3 Approaches To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to undergo a legal court system, specifically if you lack confidence in your legal team. Allow me to share three important approaches to understand that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Focus On Your Form Of Case Legislation is often tricky and that requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you really need a lawyer, look for one that relates to the matter you're facing. Regardless of whether a member of family or friend recommends you employ a strong they are aware, once they don't have got a focus that's much like your case, keep looking. As soon as your attorney is undoubtedly an expert, especially in the trouble you're facing, you understand you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Features A Winning Record Depending on the circumstances, it can be difficult to win an instance, specifically if the team helping you has virtually no experience. Try to find practices that have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you case will be won, it provides you with a far greater shot. 3. They Listen And Respond When the attorney you've chosen takes the time to listen to your concerns and respond to your inquiries, you've probably hired the correct one. No matter how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem from the perspective, it's important that they reply to you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of view of an ordinary citizen who isn't informed about the judicial system, court cases may be pretty scary you need updates as well as to seem like you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are simply considerably better to you and the case than the others. Make certain you've hired the most suitable team for the circumstances, to ensure that you can placed the matter behind you immediately. Faith inside your legal representative is step one to winning any case.
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Career Advice? Accounting? Law Enforcement?
I Am A Junior Accounting Major With A Minor In Criminal Justice. I Am Planning On Getting My Masters Degree In Accounting And Getting A Cpa Licence.
I Don'T Really Have A Grasp On What I Would Like To Do Once I Get My Masters And Cpa.
On One Hand, I Want To Have A Job In Some Kind Of Law Enforcement, However The I Feel Like The Salary Wont Be Comparable To What I Could Make With An Accounting Job Once I Have Climbed The Ladder In A Corporate Role. Will Becoming A Higher Rank In As A Police Officer Be Easier With A Masters In Accounting?
So I Guess What I Am Trying To Ask Is Whether Or Not The Salary Differential Should Be The Reason As To Why I Choose To Go With An Accounting Job And Climb The Ropes To Hopefully Be A Senior Accountant Or A Cfo Or Something Along Those Lines Or Go Into Law Enforcement And Climb The Ranks There.??
The FBI hires CPAs to do organized crime and white collar crime investigations. If you want to do law enforcement, that'd be a good way to go, assuming you can meet their criteria for physical and character fitness.
Truthfully, the best way to go as far as pay goes is to go into public accounting and stay in long enough to make partner. In industry, the highest you will go without having someone die while you work there is controller, and those guys usually don't get paid over $70k. The only way to make CFO is if the CFO who's there while you're Controller retires or moves to another company. It's incredibly boring work and you have to contend with a lot more office politics than in public accounting. Last, every CEO in the country will view you as an expense, not an asset, and won't give a crap about you or your work. So far as they're concerned, the only reason they have accountants is because SOX requires them to, and that's usually how they treat you. Where I used to work, they laid off half our accounting department (starting with the old ones) and required us to start working weekends with no bonus or raise so they could hire more sales people and open a call center. Personally, I'd rather mop floors than be back in industry.
A lot of people go the Big-4 route, but for work/life balance and all that, you're better off going with a medium-sized local or regional firm. Big-4, you're pretty much guaranteed to burn out in two years and get stuck doing really specialized stuff you can't take anywhere else. It might sound interesting to work on tax provisions for a Dutch subsidiary until you do it for six months straight and find out no one outside of Deloitte or KPMG needs to know how to do that or wants to pay for you to do it. You could lateral over into industry, but again, that is entirely over-rated.
What Can You Do With A Law Degree Becoming An Attorney?
I'M Wrapping Up My Masters In Economics Soon And I'M Trying To Figure Out What To Do Afterwards. I'M Into Public Policy, Fiscal Analysis, Economic Development, And International Trade/Finance. I'Ve Heard That Econ Has A Pretty Strong Draw Towards Law School, But I Have Little Interest In Becoming A Trial Attorney. What Other Occupations/Fields/Career Paths Can Be Opened Up With Obtaining A Law Degree?
Actually, most attorneys rarely, if ever, go to "trial." Even those attorneys involved in litigation rarely go. The only "trial" attorneys, anymore, are those specializing in criminal law (DAs, ADAs, AUSAs, defense attorneys) and those doing some types of personal injury work.
