Finding A Skilled Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will see that there are numerous lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise they focus on your kind of case. This can make the whole process of finding one with quite a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the tips below it is possible to limit your research to the correct one out of very little time. Step one is to produce a selection of the lawyers which can be listed in your town focusing on your situation. When you are which makes this list you must only include those that you may have a good vibe about according to their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down if you take a bit of time evaluating their internet site. There you should be able to find the number of years they are practicing and several general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list should have shrunken further to those that you simply felt had professional websites and an appropriate volume of experience. You ought to then spend some time to check out independent reviews for each attorney. Make sure to look at the reviews instead of just depending on their overall rating. The data in the reviews gives you a concept of how they connect to the clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are taking care of. Finally, you will want to meet up with no less than the past three lawyers which have the credentials you are searching for. This will provide you with the time to genuinely evaluate how interested they can be in representing both you and your case. It can be vital that you follow many of these steps to actually find a person which has the best amount of experience to obtain the best possible outcome.
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What Is Commercial Law About?
I Am An Business Marketing Undergrad Taking A Commercial Law Module Next Semester. What Topics Would I Be Covering? How Do I Do Well For Them?
I hope your course is better than the course I took. It was all about memorizing the Uniform Commercial Code, with absolutely no thought to what any of it might mean for a business!
Are Some Places On The Web Where You Pay For Legal Information?
Some Of The Places On The Web Say If U Pay $ U Can Find Out Back Ground Checks,Almost Any Thing & Etc On People. Is This Really True Or A Rip Off?
When you pay $$$ to these people, you are, in effect, hiring a private investigation company. You would be better to use a P.I. who you can talk to face to face and ask him to what extent he can go to get the information you need. Some of these web companies can only get up to a certain level of information and do not have the authority to probe further.
Personally, I'd feel safer with a face to face meeting than one in which the other person is faceless and can leave you hanging at any moment after you give them your credit card number. How would you track them down?
You can find P.I.s in your area by looking in the phone book.
Any Lawyers Or Insurance Agents Out There?
I Won A Long Fought Small Claims Case. The Lady I Sued Has Insurance, Business Insurance, Not Car Related. 8 Months Ago Her Insurance Company Denied The Claim. I Went To Small Claims And Won. Doesn'T The Insurance Company Now Have To Pay Me If I Send Them A Copy Of The Final Judgment? I Also Won On Her Appeal, So Its Final. Thank You.
Congratulations on winning your case in small claims court.
You did not tell us about the nature of the lawsuit. Was this pertaining to a car accident? Or was this pertaining to something else?
You say the insurance company “denied” the claim. Why? Did they deny the claim because they believe their insured was not at fault? Or did they deny the claim because the incident was “not covered” under that type of insurance policy?
You mentioned the lady had “business” insurance. But if this pertained to an auto accident, then her business insurance would probably not apply. Auto accidents would be covered by her auto liability insurance company. There would be no coverage for auto accidents under her general liability policy or BOP policy.
You say you have a judgment against the person that you sued. It is that person who needs to pay you. If they do not voluntarily pay you, then you will need to force payment. Usually this involves getting a Writ of Execution, and getting a Sheriff involved, etc. But you would need to first identify where to locate her non-exempt assets, like her bank account, for example.
If the lady has insurance that affords coverage, then perhaps her insurance would pay the judgment? However, the lady would have been required to promptly report the lawsuit to her insurance company (assuming they had coverage), and then her insurance company would defend the lawsuit, and pay any judgment. Thus, if the foregoing is all true, then the insurance company would already know about the judgment, and probably pay the claim.
If the insurance company did not know about the lawsuit because their insured failed to notify them, then they would probably deny coverage. All claims and lawsuits must be reported right away, and when that doesn’t happen, then the insurance company can say their position has been prejudiced and deny coverage.
More than likely, the involved insurance company does not afford coverage in this matter. If the lady reported this to her business insurance rather than her auto insurance, then perhaps there is another insurance company affording coverage for auto? Again, you did not tell us the nature of the dispute, so we do not know if this involved an auto accident or not.
I suggest you contact the defendant, and ask her when you can expect payment.
Legal Question? Lawyers Help Needed.?
