Finding A Skilled Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are numerous lawyers in your area that advertise they focus on your form of case. This will make the procedure of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it will be easy to define your quest to the correct one out of very little time. The initial step is to produce a selection of the lawyers that happen to be listed in your area specializing in your needs. While you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those which you have an excellent vibe about according to their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down if you take a bit of time evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find the number of years they are practicing and a few general specifics of their success rates. At this time your list must have shrunken further to those which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then spend some time to check out independent reviews for each attorney. Be sure to read the reviews rather than relying upon their overall rating. The data in the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way that they communicate with their clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are concentrating on. Finally, it is advisable to meet with at the very least the very last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are searching for. This provides you with time to truly evaluate how interested they can be in representing both you and your case. It is vital that you follow many of these steps to actually hire a company which has the right degree of experience to help you get the perfect outcome.
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Many state laws now provide reasonable visitation rights for maternal and paternal grandparents. However, since legislation varies widely from state to state, even if you win your case in one state, you will have to start all over again if your grandchildren move to another state.
If possible, have grandparent visitation rights included in the divorce decree. If you are having a problem seeing your grandchildren, and visitation rights were not included in the decree, you can apply to the District Court for the right to visit with an unmarried minor child. However, the courts must consider whether grandparents' visitation is in the best interest of the child.
On June 5, 2000, the United States Supreme Court decided a grandparent access case called Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000). Troxel addressed what rights grandparents have to maintain a relationship with their grandchildren after their child has died and over the surviving parent's objection. The decision in Troxel - consisting of a plurality opinion, two concurrences and three dissents - further muddied an already unclear are of the law. The only clear holding from Troxel was that a "fit" parent had the right to decide whether a child's grandparents could have access to the child.
What To Do When A Legal Aid Lawyer Isn'T Doing Their Job Properly?
I'M A Single Mother, I Escaped An Abusive Relationship When I Was Pregnant With My Now Two Year Old Son. His Father Had Very Minimal To Do With Him, And Only Paid About $400 Child Support, However I Never Asked For It. I Severed Ties With Him Due To Abusive And Threatening Messages And Phone Conversations. He Found Us And Actually Broke Into Our Home Last Year. He Was Convicted Of This And Is Still On Probation. Recently He Applied For Visitation And Says It Is His Intent To Eventually Gain Joint Custody. I Responded On My Own With Denial Of Access And Requested A Protection Order To Cover My Son, As I Have A Protection Order However It Does Not Cover Him For Some Reason. I Met With My Legal Aid Lawyer Just Prior To The Hearing, The First Thing The Lawyer Told Me Was, 'You'Re Going To Lose'. I Proceeded To Present Them With All Evidence, Pictures Of Threatening Texts, Bruises, The Break In And Police File Numbers. My Legal Aid Lawyer Left Before It Was Heard And The Judge Ordered Visitation Without Examining Any Of The Evidence And Without Hearing Anything From Me. I Suppose I Could Have Been Pushy, And Made Him Hear Me, But I Was Trying To Be Respectful. I Expected A Fair Hearing And That It Would Be Set To Trial. The Judge Actually Ordered A Visit That Day Despite My Quoting Of The Family Law Act That States Procedure Otherwise.
On The Next Court Date My Lawyer Accompanied Me Into A Case Conference Where The Judge Heard A Very Minimal Amount Of Evidence, And Instead Of Addressing My Application For A Protective Order, He Just Changed The Order He Made The Previous Court Date To Be Supervised Visits At A Facility.
My Lawyer Has Not, To My Knowledge, Read Any Of The Affidavits I Have Submitted, Or Even Brought The Package I Supplied Him With To The Case Conference.
I Showed Up For Court As Directed By Him, Only To Wait Two Hours To Find Out That We Weren'T Even Scheduled For That Day. He Filed For Child Support Against My Wishes, As My Soul Concern Was The Protective Order. Then He Failed To Follow Through With The Retroactive Child Support Application.
I Contacted Legal Aid To Explain My Grievances And Wishes To Be Supplied With Another Lawyer And Was Told I Was Not Allowed Any More Changes To Counsel.
For Point Of Reference I Am In British Columbia, Canada.
