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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Help Finding An Attorney To Help With A Foreclosure?
Has Anyone Done Any Business With A Foreclosure Defense Company To Help With Their Mortgage? Seems Like Most Of The Information That I Have Been Finding Is All Related To What Scams They Are. I Know They Can’T All Be Scams. The Person At The Bank Told Me That I Should Get An Attorney After She Told Me That She Was Not Going To Be Able To Help With My Situation. Sounded Like She Was Just Trying To Be Rude To Me So Now I Am Thinking About Actually Getting An Attorney.
The ONLY way to find someone honest is word of mouth from someone who has had positive results that YOU trust or know. Find out who your Congress person is....mine has a dept. just for help for this issue. They have contacts for help-groups and some of the lenders too.
I've been fighting this for YEARS. Am on my 6th mod attempt currently....I have been trying to get my lender to work with me since before I was even 1 payment late. They wouldn't talk to me until I was 4 months late. That started the downhill ball rolling, then the multiple transfers to new servicers....they never get all the paperwork, even when you have written proof they've received it. Then they say, oh well, that time-frame is gone, you're denied for not having gotten us what we needed in time.
There's a lot to consider on that will be used in determining if you're eligible....how long have you been in arrears? Do you have equity or are you upside-down? Do you earn enough to pay now if you've not been paying for a while? Do you have a lot of other outstanding debt? Have you looked at Bankruptcy?
Your lender is now just a debt collector. I totally get (as should all of us in this predicament) that we signed paperwork to get the loan, and a large part of the Note is default boilerplate (I work in the industry, so am VERY well aware that no one owes me anything).
That being said, I know personally 5 people with the same lender, in the same situation who because they were upside down, got mods, no problem. My "problem" apparently is that I have equity (and am self employed). This is a bad thing when trying to save your home. I will sell before I let the lender take it, but have stupidly burned through thousands of dollars on 2 scammer Mod Companies with REALLY GOOD sales tactics. Have also gotten screwed by an attorney filing chapter 13 for me, knowing I didn't make enough to pay back all of my debts in 5 years. Can't find any hard money lenders to even do a bad loan to just pay off this one, then when credit corrects itself, refi with a normal loan again in a couple of years. They only seem to do commercial loans now.
Go through the advocacy groups out there, or if you can manage paying the back payments and all your other debts in 5 years (you have to make enough money that there's money left at the end of the month for your regular bills) you can file a Chapter 13, and it works but for me it was way over what I'm earning right now. I've been able to pay my loan for ages, but they just won't talk to me about reinstating the loan. And I know people who resumed their regular payments and then were foreclosed on after a few months of everything seeming to be OK.
Good luck. Don't be afraid to call your Congress person or any Representative you know covers your area...they have resources that can help (know another person who got a BofA mod when utilizing their Congressman...they know people in high places).
The Difference Between Lawyers Who Work For Themselves And Those Who Work In Law Firms?
I'd Love To Know.
Benefits, Disadvantages, And Preferably, Which Is The Best To Succeed?
It is kind of hard to do a broad based comparison but here are some of the notable distinctions:
(a) Law Firm- There are all types of law firms ranging from "Big-Law" to "Mid-Law" to "Boutique." Each one of these has their pros and cons. For example, many of the Big-Law firms can pay first-year associates around $160,000 with a bonus ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. The lower you go down in size, usually, the lower the pay gets. The positive thing about "Boutique" firms is that they are usually specialized in a certain practice, i.e., appellate litigation. Some of these Boutiques garner a lot of fame in the legal community.
(b) Sole Practitioner- The pay can very depending on your performance. Some years may be very good and others not. It depends on your case load. Usually sole practitioners work on commission, as a result, they get get a portion of the award. While Big Firms usually charge their clients an hourly rate, which will vary depending on what level of attorney is working on the case, i.e., 1st-year associate versus a 6th-year associate.
(a) Law firm- Usually the clients are brought in by the attorneys working in the firm. This task is usually delegated to the partners. A rainmaker is a partner that has a significant book of business for the firm. Furthermore, you usually get to deal with the bigger clients, i.e., Microsoft, Bank of America, and etc.
(b) Sole Practitioner- You have to go out there and get your own clients. So, you could get clients through advertisements, referrals, and etc. The clients tend to be "mom & pop" shops.
(a) Law Firm- Most law firms have more than one practice area. So, it is easy for you to find multiple practice areas in one firm, for example, a firm may have litigation, corporate, securities, and bankruptcy departments. This gives you the flexibility to call upon other attorneys in your law firm to give you advice about a client matter. If you are working on a deal on behalf of a client, and the client then wants to proceed into litigation. You have a litigation department that you can hand the case over to, and they will work on it. Furthermore, law firms usually have a law library and are able to pay for expensive on-line research.
(b) Sole Practitioner- They usually have to learn on the job. Sometimes they will specialize in a particular field, i.e., family law. They also have limited financial resources to pay for these expensive on-line legal research databases.
Probably the best way to look at it is to think of a sole practitioner as owning his/her own business. While a law firm employees attorneys, partners have the opportunity to buy into the firm. Some firms have a two-tier partnership track. Thus some partners will be equity partners and others will be income partners. In this scenario, equity partners have the opportunity to buy into the firm. This allows them to share in the firms profits, which can be in the millions depending on the firm.
Low Cost Divorce Lawyer In Bay City Michigan.?
