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Father Custody Laws Without Parenting Plan?
My Husband Is Trying To Find Out If He Can Get His Daughter Because When His Ex Wife And Him Split Up Neither Made A Parenting Plan And The Ex Wife Took The Child. The Childs Now 5 And He Has To Ask Permission To See His Daughter. We Are Just Trying To Find Out If She Can Keep Him From Taking His Dauighter When He Wants To See Her?
I cannot believe a judge allowed a divorce without there being a custody plan in place for the child. That is incredibly unusual (as in it never happens--unless the judge didn't know the child existed, and if that's the case, they lied on the divorce papers). If the child has been with her mother for years and he simply takes the child without Mom's permission, it will be very easy for her obtain legal custody and to request/get an order requiring that any of his visitations from that point forward be supervised. He really doesn't want to have to have supervised visits. They need to go to court and get a custody/visitation plan.
I Have Costudy Of My 16 Year Old Son.I Still Have To Pay $300.00 Per Month In Alimony.I Get No Support.I No Longer Can Afford This.I Have Been Paying For 6 Months And Am Losing Everything.I Have No Extra Money To Hire A Lawyer.Please Help
You don't say a lot about your divorce settlement other than you pay $300 a month in alimony and receive no child support. bdancer's response about going to court to get the alimony changed or to receive support may be difficult. Alimony is not as freely awarded as it once was. If it is, the person getting it must not be very well off and I doubt they could afford support. Good luck, but I don't see how you could get anything done without a lawyer which you say you cannot afford.
I Have A Question For Lawyers Or Paralegals. (No Legal Advice)?
Ok I Am A Paralegal Student. I Am Having The Hardest Time Finding Out The Process In Which Evidence Is Admitted Into Court? I Have Been All Over The Federal Rules Of Evidence. I Know That A Judge Has To Approve The Evidence Right? Before It Can Be Admitted. I Also Know That The Opposing Party Can Object To The Evidence Being Admitted Into Court, And Of Course All Evidence Must Follow The Federal Rules To Be Admitted. But What Is The Actual Process. A Paralegal Cannot Admit Evidence Right? A Paralegal Can Only Get The Evidence In Order And Then Protect It For The Supervising Attorney Right? Also I Need To Know Where To Find This Information. I Am Trying To Learn Here Lol..So I Am Not Just Looking For A Quick Answer To My Question. I Would Like To Know Where I Can Find The Information. This Is For An Interview And Investigation Class, And The Text Box Gives No Information... Sorry So Long Winded Thanks.....
It depends on the type of legal work that is being done.
The evidence (documentary) can be attached to a pleading and needs to be authenticated with a declaration.
During trial, the attorney asks the witness about the particular piece of evidence (documentary) and then moves it to be admitted into evidence. An objection can be made by the opposing side (lack of foundation, hearsay, etc.) and then the judge rules.
When I Go To Court Tomorrow Can I Ask To Speak To The Prosecutor Or Ask For A Lawyer.
I Have A Court Date Tomorrow For D.W.I & Speeding 15Mph Over.I Have Asked For A Public Defender Was Told The Don't Supply Them(If You Can't Afford 1 They Will Apoint 1).I Already Postponed The First Date.I Don't Want To Just Take Whats Giving If It's To Harsh.I Admit I'm Wrong For This But I Was Only Slightly Above The Limit(No Excuse).I Am On A Set Income Of Disabilty & I Just Slide By.I Know This Is Wrong But I Don't Want To Be Rail Roaded Because I Have No Defense.Thank You.If It Matters I Live In Missouri(St.Louis).
Do not speak to the prosecutor about your case, you do not want to jeopardize incriminating yourself, they should have all they need to know for the case. Let the court know that you can not afford a lawyer and they will provide one, most public defenders have such a huge case load that it is hard for them to keep up with each case, so be sure to let the public defender know all the information that you can supply him/her that's not in the record.
Personal Injury Law Help ?
I Need Some Personal Injury Law Help. Where Should I Look Into ?
If you need get help with law in injury related stuff i suggest you can call to 855-993-4042. Got good info from them.
Construction Law...Without Going To School?
I'M A 20 Year Licensed Contractor In Los Angeles, Ca. Holding Five Cslb Classifications Including The Very Prestigious A-1 Engineering Class, At This Point In My Life I Would Like To End The Construction Portion Of The Biz And Learn As Much As Possible About Construction Law To Be Able To Work Along Side Of Licensed Construction Attorney'S Investigating, Inspecting And Documenting Alleged Construction Defects, Contract Breaches And Other Contractual Disputed Issues.
I'M Also A Nationally Certified (Icc) Building And Plumbing Inspector (Code Inspector) With The Same Credentials As Any City Inspector And I Have Several Other Very Credible Home Inspection Credentials See My Website At Www.Casafebuildings.Com
Books, On Line Classes, Any Idea To Help Me Learn As Much As Possible About Construction Law As I Continue To Work And Pay The Bills. I'M Hoping To Outright End The Construction Biz Before 2011 And Set Up As A 100% Building And Home Inspector And Investigator.
Any And All Advice Shall Be Appreciated!!!
Tony P. In Los Angeles, Ca.
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 classes/seminars etc. to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!)
Previous-poster "daaaave" is correct: You can't practice law without a law degree and a license to practice. daaaave has a good idea: If you are interested in the legal aspects of your work you should contact some construction law attorneys and offer your services as an expert witness. Experts can make great money and from the type of work you would like to do, it seems like it would be right up your alley.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. ANd the legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. 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. 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.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
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!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, 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 <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
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 have too many law schools. We are 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 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 just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
PLEASE DON'T YELL AT US!! WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS ON YAHOO ANSWERS IS CONSIDERED "YELLING" AND YOU MAY GET FLAMED FOR IT. We are just answering your question the best that we can with the limited amount of information that you have given us. That is no need to get defensive and start yellling at us.
(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.)