3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Proper Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to go through a legal court system, especially if you lack confidence with your legal team. Listed below are three important ways to recognize that you've hired the correct lawyer: 1. They Concentrate On Your Sort Of Case Legislation is normally tricky and therefore requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you want a legal representative, seek out person who deals with the issue you're facing. Even though a family member or friend recommends you use a firm they are fully aware, if they don't use a focus that's similar to your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is an expert, specifically in the problem you're facing, you understand you've hired the correct one. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record Based on the circumstances, it may be hard to win a case, particularly if the team working for you has virtually no experience. Search for practices which have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Although this is no guarantee that you just case will likely be won, it will give you a far greater shot. 3. They Listen And Respond When the attorney you've chosen takes some time to hear your concerns and reply to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Regardless of how busy they are or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's important that they respond to you in a caring and timely manner. From the purpose of view of a regular citizen who isn't informed about the judicial system, court cases might be pretty scary you need updates and also to feel like you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are merely more suitable to you and the case as opposed to others. Make certain you've hired the best team to your circumstances, to actually can put the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith within your legal representative is step one to winning any case.
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Lawyers Out There, Can I Sue?
In 2007 My Pregnant Sister Was Killed In A Car Accident . We Were Devastated Also Because She Was Exhausted From Her Work Sending Her On Trips Which Kept Her Out Late The Night Before Then Got Her Up Early That Morning. She Had Been Complaining To My Parents About How Tired She Was And I Complained To My Husband That They Were Running Her Ragged .
After The Accident I Couldn'T Place Blame. She Ran The Flashing Light, The Truck Driver Walked Away Without A Scratch. All We Could Do Was Grieve. Now, Today, 6 Years Later I Am Angry With Them. I Remember She Said How She Only Was Going To Get 3 Weeks Leave Instead Of 3 Months When The Baby Was Born . She Gave Them Everything, She Was So Smart And Driven, Educated And Talented, And They Took And Took . Now I Want Them To At Least Be Made To Treat Their Employees Better. I Couldn'T Hate Them Then, But Now I Want Them To Be Responsible For Their Part In Her Death . Lawyers Out There, Can I Sue Or Is It Too Late?
It is highly unlikely that you have the basis for a successful lawsuit.
First, the statute of limitations for most personal injury-type actions is two or three years. That means the lawsuit would have needed to have been filed no later than 2010.
Second, you would not have standing to sue, unless you were the personal representative of your sister's estate (usually that would be a spouse or parent).
Third, did your sister's employer hold a gun to her head, force her to go on all trips, and stay out late? Did your sister ever voice her concerns about the number of trips/the hours required by the trips? If your sister did not feel rested or alert enough to drive, it was her responsibility (not her employer's) not to get behind the wheel.
Also, if your sister's employer fell under the terms of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), she was entitled to twelve weeks of UNPAID leave for the birth of a child. Your sister's employer may have only been willing to pay her for three weeks of maternity leave. It would have been her choice whether to remain off of work for the remaining nine weeks, without pay.
If you truly want to pursue a lawsuit, you should consult with a reputable personal injury attorney in your area. Alternatively, you may want to consult with a therapist to help with your grief.
Is Corporate Law The Same As Business/Commercial Law?
For the most part, yes. Often times the terms mean the same thing. However, some people may look at it a little different:
Some (like myself) may view corporate law as a type of business law.
Business law pertains to all the codes/laws that apply to transactions, taxes, hiring, commercial codes, etc.
In my mind, the term corporate law may pertain to just that part of the business law that deals with corporations and not smaller businesses. Corporate law tends to focus on large firms (corporations). Many times corporate law is important because these lawyers often provide legal advice to large, multinational firms. They may have to deal learn about laws in different countries. Also, if the corporation is publicly traded (ie, you can buy stock in it), then there are many more laws that the lawyer has to be aware of (sarbanes-oxley, etc).
Most non-lawyers would use the terms interchangeably.
Can My Sex Offender Husband Get Joint Custody Of Our Daughter?
Ok... I'M A Dumbass, And I Know This. I Just Need Legal Advice.
I Married My Husband For What I Thought Was Love. I Got Pregnant Right Before We Were Planning To Get Married. My Daughter Is Now Four Months. I Found Out At 5 Months Pregnant That He Had Another Woman Pregnant As Well. His Son Was Born 9/19, My Daughter Was Born 10/8. He Was Sleeping With Her For At Least The First Six Months Of Our Marriage. He Also Slept With At Least One Other Woman. He Vio'D His Parole By Being Online Talking To Other Women. Because Of All Of The Above, I Am Divorcing Him.
