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Can Someone Give Me Some Good Child Custody Legal Advice?
My Good Friend In Oregon Wants To Leave Her Boyfriend And Move To Texas . They Have A Child Together. They Are &Quot;&Quot;&Quot;&Quot;Not&Quot;&Quot;&Quot;&Quot; Married. The Baby Does Have The Fathers Last Name.
Could There Be Any Legal Action Taken Against Her For Taking The Baby Out Of The State? Could She Lose Custody Of The Child By Leaving The State Without The Fathers Permission?
What Should She Do To Get Away From Him With The Baby?
It Is For Her And The Babies Safety. It Is A Unhealthy Relationship That She Is In.
She Is Unable To Post Her Own Question For Fear That Her Plan To Leave Will Be Found Out. The Fathers Mother Has Money And Could Cause Legal Problems, So She Plans To Kind Of Just Disappear.
I Want To Know The Dangers And Legal Consequence'S That Could Come Of Her Just Up And Leaving Him With The Baby?
Thank You For Your Advice, This Is A Very Big Step For Her, I Appreciate Your Helpful Answers.
Even though they are not married, the father is still able to pursue legal action against the mother for taking the child without his knowledge and/or permission since custody is not yet established.
However, since the move is to supposedly ensure the safety of her and her child, if the mother is able to validate this with evidence of endangerment (domestic violence, verbal threats, etc) then the father really has no case at all.
If this is the situation, and the father takes legal action, the father will either get limited/supervised visitation, or the mother will get outright custody.
No sane family court is going to rule against a mother who is genuinely trying to ensure the safety of herself and her child.
Do I Need A Probate Attorney For This?
I Recently Married A Widow That Has An Existing Valid Will, Leaving Everything To Her Only Child Daughter From The First Marriage. After Four Months Of Marriage, My New Wife Died Before We Could Revise The Original Will. Step-Daughter Has Now Expressed Interest In Trying To Nullify The Original Will And Making Me, The New Husband, The Sole Beneficiary. We Have Gotten Along Well, So Far, But My Inclination Is To Just Execute The Existing Will. Let Her Have Everything And Perform Her Duties As Both Executor And Sole Beneficiary. Money-Wise ..Assets V. Debts.. It Will Be A Wash.. So That Isn't A Factor.
Can Anybody Suggest Why I Shouldn't Just Hunker Down As A Legal Nobody In The Current Picture And Let The Original Will Probate Out?
I'd do exactly that. I doubt you have grounds to "nullify" the will. IF the beneficiary wants to make you a gift of some of the personal property, it doesn't have to have anything to do with probate; same with the funds except for possible tax issues.
Problems With Family Law Lawyer?
First Off, I Am A Single Mother Of A 5 Year Old. I Wanted To Make My Mom'S Birthday Special So I Booked A Cruise To The Caribbean Last Year For The Three Of Us. I Found Out Early On That I Need To Have Sole Custody Of My Son In Order To Take Him On This Trip. (The Father Is No Where In The Picture And Do Not Want Him Involved So I Can Not Ask Him) I Hired A Lawyer On January 28Th, 2012 To Get The Custody Papers So We Can Get Our Passports. It Is Over A Year Later And Our Trip Is In Less Than A Month And I Still Have Nothing To Show For This. She Rarely Returns My Phone Calls And Everytime We Actually Talk, She Says She Has It Scheduled For The Next Week And Doesn'T Call Me Back. When I Originally Went Last Year To See Her, She Said Things Will Be Done In Plenty Of Time. Now It Is Less Than A Month Till We Leave And I Don'T Have Any Papers So We Can Get The Passport! What Can I Do? I Saved Up All Year To Make This Special, And We Cruise On My Mom'S Birthday, With Some Extra Spending Money, And Now She Expects Me To Pay Extra Money For A Expedited Passport! What Can I Do? I Need Help Asap.
For some reason that in my 40 plus years as a practicing lawyer, I have never understood, and your question is so typical, is why do folks go to a lawyer and expect the result they want and suits their purpose by return mail. It just does not work that way. To get sole custody of your child is not a question of getting the request rubber stamped at the local court house. If the father is required to give consent to the child being out of the country, and bye the way i find it hard to understand why, but if he does, then he has to be found and asked. Perhaps it has taken this long to do everything and it is not unreasonable to ask for the few extra bucks for an expedited passport. Two things come to mind, first if things were taking so long to do, in your opinion, why dont you go to another office.Second I would have thought that any grandmother would be happy to have the cruise money put aside for the childs education, and would think that a beautiful birthday present. Thats what my wife would think, she could not enjoy a trip that a single mother has had to save up for a whole year for. Anyway enjoy the trip.
Legal Advice: I Am Hiring A Lawyer For My Dad, I Need Some Questions Answered Please?
A Little About Me: I Am Almost 20, Going To College And Taking Care Of Myself, Have Been For Quite A While Now. My Dad For The Last Four Years Has Been In And Out Of County Jail For Multiple Things, Nothing Too Bad, Bad Checks, Violation Of Restraining Order (Going Through His Divorce, His Ex Wife My Step Mom Of 17 Years Was Seeing My Dads Friend), Just Things Like That.
In 2007 He Did 6 Months In County Jail And While In There They Gave Him A 2 Years Suspended Sentence. During This Time Of Being In Jail, He Was In A Cell With Four Other Guys And The Head Sheriff Had Been Working On The Television Cable. There Were Just Bare Wires In The Back Of The Tv So He Broke A Tooth Brush And Pushed It In There To Hold The Wires In For The Time Being. A Cook Had Brought Up A Razor Blade For Another Guy In The Cell And It Had Been Laying On The Shelf. Then Later That Day The Head Sheriff Had Come In With A New Cable Cord And Fixed The Cable, He Laid The Broken Tooth Brush On One Of The Shelves.
