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Filing Agreed Upon Custody Papers Without Lawyers?
My Ex Boyfriend And I Agreed Upon A Custody Arrangement Of Our Three Children. We Would Like To File The Papers Ourselves In A Texas Court Without Having To Both Cough Up Lots Of Money For Lawyers. We Need To Know What Papers To File And Where To Find Them. Any Help?

Consider using a certified mediator to create the final document. This is a paralegal or attorney with specialized training. It would cost you about $300 each.

These are factors to be consider

Soul custody
Joint legal custody
Joint physical custody
Bird Nesting

How close do you live to him?
How old is the child?

Who covers medical insurance?
Who decides on treatment

Child Support
How much and how long?
Is support paid through college?
What is the minimum credit hours the child must take?
Who gets the tax deduction?

If the residential parent dies, who gets the child? Never assume anything.

May I ask why the divorce or separation? It's very important that the child have both parents in the home. Is there nothing that can be done toward this end?

Here's a few books that might help.

Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids

Ten Stupid Things Couples do to Mess up Their Relationships

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

BIRD nest Custody.
It’s a form of access or custody where the children stay in the former family residence and it is the parents who rotate in and out separately and on a negotiated schedule.

The children simply live at "home" and the separated or divorced parents take turns living with them there, but never at the same time.

The core element of this arrangement is that each parent maintains a separate residence where they live when it is not their turn at the "bird's nest". When one parent arrives for his/her designated time, the other vacates right away, so as to minimize or eliminate the presence of both at the same time.

At times, bird's nest access can be coupled with specified access with the other parent say, for example, for dinner one night a week.

Sometimes, this form of access or custody will end when the youngest child reaches the age of majority at which time, one parent either buys the other out of their interest, if any, in the former family residence, or it is sold and the proceeds divided pursuant to the matrimonial property regime or separation agreement.

The arrangement can be expensive as it generally requires that three separate residences be maintained, the "nest" and a separate residence for each parent.

The concept is somewhat novel and appears to have as its origin a Virginia case Lamont v Lamont.
In Canada, Greenough v Greenough was a ground-breaker case in that the Court implemented a bird's nest custody order even though it had not been asked for by either party. Justice Quinn, in Greenough stated:

"In Lamont ... the court made a bird’s nest custody arrangement in which the children (aged 3 and 5 years) remained in the home, with the mother staying in the home during the week and the father on the weekend. I think that the benefits of a bird’s nest order are best achieved where the children are able to stay in the matrimonial home, particularly if it has been the only residence that they have known....

"Time and time again I have seen cases (and this is one) where the children are being treated as Frisbees. In general, parents do not seem to appreciate the gross disruption to which children are subjected where one of the parents has frequent access. In this regard, I do not believe there must be evidence that the children are suffering before the court is free to act. To me, it is a matter of common sense. At the risk of falling prey to simplistic generalities, I am of the view that, given a choice, I do not see why anyone would select a living arrangement which involved so much movement from house to house."

What Is The Highest Amount That A Parent Can Recover From A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Is It True That In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit That The Parent Can Only Recover Up To 250,000.00?

California has a law that says you cannot recover more than $250,000 for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a health care provider. Statutes that limit recover in wrongful death lawsuits, if any, will vary by state. What may be true in California isn't necessarily true in Texas, so it isn't really possibly to answer your question unless you disclose where you are from.

Law Students/Lawyers/ Etc Help?
Hi, I'M Thinking Of Applying To Law School And If I Can Get A Good Enough Score On The Lsat, I Think I'Ll Be Headed To A T14. However, Recently I'Ve Heard Some Things That Are Making Me Rethink My Decision, So I Have Some Questions For All You: 1. What Is The Type Of Law Highest In Demand? 2. What Is The Type Of Law With The Highest Salary? 3. I'M Interested In Business Law, What Is A Typical Work Day? 4. If I Become A Lawyer Am I Destined To Live A Life Of Misery Due To 24 Hour Work Days, No Weekends, Etc? 5. If There Was One Thing You Could Change Regarding Law School/ Being A Lawyer Etc, What Would It Be? 6. How Long Did You Study For The Lsat And What Was Your Score? I Know This Was A Lot, But If You Could Answer That Would Help Me So Much. Thanks!!!!!

