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Do Trial Lawyers Have Anything To Lose?
Do They Just File Any Lawsuit That Looks Like They Could Sue For A Large Amount, Without Picking And Choosing Necessarily, In Case They Settle So They Have Nothing To Lose And Just File Away? Or Do They Take A Lot Of Things Into Consideration Like Is It In The Client'S Very Best Interest To Go Through With It, Do They Have Enough Evidence Should It Go To Trial And So Forth?
Trial lawyers have a ton to lose. it costs money to file those papers, they have to pay their legal assistant to draw the papers up, and they do try to do what's best for their client. it depends on the atty's on whether they try to settle or not. some will because they do not like to be in front of the judge, but a lot won't settle unless it's really best because they're not intimidated by the judge. they do have a lot to lose though... money being the biggest. especially if it's an auto accident case because they go off of a contingency fee,meaning they don't get paid if they don't win. this is a really deep question. it could take a lot of time and space to give you a complete answer. but i hope this helped.
Property Management Law?
I Have A Property Manager For My House In Georgia That I Am Renting. It Has Only Been 2 Months Since The Tenants Moved In And They Are Already Saying They Can't Pay The Rent. The Property Manager Received Money To Do A Background Check And Credit Check. I'm Starting To Get Suspicious That The Property Manager Didn't Do A These Checks Even Though She Was Paid For Them. I Asked Her To See Them And She Told Me It Is Against The Law For Me To See Them. I Find That Hard To Believe Since It Is My House The Tenants Are Living In! Can You Please Tell Me The Laws In Georgia Regarding This? Is The Home Owner Allowed To See Cretit Report And Background Info If They Have A Property Manager? Thanks For Any Advice
I am unsure what Georgia law is concerning who can see what. But I know as a former landlord, and someone who dealt with credit issues and tenants with questionable credit histories. Asking for the info UPFRONT is easier than trying to obtain it after the fact. Your property manager should have, at the least, advised you of their scores on their credit reports, so that you could judge for yourself, whether they were credit worthy. My rule of thumb is this, most renters, NOT ALL, have some hinkey credit issues, hence the reason most rent instead of buy. A potential tenant who lies, however, is a bigger credit risk than one who is forthright about it. I will work with someone who has had credit issues in the past and tells me about it, VS I find out about it through the credit check. A release can be signed, and should have been signed by the tenant allowing the release of this information, if not to you directly, then to your property manager, so that a decision could be made concerning one applicants suitability VS another ones. And if she/he is your agent, then it should extend to you by the fact they are acting as your AGENT in this transaction. I suggest a call to the property managers manager/supervisor, the local Realtor board, and a lawyer just OUTSIDE the area in which they are operating (so there is no possibility of a conflict of interest). I would also check to see where the security deposit is being held and make sure I would have access to it, after court proceedings and be ready to lay claim to it and begin eviction proceedings IMMEDIATELY. I know when I was doing this, the first notice needed to be a 3 day Notice to Quit-followed by a copy of that, along with the filing at the courthouse and a Notice to Appear a few days later. I usually tacked the 3 day notice on the door AND mailed it CERTIFIED and kept ALL copies and receipts showing when things were sent, signed for, or not picked up, along with a door service and sometimes a pic of the notice on their door. But mostly, I would start with phone calls. I would keep it polite, professional and most of all, not do it when stressed or p O'ed, as I want compliance not a person in possession of my property with the potential to not only make me lose rent money, but also destroy the property while in possession of it. Trust me, not a good idea to piss off tenants who still have rights to a place. Ask them if they need more time, can they make a partial payment? Maybe the car transmission blew and they had to decide between paying rent on time, or getting the trans fixed so they would still have jobs. Think about it......what would you do? Try to be a tad sympathetic, but not too much, after all, you are an owner, but you also are a human being. Offering a little extra time, keep it short, a week, two weeks? Whatever you think is in order, AFTER you find out WHY they are not paying. If they have some hardship, try and extend some understanding. "I am sorry to hear about your Suzy being sick and you having to miss work. Is she better? Have you returned to work? Would breaking the