Finding An Experienced Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are many lawyers in your town that advertise which they concentrate on your type of case. This may make the procedure of finding one with a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, in the event you follow the tips below it is possible to narrow down your research on the right one in almost no time. The initial step is to produce a set of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood that specialize in your position. When you are making this list you need to only include those which you have an effective vibe about depending on their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down by using a bit of time evaluating their site. There you should be able to find how many years they have been practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this point your list ought to have shrunken further to the people that you just felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then take the time to search for independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure to read the reviews instead of just relying on their overall rating. The data inside the reviews provides you with a solid idea of how they connect to their customers and the time they invest into each case they are taking care of. Finally, you will want to talk to at the very least the very last three lawyers who have the credentials you would like. This provides you with enough time to truly evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and your case. It can be crucial for you to follow many of these steps to actually find someone which includes the best measure of experience to obtain the perfect outcome.
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How Can Low Income Middle Class People Find An Attorney.?
I Can Never Find An Attorney To Represent Me.
I Have Failed At Trying To Represent Myself.
You really can't. The best bet is to put aside some money every month for an attorney when you need one and try to avoid all trouble at all costs.
You can try contacting your county or state bar association and ask if they can provide legal assistance for you. Usually, free legal assistance is reserved for the indigent - but you never know.
Also, many times law schools will have "clinics" where a lawyer and a team of law students will represent you in court and/or help you out. Contact your area law schools and ask if they have a clinic where they provide legal assistance.
How Can I Get Legal Help Legal Aid Cant Help I Cant Afford A Lawyer?
My Grandson Was Born 2 Months Ago His Father Is Very Abuseive The Babys Mother Got A Protection Order For Her And The Baby. She Recantly Got It Droped And Went Back With Him Children Services Is Involved In This Also They Told Her We Were Trying To Seek Custity Of Him Now We Cant See Him Unless We Take Her To Court We Have A Good Case But Cant Afford A Lawyer Is There A Way For Us To Get A Lawyer.Please Help Us Out We Cant Live Knowing Our Grandson Is In Danger.
There is a nonprofit group, FOCUS for our children and us. They are a paralegal group that helps grandparents in these matters. Find a local group or try a hot line in your area, FOCUS is a NY based org that might know of your local group. NYC phone 212.693.1655
Google "grandparents rights org" There are offices in all the states states and orgs in Canada and the UK. try asking at libraries, local hotlines, self help clearinghouses and family court intake offices. There is a lot of help out there if you just keep looking and don't get discouraged. Best wishes and success in your battle.
Please Help! Looking For Legal Advice On Paternity During A Divorce!?
I Separated From My Husband In October Of 2008. He Immediately Moved Out Of State. In April 2009, Just As I Began The Divorce Process, I Got Pregnant. It Is Now October, And I Am Still Trying To Get The Divorce Finalized. Even Though It Is A No Fault/No Contest Divorce It Is Taking Too Long And I Am Now Afraid That I Will Still Be Married When The Baby Is Born And They Will Legally Name My Supposed-To-Be-Ex-Husband As The Father... If We Are Legally Divorced When The Baby Is Born, Can They Still Make Me Name Him Because I Conceived While We Were Married? Does The Fact That He And I Have Not Even Lived In The Same State Since Last Year Change Anything? I Am Overwhelmed By The Legal Distinctions Here....
Laura, if you are divorced they cannot make your ex the father on the birth certificate--but they can if you are still married when the child is born. This is what I suggest and did for a client in a similar situation. Get a lawyer and make sure they will represent you and that you can do this in your state. File a petition that when the child is born the man you are divorcing is not named the father on the birth certificate. Better yet if the father agrees file a Petition to have him named the father on the child's birth certificate. The basis of the petition is that since you lived in an entirely different state than the man you are divorcing it is an impossibility that he was the father as he had no physical access to you to get you pregnant. File the Order at the Court House and get 2 true and attest copies (You will have one for the hospital and another for the Bureau of Vital Records.). You will tell them that they are ordered by court to either not put the man you are divorcing as father on the birth certificate or to put the man you want on the birth certificate. Also advise them in a letter written by your attorney that if they fail to do this they will be turned in for Contempt of a Court Order.
