whom She Lives With).
We Had Talked About Having Me Put Down As Jill'S Godparent And Who Jill Would Go To Should Something Happen To Jess. Now, Jess Has A Lot Of Medical Problems And She Wants To Make Sure Jill Is Taken Care Of. She Has Expressed That I'M The Only One She Would Trust With Jill.
The Argument Has Been About How Jess Keeps Changing Her Story. At First, She Said Her Lawyer Told Her That In Order For Me To Be Able To Adopt Jill Was If I Had A Job And Place Of My Own. I Was Like 'Okay, I Can Work On That. No Problem'. Then She Said She Changed Her Mind And Jill Would Be Going To Her Grandma (Who Treats Jess Like Crap, And We Were Afraid That As Jill Got Older, She Would Treat Her The Same).
Then She Said Jill Would Be Going To Her Aunt (The One She Lives With), But She Works And Isn'T Getting Any Younger So It Would Be Difficult For Her. Then She Tells Me That Her Lawyer Said That Because I'M Not Related By Blood, I'M Not Eligible To Adopt Jill If Something Happens To Jess.
You Can Probably See My Issue. I Just Want To Know What Is True And What Isn'T.
Point by point: The lawyer's comments are half true, half not. I don't think it sounds like she's using an
adoption attorney, but you may be leaving out context.
"At first, she said her lawyer told her that in order for me to be able to adopt Jill was if I had a job and place of my own." Yes. To ADOPT a child you need to show financial stability and place of residence.
'because I'm not related by blood, I'm not eligible to adopt Jill if something happens to Jess.'
What exactly does this attorney thing adoption is? It's basically taking a child that is NOT RELATED to you, and the child becoming, through the legal system, "as if born to you".
Now, here's the deal: Jess can assign GUARDIANSHIP or CUSTODY to anyone she chooses, including a non-relative, BUT....a relative of the child could contest that, and possibly be successful. On the other hand, YOU could not contest the placement of a child with a relative with the same chance of success. An adoption would not take place until much later, after a home study was completed by the party who was awarded final custody.
In the event of young children whose father AND mother are no longer in the picture,, I believe a guardian ad litem is generally appointed by the court to determine the best interest of the child. If they're old enough, their wishes can also factor into the equation, as will the wishes of the mother.
As for her flip-flopping between the aunt and grandma, it's likely that their ages and health will be taken into consideration by the courts as far as their overall fitness as parents goes.
I would step back from the situation, myself. It sounds like it's causing a great dial of strife between all of you. And don't forget, Jill still has a father. I'm willing to bet that due diligence would be taken to attempt to notify that father that your friend had passed, leaving the fate of Jill up in the air.
Here are the Indiana statutes regarding guardianship:
This is the one in particular that you should look at:
Does Anyone Have Any Idea How To Find An Attorney That Will Sue The School District?
There Was A Fight After School And My Son Was Running Towards It When The School Custodian Snatched Him In A Choke Hold Around His Neck And Threw Him To The Ground. My Son Put His Hand Out To Break The Fall And Sprained His Wrist. My Son Was Trying To Get Up And The Custodian Repeatedly Threw Him To The Ground Never Letting Go Of His Neck. Once My Son Was Able To Get Away And Stand Up The Custodian Slammed Him Into The Wall. His Friend Tried To Help Him And The Custodian Told All Of The Kids To Gather Around And Watch Him Drop My Son And His Friend. There Was No Incident Form Filled Out And The Custodian Left Campus. The Vice Principal Had No Clue As To What Happened When I Got There An Hour Later. This Custodian Is Still Working And I Don'T Think That Is Acceptable.I Filed A Police Report And Have A Medical Report. Please Help Me!
even if there is more to this story it doesnt really matter. the kid was abused by the school worker. doesnt matter if he initialted the fight, the aduld had no right to touch him in that manner.
so, as far as taking them to court, i would look for an attorney out of that district....
Cheap Lawyer Vs. Expensive Lawyer. Need Help.?
I Got Caught For A Dwi By Controlled Dangerous Substance. I Wasn'T Tested, Handcuffed, Arrested, Or Anything. The Only Thing Against Me Is That The Officer Asked If I Was Smoking And I Panicked And Said Yes. He Also Found Rolling Papers And Wrote Me Up For A Paraphernalia Charge. I'M Not Used To Being In Situations Like This, I Have A Scholarship To My University And I'M On Track To Receiving My Phd As A Rising Sophomore In College. I Recently Went To A Lawyer That Was Going To Charge Me $3,500 For Both Cases And He Made Me Feel Extremely Well About It. Told Me To Just Calm Down And They'D Handle Everything. But Now, Since I Haven'T Signed A Contract Yet, He Has Become Non-Responsive And Hasn'T Returned My Calls For Three Days Now. When We Last Spoke, He Told Me To Schedule A Date To Meet And Sign The Contract And Told Me, Since I Won'T Be Able To Pay For It All At Once, That He Would Push The Court Date Back Two Months. After This He Stopped Answering My Calls, So I Sought Out Another Lawyer Instead, But Didn'T Cut Off Ties With The Original One. The New Lawyer I Found Is Only Charging $375 For The Dwi Case And The Significant Price Drop Has Me Worried. I Don'T Know If He'S Going To Be Experienced, And I'M Not Sure If I Should Put Something That Will Affect The Rest Of My Life In The Hands Of An Inexperienced Attorney, However, I Am Still Scheduled To Meet With Him. Time Is Running Out Because My Trial Is On Aug24th And I Know I Need To Hurry And Sign A Contract With An Attorney. I Don'T Know What I'M Supposed To Do.
