3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Correct Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to go through the court system, particularly if lack confidence with your legal team. Here are three important strategies to know that you've hired the best lawyer: 1. They Are Experts In Your Sort Of Case The law is usually tricky and therefore requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you want a legal representative, seek out person who relates to the matter you're facing. Even if a family member or friend recommends you utilize a good they are fully aware, if they don't have got a focus that's similar to your case, keep looking. As soon as your attorney is definitely an expert, specifically in the difficulty you're facing, you already know you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record Based on the circumstances, it can be challenging to win a case, specifically if the team helping you has minimal to no experience. Search for practices which have won numerous cases that affect yours. While this is no guarantee that you simply case is going to be won, it will give you a far greater shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In the event the attorney you've chosen takes time to listen for your concerns and respond to your inquiries, you've probably hired the best one. Irrespective of how busy they may be or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's essential that they answer you in a caring and timely manner. From the purpose of view of an ordinary citizen who isn't knowledgeable about the judicial system, court cases can be pretty scary you will need updates as well as think that you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are just considerably better to you and your case as opposed to others. Make sure you've hired the best team to your circumstances, to actually can position the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith with your legal representative is the initial step to winning any case.
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I Need Some Legal Advice.?
I Haven'T Seen My Bio-Mom In Like 4 Years. She Hasn'T Sent A Birthday Card, Bought Me A Christmas Present , Hasn'T Spent A Dime On Me Over The Past 4 Years. She'S Trying To Get Her Ssi But She Works. We Have Filed For Child Support But She Says She'S Trying To Get Her Ssi But She Works. She Just Lies About It. I Live With My Dad And My 2 Other Siblings. My Dad Is Retired And Gets A Disability Check. Barely Making Enough To Get By. Tax Time Comes And We Hear She Filed Me On Her Taxes. I'M So Tired Of Her Crap. I Was Wondering If I Could Take Her To Court About It And Weather It Would Be Civil Or Criminal. And If It Was Criminal What Could She Be Charged For.
It is not good to seek legal advice over the Internet.
Your situation is complicated. There are two ways you can handle it.
#1 Call your local (usually county) Child Support Enforcement Agency. Talk to a caseworker about your concerns.
#2 Get an attorney.
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know that might have been in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle child support matters. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office<<< - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
- Do they give >>>FREE, initial consultations for the FIRST meeting? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge (per hour)?
- Could you make payments on your account?
- Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
You could call your local SSA about your concerns about your mother working AND trying to collect SSI. Don't worry about this being criminal or civil. If your mother hasn't done anything wrong, then she has nothing to worry about. But if she has done something wrong, let her deal with the consequences.
Regarding your mother claiming you as an exemption on her taxes: That really is between your mother and your dad. (What do your dad's divorce papers say?) Who gets to claim the tax exemption for the child is something that is usually decided at the divorce hearing. >>BUT this can be changed!! And, considering the limited amount of what you describe here, I would encourage your dad to try to get this changed ASAP. USUALLY the Courts let the person who is paying child support claim the child as an exemption IF the child support is paid up. But every situation is different - every state is different - every county is different - every judge is different. Regarding the tax exemption, your dad may be able to have the Child Support Enforcement Agency change that for him, so start there first.
Regarding your bio-mom having little involvement in your life: I am so sorry to hear this. SHE is losing so much. You need to try to find a "substitute" mom/advisor/friend. Go to church; join the Youth Group. Go to Girl Scouts. Join some extracurricular activities at school. Don't let your bio-mom's poor decisions drag you down.
Good luck to you.
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
Are There Any Attorneys That Handle Divorce Crisis Through Legal Aid In Which The State Pays The Attorney Fee?