1) At my law school, patent law and intellectual property were big. I know a lot of people who took the patent bar last year and our salutatorian had a PhD in some sort of funky type of chemistry. I think it depends on the area of the country.
2) Depends which firm you work for, but I'm guessing those who practice in tort make the most since they generally work on contingency. (Think ambulance chasers.)
3) If you're corporate counsel, it's a sweet gig. 40-45 hour work week. I know some people in law school who worked for companies and just sat in their offices watching DVD's. If you work for a firm that has businesses as clients, you might expect to slave away for them when you're an associate.
4) Not if you don't want to be! I know plenty of attorneys who work 8-5 M-F and that's it. (Yes, they still can live cushy lives.)
5) I would have researched the different concentrations early on. In some respects I wish I would have chosen a different school, but some of the friends I made were great and I wouldn't trade that.
6) I took the Kaplan class and I got a 164. The LSAT is just reading and logic puzzles. If you don't have money for Kaplan, just go and buy a puzzle book or an LSAT book and practice, practice, practice! I'm just a procrastinator, so I needed something more structured.

University Majors + Law (I.R. /Attorney)?
1.How Realistic Is It To Plan On Double Majoring In International Relations And Law School To Become A Civil Rights Attorney. 2. What Schools Are Good For Law And Not Impossible To Get Into? Please Only If You Know What Youre Talking About..

There is no major in law school If you're talking about double majoring in IR and "Pre-law" at a college, the double major isn't actually necessary. Neither one of these majors will necessarily get you closer to being a civil rights attorney.

In my view, your choice of a major is not as important as (1) getting very good grades (which is more likely if you choose a major that interests you); (2) majoring in something that requires a lot of reading and writing; and (3) doing well on the LSATs. Having some experience in a law clinic or otherwise showing that you don't just want to go to law school because you can't find a job doing something else is helpful.

I majored in Education (lots of reading and writing). I work with lawyers who majored in accounting, business, philosophy, history, engineering, French (no kidding) and pre-law. The major is less important than doing well.

If you're committed to Civil Rights work, you could consider majoring in history with a minor in black studies, a major in social work, etc. There's no magic in picking a prelaw major, as long as you ensure you taken whatever prerequisites are required by the law schools you plan on trying to get into. Most general ed requirements will meet prereqs. Preprofessional programs are sometimes only helpful since the advisors have experience with the law school application process, not because "prelaw" is such a useful major by itself.

Schools that are good and which ones are difficult to get into varies by location. There are some nationally known schools like Yale, Columbia, Stanford and Harvard, but there are also regional schools that are very good. When you're ready, there are guides to getting into law school just like the ones for colleges. They will give you a profile for their average candidate's GPA and LSAT, just like colleges have a profile with average GPA and SAT, You can weigh your credentials against those criteria, to figure out which ones to apply to. If all else is equal, compare pass rates on the bar exams. School A students may have a 72% pass rate, and School B might have a 85% pass rate. This suggests that School B may do a better job of training lawyers, although certainly there are lawyers who would say that School B just does a better job at training students to take the Bar exam. Personally, after spending all that money and time, I want a better chance at passing the bar!

If you take Yale, Harvard, Columbia and a few other schools out of the mix, you are likely to have more career opportunities as a law review/top student at School A than being an average student at School B. School A may have a better job placement program than School B or a highly renowned legal professor who has authored a book on Civil Rights who is looking for someone to check his cites. One school may have a renowned Moot Court program to train prospective trial attorneys, and another school may offer a clinic where students can get involved with providing legal advice to indigent clients. Once you identify law schools that match your academic profile in the region of the country where you want to go to school, you can start researching which law school is actually best for you. Good luck!

