3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Correct Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to go through the court system, specifically if you lack confidence inside your legal team. Listed below are three important ways to realize that you've hired the best lawyer: 1. They Specialize In Your Kind Of Case The law is often tricky and that requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you want an attorney, try to find individual who handles the issue you're facing. Even though a family member or friend recommends you use a company they understand, should they don't possess a focus that's comparable to your case, keep looking. When your attorney is undoubtedly an expert, especially in the problem you're facing, you understand you've hired the right choice. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record Depending on the circumstances, it could be challenging to win a case, specifically if the team helping you has little to no experience. Search for practices that have won numerous cases that affect yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you just case will be won, it will give you a much better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond If the attorney you've chosen takes the time to hear your concerns and answer your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Irrespective of how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem from the perspective, it's important that they answer you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of view of a typical citizen who isn't familiar with the judicial system, court cases may be pretty scary you require updates as well as think that you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are simply just a lot better to your case as opposed to others. Ensure you've hired the best team to your circumstances, to ensure that you can place the matter behind you as fast as possible. Faith within 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.
Is A Tax Service Representative A Lawyer?
If I Work With A Tax Service Representative To Help Me W/ My Irs Issues Will They Be Of Any Help? Are They The Same Thing As A Lawyer?
Define "Tax Service Representative"
Most people who represent taxpayers before the IRS are not lawyers and most people don't need a lawyer. Generally taxpayers are represented by a CPA or an Enrolled Agent (a tax specialist licensed by the Treasury Department.) They and lawyers have the same authority to represent taxpayers. Other tax practitioners--think your basic tax return preparer who works for a return preparation chain or independently--can't represent you at all.
The first poster who stated contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service is off the mark. The Taxpayer Advocate is not the first place you go. It only handles cases where the internal system has broken down. It does not provide taxpayer representation at all.
Jobs In The Legal Field.?
I Am A Recent College Grad That Has Been On Only 3-4 Interviews With Law Firms, One With The Courts, Several Interviews In General, And I Don'T Know Why It Is So Hard To Break Into This Industry. I Am Not Just Some Dumb Girl Trying To Get A Job Just To Make Money, But This Is My Life This Is My Career This Is What I Went To School For (I Have A Criminology/Pre-Law Degree). I'Ve Wanted To Become A Lawyer Since I Was 7, But I Had No Clue That The World Of Law Could Be So Difficult To Break Into. An Example You Ask? I Look On All The Job Search Engine Sites For Legal Assistant Positions, A Lot Of Them Seem To Be Looking For People With 2-3 Years Experience, Or 5-10 Years Experience. I Am Bright, Eager, & Professional With Several Years Of Office Experience, And Not Many Bother To Even Bring Me In For An Interview. My Question Is, How Do I Break In This Industry Of My Dreams?, And If So, What In The World Am I Doing Not To Get Into This Industry? Can Some One Help Me Please.
It is actually hard getting a job in the legal field, I remember when i was looking for a job almost every job required years of legal experience. Try and look for junior legal positions of either legal assistance or legal secretaries, they don't require any experience, I entered the field with a junior position, i got the job after i got my diploma in legal services from college i worked full time for a period of 6 months then went to uni, and now i'm still working for the same firm but part time and they promised me a position of a lawyer when i graduate from my law school, moreover there is more chance for me to switch firms because i have experience.
Also try voluntary work, most legal aid firms provide voluntary work, most of my friends entered the field doing voluntary work. Good luck with your job search.
Can A Minor Sign A Custody Agreement?
If A Parent Of A Child Is A Minor  Can They Sign A Custody Agreement Without A Parent Or Attorney Present? If Later That Parent Wants Custody Of Their Child Back [Life Is Cleaned Up, They Are An Adult Now, Married, Employed Ect] Can They Use The Argument That They Were A Minor And The Agreement Is Not Legally Binding?
[This Is A Last Resort]
The Case Is In Texas
Anyone can sign anything. Anyone can argue anything. Custody agreements are never binding until and unless they are approved by a court. Once they are approved they are enforced because the court has ordered it, not because the parties agreed to it.
If, on the other hand, you are not talking about custody at all, but termination of parental rights, and surrendering custody to a government agency, that will be approved by a court and once approved it is final and the court does not need your agreement.
I Signed The Deeds Of My Home To My Son He Was Supposed To Pay The Utilities And Taxes I Could Still Live Here
He Doesn'T Do Anything He Said He Would Do. I Found Out He Has A 5Year Old Daughter He Has Never Supported.The Mother Has Put A Freeze On The Property.I Asked My Son To Give Me My Home Back Several Months Ago Since He Don'T Do What He Promised To Do.Is There Anything I Can Do To Get My Home Back From Him. I Am Disabled And I Am Afraid I Will Be Left Homeless. Can His Ex Wife Get It To Get The Child Support He Owes In Child Support. My Son Is A Dead Beat Father And A Dead Beat Son. Please Give Me Some Advice As What To Do.Thanks Treva Shelby
You could contact an elder law attorney, and maybe there's a chance he can get a judge to invalidate the deed transfer based on the fact that it was part of an agreement which your son is not upholding. However, if you didn't put anything in writing then you're going to have a tough time of it. The house is your son's property now, so the law is mostly on his side.