Almost everyone else is a "transactional" attorney of some sort. They're filing papers with the SEC for a stock deal (ore reviewing the papers for the SEC). They're filing papers with the FTC/DOJ for a merger (or reviewing the papers for the FTC/DOJ). They're doing contract deals--business, real estate, trade. Even litigation attorneys are rarely in court as most cases settle--it's actually too costly to go to "trial."
And there are a plethora of attorneys doing exactly what you have an interest in. You can work as counsel to a Senate/House committee. *Every single* federal agency has attorneys working for it and most are evaluating the policy from a legal standpoint (does it conform to what Congress has mandated, are our rulemaking procedures correct, etc.). Work for the DOJs tax division. Work for the World Bank or IMF. Work for USAID. Work for the State Department.
You can do the areas you've indicated an interest in either from a private firm perspective or a governmental agency perspective. Both will provide several opportunities. After some time spent in either of these, you can go in-house counsel at a corporation doing the kind of work you find interesting.
Here's the one piece of advice I will give you: don't go to law school unless you *know* you want to practice law. This is an unfortunate situation: how will you know you want to practice law unless you go to law school? Can't help you with that one. I just knew.
Here's why I give that advice: law schools are expensive and becoming increasingly so (and those that are affordable are likely to be less well-regarded--although this is not always the case). By the time you graduate, pretty much the only profession that can help you pay back your loans in a timely manner is the legal profession. It used to be that a law degree was helpful for any profession that you chose to go into. While that's still the case, not just "any profession" will give you the salary you need to pay back your loans.
Woohoo for you if you can pay for school without going into debt, however, and what I just said becomes null: you will benefit in almost ANY profession from having a law degree. Doing well in law school shows a commitment to a goal, a degree of perfection, and intelligence. It will be a benefit to you in whatever job you take.
Whats The First Step In Taking Fathers Rights?
I Am A 27 Year Old Single Mom Who Has Two Kids With My Soon To Be Ex Husband. He Is An Alcoholic, And A Drug Addict And When I Set The Standard For What I Expected, He Bailed. He Has Never Been There For His Kids. Even When We Were Under The Same Roof He Was Worthless. Because I Met Someone Whom I Am Very Much Committed To And Now Living With, He Ran Back To A Girl He Has Ignored For 6 Years And Has A 7 Year Old With, Whom He Has Also Avoided Like The Plague. I Want His Rights. I Want To Know That They Are Safe From Him And What He Is Currently Doing To His 7 Year Old Daughter. I Want To Know That If He Ever Shows Up On My Doorstep, I Can Say &Quot;You Have No Business Here&Quot;. He Denies Paternity And Refuses To Get The Tests (They Are His Kids, He Is Honestly Trying To Avoid Responsibility) So I Need To Know What The First Step Is, And How This Whole Process Works. I Refuse To Allow An Alcoholic And A Drug Addict Be The Standard That Is Set For A Father Figure For My Children. Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Thanks.
Taking the father's rights away via the judicial system hardly changes the fact that he IS the children's biological father. You made a bad choice when you chose to let him impregnate you, and you cannot 'change' that judicially. Maybe the 'standard' you set, should have been set BEFORE you ever had sex with him. Thanks (in part) to YOUR choices, an alcoholic and drug addict IS the father of your two kids. You may be able to keep him from seeing or having further responsibility for the kids, but he will ALWAYS be their biological father. And kids have a way of wanting to KNOW that info as they get older, and may end up actually resenting what you have done.
There are consequences for our actions, the good ones as well as the bad ones...
As far as taking his rights away, you have to prove to the judge that the father's influence over the children (if allowed) would be sufficiently harmful to the CHILDREN to DEPRIVE him of his rights. Depending on the judge, that may (or may not) be difficult. You have to build a legal case. It sounds like you have good grounds, although I have seen judges that will go either way- NOT based on law, but on the judges whims. That is another problem with "activist judges".
Are Civil Attorneys Free?
Well I Thought I Would Contact A Public Defender To Get Advice On A Case But Since I'M Not A Criminal They Wouldn'T Help Me :[ They Told Me To Contact A Civil Attorney
So Yeah Never Gotten In Trouble Before So I'M Not Sure
Are They Free?
