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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As A Homebuyer, Is It Worth Hiring A Real Estate Attorney?
I Asked A Previous Question About Taxes And Escrow And Noticed That A Few Responders Recommended Seeking Advice From A Real Estate Attorney. I'M Still Very Early In The Buying Process For A Home That Would Cost Less Than $200K. From A Cost Perspective, Does It Make Sense To Retain An Attorney? What Are The Advantages?
There are no advantages to contacting an attorney at all. In a few states your closing agent is an attorney. They make sure your documents are in order, but most of the work is done by a paralegal clerk not by the attorney. They make sure that the paper work going to the title company is what the title company need to close the transaction.
You can go direct to a tile company that have their own closing attorneys. This will reduce your closing cost by a small amount.
If you live in a state like California, we rely on escrows to close loans and make sure all documents are in order, the same as an attorney in states that require closing agents to be attorneys. Again you can always go direct to a title company and use their escrow officers within the title company, this might save a few dollars.
You don't need an attorney unless you reside in a state that require an attorney for closing purposes.
I hope this has been of some use to you, good luck.
Commercial Real Estate, I Was Defrauded By The Leasing Agent. How Can I Report Him And Change My Lease?
I Signed A Lease For A Certain Square Footage And A $1 Per Sq Foot.
I Questioned The Size In The Beginning And Was Told Commercial Measurements Are Different From Residential, (I Don'T Know What I Am Talking About) They Measure To The Drip Line And The Guy Measured Again And Was Sure He Was Correct. I Chose The Place For The Size And Now I Am Struggling As I Need About Another 300 Sq Ft (3 Months Into The Lease) I Paid A Commercial Appraisor To Remeasure The Building And I Am 300 Sq Ft Short. I Am Paying For 2300 And Only Have 2000. The Original Leasing Agent Came Back Out And Remeasured The Building And Said He Was About Right, The Lease Says Approx. I Asked To See His Measurements And He Said He Would Email Them To Me And Now He Will Not Return My Calls Or Show Me His Measurements, But Left A Message Saying The Landlord Will Give Me $100 Off The Rent Each Month Thats It, Or I Can Get Out Of My Lease And Move. I Have Spend $1,000'S Of Dollars On Advertising, Signs Etc And If I Move I Do Not Have The Money To Spend Another $10K On All This Stuff. Is There Anything I Can Do? Can I At Least Report The Agent For Fraud So He Won'T Screw Someone Else?
Thanks For Your Help
"The devil is in the details". The answer may very well be in one of the provisions of your lease. Commercial leases can vary depending on if it is a standalone space or on a floor of a building with other spaces sharing common areas. At the risk of saying hindsight is 20/20, you should have gotten this clarified BEFORE you signed the lease.
My recommendation is for you to request a meeting with your landlord and show him the results of the measurements and request the reduction in rent. Follow that up with a letter documenting the meeting and the request. If the Landlord continues to deny you, then you will need to hire an attorney to review your lease, review the measurements and then hopefully will only need a letter to the landlord threatening litigation to get your rent reduced accordingly. However, the attorney may advise you after reading the lease that you have no legal recourse. Again, it really depends how the lease is written.
As far as the agent, you can file a complaint with the Department of Real Estate but proving fraud is difficult. You would have to have overwhelming evidence that the agent knowingly leased you the space at 2300 feet when in fact he KNEW it was only 2,000. Most DRE's have limited manpower to investigate this and in the scheme of things this doesn't rank as an extremely large fraud if in fact there is fraud.
A Good Contract Attorney In Orange County?
Can Anyone Recommend A Good Contract Attorney In Orange County?
If you are in Orange County, Ca
Bart Cerruti at Rutan and Tucker
Need Financial/Legal Advice
Here Is The Background To The Issue:
I Have A Family Member Lives With His Parents Since His Divorce More Than 10 Years Ago. He Is Almost 50 Years Old And Has A Good Job Making About $2,800.00/Week. He Tends To Bit A Bit Sneaky And Usually Only Does Things To Benefit Himself.
We Recently Discovered That He Is Paying Rent Every Month. However On His Checks He Write “Loan” As The Memo. He Says It Is Because He Does Not Want It To Show As Income Because They Get Financial Assistance From The State.
Do You Think He Will Try To Get His Money Back After They Pass Away, And Take His Share Of The Money “Owed” To Him Off The Price Of The House? If So, How Can We Protect The Family From This Happening? He Tends To Be Very Defensive And Gets Angry When He Feels Challenged, Is There A Way We Can Approach Him And Ask Him To Pay In Cash From Now On?
Any Advise Would Be Appreciated.
If I were a son living with elderly parents, and I wrote them a check every month, I would not want them to have to pay taxes on those checks. There are two ways: "loan" or "gift".