I Have An Aunt Who Is Very Sick With Diabetes. She Is Constantly Having Low Level Sugar 'Drop' And At This Time No One Is There To Really See About Her. Her Husband Used To Take Care Of Her. The Problem Now Is That He Has Found Another Woman To Be With. He Is Cheating And Wants My Aunt To Be The One To Leave. He Won'T Pay The Bills Anymore And He Won'T Come To The House When She Is There. He Took The Air Conditioner Out Of The House Which Causes Her To Have More Sick Spells Cause Of The Heat. This Man Does Not Care About Her Health Issues At All. Disability Has Been Fighting For Her Not To Receive So She Is Still In That Battle. Attorneys In Our Area Won'T Start A Case For Her Unless She Has 1500-2000 Dollars To Put Down. She Can'T Afford This And He Has Abandoned Her. What Can She Do? Her Health Is The Biggest Issue And He Is Not Helping Her At All. Please Inform Me On Who Can Help With Her Attorney Fees Until She Can Afford To Pay A Little Herself. This Man Needs To Be In Court So That He Can Be Made To Pay Those Bills And Pay Her Alimony.
Have her file a complaint with the Adult Protection unit of your state's department of Health and Welfare. He is legally obligated to support her until they divorce or one of them dies.
Information About Being A Lawyer?
I'M In Year 10 At The Moment And I'M In Northern Ireland. I'Ve Been Wanting To Know About Being A Lawyer And Studying Law And All That. I Was Thinking Of Doing History, Business Studies, And Geography For Gcse. I Wanted To Do Spanish Too But I Can'T Pick A 4Th Gcse, Right?? I Don'T Really Know How It Works In A-Levels Yet Tho.
I Also Wanted To Know What Type Of Lawyer Is Best To Do? I Don'T Want To Deal With Money And Financial Things And All That, Noooo. I Find Them Abit Boring. Are There Any Types Of Lawyers Out There That Are At Least A Bit Fun To Do? I'M Not Sure On What Kind Lawyer I'D Want To Be Yet, So Don'T Say &Quot;Choose What You Like To Do&Quot; Cos I Dunno Yet Hahaha.
Also, I Wondered If You Could Study Law Here For 3 Years, Right? And Then Work In America?? Can You Do That? Because I Sort Of Find Northern Ireland A Bit Boring. There'S More To Do In America, I Think. And There Is No Way In Hell My Parents Will Let Me Go Study Law In America.
Thank You For Answering This If You Do :) Xo
Hi. I don't have the answers to all your concerns, but I would like to share for some of them.
A. About what type of lawyer is the best to do, here are some insights. Depending on specialization, there can be a lot of different types of lawyers. And because in almost everything we do, there is a law, rule or regulation involved and being observed, there can be a lot of specializations. But some of the major categories are as follows.
1) Labor lawyer - If you like to champion the interests of the workers or defend the wealth of the employers, then this is suited for you. You can also be involved in social legislation.
2) Civil lawyer - Here, you get to be involved with a lot of things: civil rights and liberties, ownership & possession rights over personal and immovable (land & buildings) properties, family and guardianship issues, obligations & contracts, succession rights, cadastral and land registration, sale and lease of properties, credit transactions, torts and damages, etc. (Civil law is very broad). If you like Civil law, then this is the one for you.
3) Criminal Lawyer - Here, you can get to visit a lot of prison cells. Most of your clients are those behind bars. This is not very profitable, but you can get a lot of media attention, especially if you client is very controversial. Some of those who ran for public office were previously well celebrated criminal lawyers if not state prosecutors. As a criminal lawyer, you are supposed to be knowledgeable with all the different crimes and penalties.
4) Corporate Lawyer - Many are saying that this is very profitable. This is the opposite of criminal lawyer, because there is not much action and public attention here - you work behind the scenes. But the work here is very serious as not to be trifled with. As a corporate lawyer, your expertise is over laws concerning merchants, corporations and business ventures, investment and banking laws, business taxation, transportation laws, laws governing negotiable instruments, insurance laws, law on mortgages, laws on inventions and intellectual property, laws regulating securities and the stock market, law on common carriers, law on sales and lease, etc. If you like these things, then corporate practice is good for you.
