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Calling All Family/Custody Lawyers. ?
Ok Here Is The Story. I Lived In Massachusetts For A While. I Lived Two Streets Away From My Daughters Father And He Hardly Ever Came To See Her. In Order For Him To Spend Time With Her Me And Him Went To A Notary Place Where We Signed A Paper Saying That He Would Come Get Her Every Other Weekend And Spend The Weekend With Her. I Would Get Calls From His Girlfriend Who Would Tell Me That He Left And Left Her With My Daughter. So I Would Have To Go Pick Her Up. I Put Him On Child Support. But He Didn'T Start Paying That Til She Was 4. Anyway When She Was Three I Decided To Move To Puerto Rico Because As I Said He Wasn'T Helping Me Out At All And I Had No Family In Massachusetts. A Year Later When He Started To Work And Pay His Child Support He Asked If She Could Go Visit Him For Summer Vacation. I Said Yes. I Wanted My Daughter To Have A Relationship With Her Dad And I Never Spoke Bad About Him To Her So She Was Excited To Go. She Goes On This Vacation To See Him In Massachusetts And One Night I Got A Drunken Call From Him Telling Me That I Would Never See My Daughter Again And That He Was Going To Steal Her And What Not. Well I Did Get Her Back. My Daughter Came Back Telling Me That He And His Girlfriend Would Roll A Green Leaf Up Everyday And Smoke It In Front Of Her, She Also Said That He Would Drink Beer And She Would Say Papi Please Don'T Drink . Needless To Say When The Next Summer Came Along I Did Not Allow Her To Go. She Is Now 6 And I'M Planning On Moving To Pennsylvania. Well He Asked Me This Year To Take Her Again For The Summer. I Said Yes, Because He Has Apologized For That Incident And Says He Hasn'T Been Drinking And He Also Got A New Apartment Where She Can Have. A Room To Her Self. So She Is Supposed To Be Set To Spend Vaca With Him On May 27. But I Got A Letter He Wrote To Child Support Saying That He Needed Them To Stop His Payments Cause He Got A New Apartment And Our Daughter Would Be Living With Him From Now On.
First: DO NOT SEND THE CHILD TO HIM FOR THE SUMMER!!!
Second: Is the only agreement about custody/visitation the one you two signed with a notary? If there is no court ordered custody agreement, he has as much right to keep her when you send her to him for the summer as you have to pick up and move with her whenever you want.
Third: Respond to the document you got from child support telling them that you have primary physical custody and the child will not be living with him. If he wants to have his child support lowered/adjusted, he will have to file court documents to get a court-ordered visitation/custody schedule and if he doesn't return her when he is legally supposed to, the cops should go looking for him.
Fourth: Good luck.
Legal Question About Slipping And Falling In Public Place?
I Was At A Local Bar Shooting Pool With Family And Friend. I Had Drank Around 5 Or 6 All Night So I Was Fine With The Beer. It Was About 30 Minutes Before Closing Time And I Was Walking From Pool Tablr To Sit Down, Cause My Shot Was Done, Then I Slipped On Liquid That Was On Floor And About Passed Out With Pain, A Couple People Helped Me Up And To The Bar To Set Down. Then My Family And Friend Helped Me Home. I Went To The Er A Day And Half Later And Said I Had Tore Legiements And Sprained My Left Knee. I May Have To Have Surgery To Fix My Knee. How Do I Go About Suing This Bar??
"Slip and Fall" lawsuits in public places are based on negligence. To prevail, you'll have to prove that the owner of the bar 'knew" about the spilled liquid on the floor and failed to clean it up within a reasonable period of time PLUS, you'll have to prove your injury; i.e., if only your feelings were hurt, you would have no case. But if you had actual medical bills, you would have a chance for recovery.
You, of course, were negligent by drinking and that too will be taken into account. Depending on the state the accident happened in, if its your fault at all, you'll won't be allowed to recover a penny based on contributory negligence.
However, most states abide by a "comparative negligence doctrine." This means that the amount of your recovery will be reduced by "your" degree of fault. For example, if you file suit and the jury concludes that your intoxication deemed you 60% at fault, then your damages would be reduced by 60%. So if your medical bills were 10K, you would recover 4K (60 percent of 10K).
