4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a lawyer at all, you have to work closely using them so that you can win your case. Regardless how competent they can be, they're likely to need your help. Listed below are four important methods to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're going to reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they must assist them to win. 3. Turn 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, by being on time, whenever. Actually, because you may have to discuss eleventh hour details or even be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important in order to prove to the court which you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward enhancing your life. As an 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 together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Family Law Question.. Attorneys Please Advised...?
The Situation Is This,
My Husbands Ex-Wife, Has Filed A Order To Show Cause Against Him. She Claims He Is In Contempt Of An Order In Their Divorce Decree. However, We Know He Is Not. The Problem Is, The Area She Is Referring To In The Decree Is Open For Interpretation. She Actually Tried To File A Contempt Motion Against Him In 2006, In The County The Decree Was Drafted, However After My Husband Spoke With Her Attorney At The Time He Made Her Realize He Was Not In Contempt, And Nothing Proceeded To Court. Now Here We Are 2008 Almost 2009, And She Had A Change Of Venue, And Had Filed The Order To Show Cause. We Know She Did Not Take It To Court In 2006 Because The Judge (Who Granted The Divorce) Was Very Aware Of The Way It Should Be Interpreted, And She Knew She Would Lose Her Case.
Ok So That Is The Background Information.
My Husband Does Have An Attorney, But The Case Is In Another State, So It Is Making Communication With That Attorney Difficult. In Addition, Obviously We Are Charged Every Time We Call Him, And We Cannot Afford To Just Call With Random Questions.
I Actually Just Graduated With A Degree In Paralegal Studies, And I Would Like To Do Everything I Can To Make Sure My Husbands Attorney Has All The Information He Needs To Win This Case.
So What I Was Thinking Is, What About Getting A Statement From Someone In The County That The Decree Was Drafted In? Would It Be Possible To Contact The Court And Request Such A Statement Form The Judge That Presided Over The Divorce? I Also Thought About Contacting My Husbands Attorney During The Divorce And Asking Him For A Statement, But Would That Actually Prove Anything? My Husband’S Attorney Has Not Suggested Any Of This.
What I Have Already Provided To My Husbands Attorney Is
1. The Letter We Received In 2006 Threatening To File The Contempt Motion If He Did Not Comply.
2. The Motion To Withdraw Form His Ex-Wife’S Attorney We Received In 2007 ( I Thought This Would Be Good To Prove She Continued To Represent His Ex-Wife For Another Year After We Received The Letter. This Should Cause Some Suspicion As To Why She Did Not Proceed With The Contempt Motion Considering She Already Had An Attorney, And If My Husband Were In Contempt, He (Per The Divorce Decree) Would Be Responsible For Her Attorney Fees. Moreover, There Would Be No Need To Interoperate The Divorce Decree In The Presences Of The Same Judge That Approved It.
Ok So What Do You Think About My Idea, And Any Other Possible Ideas Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
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Utah Practice Series
Current through the 2008 Update
Utah Family Law
Title 78B. Judicial Code
Chapter 13. Utah Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
§ 78B-13-207. Inconvenient forum
(1) A court of this state that has jurisdiction under this chapter to make a child custody determination may decline to exercise its jurisdiction at any time if it determines that it is an inconvenient forum under the circumstances and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum. The issue of inconvenient forum may be raised upon the court's own motion, request of another court, or motion of a party.
(2) Before determining whether it is an inconvenient forum, a court of this state shall consider whether it is appropriate that a court of another state exercise jurisdiction. For this purpose, the court shall allow the parties to submit information and shall consider all relevant factors, including:
(a) whether domestic violence has occurred and is likely to continue in the future and which state could best protect the parties and the child;
(b) the length of time the child has resided outside this state;
(c) the distance between the court in this state and the court in the state that would assume jurisdiction;
(d) the relative financial circumstances of the parties;
(e) any agreement of the parties as to which state should assume jurisdiction;
(f) the nature and location of the evidence required to resolve the pending litigation, including the testimony of the child;
(g) the ability of the court of each state to decide the issue expeditiously and the procedures necessary to present the evidence; and
(h) the familiarity of the court of each state with the facts and issues of the pending litigation.
(3) If a court of this state determines that it is an inconvenient forum and that a court of another state is a more appropriate forum, it shall stay the proceedings upon condition that a child custody proceeding be promptly commenced in another designated state and may impose any other condition the court considers just and proper.
(4) A court of this state may decline to exercise its jurisdiction under this chapter if a child custody determination is incidental to an action for divorce or another proceeding while still retaining jurisdiction over the divorce or other proceeding.
Trial court properly determined that California was more appropriate forum than Utah in which to litigate custody of child, even though child was born in Utah; natural parents had lived for many years in California, mother had only recently come to Utah for purposes of giving birth to child in order to take advantage of Utah's more liberal child custody laws, and California had access to greatest amount of relevant information with respect to natural parents based on prior custody proceeding involving another child. U.C.A.1953, 78- 45c-7(3) (superseded by § 78-45c-207). State in Interest of W.D. v. Drake, 770 P.2d 1011 (Utah Ct. App. 1989).
