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Joint Bank Account: Child Receiving Personal Injury Settlement?
My Child Is Due To Receive A Settlement Payment For A Personal Injury Very Soon. The Funds Are Due To Be Transferred To Our Bank Account Around Their 18Th Birthday And We Are Nyc Residents. I Am Curious If I Personally Will Have Any Tax Liabilities (Head Of Household, Single Parent) Because We Share An Account? The Amount Is Over $10,000.00. They Are Going To Open An Ing Account And Is Scheduled To Speak With Fidelity Advisors But Is There Something I Need To Do Like Separate Our Accounts, Etc.? What About Transferring Money To Different Accounts Solely In My Their Name?
personal injury settlement money is not taxable unless the damages received were punitive (meant to punish the defendent)- Not likely in your case.
It is likely that the court will require the money be placed in a separate account. In some states (i.e., CO), if its over $10,000, you may have to get a legal conservatorship which is a step above guardianship, and is a real legal pain.
Question For Anyone Familiar With Attorney Or Lawyer Employment?
I Have A Question That Is Sort Of Complicated. I Have Asked It Several Times But Have Not Gotten Very Good Answers. I Have Always Loved The Law And Have Always Wanted To Be A Lawyer. I Live In Mississippi And Am Going To The University Of Ms (Ole Miss) Law School Next Year.
I Went To Millsaps And Made A'S So I Am Fairly Confident In My Ability To Do Well In Law School (Not That Undergrad Is Comparable, But I Am Willing To Work). I Always Hear People Say That If You Don'T Go To A &Quot;Top Tier&Quot; School And Graduate In The &Quot;25Th Percentile&Quot; Then You Are Screwed. But When I Get Out I Actually Would Like To Work In A &Quot;Small&Quot; Firm In Ms With Just A Few Lawyers. I Also Do Not Expect That Great Of A Paycheck (55K Or Somewhere In That Area).
I Am Asking This Question Because Ole Miss Is Obviously Not A Top Tier Law School, Although It Is Well Respected Within The State. If I Make &Quot;Good&Quot; Grades, Will I Be Able To Get A Decent Job With A Small Firm?
Absolutely. If you wanted to go to NYC and work with a Wall Street firm, you should go to any Ivy League school. If you want to stay in Mississippi, go to Ole Miss. I never had any desire to leave my adopted state and I went to the only law school in my state. It never has hampered my careet and after your first job, no one cares anyway. I think you'll make a lot more than 55K too, unless you begin at a government job. Beginning at the District Attorney's/Public Defender's office actually is a good way to get quick trial experience which makes you much more employable. Almost all the successful attorneys I know went to a state school. They got great jobs without massive student loans. I've been an attorney for more than 25 years and going to a state school was not the slightest hinderance. Even your grades don't matter much after you pass the bar exam. I was asked for my law school transcipts when I got my first job, then never again. One hint--study hard for the LSAT. Take a few weeks to devote yourself to doing nothing but taking practice LSAT sample exam. Fell free to email me for more personal information. EDIT: I can back after reading the first two answers, which were excellent. I really agree with the networking comment. It has helped me tremendously. I've gotten to the point in my career where I know all the local attorneys and we never fight--we represent our clients in a cordial and professional manner.
A Good Injury Lawyer In North Jersey?
I Got Into A Car Accident Two Days Ago And Just Wanted To Consult With Someone On What To Do. Anybody Have Any Suggestions On Who To Contact Someone Good With Reasonable Prices. Thanks
viktorphs, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I was hurt once when a car backed over my left foot at work. My company tried to settle with me quickly because they knew it wasn't my fault. I called a nearby injury lawyer in my city who provided me excellent advice and I was able to get a small settlement to cover my medical bills that weren't covered by my primary insurance. I'd suggest you find a accident lawyer in your city. http://www.accidentlawyerlocator.com My personal injury lawyer was willing to answer any and all questions I had because they hope to make some money at the same time. Try visiting a injury lawyer to see if they can help.
Heop everything works out.
If I Want To Become A Corporate Lawyer...?
Would An Undergrad Degree In Legal Studies Suffice? If Not, What Courses Do I Need To Take? I Am Looking For Online Undergrad Alternatives, And Have Been Home Schooled For A Very Long Time So I'M Unsure What Kind Of Classes I Would Need To Take.
You would, but if you are looking into corporate law, that wouldn't be a good route to go. "Corporate" law is business law. Most of the corporate attorneys I know have their undergraduate work in business or economics. A few of them got their MBA before going to law school. Make sure you understand what "corporate law" is. I can tell you that "corporate law" is NOT just working for a big company. It often entails mergers and acquisitions, and deals with a lot of accounting and business aspects. If you want to become a corporate attorney, a legal studies degree is NOT what you need.
What Is A Legal Will In Canada?
I Can'T Afford A Lawyer'S Fee'S So What Can Be Used As A Legal Will In Canada?
Depends somewhat on the Province. There are a lot of requirements regarding contents and execution.
The law surrounding wills is extremely technical, and there's frequently no recourse for technical deficiencies. If you get something wrong, then the whole will might be toast. Or worse, it might be arguable, in which case your estate could get tied up in litigation for years, and the only ones who win in such a circumstance are the lawyers.
And there are two ways in which home-made wills and/or codicils can...and *do*,...go wrong. First, a home-made will, whether with a 'will kit' or not, is far more likely to have substantive errors, including grammatical and punctuation errors which change the meaning of a clause. I've seen even simple distributions botched very badly - in case a testator inadvertently wrote two of his kids out.
The second way is by technical deficiency. I once saw a will which was done using an online will kit. The testator even ran it by a law student friend when doing it, and was told that the will had everything he needed...
...he then signed one witness field, put the date in the second witness field, and had a single witness sign in the field where the testator would normally sign. Only one witness. This is a technical deficiency which renders the will completely invalid. And so while the will sets out a very different distribution of assets than would result from intestacy (in fact, the set of beneficiaries is completely different), the estate has to be distributed under intestacy, and his intended beneficiaries are out of luck.
Another common one is using beneficiaries as witnesses - after all, if they're close enough for you to trust them to witness your will, you've likely left them something in the will. But such a gift is presumptively void.
There are more major red flags than I could list off, and so I could never suggest that it's a good idea to do a will at home.
Even if you don't do something that completely destroys the will, a good properly-drafted will is going to have clauses which makes the administration of your estate easier - legitimacy clauses, powers of trustee clauses, minority clauses - all sorts of things that you wouldn't think of just putting together your own will at home, and which a will kit may or may not have.
And there's significant value added in having given instructions to a lawyer, because a will made in a law office is better positioned to withstand a challenge based on incapacity or undue influence, because of the process that good lawyers will use and the fact that they will document the instructions, etc.
The bottom line is this: Estate litigators *love* home-made will kits. That's where they make their money.
For what a decent solicitor will charge you to put together your will, it's worth the peace of mind of knowing that it's done right.