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Who Can I Ask To Join Prepaid Legal Services?
I Recently Joined Prepaid Legal Services As An Associate And I Am Not Sure Who To Ask For This I Asked Many Friends I Just Don'T Know After That Who Else Or How To Promote It

I have been a member and associate of Pre-Paid Legal for many years. and I can give you help to get you started.

When you signed up as an associate you have access the the Pre-Paid legal website at

When you sign in look at the upper left hand corner and click on where it says "my statistics" on this page there will be a list of people how are your up line. The People that signed you as an associate should be on this list along with others in your upline.

Any one of these people should be able to help you. If you need more information you can contact me at 870-376-4288

How Could One Go On To Be A Criminal Lawyer Following A Chemistry Degree?
Are There Any Requirements For A Law Degree? Obviously I'Ll Have A Plethora Of Scientific Qualifications And A Degree... I Have Been Assured It'S Possible To Go On To Be A Criminal Lawyer, But How???

In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.

There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it is in absolute CRISIS! And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....

Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: WE ARE STILL IN A WORLD-WIDE RECESSION. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons.

The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.

Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!!<<

The competition to get into law school is intense. Applicants to most law schools greatly exceed the number that can be admitted.

Even if you do finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!

Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.

>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<

If you don't believe me, then:
**Check out these websites:
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities.<<<<<<<<<<<<

There are MANY issues of working in the vocational field of Law. My answer is an attempt to give you a realistic way of looking at this career, and I have told you things that most will not tell you about the profession - at first. Be careful, do your research, and have your eyes open wide.

Good luck.

(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)

My Dh Doesn'T Want Me To Hire My Own Trust And Will Attorney?
He Is Putting His Will And Trust Together, And Brought Home Some Papers For Me To Sign. Usually I Ask Him, What It Is All About, And Sign Without Reading. I Trust Him. But This Time It Happened That After He Explained To Me, That This Is A Signature That He Releases All Bonds And Stocks To Our Two Under Aged Boys 50-50, And I Am Going To Be A Ira Primary Beneficiary. For Some Reason I Felt Pretty Uncomfortable To Sign This Paper. I Needed To Know More Information On How Much We Have In Stocks And Bonds, Which I Never Knew After Dh Inherited Some From His Late Relative A Year Ago. I Also Wanted To Know How Much Id Ira. He Answered Those Two Questions Of Mine Rather Poorly, Saying Dumb I Don;T Know. Hmmm, I Though, Who Should Know Then?? So I Asked Him To Read The Paper Before I Sign. To My Surprised, The Paper Was Ira Release To Our Two Boys (My Stepson And Our Son), As Primary 50-50 Beneficiaries. I Said, Well Excuse Me Honey, You Have Just Said That The Paper I Am Signing Is Stocks And Bonds Release. He Got Pretty Confused, Saying That &Quot;There Are Two Different Ira Funds... I Am Not As Good In Finance Structure, Never Been. That Is Why I Said, Listen, I Have To Hire An Attorney To Get Understand How All This Stocks And Trusts And Funds Work. He Got Very Upset About It, Saying Literally: Ok, You Want Divorce??? I Work Hard Here Trying To Provide, And You Have No Trust In Me??? And Walk Away. A Red Flag?

You need to read those papers, and it's not a trust issue. If he drops dead tomorrow, or gets hit by a bus, you NEED to have a degree of financial literacy you can rely upon.

The saddest thing in the world, once or twice a year, I get a customer whom I've insured for DECADES, and her husband just died . . .and she has NO IDEA how insurance works, or what's covered, etc.

Don't cripple yourself. Be an active partner in the marriage, and that includes being privy to both financial decisions AND knowing what and why.

Now, he probably legally CAN'T take you off of being beneficiary of the IRA - I do believe EVERY state requires this. Regarding the boys, if he's releasing all stocks and bonds to them, that means THEIR legal guardian will get total control of the assets. It's usually a pretty bad idea.

He probably gets monthly statements on the IRA. He SHOULD have a pretty good idea, within $10,000, how much is in there. Likely, with less than five minutes of effort on his part, he can get the info down to the penny, of the value of the stocks, bonds, and IRA. That's not an unreasonable request on your part.

