4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any reason, you should work closely along with them to be able to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're planning to reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - most importantly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they need to assist them to win. 3. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are by the due date, whenever. Actually, because you may want to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any kind of crime, it's important in order to convince the court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Wills And Estate Planning?
As I Collect More Assets I Have Begun To Think About Estate Planning. What Happens When I Die And I Have A Will Done By An Estate Company.. If I Say All The Assets (Money/Property/Stocks) Goes To My Children 50/50 Will The Will Even Need To Go To Court? If I Say They Need To Be At Least 25 Years Old To Get Their Share And They Are Older Than 25 How To They Actually Get It? I Mean Literally How Are Shares And Mutual Funds Split 50/50? Who At Court Does This And If I Were To Die, Who Would My Family Call To Get This Process Started? Thanks.
Your will should name an estate executor who will be responsible for allocating your assets as you stated in your will. If your estate is quite large ($1 million +) you may want to hire an estate planning attorney to minimize the effect of U.S. Estate Taxes to your heirs. If it's under $1 million, a will written by a good attorney should be sufficient unless your estate is expected to grow considerably beyond $ 1 million by the time of your death.
I Am Going To File My Divorce Case Through Legal Aid,Do They Help In Property Settlement As-Well ?
How Much Fee For Lawyer If I Hire A Private Lawyer ?Can I Pay Him Later (I Mean After Getting Money)
Legal aid people should include a property settlement provision in the petition for divorce. The amount lawyers charge for handling divorce cases varies greatly; I doubt if you could find one who would handle a divorce case for less than $700 in the U.S. Normally, fees for handling a divorce case are paid up front, but that would be up to the individual atty handling your case. My guess is the atty would take into consideration the likelihood of the client being awarded an amount sufficient to pay their fee AND the likelihood of being able to collect the amount of the award. Being awarded X amount in court does NOT automatically mean the party who is supposed to pay - will pay. They may not have the funds to pay. Such individuals are known as judgment proof defendants - in other words what difference does it make how much the court awarded the other party - the defendant doesn't have the money to pay it anyway.
Is This Grounds For A Medical Malpractice Law Suit?
Last January I Went To See A Doctor Regarding Unwanted Weight Loss And Flu Like Symptoms. She Set Me Up For A Ct Scan Of My Abdomen And A Colonoscopy And Gave Me A Prescription. Her Office Called About A Week Later Saying The Doctor Wanted To See Me Asap So I Went Right In. She Told Me I Had A Tumor On My Bladder That Was About An Inch In Diameter And To Prepare My Life For Radiation And Chemotherapy And See A Urologist Immediately Which I Did. Both Tests Were Negative. I Returned To The Same Doctor And Told Her The Prescription She Had Given Me Caused Severe Diarrhea,Stomach Pain And More Weight Loss And I Didn'T Want To Use It Any Longer. She Argued With Me In The Same Manner A Two Year Old Child Might Argue With Their Parents And Insisted I Take The Medication Three Times A Day Everyday. I Later Learned The Prescription She Had Given Me Was A Laxative That Goes By The Brand Name Of Miralax. By This Time My Normal Weight Of 120 Pounds Had Dropped To 98 Pounds, None Of My Clothes Fit And I Was Wearing Adult Diapers 24/7. I'M A Retired Woman Without Insurance So All These Medical Expenses Were Mostly Out Of Pocket And It Became Necessary For Me To Purchase Medicaid Which Cost 35% Of My Retirement Income Which Literally Broke Me. I'M Still Having Stomach Aches And Loosing Weight But Have No Money Left To Pay Further Medical Costs. I Picked Up A Copy Of My Medical Records To See What This Ding-Dong Doc Had To Say And Found She Had Authored My Records To Say She Prescribed Two Does A Day Rather Than Two. I'D Been Fortunate Enough To Have Never Experienced Being Sick Before Meeting This Doctor. I'M At A Loss As What To Do Next. Your Answers Are Greatly Appreciated.
This is arguably malpractice -- wrong diagnosis. But you are unlikely to have enough money damages to make the case worthwhile for any attorney to take your cases. Pursuing a malpractice case would be a waste of your time.