But let's step back a second to identify a core question: given that he is living with his elderly parents, *should* he pay rent? Arguably, than is a question that is between him and his parents, and nobody else. If there is no argument about him living there without paying rent, then it's pointless to go on about the manner in which he issues checks to his parents.
For some reason, if there is a consensus that he should be paying rent, and what that monthly rent should be, then make note and move on. It's not worth at this time to bother with the mechanics of the transaction, because there is nothing you can do in this matter.
Focus on areas on which you have real influence. You have implied that you have a good relationship with his parents. Focus on expanding and benefiting that good relationship rather than these financial transactions.
What you haven't said was: "the son doesn't want them to spend time with other relatives", or "the son takes advantage his his relatives".
Need Advice - Lower Child Support Request?
My Daughters Father Is Taken Me To Court To Lower Child Support, Citing That His 2 Year Old Now Lives With Him. My Daughter Is 6, He Pays About 400 A Month, And Makes Over $35,000 A Year, That'S More Than I Make. I Feel That He Is Lying About His 2 Year Old Living With Him To Get Child Support Lowered. And If She Does Live With Him, So Does The Mother, So That'S A Dual Family Income, And Both Parents Are Responsible To Pay For A Child. The Suport That I Recieve Does Not Even Pay For Her Before/After School Care. I Pay For Everything, Which I Don'T Have A Problem With Because It'S My Daughter But My Charge Bills Are Around $5000 Just So I Can Try To Make Ends Meet. If It Wasn'T For My Mother I Wouldn'T Be Able To Make It At All. I Only Have One Child Because I Knew I Counldn'T Afford To Have A Second One. Will The Judge Tell Him To Get A Second Job. That'S What I Would Have To Do If I Wanted Another One. Court Is Tomorrow I Just Wanted To Hear Opinions About This Before I Go
"Need Advice - Lower Child Support Request?"
There is no quick answer to your question.
Ask your attorney if there is a "first family" concept for child support in your state.
What that means is that payment of child support for children of the first marriage takes priority over other support the non-custodial parent might be responsible to pay for children who came later with another partner. In your case, it should mean that the child support will not be lowered-- absent other special circumstances.
States use statutory guidelines to determine how much child support a parent should pay-- unless there are unusual circumstances that require an analysis of both parents' resources. Where the non-custodial parent's child doesn't have unique medical or psychological needs that significantly reduce the amount of money available to pay support, a straight percentage of the non-custodial parent's income (minus certain allowable deductions) should be used to set support. (Often about 20% for one child.)
Also, the non-custodial parent should submit a sworn Financial Affidavit if intending to bring before the court other financial circumstances outside of a straight percentage of income given in the statutory schema. And you're right, that financial affidavit should include whatever income the two year old's other parent contributes to the non-custodial parent's household. If it doesn't, then the non-custodial parent is painting a deceptive picture of the actual financial circumstances. And anytime the non-custodial parent gets to offer that kind of information to the court, so do you. Your attorney should have you prepare a standard financial affidavit showing how you need the money to support the child.
Your attorney has to raise these issues-- and if your attorney doesn't don't be afraid to ask your attorney out loud right in front of the judge. (Nothing wrong with a brief question to your attorney so that the judge has an idea about what's on your mind.)
Given the numbers you provide, the non-custodial parent should probably pay somewhere between $379 and $437 each month for the one child-- maybe more given certain tax circumstances. Sounds to me that you're getting a statutorily reasonable amount of support and it, at least, shouldn't be lowered.
Edit: Upon seeing that you pay for both before-school and after-school daycare, I would have to say that the child support should be increased. It's a thought to have the non-custodial parent pay "half" the child care, but in reality a commensurate amount of child support above the minimum level is probably a better idea if you can get it. Depending on what you pay for that childcare, the child support should probably be more like $600 a month.
[This is not legal advice. You should consult a licensed attorney-at-law for legal advice or representation before making decisions that may affect your legal rights.]
Will Someone That Works In Radiology Lose Their Job With An Assault Charge?
How Will The Hospital Find Out If They Got Charged With Assault? (If Of Course, They Lose Their Job From An Assault Charge)
Assault charges may disqualify you for employment but once you are hired it is against the law for them to fire you for a pending charge. However, once you're convicted your sentence may interfere with your duties (ex: You go to jail and miss work) and you may be dismissed on those grounds. The real bad news is that it is a common practice for a hospital to include a conduct clause in your paperwork in which case you would be in breach of your agreement and termination would be likely. As far as them finding out they would need to run a background check, (usually requiring your permission, which you more than likely gave unconditionally when you signed your application) but companies don't typically do this without cause since it does cost them money most of the time.
My advice? Keep your mouth shut and chances are nobody will find out.