You don't need an attorney. You need a marriage counselor. And for heaven's sake, do NOT relinquish your automatic ownership in the IRA. The ONLY reason I can think of, that he's turning the IRA stuff over to your boys NOW, is to get your name off of it, so you can't get half of it if he decides to divorce YOU.

The obvious answer to "I try to provide but you have no trust in me", is, "you're hiding assets from me, and question MY trust?"

And I don't think he'd mention the D word, unless he was already thinking about it.

I Need Legal Advice Against Social Services?
Social Services Has Struck Again!They Are Charging My Daughter With Abuse Because Her Sons Great Grandmother (Not A Dr)Said To Put Vaseline On Her Sons Bottom And My Daughter Hasnt Been Doing It.They Are Also Charging Her With Abuse Because The Kids Father Has Been Beating My Daughter Up And She Cant Get Him To Leave Even When She Threw His Clothes Out And Locked The Door Behind Him. He Just Came Back In.She Cant Get The Key Because He Keeps Hiding It From Her.What They Are Saying Is, She Is Abusing Them When There Is Domestic Abuse In Front Of The Kids But They Are Also Charging Her With Neglect Because They Said While This Domestic Abuse Is Going On The Kids Are Not Being Supervised Because They Are Off In Another Room.Yeah Did You Catch That.She Is Abusing Them By Being Beat Up By Their Father In Front Of Them But Neglecting Them By Not Supervising Them While She Is Being Beat Up By Their Father In Another Room From Them.Can Anyone Help That Has Legal Knowledge With Social Services?

Try to find a community base family or victim services. with the tomato scare in the news why ain't there a BIG WARNING OF THE HARM OF SOCIAL SERVICES, and the millions of dollars funneled into bureaucrats pockets.

Legal Family Advice- Divorce/House?
My Mom And Dad Have Separated For More Than 10 Years And The House Is In Both Their Names. Dad Has Moved Out Since Their Separation. My Mom(57) And Myself (21) Still Live At The Home But My Dad Now Wants To Sell. Mom = Doesnt Work Due To Personal Reasons. Sister (24) Moved Out 4 Years Ago. We Are Not Financially Well Off And Cannot Afford To Move Or Buy The Other Half Of The House. Is There Anyway Of Saving The House For My Mom And I'S Sake.

Maybe. Your dad will be asking to sell the house as part of the divorce settlement. Your mom can counter and ask that he be required to sign a quit claim deed, giving her sole rights to the property. Your mom's divorce lawyer can use the fact that he has not lived there nor made any mortgage payments or property tax payments in 10 years. If he has, your mom's lawyer needs the documents to show how much she paid. It's up to the judge if she gets it or not. The lawyers can only ask.

Where Can I Find Free Legal Aid For Illegal Actions Against Me By Police And Others In The Legal System?
I Am Desperately In Need Of Free Legal Aid. Many Horrible And Illegal Things Were Done To Me By Police And Others In The Legal System. Among Them Are Being Wrongfully Charged, Wrongfully Arrested, Assaulted By Police When Requesting A Lawyer, Threatened With Death, Held Illegally, Tortured, Assaulted By Inmates Under Instruction Of Police, And Forced To Plead Guilty Against My Will. Police, Lawyers, And Judges Are Involved. I Have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Since The Events, Have Been Unable To Function, And Am Barely Able To Function Now. I Have No Money. I Do Not Know Where To Go For Legal Help. Much Investigating Has To Be Done - Records Obtained, Witnesses Interviewed. They Have Destroyed My Life.

You can approach your local bar - bar organizations require that lawyers in private service perform some "pro bono" work.

The problem is that a lawsuit needs to be directed at discrete and identifiable entities - named people or organizations. It must also specify discrete acts and results of those acts.

"What kind of lawyer do I need?"

A civil lawyer.

"What is a legal aid office?"

There is no such thing. There are in certain cities organizations, and some of them use the name "Legal Aid" or some variation of that. These are private organizations using public funds to defend the rights of people who cannot afford their own lawyers.

You would also have to have some evidence backing up your claims, or a reasonable specific way to obtain it.