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Information On Legal Seperations?
Information On Legal Seperations Without Filing Papers
A legal separation is a property division and custoty/child support determination, by the court, without a legal judgment of dissolution of marriage.
It is still a legal proceeding, and papers need to be filed.
There is, in effect, almost no difference between the two, except that, with a legal separation, you cannot remarry. You are still, technically and legally married.
But the assets and liabilities of the parties are divided; custody and visitation of the children are adjudicated, and child support is ordered.
It is a court proceeding and, as such, you must file a petition for legal separation and a summons or citation, which must be served on the other party.
Most of this information is available on the internet, and can be done without a lawyer (which is very expensive). Of course, if it becomes disputed, legal advice and representation is recommended.
Why Should I Pay An Attorney $700 For A Trademark Search When Uspto & State Search Is Free?
It Seems I Can Search The Uspto For Current And Pending Trademarks As Well As My State Corporation Database. What Does An Attorney Have Access To That I Don'T?
Nothing, but an attorney knows how to run the search and has more experience to deal with potential problems. It's not as simple as searching with google.
Anyone Know What Top Lawyers Work At Dickum,Dunkum,& Taxem?
In Washington, D.C.
The same ones that used to work for Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.
I Work In A Law Firm Performing Different Tasks But I Have Noticed That The Attorneys?
Hardly Ever Laugh Or Smile. It Seems It Is Such A Serious Environment. They Hardly Even Speak. Not That It Bothers Me But Pondering Why Is It Like This In Most Law Firms?
Yes, welcome to the World of Law. And WHY do you suppose your attorneys hardly ever smile?
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. ANd the legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first.
Reminder: We are still in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with Bachelors degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor!!!*****
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
Any Article On Legal Aid??
Can You Provide Me With An Article Or Essay On Legal Aid, Or Any Information In The Context? ..... Please I Need It Urgently.
I Need Immediate Legal Help.?
This Is Seriously No Joke. I Live In Valparaiso, Indiana And A Last Night I Got A Text From My Girlfriend Who Is 15 Years Old ( I Am 16 ). She Said That Her Dad Took Her Over To One Of His Friend'S Houses, And They Ended Up Drinking. After My Girlfriend Had Arrived Back At Her House She Called Me And Told Me That She Was Raped By Her Father'S Friend. I Was Reluctant To Believe This Information Because She Was Drunk, So I Hung Up On The Whole &Quot;Call Me Back Tomorrow When You'Re Sober&Quot;. She Texted Me At 5Am Telling Me That Everything She Said Was The Truth ( Her Texts Looking More Like They Usually Do ). She'S Not One To Lie To Me Either, So Now I Completely Believe Her. I Need Some Help On What I Should Do. I Want To Create A Police Case On This & Follow It Through, Putting This Man In Jail. I Know Very Very Little Information So Far, But I Will Know More Tomorrow. I Am Actively Pursuing This, And If You Can Answer The Following I Would Undoubtedly Be Forever Grateful.
1. How Do I Approach This?
2. What Information Should I Get?
3. Do I Take This Case To The Police Department Or The Sheriff?
4. Should I Pursue More Information Before Bringing Them A Case With Little Evidence
5. Are There Any Tests She Can Take ( She Had Just Been Raped ) Proving Someone'S Sexual Assault?
6. Will She Get In Any Trouble For Being Drunk While Being Raped?
7. Can I File Charges Against Her Father For Being Associated With His Friend? ( His Friend Is Whom I Am Concerned About )
8. How Can I Get More Information About What The Rapist Looked Like?
9. Where Can I Find Someone That Will Help Me Find This Man I.E. An Investigator That Will Aid Me?
Thank You So Very Much For All Your Help. It Is Much Appreciated. And If Anyone Knows Someone I Can Call For Help ( I Live In Valparaiso Indiana ) I Will Thank You.
1. how do i approach this?
While it makes sense for a friend to want to reoprt this immediately, make sure this is something that SHE can also handle. By reporting to police could also mean that she would need to testify in court. NOT an easy thing whatsoever for any victim. Get her to go to couseling immediately, go with her if that makes her more comfortable. Whatever you do, make sure she is comfortable with reporting though. Tell her not to wash any of the clothing she had on...particularly the underwear and pants, etc. police will want those for possible evidence. Keep your texts from her stored as well.
2. what information should i get?
His name, discription of what he looks like, if she knows where he works, lives, any person information will help. If there's a chance her dad would help HER, then you two may want to talk to him, and get information from him as well.
3. do i take this case to the police department or the sheriff?
Either or, probably the police though. Again, I highly recommend talking to your friend though, it's her that has to hash out even tiny detail in front of the court, so make sure she has control over the choice to do this.
4. should i pursue more information before bringing them a case with little evidence
I think she should be the one persuing this. You have to keep in mind that if there isn't enough evidence to convict him, he will walk away. If she can get the police any DNA evidence it will help handsdown. Other than that, just where the police can find this a$$hole.
5. are there any tests she can take ( she had just been raped ) proving someone's sexual assault?
Yes, hospital will have a female perform a DNA swap, etc. Police will get her to the right medical facility, etc.
6. will she get in any trouble for being drunk while being raped?
If you are reporting a crime, especially one such as this, no she will not get in trouble. They are not there to investigate an underage drinker, they are there to investigate a sexual assault. The poilce should be able to reassure her of this.
7. can i file charges against her father for being associated with his friend? ( his friend is whom i am concerned about )
Not sure. You may be able to report it, but they won't do much with it unless your friend is coming forward, otherwise they look at it as "hearsay". Again though, it really should be in her control though. As her friend, think of how she feels through this...likely powerless, etc. and there's a good chance she'll need that control to choose whether she reports or not.
8. how can i get more information about what the rapist looked like?
Have you ever spoken to her dad before? How about her mom? She may know as well? You'll have to talk to your friend otherwise.
9. where can i find someone that will help me find this man i.e. an investigator that will aid me?
You can google private investigators in your area. I am currently using one, explain the situation and they will help you for a fee. If it ends up with the police, the detectives on the case are expected to investigate properly...unless your in my town...hence the PI.
Not trying to say don't report it, because I did, but I'm just saying, as her friend, make sure it's her decision because ultimately she's the one that will have to relive every horrid detail in a public courtroom. It's awful to hear about people going through this stuff...you sound like a good friend to help her out though. Good luck.