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Nearly all men and women do not think about acquiring a law firm until they are in desperate need. The lawful dilemma could be personal, like family law, for a breakup or if you are searching for a bankrupcy or trust lawyer or attorney. It may be a criminal condition you will need to be defended on. Organizations need legal representatives as well, no matter if they are being sued for discrimination, sexual harassment, or possibly unjustified business practices. Tax attorneys are also helpful whenever coping with government issues. Just like doctors, lawyers have expertise. A big, full service law firm has a number of legal representatives with different areas of competence, so based on your own legal issue, you can promptly hold on to the most effective lawyer to meet your ongoing need without having to start your search each time you need legal assistance.It is ideal to locate a legal representative you can have faith in. You really want one with a good track record, who isreliable, efficient, and wins cases. You need to have trust that they will represent you accurately and invoice you reasonably for their services. Quite often a reference from a close friend or business associate can be useful, even so you should continue to keep your options open and evaluate all the firms accessible, for the reason that when you need to have legal support, you need it instantly and you really want the finest you can afford to pay for. Thank you for looking for a attorney at law with us. Your time is important, and Action Pages, at Actionyp.com, is glad to supply specific search variables to fulfill your requirements. We consistently make an effort to concentrate on the most popular phrases so you can quickly find whatever you are looking for.

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Becoming An Estate Lawyer?
Ok, Well I Have To Do This Career Project ( 7Th Grade,) And I Want To Be An Laywer. To Be Specific, Im Looking Into Becoming An Estate Lawyer. I Looked Online And I Cant Find Any Information About Becoming An Estate Lawyer, So If Anyone Could Type Information Or Give A Good Link With Information That I Can Use In My Speech To Present Infront Of My Class Would Be Great! Thank! :-)

Do you mean an estate planning attorney? Or one who handles estates after someone is dead - also known as an attorney who specializes in probate work (although usually an estate planning attorney can also handle the probate process too)?

Information on how to select an estate planning attorney:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2075646_select-e...

Information about probate (for CA):
http://www.jerryfg.com/probate.htm

If you tell us what state you're looking at, we can probably give you more specific state details...

Do You Think Family Law Attorneys?
Have Had Abusive And/Or Horrible Family/Childhoods....Or Do You Think It Is Just More About The Money?

My fiancee is a family law attorney... he is the product of a divorced family and says he does it to help the children of a divorce. His family was not horrible or abusive at all.

Legal Opinions Social Security/Disability Law?
My Childs Father Became Disabled This Year And Now Receiving Ss And Also Disability. Was Working Everyday Up Until Having Brain Anyuresm. Filed An Application With Ss On Behalf Of Minor Child And Months Down The Road Was Told That Father Is Recieivng Maxium Benefit Amount Allowed. My Question To Ss Was &Quot;How Is My Child To Be Taken Care Of? Basically Got A Puzzled Look From Ss Worker. What Can I Possibly Do For My Child? I Was Thinking Would It Be A Waste Of Time To Hire An Attorney, Because Nothing Can Be Done Or Should I Go Back And File Another Application Or Should I Go To Child Support Recovery Of Family And Children Services , But I'M Thinking What Could They Possibly Do Since Child Father Is In A Nursing Home And Unable To Work At All. Please Help I Need Answers On What Would Probably Be The Right Direction To Go. If I Could Receive Answers From People Who Have Knowledge Of This Or Someone In Law Would Probably Be Helpful. (State -Georgia)

I'm not a lawyer, but I'm going through a similar situation myself. I have 2 children by my ex husband. He gets a specific amount, then there are benefits for the children. If there is more than one child, the money is split up evenly between the children. Everyone on SSD gets benefits for their dependents. I believe it would be worth your time and money to hire an attorney. I'm not sure about Georgia, but my state has a program where low income families can get free or low cost legal representation.

International Law....?
What Should Be Changed With The International Law? Please Help Its A Question On My Exam Most Likely And I Don'T Know How To Answer It.