I Am Getting Ready To Buy A House. My Girlfriends ***** Of A Mom Put This Stupid Idea In Her Head To Get A Receipt For Her Half Of The Payment Every Month. The House Is In My Name Only. If We Were To Split Up She Thinks That She Would Be In Titled To Part Of The House Because Of These Receipts. Is This True? I Live In Ohio In Case Anyone Was Wondering.
Better be careful . If you buy the house, even though it is in your name, if her payment goes toward the mortgage she is helping pay off equity. So, buy the house yourself, in your name only and charge your girl friend rent. Make sure that the girl's name never appears on any mortgage payment receipt from the lender.You should get expert opinion from a real estate attorney.
What'S The Divorce/Custody Process In Pa?
I Was Married In Nj 1 Yr An 7Mo. Ago And We Now Currently Live In Pa. Things Are Really Rocky And I Know It Won'T Change. He Agree'S On The Divorce And We Really Dont Own Anything (We Rent, Separate Bank Accts., We Have No Debt Together) We Cant Afford Fancy Lawyers. And I Think The Only Bump In The Road Of This Process Would Be The Custody Of Our Son. I'M In Agreement Of Visitations Because My Son Has Right To Know His Father, But I Want Full Custody. Maybe This Is Wishful Thinking But I Think This Is A Mutual Agreement That Will Go Smoothly. Any Thoughts On How I Can Get Started? Will I Need A Lawyer Or Can I Do This Process On My Own?
State Divorce Laws: Pennsylvania
Residency and Filing Requirements: In order to file for a divorce in Pennsylvania, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. If the court discovers it does not have jurisdictional rights to hear the case it will not be accepted or it will eventually be dismissed. The requirements are as follows:
Either spouse must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania for at least six months prior to filing. A proceeding for divorce or annulment may be brought in the county: 1.where the defendant resides; 2.if the defendant resides outside of this Commonwealth, where the plaintiff resides; 3.of matrimonial domicile, if the plaintiff has continuously resided in the county; 4.prior to six months after the date of final separation and with agreement of the defendant, where the plaintiff resides or, if neither party continues to reside in the county of matrimonial domicile, where either party resides; or 5.after six months after the date of final separation, where either party resides. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3104)
Grounds for Filing: The Complaint for Divorce must declare the appropriate Pennsylvania grounds upon which the divorce is being sought. The appropriate lawful ground will be that which the parties agree upon and can substantiate, or that which the filing spouse desires to prove to the court. The divorce grounds are as follows:
Mutual consent.--The court may grant a divorce where it is alleged that the marriage is irretrievably broken and 90 days have elapsed from the date of commencement of an action under this part and an affidavit has been filed by each of the parties evidencing that each of the parties consents to the divorce.
Irretrievable breakdown.-- The court may grant a divorce where a complaint has been filed alleging that the marriage is irretrievably broken and an affidavit has been filed alleging that the parties have lived separate and apart for a period of at least two years and that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
1.Committed willful and malicious desertion, and absence from the habitation of the injured and innocent spouse, without a reasonable cause, for the period of one or more years. 2.Committed adultery. 3.By cruel and barbarous treatment, endangered the life or health of the injured and innocent spouse. 4.Knowingly entered into a bigamous marriage while a former marriage is still subsisting. 5.Been sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two or more years upon conviction of having committed a crime. 6.Offered such indignities to the innocent and injured spouse as to render that spouse's condition intolerable and life burdensome. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3301)
Counseling or Mediation Requirements: The court may order the parties to attend an orientation session to explain the mediation process. Thereafter, should the parties consent to mediation, the court may order them to mediate such issues as it may specify.
The court shall adopt local rules for the administration of the mediation program to include rules regarding qualifications of mediators, confidentiality and any other matter deemed appropriate by the court.
The court shall not order an orientation session or mediation in a case where either party or child of either party is or has been a subject of domestic violence or child abuse at any time during the pendency of an action under this part or within 24 months preceding the filing of any action under this part.
The Supreme Court shall develop model guidelines for implementation of this section and shall consult with experts on mediation and domestic violence in this Commonwealth in the development thereof. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3302 and 5303)
Filing Spouse Title: Plaintiff. The Plaintiff is the spouse who initiates the filing procedure with the family law or domestic relations court.
Non-Filing Spouse Title: Defendant. The Defendant is the spouse who does not file the initial divorce papers, but rather receives them by service.