NOTES OF DECISIONS
1. In general
1. In general
Florida, as decree state, had discretion to decline jurisdiction of modification of custody decree, if it determined that some other state was more convenient forum. West's F.S.A. § 61.1316. State in Interest of D.S.K., 1990, 792 P.2d 118.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act does not mandate loss of jurisdiction to original state in all cases in which original state making custody determination may later be inconvenient forum, and only if Utah chooses to relinquish jurisdiction, based on best interests of children, will jurisdiction transfer from Utah. U.C.A.1953, 30-3-5(3), 78-45c-3(1, 3), 78-45c-7(3). Rawlings v. Weiner, 1988, 752 P.2d 1327, certiorari denied 765 P.2d 1278.
How Do I Find A Probate Attorney Specialized In Foreign Wills In Florida?
I Need A Lawyer That Specialize Himself In Foreign Wills Legalizing Them In The State Of Florida The Broward Count Or Any County, But That He Will Legalize This Foreign Document.
The Broward County Bar Association (954) 764-8040, has a referral service. In general a will must be probated in the jurisdiction where the deceased resided at death; unless s/he had no property there in which case it can be probated anywhere the deceased owned or had an interest in property. You don't say where your deceased resided or where s/he owned properrty, but if s/he resided outside Florida then the will can only be admitted to probate in a Fla. county (or counties) where there was property. If the will and/or death certificates are in a foreign language they must be accompanied by certified translations. If you are inquiring about an "ancillary" administration of an existing overseas probate, then translations and certified copies of all the foreign probate papers must be submitted. If the estate beneficiaries are foreign residents or if there is property to be sold, it may require opening a US bank account and obtaining a US tax ID number.
How Much Money Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Make? (10 Points)?
I Am 13, However I Am A Very Good Arguer And I Really Want To Be A Lawyer, So I Am Looking Into The Future.
I Live In Nebraska-
Oh And A Few Questions-
1. So How Much Would A Criminal Defense Lawyer Make? (In Nebraska)
2. What Kind Of Lawyer Is Elle Woods From Legally Blonde?
3. Should I Graduate High School Early To Go To College? (Not Exactly What I Want To Do)
4. What Exactly Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?
There's no single payscale for a criminal defense lawyer.
Some of them are lazy, incompetent, drunks, or otherwise unable to take on a significant caseload or develop a good reputation; these lawyers often make somewhere south of $50,000 a year.
Others become married to their jobs, develop a reputation as the person you need to call if you're in trouble and you have money, and can command high-six-figure incomes.
Most fall somewhere in between and make perhaps $200,000 a year.
There's no benefit to graduating high school early. No one is going to care whether their attorney passed the bar at age 27 as opposed to age 28.
Although a criminal defense lawyer's job looks pretty glamourous - going into court and arguing passionately for the rights of the falsely accused - in reality, it's *incredibly boring*. A criminal defense lawyer spends most of the day reading - reading transcripts, reading caselaw, reading correspondence. And then writing - writing motions, writing briefs, writing correspondence.
It's kind of like doing homework for a living.
Question About Switching Divorce Lawyers?
I Filed For Divorce From My Husband About 3 Months Ago, And My Attorney Has Gotten Too Expensive And I Want To Switch To A Mediator. I Think That My Husband Will Agree With Switching To A Mediator Cause It Will Be A Lot Less Expensive For The Both Of Us. Will There Be Any Difficulty Switching From A Divorce Lawyer To A Mediator? What Happens If My Husband Doesn'T Agree With The Switch?
Answers Will Be Much Appreciated!
Both of you need to be in agreement to use a mediator. It is no problem as you can hire or fire a lawyer at any time. I think it's a great idea. It gets both of you together with a person to make everyone face the facts and issues and not let them hide. His/her job is to get both of you to reach an agreement so you can move on with your lives.
More people should do this. It would save a lot of time and money.
Is Cheating Legal By Law?
Husbands Or Wives Have Been Cheating In This Society Now A Day. If We Financially Cheated In Business, Then It Is Illegal And Can Be Jailed. However, I Don'T See People Go To Jail For Cheating His/Her Spouse, Even This Kind Of Cheating Is More Painful. What Do You Think?
The simple fact is that nobody is under any legal obligation to remain in the same relationship with the same person for the rest of their lives, nor should they be. There are a few reasons for this:
1- Different people have very different ideas as to what constitutes "cheating". While most people have a problem with their spouses entering into a relationship with someone else, some people just about have issues if their spouse even talks to someone of the opposite gender. There is no universally agreed upon standard as to how far you can take it.
2- Different religions and cultures again have different attitudes towards this sort of thing. Legislation and its enforcement should not be based on religious ideals.
3- I'd say that actually criminalizing "cheating" is an unreasonable restriction of people's basic freedom to interact as people. This simply isn't an issue that the law should be involved with. Although it might be grounds for dissolving a marriage, it isn't something that's worthy of criminal prosecution.
Think of it like this- you could apply the same logic to a law banning divorce all-out, but most people would say it's too socially restrictive. I'd say that the same is true here- prosecution is a serious matter, and I don't think this issue is worthy of it.
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