3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to pass through the court system, especially if you lack confidence with your legal team. Listed below are three important approaches to understand that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Are Experts In Your Kind Of Case Legislation is frequently tricky and this requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want a legal representative, look for person who deals with the issue you're facing. Regardless of whether a relative or friend recommends you employ a good they understand, should they don't have got a focus that's similar to your case, keep looking. When your attorney is an expert, especially in the difficulty you're facing, you know you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Carries A Winning Record Depending on the circumstances, it might be hard to win an instance, specifically if the team working for you has hardly any experience. Try to find practices which may have won numerous cases that pertain to yours. Although this is no guarantee that you simply case will be won, it provides you with a much better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In case the attorney you've chosen takes time to hear your concerns and answer your inquiries, you've probably hired the best one. Regardless of how busy they are or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's crucial that they answer you in the caring and timely manner. From the aim of take a look at a typical citizen who isn't informed about the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you need updates as well as feel as if you're area of the solution. Some attorneys are simply considerably better to your case than others. Make sure you've hired the best team for your personal circumstances, to actually can placed the matter behind you as fast as possible. Faith with your legal representative is the initial step to winning any case.
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Some Adoption Law Help?
My Friend Was Wondering
She Has A Baby And The Blood Father Has Nothing To Do With The Baby In Fact The Father Isn'T Even On The Birth Certificate
So She Was Wondering If She Can Have Her Boyfriend Adopt Her Baby With Out Having To Contact The Blood Father
Also The State Has Been Trying To Find The Father But Has Be Thus Far Unable To Fid Him For Child Support
If It Matter She Lives In Maine
It does matter that you live in Maine as adoption procedures are state-specific. Generally you use service by publication (in a newspaper) if the birth father cannot be found.
As to the bf adopting outside of marriage, a "step-parent adoption" is generally easier than a stranger adoption. Your friend and the bf will need to convince the court that they are offering the child a stable home, which may be easier if they are married. They can call the local social services office and set up an appointment to meet with a social worker who does adoptions and discuss it with him / her, or speak with an attorney who does adoptions. And, regardless whether they are married or not, adoption can set your friend up for a custody battle if she and the bf split up.
Imigration Free Lawyer?
How Can I Get A Cheap Or Free Immigration Lawyer?
There are many services that you can check with such as Catholic Community Services, Comunidades Unidas if you have one in your area or call different law firms although many of the free services tend to give basic advice and assist you with reviewing your forms. They don't fill them out for you normally. I would suggest that you get all of your documents including the foreign passport, birth certificates, birth certificates from children or spouse born here in the US, tax and work records, school records etc... Once you have all of these things together then it will make it easier for the lawyer that is helping you. Normally a good immigration lawyer runs about $250 per hour. Understand that the forms are also expensive, you can fill out financial waivers but they may or may not grant them. Many of the forms cost over $500 to file depending on which ones you need to fill out. It is very important that you do it correctly otherwise your petitions may be denied. Many times they are denied even when filled out properly so you may need to file them again and again. Each case is different so you need someone familiar with immigration law and anyone that will spend enough time on your case to make a difference will normally not be cheap. Many religious organizations can give you referals to lawyers that may help you. Free lawyers also expect you to do much of the footwork so get your paperwork in order and make them a copy, keep a copy and put another copy of all your paperwork at a second location in case you loose your copy or the house burns down. Many of the free lawyers will give you an outline of what forms need to be filled out and you can then print them off from www.uscis.gov use a notebook and take good notes of the order of the forms and on the site the prices will also be listed.
Freedoms In Law Versus Fredom In Practice?
Everybody In America Is Has The Same Constitutional Rights But These Rights Cannot Be Excercised By A Large Proportion Of The Citizens. E.G. Everybody Has The Right To Hold Political Office But In Practice You Can'T Become President Unless You Are A Rich White Male. White And Male May Change At Some Stage But Rich Never.