I Would Like To Know If He Would Still Be Granted Joint Custody Despite The Charge?
The Charge In Itself He Served A Year For. He Was Caught Driving With No License, With A Girl That He Claimed He Did Not Know Was 16. A Year Ago, When We Married, I Believed His Story, But Now Seeing His True Colors And Knowing His True Intentions... My Belief Is Now Wavering. She Said That He Fingered Her, But In All Honesty He Was Railroaded As Far As The Trial And All Actions. Regardless, He Has A &Quot;Corruption Of A Minor&Quot; Charge, And Is The Lowest Tier Offender. By His Probation, He Really Isn'T Supposed To Be Unsupervised With My Daughter, But I'M Not Sure The Exact Extent. I Know That Right Now, He Is Never Alone With Her. She Is Always In Daycare Or I Am Home.
We Live In Ohio.
Thank You In Advance For Any Assistance, And As I Said Before... I Know I'M A Dumbass.
the first thing you have to do is to forgive yourself for being blind to who he truly was.
we all do stupid things, we just have to remember to forgive ourselves, ok!?
next thing for the to-do list, is to get some free legal aid advice...you gotta start somewhere, and don't let the guy take a pass and tell you, you need to get a lawyer, ok!?
now, after getting a heads up from various sources, go talk to the district attorney. see what kind of advice or opinion you can get out of him.
ask them all about what kinds of options do you have to keep your child safe
you may be able to petition the court and do it yourself, or at worst, with the advice of a lawyer as opposed to turning over all your rights to a lawyer. but that decision will be up to you
be brave, stay strong
Legal Advice, Horrible Lawyer?
My Daughters Dad Filed For Custody Of Our 2 Year Old Daughter Because He Thought I Was Dating Someone He Doesn'T Like. He Has No Grounds For What He'S Doing. I Hired A Lawyer, Who Has Been To Busy To See Me Or Answer My Calls. As Of The Day Before My Scheduled Court Date, I Still Had Not Spoken With Her. Her Office Called Me The Day Before Court And Told Me Court Had Been Pushed Back And That She Would Call Me When It Was Rescheduled. Since I Didnt Have Court, I Went To Work. When I Checked My Phone, I Had All These Texts Asking Where I Was. Apparently Court Had Not Been Rescheduled, And I Missed It. I Tried Calling My Lawyer, Who, Of Course, Didnt Answer. I Went To Her Office And Was Treated Rudely By The Same Woman Who Told Me Court Was Rescheduled. I Was Once Again Told, &Quot;We'Ll Call You.&Quot; I Looked On The County Court Website And Saw Where There Was Court Held And That There Was A Child Support Memorandum. That Is All The Information I Have Since My Lawyer Cant Be Bothered With Me. I Cant Afford Another Lawyer, And I Feel Stuck. What Do I Do Next?
When a court date has been CONTINUED, you should get a notice with the CONTINUANCE date from your attorney. Your attorney will call you when she has that info. When a continuance date is requested, the attorneys office calls the court to notify of a continuance (basically taking that case off the docket/court schedule for the day), opposing counsel (your ex's attorney) and ask that the date be changed. Your attorney and the other attorney agree on another date.
Then the Paralegal types up a "Continuance" (and a proof of service), takes it to the court to be FILED.The Paralegal will send you, your ex's attorney a copy showing the new date. It sounds like your ex's attorney, and your attorney have not agreed on a date yet, and filed the proper paperwork. Check once a week with your attorneys office. Be patient with the office, as a Family Law assistant, we get screamd at all day by clients who dont understand that this process can be lengthy, and complicated. We dance as fast as we can. We cant help that perhaps Opposing Counsel is not responding becasue he wants to be an azz (and they will just because they can...), the courts are backed up, etc. That is not an excuse to being rude.
All you can do at this point, is wait to hear from your attorney. There are many reasons why a new date has NOT been set, so dont worry. Your Attorney HAS to notify you of the new date, by law, so when she gets it, you will get a notice of when to appear. Be patient, Family Law is very complicated.
Breach Of Custody Agreement?
