Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will find that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise they focus on your type of case. This may make the whole process of finding one with significant amounts of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it is possible to restrict your research on the right one out of very little time. Step one is to make a listing of the lawyers that happen to be listed in your town specializing in your needs. While you are which makes this list you ought to only include those that you may have a great vibe about according to their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by taking a bit of time evaluating their site. There you should certainly find just how many years they are practicing plus some general information about their success rates. At this point your list should have shrunken further to those that you simply felt had professional websites plus an appropriate volume of experience. You should then take the time to check out independent reviews of each and every attorney. Make sure you browse the reviews instead of just depending on their overall rating. The information from the reviews will give you a concept of the way they interact with their customers and how much time they invest into each case that they are working on. Finally, it is advisable to talk with no less than the past three lawyers who have the credentials you would like. This gives you the time to really evaluate how interested these are in representing you and the case. It really is imperative that you follow many of these steps to actually find a person that has the best measure of experience to help you the ideal outcome.
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Under California Law, Are The Factors For Determining Temporary And Permanent Spousal Support Different?
Can You Give Me A Case Or A Statute?
How are spousal and partner support (alimony) calculated?
You can ask for spousal or partner support to be paid while your case is going on. This is called a "temporary spousal support order" or a "temporary partner support order." Many counties have formulas for calculating the amount of a temporary spousal or partner support order. Check your court's local rules for the temporary support guideline.
The judge will not use a formula to figure out how much spousal or partner support to order at the end of your case (called the "final judgment").
When the judge makes his or her final order, the judge must consider the factors in California Family Code section 4320. (To find this code section, click here and search for Family Code section 4320.)
These factors are:
The length of the marriage or domestic partnership,
What each person needs,
What each person pays or can pay (including earnings and earning capacity),
Whether having a job would make it too hard to take care of the child(ren),
The age and health of both people,
Debts and property,
Whether 1 spouse or domestic partner helped the other get an education, training, career, or professional license,
Whether there was domestic violence in the marriage or domestic partnership,
Whether 1 spouse's, or domestic partner's, career was affected by unemployment, or by taking care of the children or home, and
The tax impact of spousal support (note: federal and state tax laws were not changed to recognize domestic partnerships.)
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Alert! Spousal and partner support are difficult legal issues. See a lawyer or a family law facilitator in your county. They can tell you about how much spousal or partner support may be ordered, how long it may last, and how it might affect your taxes. Click here for help finding a lawyer.
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Do Lawyers Consider Www.Findlaw.Com A Reliable Source?
Seeking legal advice over the Internet is not a good idea.
Every state is different.
Every county is different.
Every judge is different.
What'S The Difference Between An Attorney And A Lawyer?
Lawyer and attorney..
There's actually no differences.
Don't let these people fool you. Attorney's and lawyers don't get sepearte pays.
Every attorney out there can be considered a lawyer.
Court's usually call the "lawyer"s attornies.
It's the more offical word for lawyer
There's no real difference.
What Kind Of Attorney Or Lawyer Do I Need To Look For To Defend Me As A Homeowner?
I Purchased My First Home About Two Years Ago And A Small Bodega Type Store Opened Across The Street That Not Only Brings Bad Element To My Neighborhood, But There Is Constant Trash In The Street The Sidewalks, My Yard, Everywhere. I Want To Fight To Get This Store Closed, Or At Least Responsible For The Clean-Up Because The Store Owner Claims It Is Not His Responsibility, And My Neighborhood Looks So Trashy. What Type Of Lawyer Shoudl I Look For In My Area?
You should contact a civil attorney...BUT, before you consider laying out attorney fees - Have you exhausted all of the possible avenues you could try within your town? I suspect that you are not the only person in the neighborhood who has felt the sting of having this negative element invade your space. That being said, have you approached your town office to speak with someone? Go on the internet and look up your town office officials -- check out your zoning officer, your township officials and anyone at the town or city level government who may give you a listening ear. Write up a letter with your grievances and if you think you have neighbors who would like to get on board to help with this (there is power in numbers), ask if they will sign your letter or present letters of their own. Then make an appointment to see someone at the town or city level first and try to see if they are open to helping you come to some resolution. In other words -- before you bring out the big guns (a personal attorney who will cost you money and charges 'billable hours"), try to be your own advocate. I can tell that you are totally exasperated with this situation so a word on that -- try to be professional and as non-emotional as you can. Just state your concerns as dispassionately as you can -- don't be a loose cannon - you want the town folks to be on your side. Don't whine and don't back down. Keep a log with dates and times that detail some of the nuisance caused by this business and how it has diminished your quality of life. Good luck -- stay cool and calm and people will listen!
Of course you should talk to a lawyer first, they have many legal advice hotlines that you can call too - if all you want is an opinion and not someone to represent you.
This is exactly why I don't give my personal information to store computers.. it's there for any employee to see!
Make sure you have the e-mail where he confesses saved!
Sorry that I don't have very much information, but call the hotlines they'll really help you out.
If I'M A Lawyer, Can I Specialize In Juvenile Justice?
Can I Be A Lawyer For Only Juvenile Prosecutors And Defendants?
If you can afford it...................
If you can find a way to pay your living expenses, then you can specialize..................
If you can find a way to pay your enormous law school debts, then you can specialize..........
If not, then you have to take whatever work comes your way.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing; it is in absolute CRISIS! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are STILL in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in the vocational field of Law.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software and law books in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law: *myth: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves mountains of routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track EVERY activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), *myth: being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is FICTION - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), *myth: law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement/compromise), *myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), *myth: guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (>>I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor!!**<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about future job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)