Question For Lawyers?
Hey! I Was Curious About How Being A Lawyer Worked Because It Interests Me. :) Here Are A Few Questions Of Mine! 1.) How Much Money Do Lawyers Make On Average? (In Canada Or In The U.S (: ) 2.) Somebody Once Told Me You Don'T Get To Pick Who Your Fighting For, Like You Could Get Stuck Defending The Criminal? Is That True? Or Do You Get To Pick Your Cases? 3.) Whats The Best University To Go To, To Become The Best Lawyer You Could Be? 4.) Is Your Life Ever In Danger? Like.. If You Fight Againest The Criminal, And Then He Goes To Jail For Five Years And Gets Out Would He Seek Revenge On You? Has That Ever Happened? 5.) Is Your Job Enjoyable? Or Do You Only Do It For The Money? 6.) How Long Does It Take To Become A Lawyer? How Many Years Of University Do You Need To Do? And How Good Do Your Grades In School Have To Be To Become A Lawyer? Thank You! Sorry If My Questions Are Stupid :/ I Know Nothing About Lawyers! I'M Just Curious!

In Canada...

1. Earnings depend on a few factors. If you're working in a big Bay Street firm, you're raking it in - close to 6 digits right after getting called to the bar, and really no upper limit, depending on area of practice. Geography and practice areas count for a lot, but I would guess that the majority of lawyers in Canada - once they're well-established - make between $150k and $200k.

2. As for picking who you fight for...that depends, too. If you're generally a prosecutor, nobody's going to force you to defend a criminal. Lawyers usually practice within a given area of law, and in general there's no strict obligation to take any particular file. (Technically, you ought to have a reason to decline a file, but it isn't hard to find a reason.) But economics mean a lot. Declining paying clients isn't a good business practice, in general.

3. In Canada, most law schools are roughly equal.

4. Certain practice areas entail dealing with occasional crazy people. If you're in one of those practice areas, you need to take precautions to protect yourself and your staff. It's not a huge deal, though.

5. Enjoyable? Personally, I love law, and it's hard to imagine doing anything else. Still not sure I'd say I *enjoy* it.

6. In general, in Canada and the U.S., you're looking at 4 years of undergrad and 3 years of law school. In Canada, you don't strictly need the full 4 years of undergrad, but it's becoming increasingly necessary. After graduating law school, you need to pass the bar admissions exam, and in Canada you also have to spend a year or so as an 'articling student'. Grades...depend. You need pretty decent grades, but the number depends on program and what school you want to go to. You also need a good LSAT score.

Craigslist Listings, Legal Advice Sought?
Many Companies Use Craigslist To Advertise On. Example: Let'S Say You Are A Property Management Company And You Rent Apartments. Your Company Manages Many Properties Under Different Names. Many Of Which Advertise On Craigslist. Lets Say One Of Your Properties Is Call Santa Apartments. Now, As A Resident Or Ex Employee Of Santa Apartments, I Am Aware That Santa Has A Serious Bed Bug, And Roach Problem In The Apartments. As An Individual I To Can List Advertisments On Craigslist. Am I Allowed To Create A Posting Warning People That Santa Has Bed Bugs And Pest Control Issues? Does Freedom Of Speech Protect Me? Let'S Assume For The Sake Of Argument, That Santa Apartments Is Well Documented As Being Pest Infested. Am I Infringing On Any Rights Of Santa Apartments? Am I Putting Myself Open To Any Legal Action From Santa Apartments? Thanks In Advance For Any Help.

Freedom of Speech will not protect you, as it does not make slander legal nor does it give you any rights to violate anyone elses rights. Unless you own craigslist you can not use it for your Free Speech.

That aside, yes, you are opening yourself up to civil and possible criminal liability. We all know that craigslists will identify you to the police if you break any laws.

You had better have some serious proof not only of an infestation but that the apartment did not comply to Health department orders.

If they suffer any loss (say a vacancy) they can come after you for that money.

If you are an expemployee they can come at you with a criminal charge is any of this is things that you knew about while under their employ.