4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you want a legal professional at all, you have to work closely along with them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important methods to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're planning to reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - especially information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them to win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are on time, whenever. In fact, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any kind of crime, it's important so that you can prove to the legal court that you just both regret the actions and they are making strides toward increasing your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and included in the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Legal Question? Deadbeat Clients.?
I Rent Equipment To The Studios. It'S A New Business Located In Los Angeles County.. However I Have Been Stiffed On A Few Invoices. I Have A P.O. And Contact Info For The Producer And Company But What Can I Do To Get These Deadbeats To Pay Up? Can I Put A Lien Or Other Legal Action With Out Costing Too Much Money? I Don'T Want To Invest Too Much Chasing These Slime Bags Down. Or Do We Just Write Off The Loss In Taxes? Any Resource To Get The Deadbeat Company'S Name Out There So They Don'T Screw Any More People? Thank You So Much.
Your question is common among small businesses. Here's a few tips on how to take care of this matter yourself.
1. Make a photocopy of the first check you ever receive from a customer or if the customer's bank account changes, make a copy of subsequent checks, so you have their bank account number and bank.
2. In general, in California, if the amount in controversy is under $5000, a business may bring suit in small claims court of the County in which the business arrangement was made or executed (need to check jurisdiction with the small claims court). Individuals may bring suit for amounts up to $7500. Small Claims courts do not allow attorneys unless they are the defendant you are suing. Follow the rules given by the small claims court regarding service of the suit, etc. (follow the rules carefully or the case may get kicked and you have to start over again; they may even have a service to serve the lawsuit).
3. Prepare a simple business letter to the court, describing the facts and how you've been wronged and the precise dollar amount you've been damaged. List and attach any documentary evidence you have (proof of delivery, invoice, contract etc.) Include proof that the lawsuit was served, just in case the defendant fails to appear.
4. On the day of the small claims hearing, show up and hand in your letter brief and say you are there to answer any questions. The small claims court will rule then or send you a ruling by mail.
5. Once you have the ruling in your favor, contact the small claims court clerk and indicate you would like help to collect the judgment. The court should have a program for collection of small claims judgments. Fill out the appropriate forms, pay the clerk's fee, and give them the bank account number of the defendant that owes the judgment. The clerk will work with the sheriff to contact the bank and seize the money by court order. Once the clerk has the money, follow the rules to get it.
ALWAYS CHECK THE LOCAL SMALL CLAIMS COURT RULES.
- Include a mandatory binding arbitration clause in your agreement or terms and conditions for doing business with a customer.
- Also include interest charges for the maximum amount allowed by law for late payments, so that if you do have to go after a customer, you can get more money to cover some of the time and cost.
CONSULT A BUSINESS/CORPORATE ATTORNEY REGARDING CREATION OF THE PROPER CUSTOMER AGREEMENTS OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ABOVE GENERAL ADVICE.
I Have Insurance, But Should I Get An Attorney If I Was At Fault In An Accident And Two People Were Injured?
I Got A Ticket In An Accident. I Hit A Car Which Ran Into A Sanitation Vehicle. I Have Insurance, But I Am Scared That The Bodily Liability Will Run Out And These People Will Try To Get Further Restitution By Suing Me. I Am A Single School Teacher With No Assets. Will I End Up Paying These People For The Rest Of My Life? I Barely Make It As It Is.
You insurance will cover you and DEFEND you up to your policy limit. I am a bodily injury examiner and I can tell you that our job is to try to resolve your claim within your policy limit. You ALWAYS have the right to hire an attorney at your own expense to protect any assets you have outside of your policy limit. There are though several things you can do to protect yourself. Talk to you adjuster about completing an affidavit of no other insurance. This will let the injured party and/or their attorney know that you have no other applicable insurance coverage and that you weren't in the course or scope of your business. If the injured party is represented the attorney may ask you to complete a different affidavit that will ask questions regarding your savings and assets. As you stated, you don't have any; and don't worry, most people are in the same boat as you. Often times once an asset check is completed and it is determined that all you have are you policy limits most claims will settle within the limits of your policy. The other thing to keep in mind is you can always contribute out of pocket above your policy limit. This show of good faith, even if it only $100, sometimes is enough to get the claim settled. You adjuster can also provide you with details about the injuries being claimed. Are they soft tissue injuries or something more serious like a scar or fracture? Your adjuster is knowledgeable and should be able to help answer you questions about the status of your claim. And now that you have been experienced in a loss such as this which may exceed the value of your policy, consider increasing your limits. Remember, you have to protect yourself from the unknown.
