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Anybody Know Any Cheap Divorce Lawyers In Chgo?
I'Ve Wasted 7 Years Of My Life On A Bum, And I Need Help Finding A Lawyer
Illinois Law allows people to file for divorce without a lawyer, provided there are no complexities and no children. Go to the local courthouse and discuss this with the Clerk. They will point you the law and process. You will only incur court costs if you go this route.
Hi I Need Some Help With This Subject, Its My First Week And Im Already Not Going So Well
Can Someone Please Tell Me The Difference Between Common Law Courts And Courts Of Equity?
Also The Difference Between Common Law And Statute Law
Thanks In Advance!
In Medieval England, the common law courts could handle only certain types of cases. People whose cases were not accepted by the common law courts had no legal remedy. Gradually, the kings realized that this was not right and authorized a high official, the lord chancellor, to establish courts of equity to handle cases which were not covered by the common law. These cases included actions for specific performance, rather than money damages, and cases involving what we would call trusts, for example.
The reason that this distinction is important today in the US and some other common law nations is that there is a right to a jury trial in actions at common law, but not in suits in equity since in Medieval England there was a right to a jury in common law courts, but not in courts of equity (chancery courts).
Common law is judge-made law which developed over the centuries in England starting in the Middle Ages. Statutory law is law which is made by legislatures, the usual way to make new laws in the US today.
However, the Common Law of England is still the basic law of many, if not most US states today. In some states the fundamental law is the Common Law of England in the year that the state was admitted to the Union as a new state and it is necessary for lawyers to research nineteenth century English Common Law in order to write a brief as to whether or not a case may be tried before a jury or must be tried before a judge only.
How To Become A Family Lawyer?
I Want To Become A Lawyer But Under Family Law. So How Would I Go To School And What Would I Study So I Could Become That
In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.
There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it 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. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons: We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. 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 - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc) For example: Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
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!!!<<<
Even if you do finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), 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 in TODAY's job market!!
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 already have too many law schools. We are STILL 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 #1 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:
**Check out these websites:
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**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 future job availability in the field of Law..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future job availability for the field of Law. Ask them if they have any current open positions. Ask them how many resumes they receive when they advertise ONE open position. (It is ususally approximately 300 resumes are received for each open position advertised.) If you personally know a practicing lawyer, set up a time with them to do an "informational interview" to ask them about their career. Talk to many attorneys. Better yet, spend an entire day with one of them.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities. <<<<<
Read 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."
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.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Do Anyone Know Any Good Child Custody Lawyers In San Antonio, Texas?
My Husband Has A 6 Year Old In Texas Living With His Ex. He Has Not Heard From Her Or Talked To His Son In A Year. He Has Vistation Rights, And She Has Moved And Changed Her Number. We Have Sent Things To Him For His Birthday, Christmas And It All Gets Return. He Really Misses His Son, And I Hate To See My Husband Hurting So Bad. He Really Loves His Son And He Is A Good Man, Just Wanting To Make Sure His Son Is Doing Good. He Would Be On Top Of The World If He Can Only Hear His Voice.
We Will Keep Trying To Find Her, But We Are In Kentucky There Is So Much We Can Do. So I'M Hoping Someone Can Help Me. Because Now The Only Route We Can Take Is A Legal One, But I Need Some Help Finding A Lawyer. Please Help A Father Looking For His Son. We Do Know She Is Still In San Antonio.
I would check out targetlaw.com. This is a really good search engine with attorneys. (Doesn't look pretty but the results are great). Just put a search into the search engine box such as San Antonio Texas Custody lawyer and I'm sure you will get a ton of lawyers that handle custody cases in San Antonio.
I have attached the link for you. Good luck!
Texas Child Support Guidelines...Can Someone Help Me Please?
I Am In The Usaf. I Have Been Paying Child Support For 3 Years. I Was Contacted Today Because The Court Is Going To &Quot;Review&Quot; My Order To See If The Mother Is Eligable For An Increase In Child Support. I Have Researched And Cannot Find Any Current Information. My Questions...... I Am Married And Have Two Children With My Wife (The Children Were Not Here At The Time Of The Last Order) 1. So I Know The Courts Have To Consider That, But What Are The Guidelines/Percentages? 2. What Is Considered Income For Military? (I Receive Bas And Bah With My Base Pay. The Bah Is Taken Directly Back Out Because I Live On Base. The Only Thing Left Is My Bas...Which Is Not Taxable Either. Can This Be Considered In Calculating Child Support? This Is A Very Crucial Question...Thanks.
Well I'm kind of on both sides of this situation....I receive child support for my oldest son, but my husband pays child support for his children from a previous relationship. It sucks that its kind of a wash out......ugh.....anyway.... What I found was that it DOES matter if the NCP (non-custodial parent) has other children. Try this website/calculator it might help......
Are There Taxes On Personal Injury Settlements?
Ireceived A Settlement On My Brother That Was Killed In Car Accident.It Was A Personal Injury Settlement. Will I Have To Pay Taxes On It.
Those are frequently complex issues that I would not wish to address without all of the information concerning the settlement. I would suggest that you go see a tax professional. Those type of settlements can be tax free but it is good to know ahead of time before the money is spent and you learn that some portion of the settlement is taxable.