Finding A Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will see that there are numerous lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise that they can focus on your sort of case. This may make the procedure of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it will be possible to define your quest to the correct one out of almost no time. The initial step is to generate a set of the lawyers that are listed in the area specializing in your circumstances. When you are making this list you must only include those that you may have a good vibe about based on their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down by using a little while evaluating their internet site. There you must be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and some general information regarding their success rates. At this stage your list needs to have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then spend some time to search for independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure to look at the reviews instead of just relying upon their overall rating. The data from the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way that they interact with the clientele and the time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you should talk to no less than the final three lawyers which may have the credentials you are searching for. This gives you the time to truly evaluate how interested they are in representing your case. It is actually vital that you follow all of these steps to ensure that you find a person which has the right level of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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Wills And Estate Planning?
As I Collect More Assets I Have Begun To Think About Estate Planning. What Happens When I Die And I Have A Will Done By An Estate Company.. If I Say All The Assets (Money/Property/Stocks) Goes To My Children 50/50 Will The Will Even Need To Go To Court? If I Say They Need To Be At Least 25 Years Old To Get Their Share And They Are Older Than 25 How To They Actually Get It? I Mean Literally How Are Shares And Mutual Funds Split 50/50? Who At Court Does This And If I Were To Die, Who Would My Family Call To Get This Process Started? Thanks.
Your will should name an estate executor who will be responsible for allocating your assets as you stated in your will. If your estate is quite large ($1 million +) you may want to hire an estate planning attorney to minimize the effect of U.S. Estate Taxes to your heirs. If it's under $1 million, a will written by a good attorney should be sufficient unless your estate is expected to grow considerably beyond $ 1 million by the time of your death.
I Am Going To File My Divorce Case Through Legal Aid,Do They Help In Property Settlement As-Well ?
How Much Fee For Lawyer If I Hire A Private Lawyer ?Can I Pay Him Later (I Mean After Getting Money)
Legal aid people should include a property settlement provision in the petition for divorce. The amount lawyers charge for handling divorce cases varies greatly; I doubt if you could find one who would handle a divorce case for less than $700 in the U.S. Normally, fees for handling a divorce case are paid up front, but that would be up to the individual atty handling your case. My guess is the atty would take into consideration the likelihood of the client being awarded an amount sufficient to pay their fee AND the likelihood of being able to collect the amount of the award. Being awarded X amount in court does NOT automatically mean the party who is supposed to pay - will pay. They may not have the funds to pay. Such individuals are known as judgment proof defendants - in other words what difference does it make how much the court awarded the other party - the defendant doesn't have the money to pay it anyway.
Medical Malpractice Attorney In Washington State?
I Am Looking For Any Info On A Good Medical Malpractice Attorney That Is In Western Washington State. If You Live Here And Have Dealt With One,Please Let Me Know The Contact Info. Thanks For Answering My Question And Have A Great Day Or Night!
Hey Joe... I don't know a specific medical malpractice attorney here in western WA, but this website helped me choose a very good attorney (outside of med. malpractice): www.lawyers.com. I emailed 10 and 8 got right back to me. I interviewed them first via phone; checked with the state bar association and chose one; worked out excellent.
How Much Will I Pay In Alimony?
Im Going Through A Divorce & Would Really Appreciate If Someone Who Has Experience With Alimony Can Give Me Some Insight. I'M Going Through A Divorce With My Soon To Be Ex Wife Back In November We Met For The Divorce And Were Given A Bunch Of Paperwork To Have Filled Out. Such As Legal Seperation Papers Which Have Been Notarized And On The Papers She Stated She Doesn'T Want Any Alimony But I Don'T Trust Her And I Want To Be Prepared. Were Meeting In 2 Weeks To Finalize Everything And Get Divorced. My First Question Is.. Is It Too Late For Her To Change Her Mind About The Alimony Since She Signed The Papers? Also, If I Do Get Stuck Paying Alimony What'S The Maximum I Can Pay? I Work About 40 Hrs Per Week And Make 14 An Hr And I Also Pay 122 Dollars A Week In Child Support Which Goes Directly To The State Bc She Is On Welfare. She Collects 680 Per Month In Welfare And Recieves 1,000 Dollars Or More A Month In Foodstamps And Wic Bc She Has 5 Children...3 Are Mine. She Also Pays Only 180 A Month In Rent Including Utilities Bc She Lives In Housing. I Pay 650 A Month For Rent Not Including Utilities. If I Have To Pay Will They Take Mine And Her Bills Into Consideration? I Kno Alimony Goes By State...I Live In Mass...By Her Age She'S 24..And Her Ability To Work...She Has No Disabilties. What Is The Max I Can Pay? Can They Make It Unaffordable For Me To Live? About How Long Will They Make Me Pay? Forever Or For A Few Years. We'Ve Been Married 6 1/2 Yrs And Haven'T Lived Together In At Least 2 Yrs. So Basically Can They Force Me To Take Home A 200 Dollar Paycheck Where I Won'T Be Able To Afford My Bills? Will She Have To Fight For It With A Lawyer Cus I Kno She Can'T Afford It
The calculations and rules specific to alimony vary from state to state. This should be a question you can ask your attorney if you already have one. If not, I would suggest that you hire an attorney to at least help you strategize and learn what you should do.