Hope that helps. I've attached a link that explains contributory negligence v. comparative negligence.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Illinois?
The Doctor In Question Was Working In The Er At The Local Public Hospital. So The Suit Would Probably Be Against The Hospital Since He Is A Hospital Resident. What Is The Statute Of Limitations? Is It Different For A Doctor And Hospital? I Know Laws Vary From State To State. I Live In Illinois.
The suit would be brought against the doctor personally and also the hospital if he was EMPLOYED by the hospital and not contracted by the hospital.
A wrongful death action must be filed within two years of the date of death.
Personal Injury Actions
Personal Injury Actions must be brought within two years of the date of the injury.
Medical Malpractice Actions
Actions against health-care providers must be filed within two years of the date that the act giving rise to the injury occurred or within two years of the date of discovery of the injury. In no event can suit be filed more than four years after the date that the act occurred. When a minor (under 18) suffers an injury because of medical malpractice, the action must be filed within eight years of the date of the injury, but in no event after the person’s 22nd birthday.
Products Liability Actions
Products liability actions must be brought within two years after the plaintiff suffers the injury. If the injury is not discovered within the two-year time limit, suit must be filed within two years of the date of discovery, but in no event more than eight years of the date that the injury occurred.
Special Rules for Minors
In medical malpractice or wrongful death cases, the minor’s age at the time of injury will determine when suit must be filed. In other cases, a person has two years after his or her 18th birthday to file an action.
Should You Be Wary Of Law Firms/Lawyers Who Send You Mail Immediaely After You Receive A Traffic Ticket,Etc?
I'Ve Heard That These Are Called Bottom Feeders, Or Are Just Sharks, And Are Desperate For Business Or Just...The Types Of Law Firms/Lawyers You Should Try Your Best To Stay As Far Away From As Possible.
Is This True..Or Just Speculation?
Or Is This Just Standard Business Practise?
What is happening here is that the lawyer is either himself, or someone he has hired is going through police reports and contacting people who might need a lawyer. It's pretty standard and the reports are public information. There are a lot of desperate lawyers out there so this isn't too surprising. Traffic accidents tend to be the main thing they want. Keep in mind that despite what they say they can get for you, it may actually cost you money.
You're in an accident that's not your fault, the other party's insurance company offers you $8,000 for the damages. You contact a lawyer who will work on a 30% (and this number will vary) contingency. He forces the insurance company to pay $10,000 instead. After his fee, you collect $7000, your lawyer meanwhile walks away with $3000 for basically threatening legal action and most likely not much more. And if you'll notice $1000 of his fee is money you'd have in your pocket if you'd never contacted him. So before getting involved in something like this make sure it's in your best interest.
The same thing goes for traffic tickets. In this scenario, you pay the lawyer a fee and he gets the ticket reduced to a non moving violation which you pay the fine plus his fee. This could be a good deal if you had some serious traffic charges against you that might result in have your license revoked or higher insurance rates. It is possible to do this yourself, you can contact the prosecuter and agree to paying a fine while pleading to a non moving violation. This can be very intimidating for some people and if the stakes were high enough, hiring a lawyer to help you through it might be a good investment. Like every question asked here, a lot of it would depend on the specific situation.
Good luck and hope this was of some help to you.
Top 10 Law Firms In The Us ?
There is no "top" because there is no agreed measure. There is not even any agreed way to measure whether one has "won" a case. You could look for the ones with the most lawyers, or the most income, or the most income per partner, or the one with lawyers licensed in the most states, but unless you know what you mean by "top' there is no way to answer.
Should Stem Cell Research Be Legal?
STEM CELL RESEARCH IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN LEGAL.
The debate is over the question of Public Financing of stem cell research on Human Embryos.
There are other sources of stem cells - from adults, from umbilical cord blood (which does not harm the baby). But none of these are addressed in the current debate.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BAN ON RESEARCH OF ANY TYPE OF STEM CELLS - only a ban on spending PUBLIC money to kill embryos to harvest their body parts.