My Ex And I Have A 4 Year Old Child Together And We Split 3 Years Ago. During This Time We Went To Court And Reached A Joined Custody Agreement. Within Said Agreement It Clearly States That Drug And Alcohol Use Are Prohibited While Our Child Is In Either Party'S Care. Its Pretty Obvious That This Is Going On. If I Were To Call Authorities To My Ex'S Place On Fri/Sat Night And Have Them Investigate, Would Full Custody Be Awarded To Me? Also I Have A Detailed Chronological List Of All Of My Ex'S Deficiencies Including Owing 50,000 To Canada Revenue, Broken Down Vehicles In The Yard And The List Goes On. My Child Is Now In School And Having Difficulty Due To Lack Of Routine. When She Is With Me, She Is To Bed By 8, When She Is With My Ex, She Is Left In Her Room Until She Decides To Sleep. My Daughter Also Has Juvinile Rhumatoid Arthritis And My Ex Is Responsible For Administering Medication Via Hypodermic Needle. I Also Have On Record That My Ex Is Very Inconsistant In Delivering Her Treatment. So My Question Is, Given Substantial Proof And Several Testimonies, Will I Be Awarded Full Custody?
"I have a list of all of my ex's deficiencies including owing 50,000 to canada revenue"...This is why I don't practice family law. Let me be very clear on this: The Court is NOT a forum for you to air every issue you had with your ex during the relationship. When dealing with child custody issues, the Courts are guided by one main principle, and that is the best interests of the child. And it takes a lot to convince the Court that the child's best interests are served by removing a parent from her life.
If she is using drugs and alcohol in contravention of the settlement, then that's a problem. But proving it is tricky. If you call the police to report that "I think my ex might be drinking, and she has my kid", their response is going to be "So what". PIs can be useful, but expensive. Knocking on the door yourself to see if she comes glossy-eyed is helpful, but then it's still just your own evidence, and let's face it: You aren't exactly an objective witness. Planting a recorder on your kid would be...well...criminal.
If you can prove the fact of her inconsistency in delivering a needed medical treatment, and that this inconsistency actually endangers the kid in some way...again, that's serious too. I still can't imagine a judge giving you sole custody on that basis, because it seems like there should be easier solutions to the problem, but again the evidentiary problems could be tricky in the first place.
As for the bed time...it's joint custody. She is as much a decision-maker in your daughter's life as you are, and the fact that you think that 8 is a good bed time doesn't mean that she has to follow your lead.
(I read a family law decision recently about a mother who was upset because dad was letting the kid eat non-kosher foods...the Court was not about to order the dad to provide a kosher environment for the kid. Same basic principle.)
Rather than tracking her tax debts in hopes of convincing a Court to take him out of her life, your efforts would be much better spent trying to open a dialogue (remember: "dialogue" is not synonymous with "shouting at") with her about parenting issues. Joint custody works best when parents are able to reasonably discuss the upbringing of the child. Don't take a 'my way or the highway' approach, either, because there isn't necessarily a 'right' or 'wrong' answer to every parenting question. If you aren't flexible, she won't be either.
Family Law Advice (Custody)?
I Live In Citrus County Florida And My Ex Has Temp Custody Of My 5 Year Old In Palm Beach County Under Medeation Agreement Until Trial. I Had A Attorney In Palm Beach In Which There Was So Much Going On In The Case With My Ex'S Attorney Filing Ridiculous Motions Against Me That My Attorney Was To Busy Working On Those That She Did Not File Several Motions That Another Attorney Told Me Should Of Been Filed I Had Payed Her But We Lost Every Motion My Exs Attorney Made And My Attorney Had All The Evidence She Needed On A Silver Platter And Did Nothing, So My Ex Got Temp Custody I Could No Longer Pay My Attorney Espcially Because I Was Not Fully Represented She Just Started Family Law As Well. Since I Live In Citrus County The Trial Is In Palm Beach I Can Not Afford Another Attorney Since Mine Withdrew How Can I Get Help? Can I File For A Mis Trial Since I Have All This Evidence That Was Not Put Into Evidence? We Are In A Med Agreement Until Trial And He Has Violated Every Single Agreement I Need Help .
Get yourself a daily planner and start documenting everything. Keep your emotions in check and just document details and facts. You can also document how something made your son or you feel due to what happened.
If things are as you say they are and I am not doubting you, than this documentation will be your best attorney and could turn the tables on the case.
Keep your cool with ex and don't say or do anything that could bring questions to your sincerity. The court often will listen to the person who is the most mature and showing they are not looking to bicker and fight, but are looking to maturely resolve things and also have the best interest of the child.
You can represent yourself in court and often the court will be more lenient with you because your not a lawyer and don't know the law like an attorney would/should.
As for your question about filing for a mistrial, I don't think you can go for a mistrial, but you may be able to apeal the decisions due to poor representation. I am not sure if you can, but try, what do you have to loose... I would call the family court and ask them what forms you need to file to apeal the decisions and how many days do you have to do it? If there is a way to apeal it they will tell you when you ask them about forms.