4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you really need a legal professional for any reason, you have to work closely together so that you can win your case. Regardless how competent they are, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important approaches to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're gonna reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information the other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of all information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they should help them to win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, every time. Actually, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or even be extra prepared for the truth you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any type of crime, it's important to be able to prove to the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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How Do You Receive Legal Help/Aid In Order To Proceed With A Divorce?
I Am Currently Legally Separated And Have Been For Over 3 Years. I Would Like To Get A Divorce, But Cannot Afford Legal Fees, Because My Wife Refuses To Cooperate Or Sign Anything I Send Her. So I Was Wondering About Legal Aid/Help. I Am In The Air Force But They Don'T File Divorces. The Army Does, But There Are No Army Post'S Within My State. Please Help?
I am NOT a lawyer, or even a paralegal. I'm not giving you anything anywhere NEAR legal advice, okay? But I can tell you what I know from my own experience as a divorced person who has helped friends go through this kind of thing.
You aren't going to get any kind of legal aid unless you're an abuse victim, and it doesn't sound like that. You have a stable income, obviously, so you won't qualify as impoverished, either.
Bluntly: around here (Atlanta, Georgia) there are plenty of lawyers who advertise that they'll file uncontested divorces for around $300. There would be court and filing fees on top of that - maybe $100 or so? - but that's not that much money. If you're in the Air Force and effectively single, you're eligible to live in the barracks and eat on base. The best way to do this is to get that money together and have a lawyer file for you, because you will be protected against screwing anything up that could hurt you in the future. If you have any kids or property involved, do that. End of story.
If you're really stubborn and willing to gamble your future against your ability to work the legal system as an entirely ignorant newbie, AND there are no children or real property involved (real estate, that kind of thing), AND you don't have to work out any other kind of property settlement, you MAY be able to file your own divorce.
I did my own a few years ago, but it was definitely NOT contested and very simple - nobody was in the military, etc. I have no idea how being in the military could affect things! I've helped several friends get started on doing this, too - one went all the way through and successfully divorced, as I did. Again - both parties wanted to be divorced, no children, no property.
You'll need to get a "Do It Yourself Divorce" book specific to the state in which your wife has established legal residence, since that's the state that should have jurisdiction for the divorce (I think. Again, I don't know how your military status could change things!) Try to find out what state has jurisdiction before you get any books, ok? Maybe the Air Force has some kind of legal advice office or help line that will get you that far, at least.
Nolo Press is the best, but I think they only have a book for California. You may be able to check the book out of the library, but it would be best to buy it. Make sure you have the most recent edition of whatever you get, and go for something with forms on a CD, rather than something that you'll need to type into a word processor yourself. There are web sites that say they'll sell you all this in a package, but from what I've seen they don't do much, if anything, about explaining any of the laws to you - you get a bunch of forms and you're left wondering what the heck you're supposed to do next.
The book will walk you through which forms you need, how to fill them out, what to send and file where, etc.
Your wife doesn't have to sign anything or cooperate. If you know that she'll refuse, just don't bother to try. Have the court serve her with notice that you've filed for divorce. They'll tell her when the hearing is. She can choose to file something herself - a proposal for a different settlement, or whatever - but she can't stop the divorce. You can't be forced to stay married to her against your will. If she files something, you should be served with a copy of it, and then you should respond, or not, depending on what it is.
In many states, there's an automatic dual restraining order in force as soon as you file for divorce. That means you can't have ANY contact whatsover with your wife (in person, by mail/computer/phone - NONE), and as soon as she's served with notice of it, she can't have any with you. Respect it. Violating it will get you arrested and piss off the judge. You really don't want that.
On the court date, if nothing is contested, your wife may not even show up in court. The judge should read the papers, swear you in, maybe ask you some questions, and sign off. Then you're divorced.
Prepaid Legal Services Scammer?
A Regular Customer Approached Me At Work On Day. He Proceeded To Tell Me About A Company Called Pre Paid Legal Services And How I Can Make Money. Long Story Short I Knew It Was A Pyramid Scheme The Second He Opened His Mouth. I Told Him I Wasn'T Interested. Now He Keeps Approaching Me About It Trying To Make It Sound Better And Better. I Told Him Again And Again I'M Not Interested And That I Believe In Making Money The Honest Way. My Work Won'T Kick Him Out Because He'S A Potential Customer (Cha Ching)....Can I Report Him And Get Him In Trouble For Being Involved In A Pyramid Scheme? Are Pyramid Schemes Illegal?
