4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want a lawyer for any reason, you have to work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they are, they're going to need your help. Here are four important strategies to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal to them. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know all things in advance - particularly information other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they need to help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are on time, every time. In fact, because you may need to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any type of crime, it's important in order to prove to the legal court that you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward boosting your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Would Like To Talk To A Child Custody Attorney In The State Of Oregon?
Just Want To Know What I Have To Say In Court To Help Make Sure I Keep Custody Of My Child I Am A Single Mom Who Has Been The Sole Support Of My Child Since She Was Born Father Has Only Wanted To Be Apart Of Her Life For The Last 2 Years And She Is Almost 4 Now I Don'T Want To Loose Custody To Him I Just Need A List Of What Is Good To Say In Court And What Points To Make I Cant Pay A Lawyer But I Want To Make Sure That I Win If Some One Could Help Me That Would Be Great Thank You
-Talk crap about the father. Not in court, and DEFINITELY not to your kid. Like "your daddy didn't send your shoes back with you? What a frickin' *sshole" etc.
-Put your kid in the middle of fights or discussions that should be between you and the ex. Like don't say to your kid "would you rather go to daddy's or stay with mommy?" or "i'm mad at your dad so he can't see you this week" or "can you ask your daddy when he's going to pay me child support/ call me/ sign school papers" etc.
-Say things like "your daddy has a new life and doesn't care about you/us" etc.
-Make it difficult for him to get ahold of your child, by changing your phone number/address or not picking up the phone.
These things can get you in trouble with the court and make you lose custody, they are examples of parental alienation, which basically means you are brainwashing your kid against the other parent. It is considered a form of child abuse because you are deliberately trying to turn your child against him.
When you are in court AVOID talking about what a bad father he is, how he has this or that issue, or doesn't come see your daughter. Focus instead on why YOU are the best thing for your child, how you care about HER well-being and that you believe it is in her best interest that she stay mainly with you. Courts are used to hearing couples bad-mouth each other and take it all as hearsay. They are interested in hearing what is best for the child.
If it is what is best for your child and the father really has had little involvement till now and you can prove those points you will most likely win a custody case. Keep in mind that you will most likely NOT be granted "sole custody". This means that you and you alone make decisions regarding your child (school, medical, religious, etc) and the other parent has no say in the matter. Courts only grant sole custody if the other parent is abusive, mentally incompetent, or something similar. The best you can usually hope for is joint custody with you as the primary caregiver. This means you have physical custody (she is with you most of the time) and her father has visitation rights.
It is a long process and if you fight about it, things only get longer and harder. The best thing you can do is try and settle the matter out of court, if you can, with legal papers drawn up. It is in the best interest of your child for her parents to get along when it concerns her, as best you can.
Note about input from lady above me: the only reason a court will require supervised visitation is if there is a reason, ie abusiveness, drug use, mental issues, neglect, etc. Like Britney Spears locking herself in her bathroom with her son with the cops outside and then going crazy and shaving her head. Otherwise it will just be normal visitation.
Choosing A Great Business Lawyer?
I'Ve Researched Prepaid Legal, That'S Not For Me. Does Anyone Have Any Practical Advice To Determine An Attorney'S Track Record?
You can check to see if the attorney is listed in Martindale-Hubbell which is one of the older established listing services for attorneys. Their website http://www.martindale.com/home.aspx allows you to search for attorneys by practice area and location. Martindale also has a voluntary rating system, based on peer review, rating lawyers by accumen (A B or C) and also may include an ethics rating (V for high ethics rating). Martindale also has a voluntary client review system. While both to a degree are somewhat self-serving because they are voluntary, there are some objective standards such as minimum number of years of practice required for each rating, and it generally does still require that the lawyer have enough experience working with other lawyers, judges and clients to have gathered enough contacts in the field to have a peer group and client base that holds them in regard.
On the flipside, you can check to see if there is any reason to be wary of an attorney you are considering by checking his or her record with the local and state bar association to see if there have been any complaints filed. Again the mere presence of a complaint or complaints is not necessarily indicative of a bad attorney as some clients simply file a complaint when they are not satisfied with the outcome of their matter even if the attorney bore no fault in the result but it is something you can consider when evaluating an attorney for possible representation of you for your matters.
Can I Deduct Lawyer ?
Criminal Lawyer For Misdeminor , Not Work Related
no you can nt deduct lawyers cost of you taxes is reason been that misdemeanor is not part of you work. and even if you did pay the lawyers u will ned to show how did you get the monies to pay the lawyers. and if you cant then you have to pay taxes on that monies also.
Family Law ................................?
Recently Received A Court Summons As My Ex Is Requesting To Vary His Prior Maintenance Order ..That He Has Not Paid In 6 Months However..My Question Is..Can I Turn Up Without Legal Representation Seeing As It Is Him That Is Looking To Vary The Order-And Also The Fact If I Get A Solicitor It Will Cost Me More Than I Will Ever Receive From Him.I Don'T Qualify For Legal Aid.I Am Not There To Defend Myself In Any Way Yet The Court Clerk Stated That I Should Have My Solicitor There!
Representing yourself in court is called: Pro Se..you do all the paper work and file that in court, send out the paperwork to the other party, usually court staff can guide you through how to fill out the paper work and file it..talk to the court staff with direct filing..
What Is The Type Of Attorneys That Only Require Payment At The End Of A Case? Is It Contingency?
Just Curious. I Have A Good Case And Am Looking For An Attorney And Was Wondering If It Was A Contingency Attorny I Am Looking For. Usually There Payment Is A Percentage Of What Comes Out Of It? Is This Called An Contingency Attorney?
Yes. Be very careful and be sure to have it clearly in writing what they're going to take. Some of them take a percentage of the award PLUS expenses.
Immigration Attorney Vs Finance?
So Im A Senior In Hs And Im Thinking About My Future Lol.
My Question Is How Much Is The Average Slalry Of An Immigration Attorney?
What Is The Work Like. Also, I Dont Need Bachelors In Law Studies For Law Skool Right?
I Speak Fluent English And Spanish So Thats A Plus =] But What Is It Like Being An Immigration Attorney.
Im Stuck On Whether Gooing To Skool For This Or For Finance
Thanx In Advance!
Go with finance. For your Bachelors, do something like Business Administration, or study to become a CPA.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! 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 in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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 in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we 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.
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: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves 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), 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), 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), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), 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.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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 Bachelors 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, 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!!
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 have too many law schools. We are 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!!!*****<<<<<
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 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.)