3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to pass through the legal court system, particularly if you lack confidence with your legal team. Allow me to share three important strategies to understand that you've hired the right lawyer: 1. They Specialize In Your Type Of Case What the law states is often tricky and therefore requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want a legal representative, search for individual who relates to the issue you're facing. Regardless of whether a member of family or friend recommends you use a firm they are aware, should they don't have got a focus that's comparable to your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is undoubtedly an expert, especially in the trouble you're facing, you know you've hired the correct one. 2. The Lawyer Features A Winning Record Based on the circumstances, it can be hard to win an instance, particularly if the team working for you has virtually no experience. Look for practices which have won numerous cases that pertain to yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you just case will probably be won, it will give you a significantly better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In case the attorney you've chosen takes the time to listen for your concerns and respond to your inquiries, you've probably hired the best one. Regardless of how busy these are or how small your concerns seem from their perspective, it's crucial that they react to you in the caring and timely manner. From the point of look at a regular citizen who isn't acquainted with the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you will need updates as well as to think that you're part of the solution. Some attorneys are merely considerably better to both you and your case than the others. Make sure you've hired the most appropriate team to your circumstances, to ensure that you can place the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith in your legal representative is the first step to winning any case.
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Who Should I Call... Insurance Or Attorney?
I Hit A Car That Cut Me Off. We Were On Private Property (Parking Lot). Other Driver Came From Behind, Passed Me, And Cut Me Off To Make A Left Turn In Front Of Me. Driver Says I'M At Fault Because I Hit Him From Behind.
This Doesn'T Sound Right To Me.
Should I Call An Attorney Or My Insurance Company? If I Call My Insurance Company, Won'T They Raise My Rates Whether I'M At Fault Or Not? But If I Hire A Lawyer To Fight With Other Driver'S Insurance, Then My Insurance Doesn'T Have To Know... Right??
Call your insurance company.... Always call your insurance company. As to fault, It Doesn't matter one iota what the other driver says or doesn't say. It doesn't matter what you or me or anyone else says. All that matters is what the insurance company(s) say. You bought insurance for just this sort of thing. USE IT !...They have dozens of lawyers at their disposal who will work for you for nothing. You shouldn't nor do you need to hire a lawyer. Don't worry about (if) your rates go up. Simply notify your insurance company ASAP
Information About Guardianship?
My Son Is A Minor So My Mother-In-Low Is His Guardian. If I Want To Travel With My Husband And Our Son To Europe Did I Need Permission From Her? Did She Have To Sign Some Papers? She Don'T Let Me Take The Baby, Did She Have That Much Power To Stop Me To Take My Baby With Us?
Guardianship terms should be on file at your county court house.
There are different types of guardianship. Mine is called "Limited terms" guardianship. By choice, I decided that there were things I wanted a judge to decide so that I would not bare certain responsibilities.
I do not have the power to limit any visitors with my ward UNLESS they prove to be detrimental to her. But I do have all power to determine whom may remove her from her living facility. So visitors may come to her, but she may not leave with all visitors.
Have an attorney review your mother-in-law's guardianship papers & let you know what your rights are in this matter.
I'm assuming that it is going to be that you will need a notarized court document from the guardian in order to travel out of the country. But you never know.
Do I Have To Use A Lawyer/Barrister To Defend Me In Court (Re:Custody/Residency)?
I Have Been Given Custody Of Our Children But Have Always Given My Ex Very Generous Access. He Instructs Top Lawyers But I Am Absolutely Broke, I Was Awarded A Large Financial Settlement But He Refuses To Honour This And I Don'T Know How I Will Be Able To Pay For Lawyers To Fight To Get This. I'Ve Been Told I'M Not Eligible For Legal Aid As My Family Had Been Helping To Pay My Costs And Living Expenses But Now They Are Broke As Well.
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Q: Do I have to use a lawyer/barrister to defend me in court (re:custody/residency)?