The question is, is the 2nd lawyer a defense lawyer and if so, how long has he practiced as a defense lawyer? The key in any criminal defense is knowing the system. They should know the judges involved in your case, the prosecutors to make a deal and the county in where you were charged or where the court is. It could be that the 2nd lawyer has had a couple of bad months where either cases have not settled and needs cash, so will take any new client for much less to get some money to pay their bills.
My husband is semi retired and practiced law for over 40 years and did criminal, family, bankruptcy, social security etc. Many times he took clients for less money when in some months low in cash and took for less to get the client. Did not mean that he was worst, only that if no client, no money. Or that many clients were repeat customers over the years, so did as a favor to keep the business and also many times got referrals from others from them. He never ever advertised, due to all of his business was referrals and repeat business. But in some cases, if he did not know the judge or court it was in, would not take, since he was not "known" or respected in those courts.
Now, until you get into the office of the 1st lawyer, sign the contract and pay the retainer, he will not return any phone calls, since as of now, he does not represent you. He gave you your 1 free consult and it is up to you to retain him or take the 2nd lawyer, or find a 3rd lawyer to compare.
Any really good criminal defense lawyer could get the charges dismissed, probation, or just fines based on your charges and their experience. With your charges, you definitely need a lawyer or could be blindsided in court w/out one.
EDIT; 1 last thing. Does the 1st lawyer charging $3,500 have a billboard advertising or a 1 page ad in the phone book? If so, advertising is very expensive and so has to add the costs to each client to pay for the advertising.
The best lawyers will have only their name, address and phone number in the phone book, since they don't need to advertise for business and usually all clients have been referred to them due to doing a great job for someone else in the past.
Need Legal Advise. Personal Injury?
On Thursday May 5Th. I Slipped On The Public Restroom Floor At The Local Mall And Dislocated My Left Knee. The Floor Was Wet. I Now Require Physiotherapy And May In The Future Require Surgeries. A Lot Of People Have Been Telling Me To Go After The Mall For Compensation But I'M Really No Sure If I Have A Case At All.
Also, The Mall Has Contacted Me Once To Find Out What My Employment Status Is But That Was Weeks Ago. I Would At Least Like Compensation For Medical Expences But I'M Not Sure How To Go About Asking For It.
If They Do Present Me With Some Sort Of Settlement I'M Heasatent To Sign Anything Incase I Do Require Surgeries Or Other Medical Expenses Accrue In The Future As A Result Of This Accident.
What Would You Recomend?
I'M A 26 Year Old Resident Of Ontario, Canada. Incase That Makes Any Difference
I am not familiar with Canadian law. This is specific to my state's laws:
The mall may not have any liability whatsoever. The only time a business is liable for injuries is when they are acting negligently. That the restroom floor was wet does not mean that that the mall is automatically negligent and it does not mean that the mall is responsible in any way for any injuries that might happen.
When a slip happens in a restroom, the injured party has a number of problems. The first is that public restrooms often have wet floors. We have a responsibility to use extra care when we are walking in a restroom. The second is that there is usually a wet floor sign posted. The third is that unless the mall was aware that the floor was more wet than usual and had failed (over a reasonable period of time) to either mop up the floor and/or post a sign, the mall is not behaving with negligence.
Oftentimes, a business will pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses for a person who is injured on their property - just to make the situation go away. But if that person begins to ask for the moon and the stars (i.e. pain and suffering, potential future medical bills that may or may not be necessary), then the business will often tell the person to take them to court.
How Do I Find Out If Mutal Referral Services Is Using My Husbands Information Given On The Loan Application?
We Applied For A Loan With Mutual Referral Services They Said We Were Approved For A Loan Of 10,000 With A 6% Interest Rate, We Believed It So We Sent In Copies Of Pay Stub And A Copy Of My Husbands Ssn With The Last 4 Numbers Blacked Out, Then They Told Us As Soon As We Send Them 1800.00 For An Insurance Payment They Would Deposit They Money Into Our Checking Account, I Told My Husband We Do Not Have That Kind Of Money To Send To Them, And After Doing Some Research I Could Not Find A Phone Number For Them In Virgina The 411 In Va Said They Did Not Have A Listing For Them And Now They Do Not Even Have A Website, I Have Contacted Our Bank Just In Case They Try To Do Anything With My Husbands Account, But What Else Should I Do?
You should also place a freeze on your husbands social security number just in case. You should also report this company to you local state attorney generals office as there is a law(not sure if its federal or state) that prohibits and upfront fee from being charged for a loan. This screams scam to me.