Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will see that there are loads of lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise which they specialize in your form of case. This can make the process of finding one with significant amounts of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the tips below it will be easy to limit your search to the right one out of almost no time. The initial step is to make a list of the lawyers that are listed in the area specializing in your needs. While you are which makes this list you need to only include those which you have a great vibe about depending on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down through taking a bit of time evaluating their internet site. There you should certainly find the number of years they have been practicing and some general information about their success rates. At this stage your list ought to have shrunken further to those that you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate quantity of experience. You should then take time to lookup independent reviews of each and every attorney. Make sure you browse the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The details in the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way that they connect to their clients and the length of time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, it is advisable to talk to at least the past three lawyers which have the credentials you would like. This will provide you with the time to genuinely evaluate how interested these are in representing you and your case. It is actually imperative that you follow many of these steps to ensure that you find someone which has the right level of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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I Want To Find Out What Rights A Grandparent Has. My Son And His Girlfriend Had A Baby. She Did Not Put My Son On The Birth Certificate, We Know He'S The Father. The Mom Stopped Letting My Son And The Rest Of The Family See The Baby Who Is Now 8 Months Old.
I Would Like To Have A Visitation Schedule, Now That She Is Old Enough To Be Away From Her Mother For A Few Hours.
Any Low Cost Suggestions?
First thing you need to do is establish paternity.
Get a court order for a paternity test. Then have the courts set visitation schedules. No one can keep your son from seeing his child.
You need to go to court it looks like and get some court orders.
Check with your local legal aid society. They provide low cost and in many cases no cost legal aid.
EDIT: Those folks that say grandparents DON'T have rights are WRONG: see below:
Grandparents in every state in the United States have rights, in some circumstances, to be awarded CUSTODY of their grandchildren or to be awarded court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren. Grandparents' rights are not constitutional in nature, nor did they exist at COMMON LAW. Recognition of grandparents' rights by state legislatures is a fairly recent trend, and most of the statutes have been in effect for less than 35 years.
Federal legislation may affect grandparents' rights, though these rights are based primarily on state law. Congress passed the Parental KIDNAPPING Prevention Act in 1980, which requires that each state give full faith and credit to CHILD CUSTODY decrees from other states. Federal legislation passed in 1998 also requires that courts in each state recognize and enforce grandparental visitation orders from courts in other states. All states have adopted a version of the Uniform Child Custody JURISDICTION and Enforcement Act ([UCCJEA] previously the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act), which requires courts in the state where a child resides to recognize and enforce valid child custody orders from another state. Though the UCCJEA is not a federal STATUTE, the provisions of this uniform law as adopted in each state are similar.
A number of courts have recently determined that state statutes providing visitation to grandparents are unconstitutional. The United States Supreme Court in the 2000 case of Troxel v. Granville determined that the Washington visitation statute violated the due process rights of parents to raise their children. This case and similar decisions by state courts have caused several state legislatures to consider bills that would modify or completely revise the visitation rights in those states. Grandparents who seek to attain visitation rights should check the current status of state legislation in their respective states.
Factors Considered for Custody or Visitation
Courts grant visitation or custody to grandparents only when certain conditions provided in the state statutes are met. Conditions for a grandparent to attain custody differ from those conditions required for visitation rights. A grandparent should be familiar with the conditions for either custody or visitation before determining whether to file a petition to request either from a court of law.
Best Interests of the Child
Courts in every jurisdiction must consider the "best interests of the child" when granting custody or visitation rights to a grandparent. In some states, the relevant statute provides a list of factors the court should considered when determining a child's best interests. Other states do not provide factors in the statute, but courts in those states have likely identified factors in custody and visitation cases interpreting the state statutes.
The following factors in determining the best interests of the child are among those included in state statutes and CASE LAW:
The needs of the child, including considerations of physical and emotional health of the child, the safety of the child, and the welfare of the child
The capability of the parents and/or grandparents to meet the needs of the child
The wishes of the parent(s) and the grand-parent(s)
The wishes of the child, if the child is capable of making decisions for himself or herself
The strength of the relationship between the grandparent(s) and grandchild
The length of the relationship between the grandparent(s) and grandchild
EVIDENCE of abuse or neglect by the parent(s) or grandparent(s)
Evidence of substance abuse by the parent(s) or grandparent(s)
The child's adjustment to the home, school, or community
The ability of the parent(s) or grandparent(s) to provide love, affection, and contact with the child
The distance between the child and the parent(s) or grandparent(s)
Requirements for Awarding Custody to Grandparents
STATUTORY provisions for child custody (termed "conservatorship" in a few states) are usually less specific than the statutes regarding grandparent visitation. Courts must first consider the relationship of the parent or parents with the child before considering whether granting custody to grandparent(s) is appropriate. Several states specifically include consideration of grandparents as custodians if both parents are deceased. If either or both parents are alive, courts in most states will presume that the parent of the child should retain custody. Grandparents must generally prove the parent(s) unfit in order to overcome the judicial presumption in favor of the parent. Even if the relationship between the grandparent and grandchild is strong, it is very difficult for a grandparent to attain custody of a grandchild against the wishes of the parent or parents.
Requirements for Awarding Visitation to Grandparents
State statutes providing visitation to grandparents generally require that a number of conditions occur before visitation rights can be granted. The marital status of the parents must be considered in a majority of states before a court will evaluate the relevant factors to determine if visitation is appropriate. In some of these states, the parents' marital status is considered only if the grandparent or grandparents have been denied visitation by the parents. In other states, marital status is considered only if the grandchild resided with the grandparents for a certain length of time.
