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Civil Litigation Lawyer in
93401, 93402, 93403, 93405, 93406, 93407, 93408, 93409, 93410, 93412
3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Proper Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to go through a legal court system, especially if you lack confidence in your legal team. Here are three important methods to understand that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Are Experts In Your Sort Of Case What the law states is usually tricky which requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you really need a lawyer, search for one who relates to the challenge you're facing. Regardless of whether a relative or friend recommends you use a strong they are aware, if they don't possess a focus that's much like your case, keep looking. As soon as your attorney is surely an expert, especially in the difficulty you're facing, you know you've hired the right choice. 2. The Lawyer Includes A Winning Record Based on the circumstances, it might be difficult to win a case, particularly if the team helping you has virtually no experience. Seek out practices which have won numerous cases that apply to yours. While this is no guarantee that you case will probably be won, it provides you with a much better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond If the attorney you've chosen takes the time to listen for your concerns and react to your inquiries, you've probably hired the correct one. Regardless how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem using their perspective, it's important that they reply to you within a caring and timely manner. From the aim of look at a typical citizen who isn't knowledgeable about the judicial system, court cases may be pretty scary you need updates and also to think that you're part of the solution. Some attorneys are merely more desirable to your case than the others. Be sure you've hired the most suitable team to your circumstances, to ensure that you can put the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith inside your legal representative is the first task to winning any case.

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Child Custody Lawyers?
Anyone Know Approximately What'S Fair Regarding Legal Fees For Divorce/Child Custody Lawyers? Any Recommendations For Lawyers In Hawaii?

My lawyer cost me over $5000.00. The retainer was $2500.00. The only people who win in a divorce is the lawyers. If the two of you can (and sometimes it's not possible...like with my divorce), try and work out settlement on your own and file by yourself. That's what my sister did. She only paid around $500.00 total....but, she didn't have any kids or child support to deal with. Good luck.

Oh, and the $5000.00 is usually the low standard...my lawyer sucked! You get what you pay for.

How Do I Get Simple Legal Advice On A Daily Basis If I Have No Money!?
I Live In The Us, Washington State To Be Precise, I Don'T Have Much Money To Be Throwing Around At Expensive Lawyers, And I Seem To Never Have Any Clue What My Rights Are. The Problem With This Is, I Constantly Get Walked Over By Companies Who Know I Won'T Take Legal Actions. Like Your Landlord Not Giving You A Proper Mail Box Key, Your Chiropractor Not Giving You A Summary Of Your Expenses And Payments So You Can See What Your Current Balance Actually Is When They Stiff You With A $200.00 Bill With No Explanation, Or Being Told That L & I Wants Money From You Even If You Did Nothing Wrong! I Don'T Understand Any Of This, And I Have Nobody To Turn To About These Types Of Things. I Did Find Some Renter Assistance Page For The Mail Box Key Thing, But What About Other Things That Come Up? How Can I Know What To Do? I Don'T Have Relatives To Ask These Questions. I Can'T Pay For A Lawyer Every Time I Have A Small Legal Question. Where Can I Turn?

Hello game designer. IN england there is a gov funded group called the Citizens Advice Bureau. Basically a self help for the public on legal and other matters. You go there for advice for situations you state is there something similar in the states?. I suggest looking up Consumer rights/law in the library/gov websites. ITs amazing how co-operative firms are if they are told of the law by a client/customer. As they probably now the law yet hope no - one finds out - so they can stiff you. No company likes a complainer - especially if he/she knows the law.They have to follow the rules/law.

I Have A Legal Question...?
If A Report Is Substantiated For Child Abuse And Neglect How Long Does That Stay On The Persons Record? I Am A Mother Trying To Find Childcare And This Lady Has A Substantiated Charge Or Whatever On Her Background Check. Does Something Like That Go Away After A Period Of Time? I Am Of Course Not Taking My Child There But I Am Worried If Other People Were Convicted And It Just Went Away? I Live In Missouri. Does The Record Follow You Everywhere You Go?

These laws differ in all states. Below I have put the laws of your state. There is never ever any assurance a record will not fall through the cracks of the system. Unless you are referred to the person OR you know and trust the person I wouldn't ever place my child in anyone's care. My wife died several years ago and I ate dirt with my son until he was old enough where he could say "Daddy. So and so did (whatever) to me." You have no idea how badly these systems work. I trust city workers as far as I can throw them to do any kind of work.

Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse Reports

To better understand this issue and to view it across States, see the Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse Reports: Summary of State Laws (PDF - 310 KB) publication.

Establishment
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The Division of Family Services shall establish and maintain an information system operating at all times, capable of receiving and maintaining reports.

Purpose
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The information system shall have the ability to receive reports over a single, statewide toll-free number.

Contents
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The information system shall contain:
The results of all investigations, family assessments, and services
Identifying information on the subjects of the report and those responsible for the care of the child
Other relevant dispositional information


Maintenance
Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 210.145; 210.152
The information system shall be updated within 30 days of the oral report, at regular intervals during the investigation, and at the completion of an investigation. For investigation reports in the central registry, identifying information shall be retained by the division.
For investigation reports made by a mandated reporter where insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect is found, identifying information shall be retained for 5 years from the conclusion of the investigation. For all other investigation reports where there is insufficient evidence, identifying information shall be retained for 2 years.

For reports where a family assessment and services approach was used, identifying information shall be retained by the division. For reports in which the division was unable to locate the child, identifying information shall be retained for 10 years from the date of the report.



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Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records
To better understand this issue and to view it across States, see the Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records: Summary of State Laws (PDF - 502 KB) publication.

Right of the Reported Person to Review and Challenge Records
Ann. Stat. § 210.152

Within 90 days after receipt of a report of abuse or neglect that is investigated, the alleged perpetrator named in the report and the parents of the child named in the report, if the alleged perpetrator is not a parent, shall be notified in writing of any determination made by the division based on the investigation. The notice shall advise either:
That the Division of Family Services has determined by a probable cause finding (prior to August 28, 2004) or by a preponderance of evidence (after August 28, 2004) that abuse or neglect exists and that the division shall retain all identifying information regarding the abuse or neglect; that such information shall remain confidential and will not be released except to law enforcement agencies or prosecuting or circuit attorneys or as provided in § 210.150; that the alleged perpetrator has 60 days from the date of receipt of the notice to seek reversal of the division's determination through a review by the child abuse and neglect review board
That the division has not made a probable cause finding or determined by a preponderance of the evidence that abuse or neglect exists
Any person named in an investigation as a perpetrator who is aggrieved by a determination of abuse or neglect by the division may seek an administrative review by the child abuse and neglect review board. Such a request for review shall be made within 60 days of notification of the division's decision. In those cases where criminal charges arising out of facts of the investigation are pending, the request for review shall be made within 60 days from the court's final disposition or dismissal of the charges.


In any action for administrative review, the child abuse and neglect review board shall sustain the division's determination if such determination was supported by evidence of probable cause prior to August 28, 2004, or is supported by a preponderance of evidence after August 28, 2004, and is not against the weight of such evidence. The child abuse and neglect review board hearing shall be closed to all persons except the parties, their attorneys, and those persons providing testimony on behalf of the parties.

If the alleged perpetrator is aggrieved by the decision of the child abuse and neglect review board, the alleged perpetrator may seek de novo judicial review in the circuit court. The request for a judicial review shall be made within 60 days of notification of the decision of the child abuse and neglect review board. In reviewing such decisions, the circuit court shall provide the alleged perpetrator the opportunity to appear and present testimony. The alleged perpetrator may subpoena any witnesses except the alleged victim or the reporter.

In such action for administrative review, the child abuse and neglect review board shall notify the child or the parent, guardian, or legal representative of the child that a review has been requested.

When Records Must Be Expunged
Ann. Stat. § 210.152

For investigation reports where there is insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect, and the Division of Family Services determines that the allegation was made maliciously, for purposes of harassment, or in retaliation for the filing of a report, identifying information shall be expunged within 45 days from the conclusion of the investigation.

For investigation reports initiated by a mandated reporter, where insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect is found by the division, identifying information shall be retained for 5 years from the conclusion of the investigation.

For all other reports where there is insufficient evidence, identifying information shall be retained for 2 years. At the end of such time, the identifying information shall be removed from the records of the division and destroyed.

For reports in which the division is unable to locate the child alleged to have been abused or neglected, identifying information shall be retained for 10 years from the date of the report and then shall be removed from the records of the division.

What Exactly Is A Criminal Lawyer?
Like, What Situations Do They Handle? And Could You Give Me An Example Of A Situation That I Would Go Through If I Was A Criminal Lawyer?

Two uses of the phrase. The obvious "lawyer who IS a criminal" is the least common, but the most well known. You don't want to be that.