5) Political Lawyer - Here, your work touches more on the functions of the government and its policies. This covers election law, the organic law of the land, the administrative codes of the government including its internet policies and regulations, legislative processes and procedures, laws regulating and empowering government agencies, laws pertaining to local governments, etc. Here, you can get hired by politicians seeking your advises for their programs of government. An election lawyer is very profitable too.
6) Taxation Lawyer - the most difficult practice. Very very serious work.
B. About whether you can study law in Northern Ireland and work the U.S., that is possible BUT.... You have to understand that in the U.S., admission to the practice of law varies from State to State. There is a different requirement in each State. Many of them have very stringent rules that even require you to undergo the formal process of law education within them and then take the State Bar examination before being certified and allowed to practice law in their jurisdiction. Conversely, some of them have very relaxed rules that only require from you any letter of reference or accreditation coming from your own country's regulating agency to verify or cross-check your status. So, this basically requires some research. Here's a tip: You can start with New York and do California last :-). To jump start it, you can check out these websites:
I hope my information helps.. Regards..
Child Support Alimony?
Quick Question I Live In Pa My Bf Wife Is Taking Him To Court For Child Support Which He Of Course Have He Has No Problem Now Today She Told Him She Was Taking For Alimony, How Does This Work And Being The Fact He Only Works 3 Daysx8hrs Is This Bases On His Income Etc Just Need Some Information And What Are His Rights To All This ,, She Kicked Him Out To Move Her Bf In
Actually, limited alimony is better to pay than child support. Child support separate from alimony only became common some 40 years ago. Alimony is tax deductible, while child support is not. Also, alimony is deducted from gross earned income before child support is calculated, so less child support is ordered, and the other parent takes on a greater obligation in the support of the children. Balancing the benefits of one over the other is something to discuss with a tax accountant because after paying the alimony, you can find yourself in a lower tax bracket, as well as owing less child support.
Now, in this case, I find it unlikely that alimony will be ordered, but her attorney would have instructed her to ask for it simply to increase how much he's making on the case. More motions, more money.
He needs to join Dads House in Yahoo Groups in order to learn all his rights and how to respond properly.
Can A Minor Be Subpoenaed Into Family Court?
My Father Told Me Today That He Was Going To Serve Me A Subpoena And Make Me Testify In Family Court Against My Mother.
Can He Really Do This? My Mom Say'S Even If He Does, She Could Say No Because She'S My Legal Guardian But I Don'T Know...
I'M 15 And My Father Wants Me To Testify Against My Mom So He Can Gain Visitation Rights And Have My Mother Deported, But I Really Don'T Want To, I Actually Don'T Want To See My Dad At All. Can I Refuse To Go To Court Or Something?
The judge can overrule your mom (your mom may be your legal guardian but she can't keep you from testifying if you are subpoenaed) and force you to go to court and "testify", but they can't force particular words out of your mouth. As in if you "don't remember", there is nothing they can do about it. I am not advocating that you lie...just letting you know that there is nothing they can do about a shaky memory. Also, you are free to say that you don't want to live with your dad and why.
Also, it says something to the judge when your mom has legal custody of you and your dad doesn't even have visitation. You should know, however, that this court fight is more than about visitation. If your dad wants to have your mom deported, it is highly unlikely the U.S. will send you back with her if you are an American citizen. That means that what is really going on is that your dad wants to take sole custody of you, get rid of your mom, and make sure your mom doesn't even have the right to visit you (she can't come back if she is deported).
To sum up, if you are subpoenaed, you must go to court and your mom can't prevent this. If she tries to, she can get into trouble with the judge. But, although the court can compel your testimony, they have no say on what comes out of your mouth! I suggest that you tell your mom to get a good lawyer. Good luck.
Where Can I Locate The Office Of Govt Lawyers N[In The Philippines?
I Cannot Search Their Office.Please Help Me
Generally, each government agency has its own legal unit, manned or headed by a lawyer, to attend to legal matters concerning the agency.You may address your search to the particular agency where your legal concern lies, so that you could be guided to its legal unit/lawyer.