What Can I Do? I Can Not Afford Another Lawyer, And I Am Trying My Best To Protect My Son In A Broken System.
That your lawyer told you, you are going to lose a case (the way he said it) before it has even commenced raises serious questions. It means he is not fit to be your counsel.
Unfortunately, there is little you can do (it's legal aid paid for by the tax payer) with all the bureaucracies and inefficiency associated with free legal aid.
I wonder why you are not allowed to change counsel. Have you changed before? Keep trying to reason with this one. There's really little you can do.
File Grievance With Count Bar Association?
We Had A Terrible Experience With Our Bankruptcy Attorney. After Months Of Unanswered Calls And Emails, We Decided To Dismiss Our Case Because We Were Not Comfortable With The Information We Had Been Given. We Then Received A Nasty Correspondence From The Partner. We Want To Report The Firm, What Is The Best Courtse Of Action?
And If We File A Grievance, Will We Need To Appear In Court?
Filing a Complaint against an Attorney is not subject to any Court appearances, etc.
It is strictly done within the Bar Association by their Grievance Committee and is done in private.
Just turn over all of the information you have in the matter (saving copies for yourself) - stating that you feel that you have a "grievance" against the firm/attorney, along with your reasons, and let the Bar Association Grievance committee do the rest.
They will notify you in due time or before to get further information as the inquiry develops.
Legal Advice- Serious Help?
Ok, My Girlfriend Is 17 And I'M 18. She Is In A Really Bad Situation With Her Family. Her Mom And Dad Are Divorced With Joint Custody. Her Dad Has Been Forcing Her To Be I'M A Mental Hospital For 7 Weeks Now. She'S Going To Get Out Soon. Can She Runaway? Can She Leave? Can She Come With Me? What Can I Do? What Can She Do? If She Still Attends School Can She Go To Another State With Me Or Somewhere Else In Her State? I Live In Arkansas, She Lives In Oklahoma. What Is She Allowed To Do, What Am I Allowed To Do? Dhs Is Involved But Isn'T Doing Anything Right Now Because The Tulsa, Ok Dhs Is One Of The Worst In The Nation And She'S Too Old I Think. It'S 1 Year Until 18 And Idk If She'S Going To Be Okay. Ill Take Care Of Her Or Do Whatever I Can.... Help? Advice Please? Her Mom Is Okay With Me But Her Dad Isn'T. Her Dad Controls My Girlfriends Mom So That Sucks Too. What Do I Do?
Her dad cant' force her to be in a mental hospital. If she is there, then it's because she needs to be there. Because it's very expensive, they would not being doing that except because they really care about her.
But I can't say the same for you.
Running away is illegal and she will be arrested and either put back in the hospital or in juvenile. If you or your family helps her, they are committing a crime.
You aren't allowed to do anything. She is not too old. She is a legal child, that means they can be involved.
You aren't taking care of her, let the professionals take care of h er.
You need to back off and let things settle down. Do NOT encourage her to run away. She will just get bad and end up in mental trouble again.
She is allowed to do as her parents say. You are allowed to visit her with parental permission, but not otherwise. You are not allowed to have sexual contact with her (anything past first base) because she is not able to consent due to her mental status.
I'm sure she has you convinced they are all evil, but she has problems and she is getting the help she needs. Don't make her go back to where she was when this happened. Work with her parents to help her, not against them.
YOu could both end up in jail.
So What Does An Immigration Attorney Do?
Are They Pro Illegal Immigration, As It Seems? It Doesn'T Seem Like They Are Anti-Immigration. They Seem To Want To Go To Bat For Their Clients, Who Most Likely Are Not Even In The U.S. Legally.
Immigration attorneys in US usually deal with business,skilled immigration.They do deal with cases of illegals but how is that bad?If the person wants to legalize him self,start paying taxes what is your problem with that?
Youre A Lawyer. A Client Offers You 3 Times The Amount Of A High Profile Client To Defend Him In Court. But...?
You Know He'S Guilty Of The Horrendous Crimes That He'S Being Charged With And He'S Pleading Not Guilty To The Charges. Would You Defend Him?
The Amount Of Money Will Give You Plenty Of Financial Security For A Long Time.
Of course. That's what lawyers do. It's up to the judge to decide guilt- not me.