***This may not be allowed in your state so it is critical you talk to a lawyer where you reside.
****Everyone who says that the woman can name any father she wants on the birth certificate is WRONG. The law prevents this as if they could do this thousands of celebrities would be named as fathers just in the hope of child support. Assume you can prevent the guy you are divorcing from having his name as father on the birth certificate. Then you will either have to have a man come forward and agree that he is the father or prove paternity by blood test. Could you imagine how stupid it would be if anyone could just name anyone they want as the father on the birth certificate (Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha)
Btw, in PA (and I am pretty sure OH and NY too) the courts will let you divorce while you are pregnant. Also if you are married (and in the process of a divorce) in PA when you have a baby--unless you do as I suggested your husband is named as the father on the child's birth certificate. The courts will not allow people to make a bastard of their child and change the father on the birth certificate or even order a paternity blood test unless there is a very good reason (for example: the person you want named as the father AND the person named as the father on the birth certicate BOTH agree)
Legal Contracts Vs Liability Insurance?
Are Legal Contracts Between A Person And A Client That State Specific Terms And Conditions For Liability Of Property Which Are Agreed On And Signed By The Client, Is A Contract That Covers The Detail Of All Of That Information, Equally As Binding As Being Insured Is?
I just heard good information about liability insurance from a book called "It's not about the money" by Brent Kessel. It mentioned that liability insurance only goes so far in protecting you, and that it's useful for protecting remaining assets AFTER some assets have been collected by effects of the liability. So in essence, even with liability insurance you're not completely exempt .
Hey Whats Law School Like?
Has Any One Been To Law School? What Tips Do You Have To Make It Through Successfully?
Law school is hard, but manageable (like life, and high school).
Academically, you will have more reading than you've ever had before in your life. Professors will expect you to be prepared and will randomly call on you to answer specific questions about what you've read. Class will be graded on a curve, and thus competitive; however, grades will be based on a single exam that's graded at the sole discretion of the professor, which can sometimes seem a bit arbitrary. The job market is also rough right now, so there will be direct competition for the jobs available. You'll also be expected to participate in ECs that are in your area of interest.
And it will be amazing. You'll meet people who are very intelligent, passionate, and share your interests. You'll grow as a person and learn a lot about what you believe, and why you believe it. However, there is a general lack of social intelligence, so things can get awkward and petty (also like high school!). Be prepared for everyone to know your business.
I honestly had a great time at law school, and I would go through it again. However, it doesn't offer the job security it once did, and it is expensive.
As far as how to make it through successfully, be nice to everyone. Show up prepared for class. Do all the work. Take time off to have fun with friends when you need it. Find some ECs you love and dedicate a good amount of time to them. Don't stress too much.
Need Legal Advice For Divorce / Custody Case?
State Of Colorado, Divorce Has Been Going On For Almost 6 Months. Opposing Council Is Unethical, And Has Pulled Out Every Dirty Trick Possible. He Is Attempting To Over-Turn Protection Order In Place, And Constantly Creates Frivolous Issues For My Attorney To Drain My Retainer. Nearly $40K Dollars Later, I Am Realizing My Attorney Is Not A Match For This- He Is Always Playing Defensive And Gets Mauled By Opposing Council.
I Need A New Attorney But Now Do Not Have The Money For A Retainer. Because My Spouse Has Unlimited Finances, I Have Been Told I Won'T Qualify For Legal Aid, And Have Been Advised By Many That Legal Aid/Pro Bono Attorneys Often Do Not Put In The Effort Necessary To Win A Case.
I Am Desperate. My Ex, Even With His Domestic Abuse History, Has Been Awarded More Custody Than Me Of Our 2 Year Old Son And While The Judge Reminded Me This Is Only Temporary, I Have No Idea Where To Turn.
I think the main problem is that not everything needs to be responded to, and I cannot even imagine what took $40K in 6 months.
I have seen many divorce cases where one spouse was ordered to pay for the legal expenses for both spouses....I would also go to court alone the next time (you can always appeal) and simpy explain to the judge that you cannot qualify for legal aid (but you still need to go, they cannot refuse you based on your SPOUSE'S income in a divorce case b/c you cannot force him to pay your expenses), and can no longer pay for an attorney.
If he has a domestic abuse history, there has to be a reason why he was awarded more visitation time...it isn't b/c your soon-to-be-ex has more money, judges ALWAYS state a reason for it...you should have posted that reason here.
I wouldn't worry about the protection order unless this man has actually tried to kill you...you didn't post that he has actually ever hit you, as domestic abuse is in many forms.
Keep in mind that draining money to keep a protection order in place is a waste of money....someone that is ACTUALLY truly trying to do you harm...is going to ignore the order anyway, and if he has THAT much money, chances are very slim that he would risk losing everything he has paid for, in order to end up in prison.
Focus on your CHILD.