You ask a great question! Pyramid schemes (usually called MLMs or Network Marketing) are legal and legitimate IF they sell a REAL PRODUCT OR SERVICE. They are illegal if there is really no product, just a business opportunity.
So the question you need to ask "Is there a legitimate service here?" and "would I buy this service if there was no business opportunity". With Pre-Paid Legal Services, there is a legitimate service. Over 1.4 million people pay a monthly fee to be members and to use their services (they can cancel at any time but over 73% keep the service!
I have been a member for over 10 years and my family has benefited from it. My son was awarded $11,500 in a case where the insurance company initially want to pay him $1000 for injuries suffered when he was hit in a cross walk. I was able to negotiate a $60, 000 settlement when I learned from my Pre-Paid Legal lawyer that what my employer had done to me was illegal!
What I am concerned about is the way this person has been harassing you. He has stopped your from really taking a look at an opportunity and a service that could be beneficial for you.
Pre-Paid Legal was recently purchased by a New York equity company (MidOcean Partners) for $650 million because they believe that this is the way North Americans will access legal service in the future (like 80% of Europeans have for over 100 years!).They renamed it LegalShield.
Don't just dismiss this because of a jerk. And don't paint every business opportunity as a scam - but do your due diligence. By the way, if you do not make as much money as your boss or your bosses boss, does that make your job a scam? No it is just how businesses are set up!
Can Someone Recomend The Best Criminal Defense Attorney In Houston Tx?
A Family Member Is Detained For A Federal Drug Case And I Want To Know Who The Best Attorney For These Type Of Cases .Help Please!
Fenris Ulf, Baker and Botts.
Does Being A Criminal Lawyer Pay Well?
I work in the legal field and I can tell you that not all criminal attorneys are paid well. As anything in law, it depends on the factors. If you are working for the government, no you aren't paid that well in comparison. You will have a high work load. Let's use common sense here. CRIMINALS. If they had a lot of money, do you think they would steal, rob or cheat?
The only criminal attorneys I know that are highly wealthy are "white-collar" attorneys that defend very rich and high-profile clients. These are the people that can afford to pay their bills on time and up front.
Otherwise, you will make about the attorney average. Remember, criminals are criminals for a reason. A lot of times, they cannot pay. If they cannot pay, you aren't getting paid. Many criminal attorneys do more than just criminal law to make up for their losses.
Is A Certified Letter Considered A Legal Document?
If Someone Sends You A Certified Break-Up Letter That Tells You To &Quot;Take Whatever Tou Want&Quot;, Is This Considered A Legal Document?
No, a legal document is usually one filed with the court or giving direction in legal matters (like a will, deed, etc.) But a certified letter is just a letter that has been sent with documentation to prove it was sent. It has no more legal meaning than any other letter.
It could potentially be evidence in a lawsuit. however, something that says take whatever you want usually doesn't mean that. I would guess it means of the things acquired jointly, the person can take what they want.
But only take what you would have some legal right to. So no gifts given to the other person, including gifts between the parties. And only take roughly half, in value, of the stuff there.
Better to be safe than deal with a suit later. They could easily say they were distressed at the time they sent the letter and it would not be considered valid. (For example, if the break up occurred because the recipient of the letter cheated.)
It is NOT a contract because a contract requires both parties to act/not act give up something. Since this is all one sided, it cannot be considered a contract.
Nj Security Deposit Law?
According To Nj Law It Says A Landlord Must Notify Tenants Within 30 Days Of Receiving The Security Deposit Of The Account Location, Numbers, And Interest On The Account. If Not Then, The Security Deposit Money Can Then Be Used To Pay A Months Worth Of Rent And Does Not Need To Be Replenished.
Is It Possible To Prove Though That The Tenants Did Not Receive This Information If The Landlord Lies And Said They Sent It?!
If this really is NJ law (don't know myself), then a landlord would be stupid to not provide such notices via certified mail so they can prove delivery. If they don't, they deserve what they get.
Make sure you did not sign anything earlier acknowledging receipt of such notice, though. Might have been hidden within all the leasing forms and applications.