Finding An Experienced Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise they specialize in your kind of case. This will make the process of finding one with a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it is possible to narrow down your pursuit to the right one out of almost no time. The initial step is to make a listing of the lawyers which are listed in your area specializing in your needs. When you are which makes this list you must only include those which you have an effective vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find how many years they have been practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this time your list should have shrunken further to the people which you felt had professional websites and an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then take time to look up independent reviews for each attorney. Be sure you browse the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The data inside the reviews will give you an idea of the way that they connect with their customers and the time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, you will need to talk with no less than the final three lawyers which may have the credentials you are looking for. This will provide you with enough time to truly evaluate how interested they can be in representing you and the case. It can be important to follow many of these steps to ensure that you find a person that has the best measure of experience to help you get the very best outcome.
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Divorce Proceedings..... Second Thoughts?
I Am 36 And Have Been Married To My Husband For The Last 15 Years. Last Year I Filed For Divorce, With His Mutual Consent, After We Had Begun To Drift Apart. We Have 4 Children Together And Recently As The Proceedings Draw To A Close And The Finalization Comes Nearer I Have Begun To Have Second Thoughts.
Though He Agreed To This, This Past Christmas He Attempted To Reconcile, Declaring His Love For Me. However, I Rebuffed His Declaration... Which Now I Find Myself Regretting. We Will Be Legally Divorced By This Time Next Week And All I Can Think About Is How It Is A Mistake.
I Don'T Know What To Do. Do I Speak With Him? If By Some Grace Of God He Was Willing To Reunite, Can We Call Off The Divorce Or Is It Already Final And Should We Walk Away?
Nothing is final until the hearing is over and the Judge puts his scrawl on your divorce papers. Go see your husband and tell him how you now feel.
My second wife didn't want the divorce either. But she kept her mouth shut and led me to believe she really did want it. So I didn't try and talk her out of it like I wanted to. Imagine my horror 27 years later to discover the fact that the biggest regret I have in my entire life could have been avoided. I wish we had never gone through with that damn divorce and had worked it out.
I wish you luck. Go save your marriage.
Opening A Law Firm Question?
If You Open A Law Firm And Put All The Money Up Do You Make More Money Than The Other Lawyers In The Office, Do You Take A % Of The Money They Make For Working In The Office? (Once Established)
It depends on what kind of firm you are in. Some types of lawyers (criminal attorneys for example) are prohibited from working on a contingency (%) basis so they charge by the hour if they are in private practice and work for a salary if they work for the State or Government. If you work in other types of law, what you make is highly dependent on how well you are known, the rates you can demand for your specialty and how hard you work and whether you can generate business. Generally associates (non-partners) in a law firm get a salary. They may or may not be eligible for bonuses based on how much money they or the firm generates on top of that. In partnerships, the partners agree between them how to split profits. In a solo firm, your income is dependent on how much you collect and how much you spent getting there. Most young lawyers don't have enough business to start their own firms, and running a firm is a very different talent set than being just a good lawyer, so must lawyers work for established firms earning a salary while surrounded by people who can help them learn and become better lawyers.
In a solo firm, it takes a lot of work to make money but it's easy to loose your shirt in it and you are constantly out there having to drum up new business vs. practicing law and making money and it takes a lot of time and contacts and hard work to get it up and running. Normally if you are that good, a firm will pay you to work for it so you can focus on practicing law and not having to fix the copier and take time to deal with invoices and faxes.
I Have A Dui Court Date On Tues. Does It Matter If My Lawyer Goes To Court For Me, Or If I Am Present As Well?
I Had A Dui In Riverside County, California. I Blew A .18 At The Cop Car, And Then Blew At The Police Station 2 Hours Later (I Dont Know What I Blew There). I'M An Out Of State Student That Moved Here To Do An Internship In The Health Field. I Am 23.
I Hired A Lawyer Who Is Going To Enter My Plea Of Guilty On Tuesday. The Lawyer Can Go On My Behalf, Which Is Great Because The Court Is 3 Hours From Where I Currently Live And I Have A Really Stressful Internship I Am Doing That I Would Have To Leave For A Day.
My Gut Feeling Says That It Looks More Responsible To A Judge If I Am Present As Well, But I Heard Others Say It Makes No Difference. Has Anyone Been In This Situation And Has Some Advice?
Please, No Awful Answers...There'S No Way To Express How Sorry I Am And How Much Stress I Have Faced Because Of This.
For those who don't know, California permits defendants in misdemeanor cases to appear through counsel. No warrant will be issued for your arrest. In most courts, the sentence for a first time DUI is pretty standard, and I would assume your attorney has already told you what the sentence will be. That will not change, whether you are there or not. If your attorney thought it would be better for you to be there, he would have told you so. While it is true that a DUI can have lots of collateral consequences, your appearance in court is not going to change that.
How Do I Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer For My Father'S Death?
In May 2012, My Father Was Hit By A Car When Riding His Bicycle, He Later Died. We Have A Lot Of Unanswered Questions And No Idea Where To Start. How Can I Find A Legit Lawyer, In My Area, That I Can Trust Wont Take Advantage Of Me And My Family? How Do I Go About Finding The Best Lawyers?
You select a couple of lawyers and you interview them
You look up their record (public record)
You talk it over
And the prosecutor will handle this anyway, not you
You would need to sue the drivers insurance company in civil court
And if death occurred this is not a personal injury case it is a wrongful death case
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.