4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any reason, you must work closely using them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Listed here are four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're likely to reveal in their mind. Privilege means anything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all the information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they should help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are on time, whenever. In fact, because you may need to discuss very last minute details or be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any type of crime, it's important in order to prove to a legal court which you both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Can A Lawyer Join Them In Fraud?
Yes, lawyers can commit crimes just like anyone else.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
I Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Or Attorney In Miami As Soon As Possible But Dont Know Where To Start Looking. Any Recommendations?
I agree the bar is a good place for referral BUT that only filters down to the specialties and does not rate them or say how good they are.
I personally know many of them but having not personally used one can only suggest that asking others about their experience is the best and please make this a real problem and not just a way to make some money. There are tons of crooked lawyers willing to take those cases.
Child Custody Case Wasn'T Fair Yesterday?
Yesterday I Had A Court Case Involving My Daughter 10 And Son 8. 2 Days Before Christmas Of Last Year I Allowed My Children To Go Spend Time With Thier Grandmother And Father For The First Time In 8Yrs. They Where Never In The Kids Life Before Then. The Agreement Was That We Exchanged The Kids After New Years But When I Called Her To See When We Gonna Make The Exchange And Where We Was Gonna Meet And Also Asked Her To Send Her Address To My Phone The Grandmother Stopped Answering The Phone She Also Wasn'T Answering My Text Messages Anymore. I Found Out She Went Behind My Back And Filed For Custody With No Visitation Rights. I Then Went To The Address Thay Was On The Paper That The Grandmother Provided To Get My Children With Greenville N.C Police And They Told Me They Couldn'T Get Involved In Child Custody. So I Had To Wait For Court. Yesterday Custody Was Giving To The Grandmother Because I Didn'T Have A Lawyer The Judge Said I Didn'T Bring Enough Evidence. What Can I Do Now???
Okay, where to begin?
1) When children are born, *legally* the mother and father have equal rights.
2) When custody has not been established in court, the parents do not live together and are not married, and the case is brought to court: It is up to the parent who does NOT have physical custody (ie: the children living under their roof at that moment) to prove the other parent is unfit. What does that mean? It means that if your kids stayed at their house last night, YOU have to PROVE he's a bad dad, or it's a bad home, or a history of abuse, or that he can't support them.
And no, your word against his doesn't count as proof.
Legally, it's fair. The judge did what the law says he must. The police really can't get involved in custody disputes, and especially not based on your word. Morally... eh.
First and foremost, you need legal cousel. If you can't afford a lawyer, call 211 from your home phone, and they can tell you exactly who to call for help with that.
Beyond legal counsel... Proof is what you must have, or even the best lawyer in the world won't be able to help you.
What counts as proof? Well, if they've really lived with you, and only you, for 8 years, then you have lots of proof of his *neglect* and possible *abandonment*... Things like school and medical records, proving the children lived with you and you alone. Any prior settlements/agreements, either from court or in writing.
As for proving you didn't intend for the children to live with him... Unless you have something in writing, it will be a tough case.
1) You never, in 8? 10? years, thought to file for custody.
2) You sent your children to stay for months with a virtual stranger (relative or not).
3) You (apparantly) didn't get any kind of written record (including a temporary guardianship agreement allowing the children to be treated, medically, without you present)
4) You showed up in court without a lawyer, as if it were a minor thing like a traffic ticket.
Now, I'm not trying to judge you, but, honestly, this is what the JUDGE is going to be looking at, and I want you to know what you're up against. And it doesn't look good.
The ONLY thing you have going for you is the fact that he hasn't been in their lives. And even that is hard to prove. Once you prove they've lived with you, you still have to show that he hasn't been sharing summers, or overnight visits, and that you didn't just *send the kids to live with him* and then change your mind.
And if/when you prove that he is an unfit parent, you still have to prove to the judge that you can provide a stable home for them. Considering that 1-4 above will still be on his mind, that might be difficult.
Believe it or not, birthing/housing children (no matter how long) doesn't give you as many LEGAL rights as you think.
