4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative at all, you must work closely using them as a way to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're likely to need your help. Here are four important approaches to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're likely to reveal directly to them. Privilege means whatever you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information one other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of most information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they must help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are by the due date, each and every time. The truth is, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or even be extra prepared 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 type of crime, it's important to be able to convince a legal court that you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Is There A Requirement Or Law That States Mandatory Breaks?
From the Dept. of Labor website: Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. However, when employers do offer short breaks (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), federal law considers the breaks work-time that must be paid. Unauthorized extensions of authorized work breaks need not be counted as hours worked when the employer has expressly and unambiguously communicated to the employee that the authorized break may only last for a specific length of time, that any extension of the break is contrary to the employer's rules, and any extension of the break will be punished.
Bona fide meal periods (typically lasting at least 30 minutes), serve a different purpose than coffee or snack breaks and, thus, are not work time and are not compensable
Only 19 states have mandated break/lunch periods for adults (and Illinois' only applies to hotel room attendants; Nebraska's only to assembly plants, workshops and mechanical establishment not covered by collective bargaining). Most all states have mandated breaks/lunches for minors.
Since you don't say if you're an adult or a minor, or what state you're in, I can't tell you definitively.
I Am Unable To Have Children, But A Friend Of Mine Is Pregnant And Is Giving Her Baby Up For Adoption To My Husband And I. And She And I Neither Know Where To Start In The Process Of Legalizing The Adoption When The Baby Comes. She Isnt Charging Me Any Expenses. Can Someone Tell Us What To Do? Any Advice Will Be Greatly Appricated
Congratulations to you! We adopted the same way!
However, each state has different regulations and you will want to contact an adoption attorney. This is a legal proceeding so it will cost "some" money. In our case, while we were in the process of talking with an attorney, children services' took the child and placed him with the biological grandparents in kinship care (portion of foster care). Because of this, our attorney suggested that we contact an adoption agency to do an "identified" adoption to insure that we had no problems with the state. It did cost us a little more money doing it that way, but it was definitely worth it. Even if we had used the attorney, we would have had to still pay to have a home study done by an agency and the criminal background checks, etc. Our state also required in home visits after placement to insure the child was okay. An agency had to do those too.
I would just recommend that you speak with an attorney or adoption agency to insure that nothing slips through the cracks. You don't want to have the state involved if you don't have to (trust me on that one).
Good luck to you and Congrats again!
Child Custody Advice Please!?
My Bf Has Two Sons With His Ex-Gf. She Wants The Perfect American Family, And This Includes Her Children And Her New Husband Only.
It Appears That She Has Kidnapped The Children. My Boyfriend Has Missed His Last Two Visiting Weekends, Two Weeks Ago And This Weekend. She Never Told Us Her New Address, Her Phone Numbers Are Not Working.
I Feel My Bf Has A Really Strong Case Against His Ex Now And Can Try For More Parenting Time. We Don'T Want To Pay For A Lawyer If We Don'T Have To.
My Question Is: Despite All The Evidence We Have Against Her, Would You Still Suggest A Lawyer?
Yes, you should be able to handle all of it without a lawyer, but it may be easier with one. I'm always nervous, and feel that a lawyer can make sure everything's done correctly. you just have to find the right one! (we're on attorney 4 and now have custody!) You can go to the county clerks office and file a motion for contempt for denial of access. You will need to have evidence showing that he has attempted to pick the children up as described in the court order and the children are not being made available. Get phone records, text messages, all of that to show he attempted contact. You should have a good case to have her forced to give that information. She could be fined and/or jailed (though usually not on the first violation). At the very least, you will find out where she lives, and they will usually give the other parent "make up visits" for the time lost. So, if he usually sees them every other weekend and he missed two weekends, then maybe he gets two extra weekends in a month.
What Is Legal Custody?
My Friend Signed Legal Custody Of Her Kids Over To My Other Friend. The Mother Of The Kids Says That Legal Custody Is Where The Kids Can Stay With The Family For Two Years And She Gets Them Back, The Other Friend Tells Me That She Gets To Keep The Kids Until They Are 18 And Their Mother Has To Pay Child Support, Which Of My Friends Is Right? I Don'T Think That They Are Getting The Correct Information, We Live In Ohio If That Helps.
That depends on what the particular situation is....say a parent had to go to jail or something for two years. That parent could give legal custody to another person until their return. Upon their return, they could have the child back (providing the parent has a healthy environment to bring the child to). So it is hard to say without knowing the situation or reason why. (Legal custody is different from legal adoption, where you surrender all of your rights).
What Is The Benefit Of Dividing Canadian Law Into Civil Law And Criminal Law?
I Was Also Wondering If The Court Procedure For The Civil Law Only Has The Defendant, Plaintiff, And The Judge, Or If It Also Has The Prosecution Like In The Courts For Criminal Law?
Criminal law has a very different purpose than other sorts of law. We as a society have determined that there are some acts so undesireable that people who commit them should be punished. The criminal justice system is designed to see appropriate punishments administered. It's about the blameworthiness of the criminal.
The civil courts, on the other hand, are designed to provide a remedy to individuals who have been wronged. Under most circumstances, it's fundamentally about the entitlements of the plaintiff.
Under the vast majority of circumstances, there's nobody prosecuting anything in a civil court. You're not there because an offence has been committed.
Mind you, there are also "quasi-criminal" laws in Canada, usually enacted by the Province. The Provinces don't have the constitutional power to enact criminal laws; however, they are empowered to regulate a great many things. Thus, they regulate your activities on the highway...so when you're charged with going 130kph in a 100 zone, it's not strictly a criminal offence, though you will be prosecuted for it in a model very similar to the criminal model.
Under 18 Assault/ Battery Charges?
Im A 16 Year Old Female.
Tomorrow Im Probably Going To Be Getting In A Fight With A Girl Who Beat Me Up A Few Months Ago. This Is My First Chance To Redeem Myself. At The Last Fight I Said I Was Gonna Call The Cops But Later Didnt Cause My Boyfriend Talked Me Out Of It.
And Since She Won She Didnt Call The Cops.
But Tomorrow, I Know Ill Win.
And I Have A Feeling Shes Gonna Call The Cops
My Question Is What Would The Charge (If Any) Be On Eiter Of Us?
And Would That Be A Misdemeanor Or Something More?
Note: Ive Been Arrested Before
Wow. You would be so incredibly stupid to attack someone tomorrow or ever. Preschoolers understand that you are required to keep your hands to yourself.
Oh yes, it will be something more than a misdemeanor - because you are PLANNING this. This isn't going to be a spur of the moment situation. You are plotting and planning the assault and battery of this other person. Even if you lose the fight tomorrow, you would still be facing a felony charge.
And if you think that because you're a minor that your record gets wiped clean - you'd better think again. In most states, felonies committed by a minor don't automatically get sealed. In my state, you would have to wait ten years after you were completely done with your probation, etc. to APPLY to get your record sealed. This means you would have a felony conviction on your record until you were 28 - and that only assumes that you are able to stay out of trouble for that ten year period. And you can kiss college and good jobs goodbye when you have a felony conviction for assault.
Also, are you hoping to get married and have children some day? The divorce rate is about 50% so it is very likely that you will be in a custody battle with your future ex-husband over your children. You had better believe that an assault and battery conviction will be used against you for the rest of your life.