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Eliminating Spousal Support?

For elimination:
Adults should support themselves
Unfair for someone to mooch off a former spouse. When a marriage is over, it's over.
Someone who cheated or did something else seriously harmful to the marriage shouldn't qualify for spousal support since their behavior is what caused the marriage to end

Against elimination:
Unfair to put a person with no or poor job skills out in the world to support themselves because their marriage ended
Stay-at-home spouses who divorce deserve some amount of support, at least temporarily, to give them time to get on their feet
Someone put in "X" number of years in a marriage and sharing life with someone, shouldn't be unfairly penalized when that marriage ends (since both probably took vows to be together until death), especially if their incomes were vastly different

Sell Personal Injury Settlement?
I Was T-Boned Coming Out Of School On 2/5/09. I Didnt Feel Hurt Then, But After The X-Rays I Was Told I Had 6 Torn Ligiments In My Neck And I Believe 4 Pinched Nerves In My Back From Hitting My Head On The Steering Wheel. Yes I Did Complete 3 Months Of Therapy. In March Of This Year, My Lawyer Made An Offer To The Insurance Company But They Denied Because They Want More Medical Records....But Now I Really Desperately Need Some Money So I Was Thinking Maybe I Could Sell My Settlement?? I Dont Know Much About This So If Someone Could Tell Me How It All Works, What Im Getting Myself Into Or An Alternative, Maybe A Guess Of How Much I Could Get, And Maybe Who You Would Recommend? I Was Thinking Jg Wentworth? Thanks!!

You can't SELL something you don't HAVE yet. The reason it's not settled, is because the insurance is questioning the severity, or whether or not something ELSE caused this accident.

Keep in mind, the settlement goes first to your lawyer (40% of the total), then to the medical providers. You'll be lucky to get out of this with your medical bills paid.

Can't sell it. You're confusing a POTENTIAL for settlement, with selling a "structured settlement" which has already happened, and the monetary amount is KNOWN.

Thinking About Being A Lawyer...?
I Am In 9Th Grade Now So I Have Time To Decide My Career Still But I Am Interested In Going To Law School. I Have A 98% Or Higher In All Of My Classes Plus I Play 3 Sports So Getting Into Law School Is Not An Issue. If You Are A Lawyer Could You Tell Me Some Things That You Like And Dislike About Your Career

Lawyers are a dime a dozen, go medical. Heck, there is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $100,000K well above lawyers, less school for pushing pills, unbelieveable. Dentists 180,000K median and there is a shortage, and of course a shortage of MDs.

From US News, Poor careers for 2006
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.

Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.

From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.

From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.

New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers

“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."

Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy; Law Schools Proliferate
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.

The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.

A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.

On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion earlier this decade. In the 2005-06 academic year, 43,883 Juris Doctor degrees were awarded, up from 37,909 for 2001-02, according to the American Bar Association. Universities are starting up more law schools in part for prestige but also because they are money makers. Costs are low compared with other graduate schools and classrooms can be large. Since 1995, the number of ABA-accredited schools increased by 11%, to 196.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the inflation-adjusted average income of sole practitioners has been flat since the mid-1980s.

Many students "simply cannot earn enough income after graduation to support the debt they incur," wrote Richard Matasar, dean of New York Law

Divorce Using Legal Aid In Texas?
My Girlfriend Is Getting A Divorce Using The Legal Aid System Here In Texas. She Got It Going On July 29,2008...And 60 Days After This Was Sept 29 Th!!! The Legal Aid Said It Would Be About 2 Weeks After This Day...Which Would Be Around The Second Week Of October....We Are Already 11/21/08...And Nothing! She Has Called And They Dont Return Calls....And When She Finally Does Talk To Someone.....They Say (Very Upset And Rudely)..That She Is Has To Wait Like Everyone Else!!! So Why Did They Say 2 Weeks....And Why Do They Say " All Has To Be Done Is Type It, And Take It To The Court House'!!???? We Want To Get Married In Feb Of 2009.....And I Can't Believe, He Has Been Served,No Child Support, Uncontested.......Omg! I Want To Know If I Can Talk To The Supervisor, Or What I Can Do To Speed This Up, Or Even Hire Another Lawyer..And See If They Can Use What They Already Have Done???? Please Help Us!!!

Well....most people wouldn't be planning a wedding BEFORE a divorce is final.

Second Degree Assault Charges?
I Got Into A Fist Fight And Was The Only One Who Threw A Punch, But Was In Self Defense Because The Guy Was Up In My Face. We Had Been Going Back And Forth All Day On Facebook And He Finally Said To Come Meet Him. He Then Tore My Shirt And Kicked Me In The Balls, He Didn'T Get Injured But I Dislocated My Shoulder. He Is Now Pressing Charges Against Me.... Second Degree Assault. I Found Out From Someone That He Is Supposed To Drop The Charges And He Wont Be In The Country The Day Of The Court Date. But Found Out That The State Still Pursues The Charges. I'M In Maryland By The Way. This Is My First Offense And I'M A Responsible Kid, Going To School And Everything, It Was All Over A Girl. What Do You Think The Judge Will Decide Based On It Being My First Offense And The Other Guy Not Showing Up On The Court Date. Right Now I Am Just Going With A Public Defender Because Neither Me Or My Family Has The Money To Afford A Lawyer. Should The Public Defender Be Fine? I'M Kind Of Freaking Out.

If YOU were the only one to throw a punch, it was NOT a fist fight OR self defense. Being 'up in your face' is NOT assault.
If he kicked you, you were NOT the only one to commit assault.
You are not capable of dislocating your shoulder by punching someone without injuring them.

There are so many inconsistencies you your story, it is hardly worth stating that he CAN'T press charges. He can only file a complaint. The DA decides whether or not to press charges.

If you got in a fight on Facebook over a girl, and then met the guy and fought, you are NOT a responsible kid.

Good Questions For Student To Ask Lawyer In Interview?
I Am A First Semester Freshman In College, For One Of My Classes I Am Required To Interview A Person In The Career I Am Interested In. I Will Be Interviewing A Lawyer This Week And Would Like Suggestions Regarding What Kind Of Questions I Should Ask. I Was Thinking About The General Questions Like &Quot;What Made You Want To Become A Lawyer?&Quot;, &Quot;What Part Of Law School Did You Find Most Challenging & Most Rewarding?&Quot; Etc. But I Would Appreciate Questions From Attorneys And Perhaps Others Who Have Been In This Position. Thank You!

The questions you have are basic "nice to know stuff" however things can go deeper. If this is a criminal lawyer, a question can be: "how do you find yourself the ability to cope with someone who you knew did the crime, but you are fighting for him/her to the letter of the law to try and find a legal technicality so that person does not have to suffer the consequences of their actions, then to see how traumatized the victim is?

The law is always changing with different rulings. How do you and how much time do you spend on research of the latest "case law" or whatever else changes in the legal system? How do you stay on top of these forever changes?

Do you find the job pressures are too great to have the ability to balance a healthy lifestyle between pleasure and work?

I'm in school right now and will have a large student loan to pay off. What kind of money would a junior lawyer expect to make once out of college? Can there be expectations of paying my loan and enjoying life?