Finding A Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are numerous lawyers in your town that advertise they are experts in your form of case. This can make the whole process of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below it will be easy to limit your quest on the right one in very little time. Step one is to create a list of the lawyers that are listed in your town specializing in your situation. While you are making this list you must only include those that you have a good vibe about based on their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down through taking a little while evaluating their site. There you should be able to find how many years they have been practicing and several general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list needs to have shrunken further to those that you simply felt had professional websites and an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then take time to search for independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure you read the reviews rather than relying on their overall rating. The info from the reviews will provide you with a concept of how they connect with their clients and the length of time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you will want to talk with at the very least the final three lawyers who have the credentials you are looking for. This will give you time to actually evaluate how interested they may be in representing both you and your case. It is crucial for you to follow most of these steps to ensure that you hire a company which includes the right level of experience to help you get the very best outcome.
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What Happens In A Divorce Court Hearing?
Ill Be Having My First Court Hearing Next Month With My Ex. We Have A 7 Month Old Boy. She Currently Is Not Letting Me See Him Unless One Day A Week. I Have Asked Her If I Could See Him Some Other Day During That Week But She Never Responds My Texts Or Never Answers My Calls, When I Say Never Its Never. And The Times I Have Seen My Son, My Exs Mom Is Always The One Handing My Son Too Me And Has Giving Me Drama. I Dont Want My Ex'S Mom Involved Between My Son And My Ex. Also Another Thing To Point Out, My Ex Has Told Me Were I Been Lately Without Me Knowing She Was Following Me Or Anything. Can I Do Something About That?
Here's - among other things - a few things that you need to wrap your brain around.
The very FIRST thing you need, is to get a paternity test done; why? Think about this: In California alone, we have over 8,000 men paying child support for children that DNA evidence has proven they didn’t father. Most of the time in scenarios such as this, the “Daddy” assumes he is indeed the biological father and does all the right things, i.e. pays his child support, meets his visitation schedule, buys clothing and extras to have when the kid(s) is/are with him. Then, a bit of time passes, and one day “Daddy” bends down and says: “Hey, you don’t look like me” and THEN has a paternity test done - TOO LATE!
With the results in hand, Dad happily goes running back to court to have his child support altered or stopped altogether. What most judges say in cases like this is brutally simple: “Sorry pal, you waited too long to challenge paternity, keep paying at the current level” Trust me, this happens every day all across the country.
Next, never, EVER raise your voice or show anger when picking up, or dropping off the child; if she's keeping you from the child, the court will straighten her out on that. If you have to forgo a visit because grandma is being nasty, so be it, leave, drive away and KEEP RECORDS! I always used a voice recorder, then wrote my notes down later. If you show anger, the court will have you in handcuffs before you can spell your last name.
Next, be ready for the worst on your court date, and resist the urge to speak out of turn; be patient. Have good notes, and you’ll get your chance to speak. Let her shoot her mouth off, resist, resist, resist the urge to roll your eyes, speak out of turn, or make any gestures or scoff noises, anything like that. Judges HATE that
Here’s another tidbit for you: In U.S. divorce and custody cases, mothers are awarded primary physical custody of minor children - when such children are involved - over 90% of the time. Get it? That means, child support is going to be a big part of your life for the next 17 years, 5 months.
Get the DNA test done ASAP and if the kid is indeed yours, the court will set a visitation schedule based upon your work schedule, your proximity to where the child lives, child care etc. Start looking for your own child care provider; you don‘t want granny in your life any more than you have to.
The court will also look at your income and her income side by side, as well as both of your tax returns for the last 2 years; this is the “guideline” the court uses to set child support amounts; forget your expenses, the court doesn‘t care.
Hold onto your lug nuts there guy, its going to be a bumpy ride and again, get that paternity test done ASAP and no matter the cost. If that child isn’t yours, you’ll thank me till the day you die and you‘ll save thousands and thousands of your own dollars.
Good luck, and if it turns out the child is yours, go to Amazon and get Dr. Warren Farrell’s book, Father and Child Reunion.
Hang in there, and stay calm….
Can Anyone Recommend A Good Personal Injury Attorney In California?