The more common is actually "criminal defense lawyer", meaning someone who does criminal defense work. In any prosecution in the US, and most other countries with a criminal justice system, there are two lawyers -- the prosecutor, who tries to prove the defendant is guilty, and the defense attorney who represents the defendant.

The goal of a criminal defense attorney, like all attorneys, is to get the best possible outcome for their client. This could include plea bargaining for better sentences or better facilities, getting medical or psychiatric treatment instead of or in addition to prison, or getting the client acquitted on the charges if possible.

Need Legal Advise - Please Help?
5 Days Ago My Sister Gave Birth To Her First Child. He Was Immediately Rushed Into The Intensive Care Unit. I Kept Asking What Was Happening And I Was Finally Told That My Sister Had Been Taking 300 Milligrams Of Methadone Per Day During Her Pregnancy And The Baby Was Going Through Severe With Drawls. The Doctors Are Having To Give The Baby 300 Milligrams Per Day And Slowly Reduce The Milligrams Over 30 - 45 Days Until The Baby Is Drug Free. My Questions Are: 1) What Can Happen To The Baby Long Term, Mentally? 2) What Can Happen To My Sister Over This? Jail?

Was the methadone prescribed to your sister? Did she go to a methadone clinic during the pregnancy? If so she will not be in any trouble. For mothers that are addicted to opiates methadone treatment is the preferred treatment during pregnancy. It's very common for pregnant women to be on methadone. Had she stopped using opiates during the pregnancy the baby could have died or suffered a great deal.
Methadone is a very safe drug to use during pregnancy and the effects on the baby are few if any. Not all babies have withdrawal symptoms after they are born but some do. This can have some short term effects on the baby but studies have shown that babies born on methadone will catch up with their peers and will be no different than other babies and toddlers. As they grow up most have no lasting problems although learning disabilities have been found in some children born on methadone. With proper follow-up and early help your nephew should be just fine like any other little boy.

If your sister was not prescribed the methadone but bought it on the street it is highly unlikely that she would be charged with any crime but depending on the laws in your area there is a small possibility. It's usually not a crime to use drugs while pregnant but in the few places where it is mothers are usually charged while pregnant and not after the baby is born. It's still very rare and very controversial to charge mothers for using drugs while pregnant. I don't think you should worry about it. If it would happen I recommend that you contact the Legal Action Center on your sister's behalf.

My biggest legal concern about your sister and her baby is involvement by child protective services. When babies are born positive for drugs they are always called to investigate. This doesn't mean that she will lose her baby but they will investigate to determine that she is fit to care for the baby. If she is not enrolled at a methadone clinic I highly recommend she does so asap as that will help her to show that she's a responsible mother.
Some ignorant and backwards social workers have made an issue of mothers attending methadone clinics and threatened to remove children from their care if they remain on the clinic and have even removed kids. However, this is illegal as it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some social workers apparently don't know that though. Hopefully your social worker won't be that ignorant but if they in any way cause problems for your sister about going to a methadone clinic you should contact the Legal Action Center for help. They have helped several parents in similar situations. Hopefully she won't need any help though.

Please don't buy all the stuff about methadone being legal heroin and just a free high, etc. Methadone taken daily will not get you high. It will just keep you from using drugs. I have been on methadone for seven years and it has saved my life and given it back. It's a great treatment if you do it correctly.

Sprucing Up The Office On A Low Budget?
Im An Intern At A Local Legal Aid Office, And I Spend A Considerable Amount Of Time Here. As Is, The Office Looks Really Barren And Cold. How Can I Make It Feel Warm And Cozy With A Country Feel Without Spending Too Much Money? I Alreadu Have Bought Some Paintigns That Were On Sale At Walmart, But Do Any Of You Have Any Other Suggestions To Make My Office Look And Feel Warm Without Spending Too Much? (Remember, I Am A Broke Law Student In An Unpaid Internship!)

Add an inexpensive area rug and a matching cushion on your chair to warm up the atmosphere. You can find a small rug pretty cheap at Walmart or Home Depot.

If you can have an electric appliance in your office, an electric teapot with cups and fixings for cocoa, tea, hot cider or instant soup on a wooden tray will add a nice touch especially if you get items with a country theme. If you can't afford to buy an electric teapot or area rug, just remember to put it on your Christmas list!

Don't forget green plants and silk flowers. Everything always looks better with growing things around.