4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you want a lawyer for any excuse, you need to work closely along with them as a way to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're going to need your help. Here are four important strategies to help your legal team help you 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 kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - particularly 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 pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they have to enable them to win. 3. Show Up Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are on time, each and every time. In reality, because you may want to discuss last minute details or perhaps be extra prepared for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in just about any crime, it's important so that you can prove to the legal court that you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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Who Are The Best Slip And Fall Attorneys?
Keep this in mind...you sue someone for slip and fall, they will have their lawyer present. Their lawyer will hire someone like me who is a licensed private investigator to investigate.
It is VERY hard to prove that you slipped and fell as a result of negligence on the defendant. Fail to prove your case then the defendant becomes the plaintiff and sues you. It is VERY easy for them to win their lawsuit. Usually double what you were going after.
Remember the burden of proof falls to you as the plaintiff. You better have a dam good case otherwise your going to be out a lot of money.
In Getting A Criminal Defense Attorney, Would It Be Better To Get An Attorney That Knows The Judges Well≫?
My Family Member Is Involved In A Felony Case, And I Am Currently Seeking An Attorney To Solve The Case. I Have Heard That Finding A Local Attorney That Knows The Judge Well Would To Our Advantage, At The Same Time I Have Heard Opposite Opinion That Attorneys Who Knows The Judge Would Be Less Inclined To Fight Aggresively For The Clients Rights Since He/She Would Want To Maintain A Good Relatinoship With The Da And The Judge. I Have Looked Up And Met A Few Lawyers, And Pretty Much Have 2 Candidates To Decide: A Local Attorney With More Than 20 Years Of Experience And Knows The Judge Really Well, And An Aggressive Young Attorney ( She Just Got Out Of Law School Last Year) Which Seems To Be Able To Fight For Our Rights. Of Course The Fees For The First Attorney Differs The Second One By $1000. Which Attorney Would Put Us In A Better Place? This Is My First Time To Ever Seek And Hire An Attorney, So Any Advice On The Issue Will Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks!
Been there done that several times. Every time, even as recently as two months ago, I went with the cheaper attorney and every single time it has cost more in the long run than it would have with the more experienced attorney.
The less experienced attorney may miss things which become instinctive to a seasoned lawyer.
I think of it as a 17 year old driver and a 40 year old driver. The 17 year old may pay attention to everything that’s going on and seem much more alert. The seasoned person may seem not as focused on every little nuance. Thing is on the big matters there won’t be much of a difference IMO. Both will keep it between the lines and stop and go when required. But if things come up during the course of events it will be instinctive for the seasoned person to reply correctly and immediately.
I have never saved money or time in the long run by selecting a lawyer from the bottom shelf. I wouldn’t pick the best in the state, but the best in the locality, well, there is a reason for that. And even a more seasoned attorney is not blind to market demands and what others are charging. They aren’t gong to price themselves out of business but their business experience may allow them to price it more realistically. (for example, they know of expenses from the get go that may be incurred whereas the person trying to ‘land’ the client may have fees they don’t know of, yet)
Knowing the local players (judge, DA, maybe officers) only helps in the long run. I work with these same players everyday, all day. It is in the clients best interest when people return my calls, agree to meet with me, give me the benefit of the doubt when I have a history of trust with them. A common misconception, among many, are that they are all in some conspiracy or that they are like the Masons and it’s some secret club. All of that it is insane.
About knowing the judge. Sure, if you spend hundreds of hours in front of the same judge it helps enormously. Some judges are more strict, some hate various types of offense, some judges won’t allow weekend jail time or work release, some judges are more prone to believe whatever the police officers say. Other judges are the opposite of all of these. While others are more receptive to constitutional case law, some to state case law, some want to hear the drama of the incident, some want to hear repentance – others don’t.
Knowing the parties going often flags when you need to get a continuance, or what trial strategy to use.
Otherwise it would be like going to a brand new hair stylist every month.