Court Name: Court of Common Pleas, __________ County, Pennsylvania. This is the Pennsylvania court where the divorce will be filed. The court will assign a case number and have jurisdictional rights to facilitate and grant the orders concerning, but not limited to: property and debt division, support, custody, and visitation. The name of the court is clearly represented at the top of all documents that are filed.
Primary Documents: Complaint for Divorce and Decree of Divorce. These are the essential documents needed to start and finalize a divorce according to Pennsylvania law. There are anywhere from ten to twenty other documents that may be required throughout the filing process. A few other documents that are typically filed during the process are: Affidavit of Verification, Domestic Relations Income and Expense Statement, Notice to File Social Security Numbers, Marital Settlement Agreement , Acknowledgement, and Praecipe to Transmit Record.
Court Clerk's Title: County Clerk's Office of the Court of Common Pleas. The clerk or the clerk's assistants will be the people managing your paperwork with the court. The clerk's office will keep the parties and the lawyers informed throughout the process in regards to additional paperwork that is needed, further requirements, and hearing dates and times.
Property Distribution: Since Pennsylvania is an "equitable distribution" state, the marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is fair. The court will encourage the parties to reach a settlement on property and debt issues otherwise the court will declare the property award.
In an action for divorce or annulment, the court shall, upon request of either party, equitably divide, distribute or assign, in kind or otherwise, the marital property between the parties without regard to marital misconduct in such proportions and in such manner as the court deems just after considering all relevant factors, including: 1.The length of the marriage. 2.Any prior marriage of either party 3.The age, health, station, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability, estate, liabilities and needs of each of the parties. 4.The contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party. 5.The opportunity of each party for future acquisitions of capital assets and income. 6.The sources of income of both parties, including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits. 7.The contribution or dissipation of each party in the acquisition, preservation, depreciation or appreciation of the marital property, including the contribution of a party as homemaker. 8.The value of the property set apart to each party. 9.The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage. 10.The economic circumstances of each party, including Federal, State and local tax ramifications, at the time the division of property is to become effective. 11.Whether the party will be serving as the custodian of any dependent minor children.
Lien.-The court may impose a lien or charge upon property of a party as security for the payment of alimony or any other award for the other party.
Family home.-The court may award, during the pendency of the action or otherwise, to one or both of the parties the right to reside in the marital residence.
Life insurance.-The court may direct the continued maintenance and beneficiary designations of existing policies insuring the life or health of either party which were originally purchased during the marriage and owned by or within the effective control of either party. Where it is necessary to protect the interests of a party, the court may also direct the purchase of, and beneficiary designations on, a policy insuring the life or health of either party. (Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes - Title 23 - Sections: 3501, 3502, 3505)
Spousal Support: Not all cases involve support from one spouse to the other. The obligation of one spouse to support the other financially for a temporary or permanent basis is decided on a case-by-case basis as agreed to by the parties or at the court's discretion.
Where a divorce decree has been entered, the court may allow alimony, as it deems reasonable, to either party only if it finds that alimony is necessary.
Factors relevant in determining whether alimony is necessary and in determining the nature, amount, duration and manner of payment of alimony, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including: 1.The relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties. 2.The ages and the 3.The sources of income of both parties, including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits. 4.The expectancies and inheritances of the parties. 5.The duration of the marriage. 6.The contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party. 7.The extent to which the earning power, expenses or financial obligations of a party will be affected by reason of serving as the custodian of a minor child. 8.The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage. 9.The relative education of the parties and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment. 10.The relative assets and liabilities of the parties. 11.The property brought to the marriage by either party. 12.The contribution of a spouse as homemaker. 13.The relative needs of the parties. 14.The marital misconduct of either of the parties during the marriage. The marital misconduct of either of the parties from the date of final separation shall not be considered by the court in its determinations
Can Criminal Attorneys Become District Attorneys?
Or Is There A Clause That Says They Can't? Or, Is It Just A Pretty Stupid Thing To Do?
I'm assuming that you mean criminal defense attorneys becoming the politically elected district attorney.
Many assistant district attorneys (not politically elected, but hired by the DA's office) were once criminal defense attorneys, and many politically elected district attorneys were likewise defense attorneys, but the politically elected ones would do well to have prosecution experience, because otherwise it would be a good attack ad by the other side saying that you're only experience in criminal law was defending criminals and not trying to put them in jail.