Generally speaking, she can ask for alimony at any point in time. In some states, it is expected. That being said, each state is set up a little differently. Some states require a 10 year married period, others have a minimum number of years that a couple must have been married before the wife can get alimony. Again, it varies from state to state.
Generally speaking, they take your income, assets, debts and ability to earn income together and balance it against her income, assets, debts and ability to earn income. If you both are about equal then you may not be required to pay. If she makes more then in some states that means she might have to pay, but this is not the norm.
You might want to spend some time looking through DadsDivorce.com as they have numerous articles, videos and Ask a Lawyer topics in relation to alimony and divorce. They also have a state by state summary page of the laws that you might want to find your state and see what is listed there about alimony. I provided the link for you below in the sources - it is the second link. There is also a forum section where you can discuss this and any other divorce related topics to the guys there who have experienced divorces themselves. They might be able to offer you some great insights as well.
I Need To Find A Lawyer To Sue A State, The Dhs And Ex-Husband For My Children Being Sexually Abused!?
My 3 Small Children Were Sexually Abused By Their Eldest Half-Brother Who Does Not And Did Not Live With Us. I Found Out After A Wellness Check Up That This Had Been Happening Each Weekend Visit Of Each Month. Back In 2001 I Reported To The Dhs Concerns I Had About My Eldest Son Touching My Youngest... They Did Nothing. In 2004 My Young Daughter Told Me Her Half Brother Was Asking Her To Let Him Come To Her Room. I Told His Dad And Supposedly He Came Down Hard On Him. I Didn'T Know This Was Happening And Feel As Though The Dhs Failed Me The First Time, The Dad (Ex) Failed Me The Second Time. My Son Was Charged With 3 Counts Of Lewd Molestation And One Count Of 1St Degree Rape. I Want Justice! My Kids And I Are In Counselling...Still, Almost 1 Year Later. My Son, Still In A Treatment Center.
Unfortunately since there have been REPUBLICANS in power they have cut the budgets so severely that this is happening all the time. There aren't enough social workers and case managers to do anything to protect children.
The half brother that was doing the molesting was likely molested himself. Was the father to blame?
I'm not sure you can sue DHS but I hope that you are able to get some justice for these kids. There needs to be sweeping reform and I hope that you take action on this and write every single representative you can. Write lots of letters, make phone calls and protest.
The laws regarding child abuse are way too easy on predators. For those of you who told this mother to calm down you have no idea what it is like. She didn't ask for judgement she asked for help.
These kids will struggle for the rest of their lives to maintain self esteem and healthy relationships. The effects of this will stay with them and they may not even realize that it is happening. Thank goodness for therapy but gently remind them they may need treatment as they get older.
I Have A Question About Legal Representation. My Husband And I Are Being Evicted For Being Late Partial Rent?
For The Month Of October. My Husband Lost His Job, And While We Were Awaiting His Unemployment, I Had To Sell Something To Make Our Rent Payment For That Month. I Was Able To Pay Her The Money, But I Was $100.00 Short. I Told Her I Would Get Her The Money As Soon As Possible. After Living There For 2 Years And Paying Our Rent Every Single Month, I Thought She Would Be Understanding A Little Of Our Situation And Give Me The Time To Come Up With The Rest Of The Money, But She Was Not.
At First She Gave Me A Letter Saying She Would Be Okay With Waiting, And Then Less Than A Week Later, She Decided To Verbally Evict Us, Even Before Rent Had Been Due For The Next Month. We Were Only 100.00 Short. On The Day Rent Was Due For The Next Month, I Was Given The Written Notice For 10 Day Eviction, So That They Would Look Better In Court To Not Have Filed Something For Only $100.00.