To apply one national legal system as against another may never be an entirely satisfactory approach. The parties' interests may always be better protected by applying a law conceived with international realities in mind. The Hague Conference on Private International Law is a treaty organisation that oversees conventions designed to develop a uniform system. The deliberations of the conference have recently been the subject of controversy over the extent of cross-border jurisdiction on electronic commerce and defamation issues. There is a general recognition that there is a need for an international law of contracts: for example, many nations have ratified the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods, the Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations offers less specialised uniformity, and there is support for the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, a private restatement, all of which represent continuing efforts to produce international standards as the internet and other technologies encourage ever more interstate commerce. But other branches of the law are less well served and the dominant trend remains the role of the forum law rather than a supranational system for Conflict purposes. Even the EU, which has institutions capable of creating uniform rules with direct effect, has failed to produce a universal system for the common market. Nevertheless, the Treaty of Amsterdam does confer authority on the Community's institutions to legislate by Council Regulation in this area with supranational effect. Article 177 would give the Court of Justice jurisdiction to interpret and apply their principles so, if the political will arises, uniformity may gradually emerge in letter. Whether the domestic courts of the Member States would be consistent in applying those letters is speculative.

What'S The Divorce/Custody Process In Pa?
I Was Married In Nj 1 Yr An 7Mo. Ago And We Now Currently Live In Pa. Things Are Really Rocky And I Know It Won'T Change. He Agree'S On The Divorce And We Really Dont Own Anything (We Rent, Separate Bank Accts., We Have No Debt Together) We Cant Afford Fancy Lawyers. And I Think The Only Bump In The Road Of This Process Would Be The Custody Of Our Son. I'M In Agreement Of Visitations Because My Son Has Right To Know His Father, But I Want Full Custody. Maybe This Is Wishful Thinking But I Think This Is A Mutual Agreement That Will Go Smoothly. Any Thoughts On How I Can Get Started? Will I Need A Lawyer Or Can I Do This Process On My Own?

State Divorce Laws: Pennsylvania

Residency and Filing Requirements: In order to file for a divorce in Pennsylvania, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed. The requirements are as follows:

Either spouse must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania for at least six months prior to filing. A proceeding for divorce or annulment may be brought in the county: 1.where the defendant resides; 2.if the defendant resides outside of this Commonwealth, where the plaintiff resides; 3.of matrimonial domicile, if the plaintiff has continuously resided in the county; 4.prior to six months after the date of final separation and with agreement of the defendant, where the plaintiff resides or, if neither party continues to reside in the county of matrimonial domicile, where either party resides; or 5.after six months after the date of final separation, where either party resides. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3104)

Grounds for Filing: The Complaint for Divorce must declare the appropriate Pennsylvania grounds upon which the divorce is being sought. The appropriate lawful ground will be that which the parties agree upon and can substantiate, or that which the filing spouse desires to prove to the court. The divorce grounds are as follows:

No-Fault Grounds:
Mutual consent.--The court may grant a divorce where it is alleged that the marriage is irretrievably broken and 90 days have elapsed from the date of commencement of an action under this part and an affidavit has been filed by each of the parties evidencing that each of the parties consents to the divorce.

Irretrievable breakdown.-- The court may grant a divorce where a complaint has been filed alleging that the marriage is irretrievably broken and an affidavit has been filed alleging that the parties have lived separate and apart for a period of at least two years and that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Fault Grounds:
1.Committed willful and malicious desertion, and absence from the habitation of the injured and innocent spouse, without a reasonable cause, for the period of one or more years. 2.Committed adultery. 3.By cruel and barbarous treatment, endangered the life or health of the injured and innocent spouse. 4.Knowingly entered into a bigamous marriage while a former marriage is still subsisting. 5.Been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two or more years upon conviction of having committed a crime. 6.Offered such indignities to the innocent and injured spouse as to render that spouse's condition intolerable and life burdensome. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3301)

Counseling or Mediation Requirements: The court may order the parties to attend an orientation session to explain the mediation process. Thereafter, should the parties consent to mediation, the court may order them to mediate such issues as it may specify.

The court shall adopt local rules for the administration of the mediation program to include rules regarding qualifications of mediators, confidentiality and any other matter deemed appropriate by the court.

The court shall not order an orientation session or mediation in a case where either party or child of either party is or has been a subject of domestic violence or child abuse at any time during the pendency of an action under this part or within 24 months preceding the filing of any action under this part.

The Supreme Court shall develop model guidelines for implementation of this section and shall consult with experts on mediation and domestic violence in this Commonwealth in the development thereof. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3302 and 5303)

Filing Spouse Title: Plaintiff. The Plaintiff is the spouse who initiates the filing procedure with the family law or domestic relations court.

Non-Filing Spouse Title: Defendant. The Defendant is the spouse who does not file the initial divorce papers, but rather receives them by service.