Bottom line, I think in general you will save more time, money and be happier with the results by using a more experienced attorney.
The Model Rules of Professional Responsibility are strict and unforgiving. Knowing the judge isn’t going to change the facts and the judge must weigh the facts and apply the law. They must and everyone knows it. If they don’t or do it wrong the DA or the defense will appeal to the judge’s bosses, the court of appeals and no judge wants to be overruled.
Child Custody Case?
Ok This Is What Happend ..I Havent Seen My Child In 2 Years And I Like 1200 Miles Agay And My _X_ Has The Child And She Is Now In Jail For Posesion Atempt To Deliver And Child Neglect With Injurey. And The Stat Appointed Me A Lawyer And A Good One At That. But What I Want To Know Is Do You Think That I Will Get The Kid Because Iam Going To Try And Fight For Him And They Are Making It To Be That He Had To Beleft In Foster Care Till This Is All Over With.???? Can Someone Tell Me Something?
The fact that you have not seen your child in 2 years means you are not a fit father in the eyes of the law...regardless of how that happened. Unless you can PROVE she moved without forwarding address to you so you had no clue where the kid was, you might not get him.
See, in order for you to be deemed a fit parent, you need to have been prepared to move heaven and earth to find that child and pay for the care and feeding of him and BE a part of his daily life. You let 2 years of that go by, making you not very caring. Foster care is what happens when the child has been forgotten by you and abused by it's legal custodial parent.
You needed to have contact and frequent communications with the child. If you did not do that, you come off looking bad. Distance cannot be the excuse. The courts demand the parent must WANT their child BEFORE bad things happen to the other parent...not after. Your ex has done her best to mess up this kid's head and give him an unhealthy childhood, which you failed to protect.
YOU need to step up and show responsibility but by not having enough money to afford a lawyer, this also indicates you're either a kid yourself, an ex-convict, an uneducated loser, merely a sperm donor ...either way, you need to get your life in order to enable you to be WORTHY of this child you fathered.
Right now, the child is better off in a stable home environment that you may not be qualified to provide. That's how the court sees things.
I Want To Get Divorce. How I Know If Im Eligible To Apply With Legal Aid.?
How Can I Know If I Eligible To Apply With Legal Aid? I Tried To Call Them But They Will Need To Go Through A Small Test Which Asking My Gross Income And Tax Etc. Do They Have A Rate That I Eligible To Apply? Normally How Low Is The Income That Will Meet Their Standard. If I Divorce, Will It Affect My Uk Residency? We Already Live Apart Almost One Year.
There are Citizens Advice Bureau offices througout the UK and they are superb at answering questions just like this. Go to the nearest one to you. They are fantastic, And it's free.
Hope this helps
Breach Of Custody Agreement?
My Ex And I Have A 4 Year Old Child Together And We Split 3 Years Ago. During This Time We Went To Court And Reached A Joined Custody Agreement. Within Said Agreement It Clearly States That Drug And Alcohol Use Are Prohibited While Our Child Is In Either Party'S Care. Its Pretty Obvious That This Is Going On. If I Were To Call Authorities To My Ex'S Place On Fri/Sat Night And Have Them Investigate, Would Full Custody Be Awarded To Me? Also I Have A Detailed Chronological List Of All Of My Ex'S Deficiencies Including Owing 50,000 To Canada Revenue, Broken Down Vehicles In The Yard And The List Goes On. My Child Is Now In School And Having Difficulty Due To Lack Of Routine. When She Is With Me, She Is To Bed By 8, When She Is With My Ex, She Is Left In Her Room Until She Decides To Sleep. My Daughter Also Has Juvinile Rhumatoid Arthritis And My Ex Is Responsible For Administering Medication Via Hypodermic Needle. I Also Have On Record That My Ex Is Very Inconsistant In Delivering Her Treatment. So My Question Is, Given Substantial Proof And Several Testimonies, Will I Be Awarded Full Custody?