I Am Looking For A Low Cost Divorce Lawyer In The Bay City Michigan Area. We Do Not Need Someone To Represent Us Before A Judge, Or Battle Against Another Lawyer. We ( Me And Wife) Can Come To Our Own Agreements. Only Need Someone To Put Things In Legal Form. My Wife Is German And Will Be Moving Back There With Our Minor Son. We Have Limited Personal Property, A Home Mainly. We Have Agreed On How To Split Things Up. We Just Need A Lawyer To Put It In Legal Speak, That A Judge Will Ok. My Wife Is Concerned About Leaving Here With Nothing In Hand, And I A Also Would Like Some Proof On What We Have Agreed On. A Legal Contract.? We Made Less Than 15K Last Year And Can Not Afford To Pay Several Thousand For Lawyers. We Have Contacted Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan, And All They Seem To Want To Offer Is Some Do-It Yourself Divorce Kit.
Thank You For Any Help You Can Provide.
Go with the DitY Divorce Kit; no divorce lawyer is "low cost" and your options are places like LegalZoom (which offer almost-identical DitY Divorce Kits, but at a cost).
It also sound like you need this soon - another reason to go with what LSEM has offered.
Law Dictionary If U Want To Open A Law Firm Or Get Job Opportunity How Can It Work Out.?
There are many law libraries around already. I do not follow exactly what you want to do, but if I understand in my way you want to open an on line legal dictionary? Sounds great but how will you generate income of it? Advertising and subscriptions maybe?
This sounds good [if I have the idea correct mate] but I know that some of my lawyers have this on line legal thing going on.
Check out existing firms and what their take is. Leave the secretary's alone. Their noses are stuck to the ceiling - the owner will let you know better what you need!
How Do I Find A Divorce Decree In Illinois?
I Need To Find My Dad'S Divorce Decree. All I Know Is The Date He Got Married, His Ex'S Name, And That They Got Married In Chicago. He Got Divorced Around 1982-83. He Has Not Had Any Contact With Her Since 81 And He Says She Sought A Divorce, But He Doesn'T Know Where Or What Year Exactly. Please Help!!!!!
The divorce decree/judgment is a public record that should be in the court's divorce file in whatever county your dad was granted his divorce. Hopefully that record has not been destroyed but also may be on microfilm. If he can't recall what county the divorce was in (apart from other concerns) I believe you or your father can get that info from the Illinois Department of Public Health - Vital Records
Are Provoked Assault Charges Dismissed?
Sorry If I Phrased The Question Wrong.
If A Person Is Provoked Into Assaulting Another Person, Will The Charges Most Likely Be Dropped?
I Watched Two Episodes Of Judge Judy On Youtube, Both Cases About Bullies.
In The First One, A Young Boy Assaulted A Young Girl, And The Girl'S Mom Was Suing For Medical Bills. The Defendant Only Had To Pay A Part Of The Bill (Like $300) While The Plaintiff Was Stuck With The $1,000+ Bill. The Reason The Girl Was Assaulted Was Because She Made Fun Of, Teased And Provoked The Boy. Although The Boy'S Action Were Wrong, Judge Judy Confronted The Mother About Her Daughter'S Manipulative Ways.
In The Other Video, (This Is Irrelevant To The Case) But It Was Mentioned That One Of The Guys Was Charged With Assault. He Said That The Charges Were Dropped As Soon As They Found Out The Assault Was Provoked.
My Question Is, If Someone Provokes You To Hit Them, Is It Likely The Charges Put On You Will Be Dropped?
I Honestly Always Thought That It Didn'T Matter How Much Someone Provoked You (E.G. Verbally Trash Talking) You Had No Right To Hit Them Back, Unless They Were Coming At You To Try And Hurt You Physically. I Understand People May Say, If You Trash Talk Someone, And They Hit You. You Deserve It, But I Am Kind Of Always For The Law. So If You Hit That Person Trash Talking You, Sure You May Have Gotten Revenge In The Sense That You Hit Them, But You Would In The End Have To Pay Them For The Bills And Get This On Your Record.
Can Someone Please Clarify? Thank You!
In a criminal case, charges are filed which result in a punishment (things like fines, jail, probation). In a criminal case, the aggressor is always in the wrong. As you said, no matter what someone says to you, you can't hit them.
Legally, "assault" is "an act that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent, harmful, or offensive contact," not the actual contact. (Hitting someone is a charge called "battery.") It is not assault if the other person assaults you first, and you respond in kind.
For example, you are I are arguing. I take some aggressive steps toward you, and you raise a hand. Now, usually, raising a hand is an assault. (I think you'll hit me, which is offensive contact, obviously.) However, in this case, since I advanced first, your assault is not going to be a crime. It's the reaction to being provoked. My assault is the crime, because I was the aggressor. And that's how your charge gets dismissed.
Judge Judy is not a criminal trial, it's civil trial. In a civil trial, money is awarded to those who have lost some as result of someone else's action. That charge is legally called a "tort." (Although lay persons do use the word "charge" for both.) A civil trial has a different legal standards than criminal. In awarding "damages" (the money lost) civil trials find "fault," which is anything that contributed to the damages, and award a percentage of the money relative to the level of fault.
If, for example, I run a red light and hit your car, I'm a hundred percent at fault, so I have to pay all the damages. If, however, we both ran a stop sign and collided, we are each fifty percent at fault, so we both pay our own damages.
In the case of those children, for example, it may be only ten percent that kid's fault for lashing out, and ninety percent the girl's fault for torturing the poor kid to his breaking point. Because if she'd just left him alone, he wouldn't have hit her.
Hope that helps. :)