I'M A College Student (Don'T Have A Car To Sell Or House) So I Can'T Afford Anything
Just Want Advice On Legal Stuff
Civil attorneys are not free. There are civil plaintiff attys, one who sues someone else, and there are civil defense attys, one who defends a person being sued. There are personal injury attys, medical malpractice attys, contract attys, family law, property and probate, all kinds of attys for all kinds of things.
That being said, there are free legal advice places in all cities. They all have different names, but you can do a google search for "pro bono attorneys," and you might get some lists of attys who do some pro bono work. There is also a website -- the name escapes me -- but it's something like "legal ask dot com," something like that. You can ask a legal question, and several attys will jump on and answer your questions as carefully as they can. There may be a small fee, or a donation, but it won't be hundreds or thousands of dollars.
There are also lots of attys who work for large firms who donate their time to so many hours of pro bono (free) legal work. I wish I could remember the term used for free legal counsel for the indigent in civil cases, I just can't. Mind's blank.
Without better info, I don't know where to send you, or what kind of lawyer you're looking for.
Hope this helps.
Sole Custody In Maine?!?
What Does Sole Custody Mean Exactly ? I Researched It And I Just Dont Find They Explain It Well.
Ive I Was To Get Sole Custody Does It Mean That Id Be Able To Decided When My Son Father Was Able To See Him ?
Sole custody rights give one parent complete child custody privileges and responsibilities and deny these rights to the other parent. Sole custody rights are typically granted to one parent when the other is shown to be unfit for parenting. Examples of what might make a parent unfit for custody rights can include: history of violence and/or destructive behavior, placing the child in dangerous situations, mental instability, drug and/or alcohol abuse, and things of this nature. When one parent displays attributes or behaviors which compromise the best interests of the children, the court may award sole custody rights to the other parent.
The family court will always make custody judgments based on the best interest of the children involved in the dissolution of a marriage or other relationship. If it is in the child's best interest, the court will award sole custody rights to one parent. In general courts prefer to award joint custody in cases where both parents are fit for parenting. The objective is to allow both parents to develop a bond with their child, even in the absence of a marital bond between the parents.
Parents are strongly cautioned against petitioning the court for sole custody rights based on vindictive feelings harbored against the other parent. The courts do not take favorably to parents who wish to seek retaliation by way of child custody arrangements. Parents who present valid cause for sole custody rights based on the best interests of the child may be more apt to be awarded custody of the child. Judgments regarding sole custody rights are also subject to state specific laws and the discretion of family law judges. For this reason, it is highly advisable that parents involved in contested or conflicted child custody negotiations seek the professional advice of a qualified family law attorney.
Sole custody rights actually involve two different types of custody rights: legal and physical. Legal sole custody rights give one parent complete authority over all decisions that affect the child's life including those made about things like healthcare, education, activities, religion, child care, and more. Physical sole custody rights mean that the child will live with the custodial parent who is responsible for the physical welfare of the child.
Child custody can be arranged in a number of ways. One parent may be awarded full legal and physical sole custody rights. One parent may have legal sole custody rights but share physical custody with the other parent by ways of a child visitation arrangement. One parent may have sole custody rights but the other parent may be able to spent time with a child which is supervised by a neutral third party adult.
Sole custody rights are always subject to the discretion of the family court. A parent can petition the court if they have valid cause to request a change in the child custody arrangement.
Family Law Question Re:Child Custody And Visitation?
My Ex-Wife Has Not Appeared At Settlement Conference, Trial Date And At Further Proceedings. The Judge Says He'S Going To Investigate Further And Send Me His Decision By Mail. This Is A Child Custody And Visitation Case And I'M Seeking Sole Legal And Physical Custody In The State Of California. What Are My Options From Here??
Since you've already been in front of the judge, you have no other options. You have to wait for the judge's decision. If you have an attorney, the judge will notify the attorney, who will then notify you. If you already have physical custody of the child, it sounds like you'll probably get sole custody if the ex isn't bothering to appear (several times?) in court in person or via telephone.
If you don't have physical custody, the judge could order a custody change, or the judge could leave custody as is, but will probably reprimand the ex for failure to appear.