"I have a list of all of my ex's deficiencies including owing 50,000 to canada revenue"...This is why I don't practice family law. Let me be very clear on this: The Court is NOT a forum for you to air every issue you had with your ex during the relationship. When dealing with child custody issues, the Courts are guided by one main principle, and that is the best interests of the child. And it takes a lot to convince the Court that the child's best interests are served by removing a parent from her life.
If she is using drugs and alcohol in contravention of the settlement, then that's a problem. But proving it is tricky. If you call the police to report that "I think my ex might be drinking, and she has my kid", their response is going to be "So what". PIs can be useful, but expensive. Knocking on the door yourself to see if she comes glossy-eyed is helpful, but then it's still just your own evidence, and let's face it: You aren't exactly an objective witness. Planting a recorder on your kid would be...well...criminal.
If you can prove the fact of her inconsistency in delivering a needed medical treatment, and that this inconsistency actually endangers the kid in some way...again, that's serious too. I still can't imagine a judge giving you sole custody on that basis, because it seems like there should be easier solutions to the problem, but again the evidentiary problems could be tricky in the first place.
As for the bed time...it's joint custody. She is as much a decision-maker in your daughter's life as you are, and the fact that you think that 8 is a good bed time doesn't mean that she has to follow your lead.
(I read a family law decision recently about a mother who was upset because dad was letting the kid eat non-kosher foods...the Court was not about to order the dad to provide a kosher environment for the kid. Same basic principle.)
Rather than tracking her tax debts in hopes of convincing a Court to take him out of her life, your efforts would be much better spent trying to open a dialogue (remember: "dialogue" is not synonymous with "shouting at") with her about parenting issues. Joint custody works best when parents are able to reasonably discuss the upbringing of the child. Don't take a 'my way or the highway' approach, either, because there isn't necessarily a 'right' or 'wrong' answer to every parenting question. If you aren't flexible, she won't be either.
Family Law Advice (Custody)?
I Live In Citrus County Florida And My Ex Has Temp Custody Of My 5 Year Old In Palm Beach County Under Medeation Agreement Until Trial. I Had A Attorney In Palm Beach In Which There Was So Much Going On In The Case With My Ex'S Attorney Filing Ridiculous Motions Against Me That My Attorney Was To Busy Working On Those That She Did Not File Several Motions That Another Attorney Told Me Should Of Been Filed I Had Payed Her But We Lost Every Motion My Exs Attorney Made And My Attorney Had All The Evidence She Needed On A Silver Platter And Did Nothing, So My Ex Got Temp Custody I Could No Longer Pay My Attorney Espcially Because I Was Not Fully Represented She Just Started Family Law As Well. Since I Live In Citrus County The Trial Is In Palm Beach I Can Not Afford Another Attorney Since Mine Withdrew How Can I Get Help? Can I File For A Mis Trial Since I Have All This Evidence That Was Not Put Into Evidence? We Are In A Med Agreement Until Trial And He Has Violated Every Single Agreement I Need Help .
Get yourself a daily planner and start documenting everything. Keep your emotions in check and just document details and facts. You can also document how something made your son or you feel due to what happened.
If things are as you say they are and I am not doubting you, than this documentation will be your best attorney and could turn the tables on the case.
Keep your cool with ex and don't say or do anything that could bring questions to your sincerity. The court often will listen to the person who is the most mature and showing they are not looking to bicker and fight, but are looking to maturely resolve things and also have the best interest of the child.
You can represent yourself in court and often the court will be more lenient with you because your not a lawyer and don't know the law like an attorney would/should.
As for your question about filing for a mistrial, I don't think you can go for a mistrial, but you may be able to apeal the decisions due to poor representation. I am not sure if you can, but try, what do you have to loose... I would call the family court and ask them what forms you need to file to apeal the decisions and how many days do you have to do it? If there is a way to apeal it they will tell you when you ask them about forms.