We Couldn'T Find A Place Within 10 Days. That'S Insane To Expect People To Move With A 17 Month Old Baby In The Winter, After Husband Just Lost His Job, In 10 Days...Impossible. So They Filed Through Court. They Had Said In Eviction Notice That They Were Willing To Forget The November Rent Since They Had Asked Us To Leave The Day It Was Due, As Long As We Paid The Remainder Of Octobers Rent. Then In The Court Papers They Filed, They Claim We Owe Them $425.00 Not Including The Almost $200.00 Court Costs.
I Talked With An Attorney Who Thought They Were Crazy For Trying To Evict Us Over A $100.00 Payment That Was Late When Court Costs Are Actually More To Pay Than What We Owed Them. He Told Me To Try To Give Them The Money Owed To Them Right Away, And Go To Court And Explain To The Judge That We'D Fallen Upon Hard Times But That We Were Trying To Do The Right Thing And Made Payment On What Was Owed. I Couldn'T Really Afford To Pay The Attorney To Represent Me At This Time, Even Though I Feel I Need One.
I Went To Give Them The Money Yesterday, And They Refused Payment. ???? If They Want To Evict Us For Payment, Why Would They Refuse What Is Owed To Them? Even In Court Papers, And Eviction Notice They State We Were Good Tenants, And We Are Good Tenants. We'Ve Dealt With Much Since We'Ve Been Evicted From Them, Including Serious Harrassment, It'S Been Crazy Actually. I Just Wanted To Do The Right Thing And Pay Them. I Have A Written Note Stating They Refused Payment.
I Talked To The Attorney Today And He Thinks The Whole Thing Is Insane. Especially Considering That We'Ve Lived Here For Over 2 Years, Making Rent Payments Every Single Month, And Even Doing Alot Of Repairs To This Place That Were Owed To Us In The Deduction Of Rent Which Was Never Given To Us. My Husband Remodled Things In The Kitchen, Bathroom, Replaced Fixtures, All Which Are Stated In Our Lease That Would Be Deducted From Our Rent, We Gave The Receipts And It Was Never Deducted.
I Cannot Afford To Pay An Attorney But I Talked To Someone Over The Weekend Who Told Me To Look For A Pro Bono Attorney In My Area. They Said It Seems Like I Need Someone To Stick Up For Our Situation Since It Seems Like They'Re Trying To Do Something Tricky For God Only Knows What Reason. My Guess Is That It'S Because Of The Fact That We Found Out Our Furnace Was Not Up To Code And Very Dangerous A Couple Weeks Before We Were Evicted And I Had Asked For It To Be Fixed, And Magically I Was Evicted. Either Way, My Hearing Is On Tuesday, And All These Things Are Happening And Everyone Is Telling Me I Now Need To Get An Attorney Because Everyone Thinks They'Re Up To Do Some No Good Things In Court, So Can I Get A Continuance On Monday So We Can Find An Attorney Or Is It Too Late? Isn'T It My Legal Right To Find Legal Representation, And Also How Long Do You Get For A Continuance?
Where are you? State and local laws can make a big difference in these cases. You could try googling legal aid with the name of your state, city, or region (I'm assuming you are in the United States), but they might be closed for the weekend. In civil cases like eviction, people have a right to an attorney if they can afford one, or if they can find one to take the case for free, but they don't have a right to postpone court dates because they haven't found an affordable (effectively free in the case of many) attorney in time.
There are a wide variety of reasons not to give legal advice over the internet, so I'm deliberately phrasing the following information as information, not advice.
People that can't afford an attorney or aren't able to find a free attorney are permitted to act as their own attorney. rwa000 is dead wrong about there being no defenses to nonpayment of rent, and he's also dead wrong about there being no pro bono lawyers for tenants in eviction cases, although it's easier to find one in some regions than in others. I have personally represented tenants for free, and I've worked with many people that take eviction cases for free.
In the United States:
Breach of the warranty of habitability is a defense to nonpayment of rent. When there are conditions in the apartment that are in violation of building codes, and the tenant has requested repairs, and the landlord has not made repairs within a reasonable amount of time, the warranty of habitability has ben breeched.
Retaliation against a tenant for requesting repairs is another defense to nonpayment of rent.
Defendants need to prove their defenses by a preponderance of the evidence in order to win their eviction cases. Evidence in such cases includes things that indicate that a condition in the apartment is not up to code, such as photographs and notices of violations from the department of building inspectors. Other forms of evidence include evidence that the tenant requested repairs, such as copies of written requests and witness testimony.
Stay strong. Good luck.