Does Any One If The Prepaid Legal Services On Line Are Scams?
Is It Worth Using Them Or Do You Scam You? How Do You Know If They Are For Real?
Lawyers are licensed in specific states, not for the whole world. In most cases, you are being offered only advice, not representation, and the advice can be from anyone. Look at this site and you will see that over half of the answers are dead wrong and most of the rest are incomplete or misleading. That is what you would be getting. You would do better getting advice from your bartender. There are legitimate pre-paid legal services, but they tend to be local or regional. They offer very limited services for the most part and ultimately will save very little money.
About A Year Ago I Was Involved In A Car Accident. It Was My Fault,But The Damage Was Very Minor.The Person I Hit With My Car Was Fine,But Now She Filled An Injury Claim.My Insurance Knew The Whole Thing From The Beginning.I Was Wondering,Who Pays The Money,The Insurance Or Me?Or Do We Split ?
Your company will pay the claim up to the liability limits that you have. They have a duty to try to settle the claim at or below your limits so that you don't have to pay anything out of pocket.
I doubt you have anything to worry about as the average injury settlement is well below most minimum policy limits.
How To Find Out My Ex Husbands Attorney He Has Hired Regarding Our Child Support Case?
My Ex Husband Won'T Tell Me The Name Of An Attorney He Has Retained In Regards To Our Child Support Case. He Says He Won'T Tell Me The Name And Has Threatened Me With A No Contact Order If I Ask Him Anymore. I Know I Have A Right To Know In Case He Decides To Go To Court. I Have No Monetary Means Of Hiring An Attorney So I Believe I Have A Right To Know. What Are The Steps In Finding The Name? Thank You.
He's lying to you. He's playing you, and you bought it.
Any lawyer worth hiring would tell him to not hire a lawyer. If he does hire a lawyer, that's fine, because it won't matter at all. At least if you live in the us.
Child support is figured on a formula. The best lawyer can't change that.
I'm sure of it. The reason he won't give you the name is because he's lying.
Addition. You don't need to hire a lawyer either. Child support is a formula. It's set. So there's really nothing to argue about. Unless you think that he's going to try to hide income. But really, you can probably find out his true income as well as a lawyer can.
One more thing. No decent lawyer will go along with an attempt to hide income. I suppose there are some sleezy lawyers who might do it.
I Have To Go To Court On Tues For Unpaid Credit Card Bills. Should I Seek Legal Services?
In The Summons It Says I Can Go To Legal Services Beforehand If I Can'T Afford An Attorney. I Have No Job, No Money, No Bank Account And Absolutely No Way Of Paying These Bills. Is It Worth My While To Go? How Can Legal Services Help?
Yes, you should seek free legal help.
Please don't make the mistake of not showing up in court because you have no job, money or no way to pay. Don’t be a no-show in court under any circumstances whatsoever. People often make the huge mistake of not showing up because they think they’d loose anyway or because they can’t afford an attorney. Not showing up is the worst thing you can possibly do. Even if you are frightened....or you're sick with a 102 degree fever...or if you think that you'd loose, show up anyway! If you don't, the other side will get a default judgement and they will get this on THEIR terms. They will tack on all sorts of add-on fees and the amount of the judgment could end up being two or three times the actual amount of the debt.
Bring complete documentation of your living expenses and evidence that you are unemployed. Pay stubs and copies of bills. Sometimes you can get a very sympathetic judge, and he/she might refuse to grant a judgment and will tell you and your creditor to work it out yourselves. Even if the judge grants a judgment against you, you can get much more agreeable terms by showing up and explaining your hardship case.
Or....you can stay at home on the day of the court and watch cable tv instead...and the judge will grant a judgment against you that can be 2 to 3 times the actual amount of the debt.