I have been given custody of our children but have always given my ex very generous access. He instructs top lawyers but I am absolutely broke, I was awarded a large financial settlement but he refuses to honour this and I don't know how I will be able to pay for lawyers to fight to get this. I've been told I'm not eligible for legal aid as my family had been helping to pay my costs and living expenses but now they are broke as well.
A: There is no quick answer to your question.
Your question is difficult to answer because you make reference to a "lawyer/barrister" making it difficult to ascertain the jurisdiction in which you will appear. However, it's likely you will appear in a court guided by Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence-- England, Canada, Australia, the U.S. etc.-- so a general answer should provide you with some guidance.
You can usually appear "pro se" in court where you can't afford to hire legal representation. When that happens you still have to follow all the rules your legal counsel would have to follow, but the judge will try to cut through what you tell him to get to the legal or factual issue your're addressing.
If the case is simple and the opposing counsel ethical, then you should be able to "make your case" and have the issue decided. If you have a settlement agreement, for example, you bring a copy and tell the judge that your ex hasn't paid in accordance with the agreement. You'd ask the judge to enforce it by reducing the debt to a specific "dollar" amount that you could then attempt to collect through a sheriff.
Usually, you can't get legal representation on a contigency basis in a dissolution or other domestic relations case. So, that's probably not an option (offering the legal counsel a portion of what you get from the settlement). You might find, though, that there is a provision in the law that allows the legal fees of a disadvantaged party to be paid (or have some portion paid) by the more advantaged party in matters of dissolution of marriage. Of course, you'd need to do some serious legal research to find that out-- or consult a lawyer.
Try getting a free consultation with legal counsel who can review the agreement. Someone just might agree to represent you without payment up front (but don't count on it).
[This is not legal advice. You should consult a licensed attorney-at-law for legal advice or representation before making decisions that may affect your legal rights.]
Salary Difference Between An Attorney And Lawyer?
I Know An Attorney And A Lawyer Are 2 Different Things. But Does One Get Paid More Than The Other? Whats The Average Salary Difference? Whats The Better Job, A Lawyer Or Attorney? Is Becoming A Lawyer Require A Different Process Than Becoming An Attorney?
An attorney at law is also known simply as an attorney or lawyer.
It's like saying a medical doctor, is also known as physician.
Or the president, aka Commander-in-Chief!
you get the picture. :)
I Called Legal Aid To Start The Divorce Process. My Husband And I Don'T Live Together.How Did He Know I Called
When you file a lawsuit then the other party (in this case your husband) will receive an "Original Notice" and "Petition at Law". This is part of due process, and once he is served he will have to find an attorney.
Will My Juvenile Record Stop Me From Becoming A Lawyer?
When I Was Around 13-14 I Participated With Other Juveniles Where We Robbed A Milk Truck And Vandalized A Truck/Mailbox. I Was Not Arrested And I Did Not Go To Court. It Was Strange But I Simply Went To A Local Alternative School. From What I Remember Upon Graduation, Graduation Being Completion Of My Time There Not Graduation From School. Then When I Was 16 I Was Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon When My Step Father, With A Hefty History Of Domestic Violence With My Mom/Sisters/His Daughter, Called The Cops When I Pulled A Knife On Him. I Went To A Mental Hospital For Observation With Other Juveniles For One Month. I Was On Probation Until I Turned 18. Aside From Speeding Tickets I Have Had No Trouble With The Law Since Becoming A Legal Adult. Thanks
That's tough, and my guess is that it will depend on the jurisdiction where you want to be licensed - some are much stricter than others. If you are serious about law school, you'll need to contact the state bar association and see if you can get some advice.
I'd like to say bar associations are willing to give you some leeway for juvenile indiscretions, but some of this stuff is pretty serious, plus considering the mental health concerns there are going to be big red flags.
Contact the bar association and see what they have to say. If they are not encouraging, ask if waiting a little while longer (assuming you stay out of trouble) would help your cause. You don't say how old you are, but the character & fitness committee may look differently on someone who is 25 with your history as opposed to someone who is 35 and has been on the right side of the law for a lot longer.