And only a lawyer can address all the OTHER hidden points of law not listed here.
In short? As the answer before me stated, get a lawyer. Which you should have done before it came to this. Otherwise, you won't get your kids back.
Please Tell Me About Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer?
My One Friend Is In Usa And He Is In Prison, He Asks Me To Search Lawyer? How Can I Get Best Lwyer In Usa.
This is an odd question, and to be perfectly honest you're making it seem like you're not even a U.S. resident... That being said, it doesn't matter who you contact, no defense lawyer will take you seriously. Plus - they'll require a retainer just to begin the defense proceedings, usually means a couple thousand dollars to start. In other words, don't bother searching for defense counsel. Let your Alabaman friend (who I'm betting you've never actually met besides cyber space) get his own attorney. Luckily, even if he can't afford a defense lawyer, he can be appointed a public defender at no cost to him. So relax, let it go.
How Much Does An Immigration Lawyer Cost?
I Am A Canadian Citizen And I Have Three Children. One Child Is With My Husband Who Is An American Citizen And The Other Two Are From A Previous Relationship. We Are Looking To Become Permanent Residents Of The Us. However I Need To Work. I Know The Ins And Outs Of The Process But I Am Wondering If I Should Invest In A Lawyer And How Much It Will Cost Me On Average.
I liked the other answer given and I have dealt with Immigration lawyers for years now and I can tell you that the ones that know what they are doing cost on average about $250 to $350 per hour. You do get what you pay for. We also attended the Catholic charties free legal sessions and they were helpful. More helpful if you go to www.uscis.gov to the forms section, fill out your own forms and then take them into the free lawyers for review. They will make suggestions, corrections and then you can do them and bring them back. Here where I live the free clinics are once a month. This will save you money although these free clinics are mostly for generalized advice and to get expert immigration advice in complicated cases it is recommended that you hire a good immigration attorney. Some of these lawyers will take the case for a flat fee and the contract outlines what they will do for that fee.
You can save money if you have all the documents needed in an organized folder (copies of ) Have all the birth certificates for you and each children, husband, copies of passports, copies of any paperwork that is applicable and that will allow the lawyer to be able to fill out the forms much faster. You can also offer to fill out the forms and have the lawyer sign them and review them as well and some lawyers will work with you on that too.
Normally if your ducks are in a row you can pay around $100 to $200 for a consultation and the lawyer will help you with an action plan. Some lawyers will do free consultations but once again you get what you pay for so I would call around and just keep your eyes open and don't use a notary or anything like that for this issue.
Attn Lawyers... Help! Condo/Small Business Advice?
I Am Starting A Small Graphic Design Business Out Of My Home (Or So I Thought.) I Live In A Condo Complex And As Far As I Understand It... I Can'T Register My Home Address As My Business Address. My Public Offering Statement Says:
Use Of Units:
3. No Industry, Business, Trade, Occupation, Or Profession Of Any Kind, And Whether Designed For Profit Or Otherwise, And Whether It Be Commercial, Religious, Educational Or Otherwise, And Whether Shall Be Conducted, Maintained, Or Permitted On Any Any Part Of The Property Or In Any Unit Therein (Except For Signs And Displays Place By The Declarent During The Sales Period), Nor Shall Any Unit Be Used Or Rented For Transient, Hotel Or Motel Purposes.
My Boyfriend Owns The Condo, I Pay Him Rent. I Won'T Be Having Clients Into My House, I Will Only Have Mail Sent To Me. Is This Okay? If Not, Can I Register A P.O. Box? I Work From Home Already But I Think It'S Time To Register With The State.
Help? You Can Also E-Mail Me- Katie_Trachte@Yahoo.Com
They mean running things like a store or commercial enterprise, not having what is in essence a home office and mail drop.
Do what you were planning to do. I dont see you as being awry of anything the condo restrictions place on the property.
An example of where you WOULD run awry would be.... open a viewing gallery in your living room and invite clients and the general public to view your work. THAT would a problem....