The laws are on the books. But due to personal vandettas, opinons, preceptions, the practice of the law is distorted. And society doesn't hold the misuse or abuse to task unless they feel to a greater extent, it would spill over to encircle them. A low level dealer is nabbed selling on his corner but is allowed to walk or just slapped on the wrist because the law wants the guy higher up. It the "I will modify it as I see fit, or can get away with" Imagine you are at a football game and a player inadvertantly tried to tackle a person and his pinky hooks the face mask pf the ball carrier for a second, and did not even effect the run. And the refs flag the play and because they don't like the player who they threw the flag on, seek to dish out the most servere punishment they can. But a few plays later during an interception, a player like a Jerry Rice that most like, deliberately snatches the face mask of a player, snapping his neck around, to save a touchdown. Then having the refs either not flag the infraction or if they threw the flag, picked it up, and said "no foul happened", or gave only a 5 yard penalty. How much respect do you think people would have for the officiating or the intergrity of the game? It will be like you can cheat all you wnat if the refs like you and if they don't, you can have the refs rob you of the game by whistling bogus penalties. If you want to have integrity of the law, you carry it out to the letter EVEN if by doing so, you have to allow some people you know are guilty to remain free until you can get better evidence against them. Not just get it by allowing some small fish to walk or offering him a deal to get him to drop a dime.
Should I Get A Lawyer For My Personal Injury?
My Fiance' & I Were Rear-Ended Monday By Someone Exceeding The Speed Limit By 80Mph. We Were Going About 15 Mph (Just Pulled Out And Got Straight In The Road) The Other Person Was Doing 125 Mph When We Were Hit. It Of Course Totaled My Car And Unfortunetly The Other Driver Did Not Survive. I Still Owe About $1600 On It So I Am Sure I Will Get That Much For It. Their Insurance Company Took Fault Of Course & Got Me A Rental Car For 70 Days. I Went To Er That Night & All X-Rays Were Ok. I Was Released W/A Cervical Strain & A Thoracic Strain & A Knee Strain. I Have Only Slept Maybe 8 Hours Total In 4 Days, Everytime I Close My Eyes I See The Accident, I Am Working B/C I Can'T Afford To Stay Out But My Production Is Going Down Hill B/C I Can'T Focus. My Neck Pain Is Getting Worse & My Back As Well. I Went To Doctor Yesterday & He Basically Said I Had Strains & Muscle Spasm That Should Go Away. He Gave Me Anti-Inflamtory Meds & Something To Help Me Sleep But That Hasn'T Worked Yet,
Insurance adjustor (bodily injury) here:
Let's start with the damage to your vehicle. If your vehicle was a total loss, do not assume that you will get at least $1600 (the amount you owe on it). The other carrier only owes you the Actual Cash Value of the car that was totalled. If the vehicle was a Geo Metro worth $400, you will only get $400. The rest of the payoff amount will come out of your pocket. Whatever the value of the vehicle, the insurance company is obligated to pay off your loan first. If the auto damage settlement does not cover the repayment of the loan, you must pay the rest. If it does, the amount of settlement over and above the payoff will be sent to you. If you do not agree with the settlement offered by their carrier, you can make a collision claim on your policy if you have that coverage. More often than not, your carrier will value the car higher than the other driver's. You will be liable for the deductible on your collision coverage, but if the other carrier has already accepted liability you should get that back. Your insurance company will send the bill to the other company in what's called a 'subrogation' action, so don't worry about your rates. They won't go up. The advantage of using your collision coverage is that your policy should have an appraisal clause. If you don't agree with the value your own company assigns to the car, you can invoke that clause and hire your own estimator to value the car. You do not have that right when you deal with the other insurance company. You can settle your auto damage claim separately from the bodily injury, and it most cases it's advised. One thing that's odd is the fact that the other insurance company had you in a rental for over two months. While they are legally obligated to provide you with a vehicle similar to the one that was hit, they are only obligated to do so until your car is fixed or, in the case of a total loss, a loss settlement has been OFFERED. The minute they make an offer, whether it is fair or not, they can pull the rental out from underneath you. That gives you incentive to settle quickly, just make sure you don't get taken to the cleaners.
On the injury side, things get much more complex. In most municipalities, you only get ONE shot at settling your injury claim. In exchange for the check, the insurance company will require that you sign a Release of All Claims. Once you sign that release, you cannot get a penny more from the insurance company and you cannot sue the estate of the other driver. Be sure that you have all of your bills in before you settle!
