4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you need an attorney at all, you need to work closely with them to be able to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important strategies to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're gonna reveal directly to them. Privilege means whatever you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information the other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they need to help them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, whenever. The truth is, because you may have to discuss last second details or be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any sort of crime, it's important to be able to convince a legal court that you both regret the actions and are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Child Visitation Rights?
In My Divorce Decree It States That I Get My Daughter For 1 Month On And One Month Off, So Basically A Month At A Time Every Other Month. My Ex Refuses To Let Me Have Her At All And I Need To Know What I Can Do. I Have Called The Local Police Department And They Say &Quot;Hire An Attorney&Quot;. Typically, That Wouldn'T Be A Problem, But I Just Got Laid Off At My Job And Can'T Afford One. Isn'T There Anything Else I Can Do? I Am Her Parent Also, But Feel Like I Have No Rights. Any And All Helpful Answers Are Appreciated.
The State Of The Divorce Is Utah If That Helps
For 20 years I've worked with divorced and single fathers
Part of the problem with getting visitation enforced is knowing what to do to prove your case, and how to remind the judge of their responsibilities. Let me start with the judge.
Always take people with you to court who are not there to testify. Make sure they are sitting where the judge can see them, each equipped with a tablet and pen to take notes. It’s best to use a Court Watch Form designed for this purpose. I have one in the manual at Dads House.
If the judge is not doing his job, using the info from this form, he/her sanctioned and/or removed from the case. You file a complaint with the State Supreme Court at your state capital.
It’s most important that you keep a daily journal of all your activities. There does not need to be any violence for a claim of violence to be filed. She gets a restraining order because she fears him because she has been preventing him from seeing her child. A restraining order can be filed up to a year after a supposed event in most states. With the journal, you can look back and see what you were doing that day and who were witnesses to it, such as being 30 miles away, as was the case with one of my members. Please note that when the mother is unsuccessful in a false allegation of domestic violence, within two years she will progress to child abuse and child sexual abuse allegations.
Many think that all the courts are rigged against dads, but in reality, it is more about attorneys unwilling or lacking the knowledge to truly fight for the father's rights. This is why it is important to learn how to interview and hire the right attorney. It is also important to do as much of the leg work on your own and not pay the attorney to do it.
If you’re being denied access, prepare a "Notice of Intent to Exercise Visitation" letter stating the specific dates as laid out in your order. Next, prepare a "Notice of Intent to Exercise Parental Rights" in the same legal format of your other court papers. Sign both and make three copies. Mail the originals Certified Mail and another set with Delivery Confirmation (75¢ + postage). If she rejects the one, she still receives the other. To get a confirmation of delivery of the second letter, go to:
If the Certified letter comes back, or the Certified Confirmation of Delivery, with her signature on it, attach either (letter unopened) to a copy of the letter, plus a print of the Delivery Confirmation from this web link. Take these documents to the County Courthouse and have the Clerk of the Court notarize and them place it in your case file. Repeat process for each time you are to exercise your visitation until she either obeys the orders or you go to court on it.
Next is a "Notice of Exercise of Parental Rights" filed with the court and having the judge sign it. Serve or have it served on her. This you can do Pro Se.
When you show up to pick up the children, bring witnesses. Do not enter her place alone. If you can record, have someone video record from the car. Check the site below to see if it is illegal to record audio and/or video without the mother knowing. If her state does not have a law either way, than it defaults to the federal ruling, which says one person in a conversation, must know they are being recorded. THAT’S YOU!
In Missouri, it is specifically legal, while in Kansas there is no mention either way. With two different states, if one has a law against it, than you can record phone calls that originated in the state where it’s legal. If it’s legal in her state, than when she calls you, than you can record. I’ve heard of cases where the father lives just across the state line, crossing the state line than calling the mother on his cell phone and recording it.
Now, you can’t just record, you also have to transcribe the conversations your daily journal.
One complaint is that the kids won’t come, but that is likely to be a symptom of Parental Alienation Syndrome.
Now beyond that you may want to use an attorney if she still violates the order.
The next step is the "Notice of the Court of Denial of Exercise of Parental Rights" and "Motion to Show Cause for Contempt of Court of Denial of Visitation". This is where it can get complicate and what choice you wish to make. If she is held in Contempt of Court, that is consider a Change of Circumstances, which is grounds for a change in custody. Your attorney needs to have a Motion for Change of Custody ready to hand the judge.
If you want to learn how to do all this, go to Dads House in Yahoo Groups. There is an educational manual in the file section that can teach you what you need to know. When you sign up, you will receive a link to download the manual in PDF format.
Take the time to learn what you can and should
I Got My Penis Cut Off In A Construction Accident Involving My Gay Coworker. Should I Press Charges?