payment down a little, help you? Can you send me $200 now and then next week another $200?" And so on. If they are bums, they won't send anything, will be unable to send anything at all on short notice and so on. If they are good people, they will make SOME effort to pay a portion, to make a payment plan, and then to stick to it. You can send a letter, affirming your arrangements, ask them to sign and return with to you. You can even state you are not WAIVING any of your rights as a landlord, you can tell them, if they move out by a certain date, and leave the place clean and in good order, you will not pursue a court case against them and so on. There are lots of things you can do. Going to court was never my favorite course of action, but sometimes, a deadbeat would force it. I used the "If you move by" date on one who simply lost his job, had 6 kids and could not pay his rent. He left the place immaculate enough I was able to immediately re-rent the place. Sure I lost 2 months rent (but going to court would not have solved anything) and chances are good, he would have simply had another month to find a place a move and I still would not have gotten any rent for it. This way, the place was left clean, rentable, then turnaround was quicker than going to court and I had no damage and he was quick to leave. Another tenant had tried the not pay rent and stay routine, wouldn't give up a dime, wouldn't pay a portion, wouldn't come to any arrangement and her son was destroying my place. I immediately filed the 3 day, followed on the 4th day with the court date and another notice to vacate and appear with expedited proceedings due to the destruction of property (still took a month to get into court), which I documented, BEFORE filing! Because you are an absentee landlord, this makes it more difficult. No property managers I knew of, woul
What Do International Lawyers Do And, In General, How Much Are They Paid?
International lawyers is a general term. The practice in all areas of the law, tax, business, immigration, antitrust, securities, etc. For example, a business which wants to do business in Belgium will have to obtain various licenses, permits, possibly have to incorporate in Belgium. Further, there would be tax ramifications to this transaction. In addition there may be securities issues etc. How much they are paid varies but depending upon the location of their office it could be any where from $300 up an hour. If you are referring to the amount the attorney is receiving from his law firm, it could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or could be a lot less. New York is more expensive than Kansas City.
Is It Hard To Be A Lawyer?
Is It Hard To Be A Lawyer? If So Why Is It And How Many Hours A Week Do You Guys Work And How Much Do You Guys Get Paid A Year? Please Be Descriptive And Detailed To Be Chosen As Best Answer
Being a lawyer is hard work, generally for not a whole lot of pay, especially starting out. First you have to have a 4 year degree then you have to get into law school. Law school lasts 3 years and let me tell you, it is no walk in the park. After that you have to pass your states BAR exam which is probably the hardest exam you can take in the US. It is brutal. If you get a law job you can always expect to put in at least 60 hours a week. If you want a really well paying job, you will put in 80 hours a week. If you are top of your class you might get a good job out of law school, but if not you can expect to get about 40k starting out. There are A LOT of different types of lawyers. To really answer your question with any more detail would require that you say what type of lawyer you wish to be. One thing for certain though, if you want to be a lawyer you had better be a good writer. Like best in your classes in college kind of writer because being a lawyer is 98% writing.
Gay Couples And Legal Rights?
I Am Doing An Argumentive Essay On Why Gay People Should Receive The Same Legal Rights As Any Other Citizen. My Professor Returned My Paper And Said 'Feelings And Tears Are Not An Arguement.' He Said I Put Too Much Emotiona And Need To Make A Stronger Argument So If Anyone Has Anything I Can Add It Would Be Awesome :D Thank You In Advance.
Well since I don't know the exact wording of the original assignment that makes presenting an argument rather difficult. But lets see what we can do.
We for starters our US Constitution sets a frame work for the governing of our country. One of the things that the 1st Congress did right off the bat was to create a list of Amendments called the Bill of Rights. These rights have been expanded by the Congress via additional amendments and the courts have expanded those rights as well.
The most telling of all these rights expansions is the addition of the 14th Amendment which provides for the equality of every person within the US. Level the playing field should we say. In doing so no one race, religion, color or individual can claim more rights than any other person.