I found a good local personal injury attorney here in Hutchinson, KS, whose name is Matt Bretz, by asking another attorney friend. They all know each other and refer business to each other based on their expertise. As it turns out, Mr. Bretz used to practice in Los Angeles. I will give his bio and contact information below, but I wanted to let you know that I hired him to do an hour bonus video for a web site we have. My sister was involved in an accicent and was offered $7,000 by the responsible company but she had to have 14 surgeries as a result of the accident and they cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars. She sued them and won over $1,200,000 because of her organizational skills. She now helps others win their lawsuits. You can read more about her at www.howtowinyourlawsuit.com. She gives a one hour bonus video done by Matt Bretz offering advice on personal injuries. He packs a ton of information into that video. Here is his bio. You can call him for advice or ask for a referral to a California attorney.
Matthew L. Bretz
Bretz Law Offices, LLC
1227 North Main Street
Hutchinson, KS 67504-1782
Toll Free (888) 259-4406
Office: (620) 662-3435
Cell: (620) 664-7205
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NAMED AS ONE OF THE TOP 100 TRIAL ATTORNEYS - 2008
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Matthew Bretz is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas. He received a B.S. from Kansas State University, where he taught both classical and contemporary physics. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law where he received the Vincent Dalsimer Moot Court Award from U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr. After graduation, he practiced with the Los Angeles firm of Erin Brockovich and Delta Force II fame, Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, litigating aviation, toxic tort and catastrophic injury cases.
After returning to Kansas, Mr. Bretz was a litigation partner with Gilliland & Hayes, P.A., until starting Bretz Law Offices in 1997. Mr. Bretz currently handles all types of injury claims, including primarily automobile, and premises liability matters. He has been recognized by CNN for his trial results in Foster v. Wal-Mart, and by local and state news media for trial and settlement results in other cases.
Mr. Bretz is licensed in Kansas and California, and by the United States District Courts in Kansas, California, Colorado and Nebraska. He is a Member of the Board of Governors for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and formerly was the Medical Legal Editor for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Matt Bretz serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH), the Board of Governors for the Kansas Association for Justice (KAJ), and is a former board member for Interfaith Housing and for Big Brothers of Reno County.
Anybody Know A Good Disability Lawyer In Central Va.?
Needs Help With Anxiety & Panic Attacks. Have Had Every Medical Test Possible Before Being Diagnosed With This.Phsyciatrist Say I Went Too Long Undiagnosed.So It Will Take Awhile To Get Any Better.He Also Wants Me On Disability.
Need more information. But, you should show it to a local lawyer. Most will answer one question without charge.
Where Can I Get Legal Aid In Chicago?
In Chicago Area
This is a law enforcement & police forum so I assume you mean for a criminal offense.
You cannot in Cook County. The county already provides attorneys, called public defenders, for those who cannot afford legal help in all criminal cases.
For civil cases call 312/341-1070. They, Legal Assistance Foundation or Illinois, will interview you to see if you qualify for help.
What Is The Criminal Justice System?
I Find It Hard Understanding The Ones On The Net, Can Someone Explain It To Me? And I Live In Canada So Maybe What Canada Has To Do With It?
It comprises all the institutions within government(local, state and federal) that have contact with the accused from the moment of making the criminal laws all the way through incarceration and parole or probation. Example: A law was enacted making it a criminal offense to steal property of another. John was arrested by local authorities and tried and convicted at a local trial. He was represented by a criminal defense lawyer. He was sentenced to 14 months in the federal prison followed by 36 months of parole. He appealed the conviction and sentence unsuccessfully and was incarcerated. While in prison he underwent many psychological tests. He served his time and completed his parole.
All the people John had contact with and those that wrote the criminal code are part of the criminal justice system. Hope that helps.
If We Are Filing For A Simple, No Fault Divorce, Do We Need To Fill Out A Confidential Petition Addendum?
Yes you do. The reason for the confidential petition addendum is to include sensitive information like SSNs, Credit Card Numbers, etc. that are usually on the Stipulation/Separation Agreement and/or the Complaint and Final Decree. Those documents are public records, so anyone digging into your file will be able to obtain enough information to steal your identity. It's really not a complicated form at all.