Court Name: Court of Common Pleas, __________ County, Pennsylvania. This is the Pennsylvania court where the divorce will be filed. The court will assign a case number and have jurisdictional rights to facilitate and grant the orders concerning, but not limited to: property and debt division, support, custody, and visitation. The name of the court is clearly represented at the top of all documents that are filed.

Primary Documents: Complaint for Divorce and Decree of Divorce. These are the essential documents needed to start and finalize a divorce according to Pennsylvania law. There are anywhere from ten to twenty other documents that may be required throughout the filing process. A few other documents that are typically filed during the process are: Affidavit of Verification, Domestic Relations Income and Expense Statement, Notice to File Social Security Numbers, Marital Settlement Agreement , Acknowledgement, and Praecipe to Transmit Record.

Court Clerk's Title: County Clerk's Office of the Court of Common Pleas. The clerk or the clerk's assistants will be the people managing your paperwork with the court. The clerk's office will keep the parties and the lawyers informed throughout the process in regards to additional paperwork that is needed, further requirements, and hearing dates and times.

Property Distribution: Since Pennsylvania is an "equitable distribution" state, the marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is fair. The court will encourage the parties to reach a settlement on property and debt issues otherwise the court will declare the property award.

In an action for divorce or annulment, the court shall, upon request of either party, equitably divide, distribute or assign, in kind or otherwise, the marital property between the parties without regard to marital misconduct in such proportions and in such manner as the court deems just after considering all relevant factors, including: 1.The length of the marriage. 2.Any prior marriage of either party 3.The age, health, station, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability, estate, liabilities and needs of each of the parties. 4.The contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party. 5.The opportunity of each party for future acquisitions of capital assets and income. 6.The sources of income of both parties, including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits. 7.The contribution or dissipation of each party in the acquisition, preservation, depreciation or appreciation of the marital property, including the contribution of a party as homemaker. 8.The value of the property set apart to each party. 9.The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage. 10.The economic circumstances of each party, including Federal, State and local tax ramifications, at the time the division of property is to become effective. 11.Whether the party will be serving as the custodian of any dependent minor children.

Lien.-The court may impose a lien or charge upon property of a party as security for the payment of alimony or any other award for the other party.

Family home.-The court may award, during the pendency of the action or otherwise, to one or both of the parties the right to reside in the marital residence.

Life insurance.-The court may direct the continued maintenance and beneficiary designations of existing policies insuring the life or health of either party which were originally purchased during the marriage and owned by or within the effective control of either party. Where it is necessary to protect the interests of a party, the court may also direct the purchase of, and beneficiary designations on, a policy insuring the life or health of either party. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3501, 3502, 3505)

Spousal Support: Not all cases involve support from one spouse to the other. The obligation of one spouse to support the other financially for a temporary or permanent basis is decided on a case-by-case basis as agreed to by the parties or at the court's discretion.

Where a divorce decree has been entered, the court may allow alimony, as it deems reasonable, to either party only if it finds that alimony is necessary.

Factors relevant in determining whether alimony is necessary and in determining the nature, amount, duration and manner of payment of alimony, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including: 1.The relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties. 2.The ages and the 3.The sources of income of both parties, including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits. 4.The expectancies and inheritances of the parties. 5.The duration of the marriage. 6.The contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party. 7.The extent to which the earning power, expenses or financial obligations of a party will be affected by reason of serving as the custodian of a minor child. 8.The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage. 9.The relative education of the parties and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment. 10.The relative assets and liabilities of the parties. 11.The property brought to the marriage by either party. 12.The contribution of a spouse as homemaker. 13.The relative needs of the parties. 14.The marital misconduct of either of the parties during the marriage. The marital misconduct of either of the parties from the date of final separation shall not be considered by the court in its determinations

Can Criminal Attorneys Become District Attorneys?
Or Is There A Clause That Says They Can't? Or, Is It Just A Pretty Stupid Thing To Do?

I'm assuming that you mean criminal defense attorneys becoming the politically elected district attorney.

Many assistant district attorneys (not politically elected, but hired by the DA's office) were once criminal defense attorneys, and many politically elected district attorneys were likewise defense attorneys, but the politically elected ones would do well to have prosecution experience, because otherwise it would be a good attack ad by the other side saying that you're only experience in criminal law was defending criminals and not trying to put them in jail.