In the 1st Amendment we are given certain guarantees also. The Freedom of Speech, Religion, Assembly, Freedom of the Press and very importantly petition of the Government for redress of Grievances. Each of these adds to the protection from our own government the possibility of disenfranchisement of any of the rights to which we are granted. This is the direction that the fight for basic civil rights has taken since the outlawing of slavery, women's suffrage and the civil rights acts of the 1960's.
Along with all those we have court actions specifically when addressing the equality of the basic civil right of marriage the US Supreme Court case of Loving v Virgina 1967, where in the court stated "it is a basic civil right of any person (legal adult) to marry any other person (legal adult) of their choosing" This decision came some 19 years after the California State Supreme Court stated in Perez v Sharp 1949 -- "a person has the basic civil right to marry whom so ever they choose to marry"
Although both of these cases were race based decisions, the core of the decisions did not address race but the basic civil right of marriage itself, where in it is a civil contract between two consenting adults to abide by the rights, privileges and responsibilities of the civil marriage contract.
In a side aspect of the failure to provide equal treatment for gay couples there is reasonable consideration of the 5th Amendments violation of Due Process and the 9th Amendment violation of the enumerations intent where in those rights are retained to the people, as individuals and as the group.
There is also a tremendous amount of case law that has been seen by both state and federal courts showing that the discrimination against any one group of people is unconstitutional. One of the Founding Fathers James Madison made it very clear in his introduction of the Bill of Rights that one of the very things he feared most was the very real possibility of the majority acting against a minority. And he stated
"In our Government it is, perhaps, less necessary to guard against the abuse in the executive department than any other; because it is not the stronger branch of the system, but the weaker. It therefore must be leveled against the legislative, for it is the most powerful, and most likely to be abused, because it is under the least control. Hence, so far as a declaration of rights can tend to prevent the exercise of undue power, it cannot be doubted but such declaration is proper. But I confess that I do conceive, that in a Government modified like this of the United States, the great danger lies rather in the abuse of the community than in the legislative body. The prescriptions in favor of liberty ought to be leveled against that quarter where the greatest danger lies, namely, that which possesses the highest prerogative of power. But it is not found in either the executive or legislative departments of Government, but in the body of the people, operating by the majority against the minority."
How Does A Personal Injury Settlement (Lump Sum Payment) Effect A Recipient’S Eligibility For?
1. How Does A Personal Injury Settlement (Lump Sum Payment) Effect A Recipient’S Eligibility For__________ Program?
2 How Does A Personal Injury Settlement (Lump Sum Payment) Effect A Recipient’S Eligibility For__________ Program When Transfer To A Special Needs Trust For The Benefit Of The Recipient?
A. How Must The Trust Be Set Up (I.E. Revocable/Irrevocable; Discretionary /Non-Discretionary, Etc.)?
B. How Will Distribution From The Trust Be Counted?
Masshealth Common Health
Transitional Aid To Families With Dependant Children
Section 8 Housing
1. A personal injury settlement (lump sum payment) DOES affect a recipient’s eligibility for the SSI, Food Stamps and TAFDC programs.
1a. A personal injury settlement (lump sum payment) DOES NOT affect a recipient’s eligibility for the SSDI, Masshealth Commonhealth and Section 8.
2. A personal injury settlement (lump sum payment) does not affect a recipient’s eligibility for any of these programs when transferred to a special needs trust for the benefit of the recipient. The whole point of a SNT is to ensure the individual remains eligible for public benefits.
2a. A funded special needs trusts should be irrevocable, this ensure that no changes can be made to the trust document. So once the money in the trusts, its in the trust! Whether its a discretionary /non-discretionary trust, that depends on the grantor and how much trust is placed on the trustee. I would think a non-discretionary trusts is fine as long as it does not impede with additional funds going into the trust.
2b. That’s a loaded question, although the short answer is that funds from the trust should only be used for things not acquired from public benefits because it defeats the purpose. Furthermore, it is imperative that if you do a SNT you find a qualified lawyer who SOLELY deals with special needs trusts. It cannot be simply a estate planning lawyer or one that deals with all sorts of trusts, it must be a lawyer that specializes in special needs trusts. The wording of these trusts must be very precise, public benefit agencies will look over these trusts with a microscope so its very important that they are written correctly.