Ok The One Of The Under Sheriff'S Come By And See The Razer Blade And Tells My Dad To Pick It Up And Had It To Him, Which He Did, Then The Sheriff Takes The Tooth Brush Off The Shelf And Takes It To Another Sheriff And Says That My Dad Was Trying To Make A Weapon Out Of These 2 Objects.
Ok Then We Go To Court And He Has A Court Appointed Attorney Who Knows Nothing About The Cases That We Were Told By The Court Clerk For That Day. They Let The 2 Sheriffs Testify And One Gets Caught In A Lie And Says That He Is Not 100% Sure He Seen My Dad With Both The Objects In His Hand, The Other Sheriff Testifies And Says He Cant Say Anything Because He Didn'T See Any Of It The First Sheriff Brought It To Him. Then They Switch Cases To The Restraining Order And Have My Ex- Step Mom Testify And She Says That If Anyone Broke The Restraining Order It Was Me When I Bailed Him Out Of Jail Or Came Up And Seen Him, Then They Switch Back To The Other Case.They Take A Recess And Call The Head Sheriff Who Wasn'T Subpoenaed To Testify And See What He Says. When They Come Back Dads Attorney Says Can We Call Him Back And Put Him On Speaker Phone And The Judge Wont Allow His Testimony Into The Court. The Da Says Lets Dismiss This Case And The Breaking A Restraining Order Case, The Judge Says No And Then He Says I Can See Him Having A Creative Mind With This And I Think That His Intentions Were To Make A Weapon With These And He Revokes His 2 Year Suspended Sentence Just Like That. On His Assumption.
So Here Is My Question: I Am Going To Appeal It The New Lawyer Says We Have A Strong Enough Case Based On The Court Appointed Attorney Not Representing Dad To His Fullest Ability, Such As He Should Of Subpoenaed The Head Sheriff To Testify And He Should Of Be Prepared With Every Case That They Were Discussing That Day.
What Happens If The Appeal Doesnt Go Through Until He Has Alread Served His Sentence In Prison And He Then Wins The Appeal? Was All Of That Time And Money A Waste? Obviously I Dont Have A Lot Of Money, I Am Hiring This Lawyer With My Grant Money From College.
First, it is probably a violation of the terms of the grant to use that money to hire an Attorney for your dad.
You should not use your College Grant money to hire an Attorney for your dad without written permission from the agency that gave you the grant.
What Other Jobs Are There For Lawyers Besides Law?
I am an attorney. However, I went to a top 15 school and had mediocre grades. I found the job market to be depressing. So much time, planning, and money went into undergraduate school, I had a 4.0 GPA, and scored above the 95th percentile on the LSAT. I naively thought going to a top school their would be plenty of lucrative and exciting jobs waiting for me and I would be set to have a good quality of life. I remember sending out 300 letters one time and getting no positive response, either they said some nonsense about you are great, you have good accomplishments, but at this time we cannot offer you a position, we will keep your resume on file. I took the Bar Exam in two states wasting time studying and not earning any money. I had to move back in with my parents, fun. Meanwhile many of my friends and people that I knew from High School and College were establishing themselves in their careers and making money, gettng promotions, etc. I worked post-law school as a car salesman and a mortgage broker. Finally a family friend had a friend who was a solo attorney, I worked for him basically for free, actually it was negative because I spent money on travel, long distance phone calls, etc., still living at home with mom and dad, saddled with law school debts, the student loan people started calling wanting $$$. Eventually I left that attorney. I struggled to find another attorney job. Eventually, I got a job in 2003 at firm paying the princely sum of $25,000 per year. I moved out of my parent's house but was still subsidized by them. Dad kept threatening to cut me off, but I lived in an expensive state the cheapest place to stay I found was $1,500 a month all inclusive. My paycheck was like $430.00 a week take home. Eventually, I did go solo, it was hard, but I did make some money in real estate closings for 3 1/2 years. Now the real estate market stinks and I have no income, and I am trying to plan my next move, which may be back to my parents temporarily. I have interviewed for some associate positions and the salary range was 38k-55k, this is pretty low for somone with 5 yrs experience and a doctorate degree. My wife works at a nail salon, as a manicurist, she took a three month course and makes 50K a year. It has been an exquisitely painful road for me. In my family I am the most educated and the least financially secure. My dad makes like $350,000K engineering+MBA degree, my younger sister makes $165,000K a year psyche degree and an MBA. My conclusion, LAW SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! Too many law schools fighting for tuition $$$, night programs, weekend programs, low academic standards, too many attorneys, lowering wages and limiting opportunities, compare to the AMA and ADA that insure a shortage of dentists and doctors. When I was solo it seemed like everyone was an attorney, or their cousin was an attorney, or their sister's friend was an attorney, or their brother was an attorney and so and so on, I lost a lot of business because of this. I do not think doctors and dentists face such client poaching. If you are in the top 5%, law review, and went to a good school, yes, you will probably get a good job right from the start. I would have been better off not going to College and instead picking up a trade like being an electrician. Heck, if I had all the money I wasted on education, worked at a gas station during all my non-earning years and put the money into a CD I could probably be able to retire. Looking back, if I had to do it again, if you want to through the hard work and invest the $$$ for education so it pays off you should go into healthcare. Heck their is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and their is a shortage. Oh well this sucks but this is my life and I will deal with it, I spent my educational time and $$$, and the dye is cast.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
By Marty Nemko
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.
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