Archive for September, 2012

posted by shelly on Sep 30

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posted by shelly on Sep 30

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posted by shelly on Sep 30

Question by worriedgal: How to get legal advice for a minor issue?
Hello, I am a foreigner in US and I do not understand the workings of the system here.
I need some legal advice regarding a minor issue, I am will to pay the regular lawyer fees, but some of the law firms I contacted, turned me down saying my issue was too minor for them. What is the best way to get a decent lawyer for an hour to obtain some legal advice.

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Answer by Betsy
I would contact the attorney’s office and tell them you need legal advice on a minor issue. Say that you know the issue is minor, but you are willing to pay the attorney for an hour of his or her time. I suppose that a large and prestigious law firm might turn you down, but I do think that you should be able to find a decent lawyer who would help you in this way.

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posted by shelly on Sep 30

Question by Carly T: LEGAL ADVICE PLEASE? JUVENILE FAMILY LAW?
FLORIDA :
I’m 17 years old and pregnant. The father of my child that I plan to marry was just released from jail yesterday for a violation of probation. He was put back on house arrest till the end of his probation in 2012.

Before arrested his P.O. told him she would violate him if he was to see me at all due to a call made by my parents to her ordering him not to see me. My parents changed their mind and allowed me to see him.

Two days ago in court, the judge told him he isn’t allowed to have any contact with me till he is off probation in 2012.

My father (whom which I do not live with and has not paid child support in over 7 years) made a call to his P.O. telling her that I was pregnant and that he doesnt want him around me ever again. But the P.O. is unaware of his 0% custody. Can we fight the condition of his release considering that the order was made by my father who doesnt even have custody of me?

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Answer by Stuart
You wrote: “…Two days ago in court, the judge told him he isn’t allowed to have any contact with me till he is off probation in 2012…”

That is the end of the conversation. It doesn’t matter what your father told the PO or what the PO said or who feels what for who. the court has ordered him to stay away from you until 2012.

The ONLY way to change that is to go back to court and ask the judge to change that Order.

– Stuart

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posted by shelly on Sep 29

Question by Missie: Legal Advice in the Family Law field please?
I have a pending court date with the father of my child for visitation. When he filed his papers for visitation, his father also filed papers for grandparents visitation. Now currently they reside in the same home so all visits my son’s father has temporarily, they’ve been a part of. Now my son’s father is moving out of the home so his father can try to get grandparents visitation on top of the visitation he is going to have. Does anyone know the probability of this happening? My son’s dad already has him three days a week and his grandfather is asking for the two days a week his son does not have PLUS an overnight, meaning I would have my child two days a week to myself and I would have to drive from Phoenix to El Mirage five days a week.
I left some things out, I live in Phoenix, Az and my son is only 10 months old. His father has him tuesday, thursday, saturday and sunday. I meant to say four days a week. He’s supposed to have him three days but a screw up with the court order gave him an extra weekend day. he currently has no overnights, yet.

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Answer by Scott
Unfortunately family laws vary greatly from state to state. For instance, in Texas all transportation is the responsibility of the non-custodial parent (the parent the child does not live with). Also the maximum visitation here I have ever seen granted to a non-custodial parent is first, third and fifth weekends each month and every Wednesday.

As far as the grandparents getting additional visitation, I am assuming the child’s father has him Friday – Sunday. I do not know anything about AZ laws but I really can’t see any court interfering with a child’s academics that way. Since taking two more days would have to be weekdays and could disrupt the child’s ability to complete homework assignments and a mid-week overnight might even make attending school the next day difficult. I would make sure these things are considered on your day in court.

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posted by shelly on Sep 29

Question by cowboys fan: When hiring, do law firms tend to stay away from prospective hirees who attained their JD part time?
I’m debating on whether or not to go to the Dedman School of Law at SMU and attend their evening program so I can work, or the full-time program during the day.

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Answer by go_dawgsj
I attended school for one year at a law school with a part time program. The part time students seemed to place just as well as full time students with similar grades. I do think it’s more difficult to get very high grades if you are also working full time, though.

One other problem might be getting good legal experience during law school. It’s important, especially if not at the top of the class, to beef up your resume as much as possible with good work experience. Students usually obtain most work experience working full time in summer clerkships and by doing legal clinics at school. If you are working a full time job that doesn’t have flexible hours, it will be tough to get in legal work experience, and it’s going to be hard to compete against the student with similar grades but a resume full of legal experience.

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posted by shelly on Sep 29

Question by :) bubblegum: What is a lemon law? It doesn’t make sense?
I am 16 and I wanna know what is a lemon law and is it useful information? Is it something I need to know?

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Answer by Rosey
They’re different in each state.

Here’s a link:

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posted by shelly on Sep 29

Question by aking5150: Where can I find legal forms?
To file a Contempt of Custody agreement in Oklahoma??

I will be filing without representation.

Thanks
We have a filed joint custody agreement, which allows us both 50/50 visitation. He has refused me visititation since June 20th. It also states that when he is out of town for business, I should get first opportunity to have her, but he has been away at work and leaving her with his “girlfriend”.
the forms on DHS website all relate to child support, this is a visitation matter.

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Answer by Res Gestae
This is the closest thing I could find. You’re probably better off going to your public library and looking in the law section for form books to give you an IDEA of how to proceed.

http://www.uslegalforms.com/ok/OK-54063.htm

As always, your best bet is consulting a local attorney. This is not legal advice and I am not an attorney licensed to practice in your state. If you have any questions whatsoever about this situation, you should consult an attorney for advice.

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posted by shelly on Sep 28

Question by Joanna P: can a car still be considered under the lemon law if it was bought as is?
I bought a car from a Ford on friday 1/30 from a dealership and the ball joints are making a horrible sound. Would it be considered a “lemon”?

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Answer by LeAnne
There’s really not much wiggle room or gray area in the phrase “As Is.”

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posted by shelly on Sep 28

Question by ME ME ME ME ME: 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?

Thanks! :)

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Answer by Jared
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.

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