Your physical injuries sound fairly common for a rear-ending accident. I would imagine you being sore for a while, but eventually everything should heal. If it doesn't be sure to go back to the MD and request additional testing for cervical bulge or other disc problems.
My advice on attorneys is this: don't take advice from ANYONE as to whether or not you should hire an attorney. Most people are either unqualified to offer an opinion, have an agenda, or both. Only YOU and your family can make that decision for yourself. I can tell you that there are ups and downs to attorneys in auto accidents. Attorneys provide you with a safety net. When you hire one, they will become your representative to the insurance company of the other driver. The claims person CANNOT contact you. That relieves stress in many people. Also, the attorney will not let you make a serious blunder, since they will be handling the whole thing. On the downside, attorneys often require 40% or more of the settlement as their fee. Also, hiring an attorney does not put the fear of God into insurance companies. Having legal representation does not guarantee you more settlement money. I've seen good attorneys get much, much more that the claimant could have and I've seen bad attorneys settle for less than we were willing to offer the claimant before they were represented. No attorney wants to litigate these issues, so they're really just a negotiator on your behalf. You need to balance the concerns you have about negotiation with the possibility that you could receive substantially less in a settlement after the fees are paid.
The key to getting money on your claim is knowing what drives an insurance companies evaluation. Cervical strain, thoracic strain, and knee strain are minor injuries. Settlements vary by jurisdiction, but you could expect medical bills plus a few hundred dollars in 'inconvenience' for each injury. It sounds like your largest medical trouble, and the driving force to your claim, is the psychological effect the accident had. The key to treatment and reimbursement is to be sure that the doctor you see is QUALIFIED to handle it. My guess is that the insurance company will argue that an MD of almost any sort is not qualified to diagnose and treat something like Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. You need to get immediately to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help with your mental anguish. Have them fully document EVERYTHING. Even then, it will be a challenge, as something as nebulous as 'mental anguish' is highly contestable due to the number of unscrupulous people that claim it.
What Legal Papers Do I Need To Do Before Entering A Nursing Home?
I Might Be Going Into A Nursing Home In A Year. I Want To Make Sure My Husband Has My Permission To Make All Of My Decisions. Like Sell Property, Take Care Of Our Credit Card And Other Financial Decisions. Does Having Everything In Both Of Our Names Do It Or Do I Need More Legal Paperwork? The Nursing Home Has Some Papers For Me To Fill Out, But That'S For Them.
I would highly encourage you to find a good elder law attorney. He/she can help you and your husband with estate planning. The reason why I recommend elder law attorneys over just a regular attorney....is that elder law attorneys are often more experienced in the many issues regarding older clients and family. Some elder law attorneys do offer free consultations. Each state has different laws/statutes on decision making. I think it is great you and your husband are preparing and doing your paper work now. It is always tough, and regardless of our age.....we all need to be preparing some documents, especially regarding health care decisions.
Some professionals even have their professional information on LinkedIn as well http://www.linkedin.com/ Where you can check out their experience and expertise. So after you may do an attorney search, it would be good to see if they are on there too........so you can do a little more research on his/her credentials.
Choosing Divorce Attorney.?
How Do I Find Out Which Lawyer Is The Best?
I would google search and start asking around. You'd be surprised how many people know a good attorney. Many sites will allow people to give a rating or review.
Try locating the ones around teh court in your juristiction. They'll have the networking experience to know which judges are good to work with and if you're lucky they'll have the back story of your opposing party's counsel.
Next you schedule a consultation. You'll explain your side/ what the other side will likely do, and what you ultimately want. AND most importantly ask about their caseload. They can be an awesome attorney but if they're case heavy they may not give the attention needed to your case.
Obviously, you want someone who is reasonable in cost but that cost can add up quickly if they're acrimonious. No attorney is so stupid to know that the more diabolical the case is the more they make. Ask the attorney how they feel if you and your ex came up with agreements on your own? For instance, you know how much money your ex makes, you know the assets and debts, have copies of tax returns, yet your attorney pushes an interrogatories report (which is like a mini-audit) then that's unreasonable cost to you, your ex, and your ex is less inclined to be workable with you which will make the case very expensive.
Just remember you're essentially hiring an attack dog. They're usually skilled at going after someone but you need to keep a leash on them and be firm on what you expect of them otherwise they'll go after everything and every one.