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Does Power Of Attorney Give Custody?
Yes My Dad Gave My Sister Power Of Attorney For Me And My Brother For School And Such Because He Was Moving, Does That Give Her Custody Over Us?
Not exactly. An order of custody signed by a judge or commissioner would give your sister legal custody.
Power of attorney gives your sister the authority to make all decisions on behalf of your father. This would absolutely stand up in court. Your father can revoke the POA at any time but as long as the POA is in place your sister has constructive custody of you and can do anything that your father would be able to do. If there was an actual custody order in place, your father would have to go back to court and ask a judge to return custody to him.
Right To Work Laws. Yes Or No?
I have no experience with any right to work laws since Washington State is an At Will Employment State. But if Right to Work means that I would not be compelled to join a union in order to keep my job then I am all for it.
It's one thing to apply for a job that is already unionized and have to join the union if hired. But for a place to go union after the fact and compel those that didn't want to be in a union to join the union is wrong any way you slice it. It doesn't matter if the union is probably a better thing for the worker, if the worker is an otherwise good employee an out side entity has no right to terminate his/her employment if they don't want to join the union. Conversely that same employee has no right to any of the union benefits that the union members are entitled to unless he/she opt to join.
And yes I am against unions but I am more against being compelled to join a union as a condition of continued employment. If a person wants to join a union, fine, that is their choice but it should also be a choice not to join a union without fear of loosing your job.
I Filed For Custody Of My Son And Retained A Lawyer. Will My Ex Be Able To Fight It By Getting Legal Aid?
I Have Never Used Legal Aid And Just Wondered If They Defend Against Custody Petitions Or If You Only Qualify If You Are The One Filing The Petition. In Other Words, Do They Provide Defense In A Custody Case Or Just Offense.
Your ex can fight your petition pro se (representing him/herself), with an attorney, or pro se with assistance from legal aid. Legal aid does not typically provide a defense. Rather, they provide their clients with help filing answers and motions. Legal aid will help your ext prepare for the hearing, too.
In the end, custody won't be determined by anything more or less than what is in the best interests of your son.
What Do Property Lawyers Do?
Hi, I Am A Teenager And My Ambition Is To Become A Lawyer. Not That Kind Who Fights In The Court But Those Who Must Be Present During The Signing Of Contracts For The Sale Of Houses Or Shops. What Is The Job Scope Of A Property Lawyer? Is It True That It Is A Breeze If No Problems Crop Up?
You would work with the title insurance company, make sure title is clear. Check for easements. Review the loan documents and protect your clients.
I did a few. Not a huge career. It is a breeze most times. Money is fair, but I found it boring. I have spent the last twenty years doing criminal law, and court is the best part of it. Out thinking the other attorney and even a judge or two. I love it.
Legal Consent Laws In Washington State?
I Am 17 And The Person I'M Interested In Dating Just Turned 23. The Only Thing That'S Stopping Me From Pursuing The Interest Is Legal Consent Laws. I Really Don'T Want To Get Him In Trouble. I'Ve Researched Washington'S Legal Consent Laws And Have Only Found That The Legal Consent Age Is 16. Sooo, Does That Mean We Should Be Safe?
You should be fine since you are 17 but the law is not written in your favor. The legal age of consent is 18, not 16.
The age of consent in Oregon is 18. Sexual offenses are defined under the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 163. With regards to age only, the following offenses are defined.
18 - Consent for all laws.
Under 18 - Defined as Sexual Abuse 3 (Class A Misdemeanor)
Under 16 - Defined as Rape 3 / Sodomy 3 (Class C Felony) (ORS 163.245)
Under 14 - Defined as Rape 2 / Sodomy 2 (Class B Felony)
Under 12 - Defined as Rape 1 / Sodomy 1 (Class A Felony)
Additionally, Oregon has a 3 year rule defined under ORS 163.345. However, this does not apply to Rape 1, or Sodomy 1, effectively limiting the age to 12. However, a person can still be charged with Sexual Misconduct (Class C Misdemeanor) under ORS 163.445, if the victim was under 15 years old.
163.315 Incapacity to consent; effect of lack of resistance.
(1) A person is considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act if the person is:
(a) Under 18 years of age;
(b) Mentally defective;
(c) Mentally incapacitated; or
(d) Physically helpless.
(2) A lack of verbal or physical resistance does not, by itself, constitute consent but may be considered by the trier of fact along with all other relevant evidence.
163.435 Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
(1) A person 18 years of age or older commits the crime of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor if:
(a) Being a male, he engages in sexual intercourse with a female under 18 years of age; or
(b) Being a female, she engages in sexual intercourse with a male under 18 years of age; or
(c) The person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person under 18 years of age or causes that person to engage in deviate sexual intercourse.
(2) Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor is a Class A misdemeanor.
163.445 Sexual misconduct.
(1) A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if the person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with an unmarried person under 18 years of age.
(2) Sexual misconduct is a Class C misdemeanor.
163.345 Age as a defense in certain cases.
(1) In any prosecution under ORS 163.355, 163.365, 163.385, 163.395, 163.415, 163.425, 163.427 or 163.435 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(2) In any prosecution under ORS 163.408, when the object used to commit the unlawful sexual penetration was the hand or any part thereof of the actor and in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(3) In any prosecution under ORS 163.445 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense if the victim was at least 15 years of age at the time of the alleged offense.
There is an affirmative defense but that only works if he is minimum 3 years older than you. It is a risk having sex with him at this age but it is highly doubtful anyone would report him or you.
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Who Wd B The Best Person 2 Ask 4 An Attorney Recommendation?
A Docor? A Cop? Who? I Need 2 Talk 2 A Lawyer About Sumthin But I Dont Just Wanna Pick A Random 1 Out Of The Fone Book. No Wat I Mean?
Lawyers know other lawyers. They know who is good and who is not. I agree that calling from a phone book is not necessarily a good starting place.
I am a lawyer myself and I know how hard it is for people to find good lawyers.
Here is what I would do if I were you. Look in one of the attorney directories (martindale-hubbell or superlawyers, etc.). However, call a lawyer who does something different than what you need. For example, if you need a criminal defense lawyer, call a family lawyer or a tax lawyer and ask for a few names of good criminal defense lawyers. If you need a divorce attorney, call a criminal lawyer or a tax lawyer. By calling someone who does NOT do what you need, you will guarantee that he or she will not try to take your case, but will be willing to give you a few names of attorneys he or she knows who are good.
Also, lawyers LOVE to refer things to other lawyers. This is because they hope that they other lawyers will refer people back to them. After all, lawyers make money from clients and the more they get, the more they make.
Good luck. If you have a specific need for a lawyer and want some more detailed thoughts, let me know.