You also said you had to purchase "Medicaid." Medicaid is a government program for low income persons. You can't purchase it. If you purchased some sort of medical insurance, perhaps it would help with your medical expenses. If you are retired, and over 65, you are presumably eligible for Medicare, which would also help with your medical expenses.
I suggest you find a source of information -- perhaps your county health department -- who could refer you to the assistance and services you need.
If U Cant Afford A Lawyer In A Child Support Case , Do U Have To Speak For Urself ? ?
The Judge Asked Me If I Would Like A Lawyer To Help Me With My Case I Told Her Yes But I Can'T Afford A Lawyer But Can The Court Give Me A Legal Aid And She Told Me No That I Either Have To Provide My Own Attorney Or Have To Speak For Myself
You are only entitled to free legal representation in criminal prosecutions, not civil cases such as child support. If you can't afford an attorney, ask the court clerk's office for a listing of free or low-cost legal services in the area for low-income people. Most counties throughout the U.S. have non-profit organizations that offer help to low-income litigants. Some courts also have free legal assistance for family law matters (note that they are generally for advice only & will NOT actually represent you in court). Try contacting the local bar association as well...they may be able to refer you to local attorneys who offer pro bono (free) or low cost services to people in your situation.
If you absolutely can't find an attorney you can afford, then yes you'll have to represent yourself.
How Much Should I Ask For In A Personal Injury Accident?
I Got Fibromyalgia And Whip Lash In An Accident That Occurred On September 28Th 2009 In Moorhead Mn. A Man Ran A Red Light And T Boned Me. So Its Proven That It Was His Fault Completely. My Current Medical Bills For The First Year Were 22000 Dollars. I Am Pregnant Now So I Haven'T Had Any Medical Bills Lately Because The Risks. I Know That I Will Never Be Able To Go Into The Police Force Now Because Of The Pain And Weakness I Deal With Every Day. I Had To Quit My Job And Cannot Do Any Type Of 40 Hour A Week Job Anymore. The Doctor Told Me 12 To 15 Hours A Week At Most. So My Question Is How Much Should I Be Settling For Considering This Is A Life Long Condition And Has Completely Changed My Life? P.S. I Am Only 21 And Really Can'T Afford A Lawyer So Any Suggestions Would Help.
1. You can afford an attorney. Personal injury attorneys typically work on contingency. This means the attorney does not get paid unless/until you get money. The lawyer's fee of 1/3 and any incurred costs (getting medical reports, expert opinions, etc.) is deducted from your settlement. If you are awarded $10 and the attorney incurred $1 in fees, you get around $6: $10 minus contingency fee of 1/3 and minus the $1 in incurred costs. In addition, whatever your health insurance paid out on your behalf must be paid back with the settlement proceeds.
2. You should def get an attorney - no insurance carrier is going to offer much money if they know you are not represented.
3. How much to ask for is a decision made by your attorney and the insurance limits of the other driver. Demanding the policy limits is standard.
4. Fibromyalgia is still viewed as a fake or psychosomatic illness. I'm not saying it is - just letting you know what the general impression of it is among insurance companies and many physicians. It is typically regarded as a catch-all diagnosis. In other words, not worth much. This doesn't mean your case is worthless, but it DOES mean you need a personal injury attorney to represent you. YOU, as the plaintiff, have the burden to prove that the accident caused the fibromyalgia...and it would be easier to prove a causative link between the accident and a broken leg than the accident and fibromyalgia.
5. It seems very odd that you would get a fibromyalgia diagnosis so soon. It has only been a few month post-accident. Do you have any other conditions or any prior injuries?
Where Can I Find A Lawyer To Hire To Help My Case With My Medical Discharge?
I Am Being Medically Discharged From The Us Army And I Have To Go To Fort Houston To Fight For More Benefits For The Injury That I Suffered. Where Can I Find A Lawyer That I Can Hire, A Civilian One? Also, One That Does Not Ask For Money Up Front Would Be Wonderful. Thank You.
Your state bar association has a lawyer referral service. For instance, in Texas it is www.texasbar.com.
There are plenty of civilian lawyers with appropriate experience.
Ask for a contingency contract. That means that the only way the lawyer gets paid is for him to win your case and collect money, from which he will take a percentage (30% or more). If no longer will take it on contingency, they are telling you that winning and collecting are unlikely.