We Were Messing Around Because I Was Slightly Drunk. Then He Pushed Me Without Reliazing A Circular Saw Was Behind Me. I Turned Instinctively And My Penis Was Shredded. I Really Liked The Guy, But Now He Made Me Lose My Best Friend.
George, i told you it was an accident...i still love you and quite honestly, its kind of a cute look. please stop being angry with me!
My Lawyer Is Leaving His Law Firm. Is My Retainer Now Void?
I Signed A Contingency Retainer With My Attorney In A Personal Injury Claim. My Attorney Is Now Leaving His Firm And The Case Is Not Settled Yet. Do I Owe Him Any Money? Is The Contract Now Void? Can I Just Handle This Myself Now? He Is Offering To Turn It Over To His Partner To Handle.
It depends. The contract you signed maybe with the law firm vs the attorney. Many lawyers when they work in a firm have to pay a percentage of what they make to the firm. But in some cases when they leave, they take their business with them, or are prevented to take the cases if you signed in effect with the firm.
Since the case is not settled, you can either fire the lawyer or the firm that you signed on the contract. But;;;;;;be advised that in many contingency agreements, there maybe a clause that states that if you fire them or hire another lawyer, could be a "lien" on any settlement or they could bill you for costs that they incurred till you fired them.
The choice is up to you.
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hiring A Lawyer Vs. Doing It Yourself When Forming An Llc?
Also, Is It Possible To Fill Out All The Paperwork Myself, But Have A Lawyer Draft An Operating Agreement?
Advantages: definitely having all of your bases covered...
Disadvantages: paying a lot for something that's pretty simple to do yourself...
Suggestion?? If you're to the point of forming an LLC, you should have a lawyer on as 'consult'...you do a lot of the legwork yourself, but you save a ton of money, and you still have all of your bases covered. I've learned this from experience with my photography business.
Finding a lawyer is the hardest part...I'd suggest making a LOT of appointments with any business or business litigation lawyer in your area and simply going in for a free consult. They're all about equally adept to handle all of your needs, so you're really just looking for someone that you feel really comfortable with.
Best of luck to you!!
**Update** $200 is about right. It sounds intimidating, but it isn't really. It all depends on how much of the leg-work you're comfortable doing. I do just about all of the actual 'work' and have him review everything for me...I do this with client letters, promo materials, and studio contracts. Also, I handle everything with him via email & that's much cheaper...it's easier on him, too, b/c he can look at it at his convenience. A quick example: I drafted my studio contract; sent it to him; he sent it back within 24 hours with several changes; he charged $50 and has saved me *thousands* with the simple additions he made. Again, all business attorneys are kinda' equal, so just make sure you feel *really* comfortable with them...I really hope this helps, and congratulations on the business venture!!
Need Legal Advice ... See Below ...?
I Have A Good Friend Who Has A Beautiful 2 Year Old Daughter. The Kid'S Father Is Kind Of A &Quot;Whack-Job&Quot; And The Mom Is Now Worried For The Safety Of The Child.
She Does Not Have A Lot Of Money And Is Looking For Some Free Legal Advice ... Below Is Her E-Mail To Me ...
&Quot;Hey Neil Can You Help Me Find Out More About Free Legal Advice Regarding ***** (Child'S Name ) Not Being Able To See ***** ( Father'S Name ) Anymore??? He Has Lost His Mind And I Dont Want My Daughter Around Him Anymore. Do You Know Of Any Good Attorneys That Might Not Charge Too Much (I Know Your Thinking - Yeah Right), But Anything Would Help.&Quot;
Thank You In Advance To All You Yahooligans With Valuable Advice.
tell her to contact legal aid in her state....might be able to get the number from the local Department of Human Services...these agencies provide free or low cost legal services to those with qualifying income level. Good luck to her.
How Do I Find A Good Civil Litigation Attorney?
Our Next Door Neighbor Listens To Excessively Loud Music All Hours Of Day And Night And Has Now Put Up Security Lights That Shine Into Our Bedroom Windows At Night. When I Look At Online Legal Directories, There Are Huge Number Of Options. What Keywords Should I Be Searching For, Or Questions Should I Be Asking When I Contact A Firm?
Search using term CIVIL and do not pay the attorney upfront. Pay them task by task, file a lawsuit is 2nd task. 1st task should be writing a letter to the neighbors asking them to (1) shine lights toward the ground & (2) turn down music after 8PM (whatever time your local cops would consider loud music as disturbing the peace).
Before you use an atty, you might want to have the cops go and politely ask the neighbors to (1) turn down music & (2) point lights at the ground or diff direction than your house.