4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you need an attorney for any excuse, you have to work closely using them to be able to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're likely to need your help. Listed here are four important strategies to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're gonna reveal to them. Privilege means what you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - most importantly information other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they have to assist them to win. 3. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being on time, every time. Actually, because you might need to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any sort of crime, it's important so that you can convince the court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Do Most Lawyers Offer Free Initial Consultation?
Is This A Common Practice By All Lawyers? Is It Offered By Well-Established Law Firms As Well As Lawyers Who Are Just Starting Out In The Profession And Looking For New Clients?
It depends on your situation--there are many reasons why you might need to hire a lawyer. But really, any lawyer should be willing to meet with you and talk a bit about your situation without charge so that you can decide whether nor not to hire him.
During this meeting, the lawyer may give you some free advice, a general assessment of your case and perhaps suggest a general strategy so you can get a sense of whether you want to hire him. You shouldn't have to pay for this meeting.
The best attorneys seem to be pretty generous with free advice and initial impressions. They know it can lead to more business.
But I'd expect any advice to be kind of general and nonspecific, for several reasons. First, the attorney probably needs to fully understand your situation and all of the facts before giving specific advice. Depending on your situation, this could take more time than available during an initial consultation. Also, from a professional liability standpoint, an attorney may be reluctant to provide specific legal advice without a written agreement in place (in fact, this is a legal requirement in many states). Finally, attorneys get paid for giving advice--its how they make a living. If they told you everything you need to know free of charge, they wouldn't be in business very long.
So, for example, in an initial consultation you are more likely to get advice like "don't sign anything without legal review," "don't talk to the cops without an attorney present" or an assessment of your case, like "wrongful termination cases like this are tough." But the attorney shouldn't charge for this.
How To Get A Dui Dismissed Or Dropedo With A 0.08% Alcohol Level For The First Time?
The most common reason DUI charges are dismissed are issues with the accuracy of the tests that were used to test you BAC. Here is a law article that goes over some issues that can come into question after a DUI arrest and can factor into the final decision by the judge: http://www.tandvlaw.com/articles/strateg... But a DUI is a very serious offense and not something-like a traffic ticket-in which you can fairly easily get defense driving. For a first offense DUI you are probably looking at a hefty fine, alcohol education classes, license suspension, and community service. Here is another article that goes over punishments for first offense DUIs: http://www.tandvlaw.com/articles/punishm... If you have a clean background, the fact that your BAC was fairly low should be factored into the sentencing. But as far as being dismissed, there would have to be an issue with the arrest, testing, etc. procedures.
Trying To Get Legal Aid Assistance?
I Went To Legal Aid Bureau For Assistance With A Housing Matter (Housing Violations), I Was Denied Services Because They Said At Some Time Ago They Represented My Ex-Husband, And That It Would Be A Conflict Of Interest (He May Have Been My At The Time, I'M Not Sure. That Was All The Infor I Was Able To Receive From Them). I Am Not Clear As To Exactly Why And How This Could Be Considered A Conflict Of Interest. I Am Not Suing Nor Is My Ex Suing Me. It Is The City That Has Given Me Violation That I Must Answer To.
Because they have a prior relationship with someone that has a legal relationship with you. they may be privy to things he told them about you, or not, or you could tell them things about him that would jeopardize their prior relationship with him and ability to represent him
hey he may be about to sue you via them, you never know!.
Question About Disability And Lawyers?
Do Lawyers Take Your Case Because They Know They Can Win It What Are My Odds In Winning I Have Congestive Heart Failure With Acute Decomposition My Mother Tried Disability When I Was 9 And I Was Denied Even Though I Was In The Hospital Day After Day Now Im Looking At A Possible Transplant And A Heart Pump And My Lawyer Wants To Go Back Years For Me Any Info And Different Opinions Would Help Thanks Thanks For Reading
Most lawyers won't take on a disability case if they know the person doesn't have a snowballs chance in you-know-where of being approved. But they do take cases where they believe a claim should have been approved or if it's iffy.
As for going back "years" that isn't up to the attorney. If you filed for SSI, disability payment can't go back any earlier than the month and year you filed your last claim since SSI is the federal welfare program based upon current need - not past need. And if you filed for social security disability two factors are used in determining your date of entitlement - No benefits can be paid any earlier than 12 months before the claim is filed so if you filed a claim in January 2013 the earliest possible date of entitlement is January 2012 and the second factor is the date social security establishes as your disability date which can't be any earlier than the date you stopped working and earning $1040 a month or a date they set as later. Also social security disability does not pay any benefits for the first five full months you are disabled so if they determined you became disabled Feb 3 2013 your month of entitlement would be Aug 2013 and the August benefit is paid in September. The five month waiting period does not apply to SSI disability - only social security disability.