A minority of states require that at least one parent is deceased before a court can award visitation to the parent of the deceased parent of the child. For example, a maternal grandparent in one of these states may be awarded visitation only if the mother of the child is deceased.
State statutes vary in their treatment of cases in which a grandchild has been adopted. In several states, ADOPTION by anyone, including a stepparent or another grandparent, terminates the visitation rights of the grandparent. In some states, adoption by a stepparent or another grandparent does not terminate visitation rights, but adoption by anyone else does terminate these rights. In other states, adoption has no effect on the visitation rights of grandparents, so long as other statutory requirements are met.
Once the statutory conditions for visitation are met, grandparents must establish the factors that courts may or must consider to grant visitation rights. In every state, grandparents must prove that granting visitation to the grandchild is in the best interest of the child. Several states also require that the court consider the prior relationship between the grandparent and the grandchild, the effect grandparental visitation will have on the relationship between the parent and child, and/or a showing of harm to the grandchild if visitation is not allowed.
Courts' Jurisdiction over Custody and Visitation Cases
Parties Residing in the Same State
Each state provides the appropriate venue which can make custody and visitation determinations in a case where all of the parties reside in the same state. Where a DIVORCE is pending, the appropriate venue for making a custody or visitation decision involving the grandparents and grandchildren is almost always the court HEARING the divorce proceedings. Some states require visitation petitions to be filed with another domestic relations suit. Some states also permit visitation requests after a domestic relations order has been rendered or as an original proceeding.
Parties Residing in Different States
If a child's parents and/or grandparents live in different states, one of several laws will determine the appropriate court to hear a custody or visitation case. If a valid custody or visitation DECREE has been entered in one state, the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act requires that another state must enforce and must not modify the decree. Another state may modify the decree only if the original state no longer has jurisdiction over the case or has declined jurisdiction to modify the custody or visitation decree. Congress amended this statute in 1998 to include a grandparent in the definition of "contestant."
If no state has made a valid custody determination, the provisions of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, as adopted by each state, will apply. A court in a particular state has power to hear a custody case if that state is the child's "home state" or has been the home state of the child within six months of the date the legal action was brought and at least one parent continues to reside in the state. Other situations include those in which a state with jurisdiction over a custody case declines jurisdiction or no other state may assert jurisdiction over the child.
Top Dui Lawyer Orange County?
Best advice is to ask a local attorney who does DUI defense only! Most will NOT charge for a first visit.
Whats A Good Name For A Search Engine?
I Need A Good Name For A Search Engine Website. I Have The Capital To Start An Internet Company I Just Cant Think Of A Catchy Name. I Like Names Like Google And Yahoo And Excite. I Just Cant Think Of Any Myself.
The naming of your business could be one of the most important decisions you will make. A name's originality and legal availability will create a real asset value of its own, as it becomes marketed and gains market acceptance.
The name you choose will become the focal point of all the benefits and features that relate to your business. Customers will be able to find and refer others to it in the future.
Since any names that are suggested here may already be owned by another party, I wanted to go a different route...
I suggest either hiring a name creation firm or get together with your friends and/or family and throw a "name party" & have everyone bounce some ideas around. Compile a listing of names that you like the best. Once you have that list, do as much free research as you can before you delve into comprehensive research.
I listed some links where you can do some preliminary name checking. However, please be aware that this is merely scratching the surface of what's out there.
Only comprehensive research will tell you if the name is truly available. But, these links are free & a great place to start, so I'd try them out first.
Comprehensive research consists of looking at marks that are similar in Sound, Appearance or Meaning in the pending & registered Federal AND State trademark files as well as the US National Common-Law files.
There are other sites that offer free searching capabilities in conjunction with their commercial services, so I'm not able to post those links due to the Yahoo! TOS. You'll also want to check domain names & yellow pages, so simply do a search for "free domain name search" and "national yellowpages" and the appropriate links will pop up.
Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!
So I'M About To Go Into My Senior Of High School And I Need To Start Thinking About Majors And College. I'M Thinking About Being A Corporate Lawyer, Which Means I Should Major In Business And Take Pre-Law In College.
What I Want To Know Is Do You Have To Have Really Good Writing Skills To Be A Lawyer? I'M Pretty Decent At Writing, I'M Also Taking Ap English Classes Too. Thank You!
Yeap - good writing skills are essential to being a lawyer. There will be a lot of written communication, written legal arguments, drafting etc.
If you want to be a corporate lawyer, unless you are litigation side (barrister), then you are solicitor side. Majority of corporate lawyers are solicitors - that means they dont go to court but rather meet with clients, determine their needs, draft legal documents, close deals etc.
Being good at writing should also mean being good at reading comprehension - you will be reading a lot of materials including convoluted cases etc.
Writing and reading comprehension are both parts of the LSAT as well.
Where Can You Find A &Quot;Cheap&Quot;Traffic Offense Lawyer?
Need Traffic Attorney For Union, Kenilworth, And Elizabeth,Nj
Three different jurisdictions? Were you running from the law? Best bet is to ask around with friends, co-workers, etc. If you go with an advertisement or even Bar Association listing, you have no clue what you are getting.
Why Do Big Companies Have A Whole Team Of Lawyers?
What Is Wrong With Just 1 Lawyer Defending Them?
a large company will have many lawyers because lawyers specialize in different things.
one or two for contracts
one or two for criminal
one or two for HR and so on
think of it as the doctors office, you see your general practitioner who then sends you to a specialist.