Your doctor doesn't make the medical decision. You must be incapable of working and earning $1040 a month in any type of work activity (not just what you've done in the past) for at least 12 months in spite of treatment. Many people with heart problems are perfectly capable of doing desk work. If you are under age 50 you are considered to be a young individual capable of learning whatever skills are needed to do desk work.
If you were denied based upon lack of severity then you need to explain how your condition prevents you from doing ALL kinds of work.
Family Court Info Needed?
I Recently Separated With The Father Of My Son. We Lived Together And Tried To Make It Work But I Cheated On Him With Someone I Dated Years Ago. Things Were Not Going Well With The Father Of My Son Anyways. I Have Been Dating This New Man For About 1 Week Now. He Kicked Me And My Son Out The Day He Learned About It.
The Father Of My Son Wants To Take Me To Court To Prove That The Separation Was My Fault And That It'S An Healthy Environment For Our Son. I Only Invite My Old-New Boyfriend In My Apartment When My Son Is Not Home. We Live The Equivalent Of A Long Distance Relationship. Otherwise, I'M A Single Mom And I'M Only In A Relationship When My Son Is At My Parents, My Ex In-Laws And His Dad.
My Ex And Father Of My Son Told Me He Talked To A Lawyer And That They Might Ask My Current Boyfriend To Provide Information About Our Relationship. When It Started, Show Phone Records And Facebook Logs.
Is He Right About That? Is He Even Allowed To? He Wants Full Custody And He Told Me I'M Unfit To Be A Mom, That I Provide An Unfamiliar Environment To My Son.
The above answers are kind of sort of wrong. The correct answer is....
Get a lawyer. If your talking child support and visitation, then you don't need a lawyer. But for a custody battle, your going to need a lawyer.
The first thing you want to talk to your lawyer about is payment. In some states you can get the father to pay your legal bills. You might also be able to make a payment plan. I'm sure money is tight, but this is important.
Without a lawyer, almost anything can happen. With a lawyer, it's almost guaranteed that you'll get custody. Your the mother, and your the current care taker, which gives you a big plus in court. The only way the father could get custody is if he had real proof of very serious abuse. A relationship with someone else doesn't count as child abuse.
Don't give him any information. In any court case you never give out any information until you've cleared it with your lawyer. Nothing. Not even the time of day.
The judge will give you custody and child support, and he'll get visitation. It's all very standard, so don't worry about it.
I'm sure the judge will ask for dna test, but if he doesn't, then I suggest that you ask for one. It's not about how certain YOU are, it's about how certain the father is. You don't want that 10 years from now he's wondering about it.
Wendy's right. He hasn't seen a lawyer. No decent lawyer would start asking for proof of any relationship. The father is just playing you. Getting you all upset.
Should I Go Ahead And Just Give Up And Start Seeking Legal Advice?
I'Ve Posted About My Marrital Problems Before, But Things Are Only Getting Worse. Let Me Give You Some Background And Then Finish My Question At The End. I Really Need Some Advice. And I Don'T Need Children Responding Or Nonserious Sarcastic Responses Please. This Is A Very Serious Situation For Me.
I'Ve Been Wondering For Awhile If I'M Just Being Too Nice To My Husband. I'M Being Perfectly Honest And Giving The Full Scenario. My Husband And I Have Been Married For Six Years And Together Over 7. We Have One Precious Child. I Was A Stay At Home Mom For 2.5 Years And He Works Really Hard Outside The Home. I Already Have One Degree, But Am Going Back To School To Take It A Little Further Now. I Will Have My Bsn Soon, Which Is Very Demanding. I Go To School 4 Days A Week And Work A Part-Time Job On The Weekends. We Live Fairly Nicely And I Don'T Want Or Need For Much. I Am Highly Educated, But Have Decided To Stay Home With Our Son As Much As Possible, And I Did For My Pregnancy And The First 2.5 Years Of Our Son'S Life. I Clean The House Top To Bottom Once A Week, Do All The Laundry, Iron My Husband'S Clothes, Lay His Clothes Out At Night Before Bed So He Has Them Ready In The Morning, Have A Home Cooked Dinner On The Table Every Night At 6:30 (Except For Fridays), Take Care Of All The Finances, Take Care Of The Vehicles, Arrange For The Yard To Be Taken Care Of, Take Care Of Our Two Dogs, Keep Myself Fit And Nice Looking, Give Him Sex Just About Everytime He Wants It, Pack His Lunch Every Night, And I Get Up At 4 Every Morning With Him And Make His Breakfast. Plus, I Study Every Evening And Work 13 Hours At The Local Hospital For Rotations On Wednesday.
I Would Not Have A Problem With This At All If I Felt Appreciated, But He Doesn'T. He Does Not Say Thank You And Does Nothing Special For Me Ever. In The Six Years We'Ve Been Married I'Ve Never Even Had An Orgasm From Him...I Have To Please Myself. I Would Never Ever Cheat On Him, So I Just Find Ways To Pleasure Myself. He'S Not Abusive Or Anything, But I Just Feel Neglected.
We Have Gone To Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy, Discussed This Many Many Times, And Nothing Gets Better. In Fact, It'S Getting Worse.
I Feel Like He Brings Out The Worst In Me And I'M Always Irritated Now. I Have Zero Depression Or Anxiety By The Way. I'M Just At My Witts End. I Can'T Give Or Do Anymore. The Stress Is Starting To Eat Away At My Body Too. The Doctors Have Told Me This For The Past Two Years Too. Because Of All Of The Demands, I Don'T Get Much Sleep And I'M Under Constant Stress. I'M Starting To Lose Patches Of My Hair, Have Stomach Ulcers, Cystic Acne, And Heart Problems. I'Ve Discussed This With My Husband And He Shows No Concern. As A Matter Of Fact, I Was Hospitalized Back In April For A Week And He Never Once Came To See Me At The Hospital. I Had To Drive Myself Home Actually. I Have Pretty Major Surgery Too, But He Never Came Up There.
He Has Also Started Fighting, Professionally, Just Within The Last Two Years. So, He Drives To Work First Thing In The Mornings, An Hour Away, Then When He Gets Off Work, He Goes And Trains. He Doesn'T Get Home Until 9 At Night Almost Every Evening. I Feel Like A Single Parent. He Has Only Given Our 3 Year Old Son 3 Or 4 Baths In His Whole Life. He Is Almost Never Home.
Oh! And To Top It Off, We Have Slept In Seperate Beds For Over A Year. I Have Tried And Tried And Tried To Get Him To Change And Be More Of A Family Man And A Partner, But Nothing Changes. He Just Doesn'T Seem To Understand He Has A Wife And Child At Home.
At Any Rate, Without Going On And On (Because I Could), I'M Wondering If I Should Go Ahead And Seek Legal Advice And Start My Case Against Him? I Have Put This Off For So Long Because Of Our Son, But I'M Beginning To Realize My Husband Is Never Home Anyway And I Don'T Want Our Son Thinking That This Is What Marriage Is All About. Plus, I Hate How He Sees Us Arguing And How My Husband Talks Down To Me. I Don'T Want Him Thinking That'S How To Treat Someone You Love.
The Thing Is, I Can'T Go To School Full Time And Afford This House And All Of Our Bills. So, I'M Going To Have To Wait To Do The Divorce Completely Until After I Graduate In A Year. But, I Know It Is Going To Be A Fight. So, Should I Go Ahead And Start Speaking With An Attorney Now?
And, For Those Of You Who Think I'M Exagerating About What I Do For Him, Or About The Situation In General, I'M Not. I'M Being 100% Honest. I Have No Reason To Lie To Anyone On Here. I Don'T Even Know Any Of You.
I Was Raised That You Take Care Of Your Husband No Matter What, Good Ol' Southern Girl. My Parents Have Been Married 30 Years And My Grandparents Over 50. I Took My Vows To Heart And Never Thought I'D Ever Be Divorced. I Just Can'T Continue At This Rate.
And For Those Of You Wondering If I Have Told Him What I Want And Need Pertaining To Sexual Needs, I Have...Many Times. He Truly Does Not Care That I Don'T Get Of
I am so sorry. I've been there,too.Start documenting everything.Talk to a lawyer. Try to find a legal aid clinic (usually associated w/ a Law school or University) in your area. Your divorce will cost you. Also, start socking away as much money as possible.Find out what all your joint assets are.During this time, any money that you might possibly inherit, put in an account marked 'separate property', so he can't touch it.You also might consider hiring a P.I. to tail him for a week or so, just to make sure there isn't someone else in the picture. Also,get a background check on him.I was w/ my ex for 9 years; we even owned a business together, and I was clueless that he was cheating on me w/ hookers until I discovered that he was arrested one night when I was working late.I wonder what his family is like. Can you talk to anyone in his family? What about your family & friends? Get as much moral support as you can.Take some time for yourself. Get in a baby sitting co-op or a Mother's Day out program, and spend some time alone or w/ your friends. You may change your mind about him; he may shape up, but it's better to be prepared in case he doesn't. Good luck!