Even though most of the Canon is in the public domain (except the Casebook), the characters of Holmes, Watson, et. al. are protected by copyright. At least, I think they are, but it's very hard to tell because the Web site that purports to be the Conan Doyle Literary Estate refers to Andrea Plunket, whose copyright over the Holmes characters is not recognized by US law. Jon Lellenberg is the American literary agent for the Arthur Conan Doyle estate, according to this New York Times article...
At this stage, you would do well to perhaps consult with an attorney about filing a motion for temporary orders pending the hearing this summer. That way, any agreement between yourself and your wife are not only in writing, but on record with the court. I hope this answer was helpful. As my colleague stated, although child support is determined by a forumla, there are other variables which may come into play and directly impact the amount of any order -- temporary or otherwise..
I would strongly advise against filing a medical malpractice lawsuit on your own. My advice is to speak with a medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible. If you have a very good case, they will probably take the case on contingency. Do Not wWait any longer if you think the statute of lim itations is running out. A Legal Malpractifce Lawsuit is frought with way too many pitfalls for the lay person.
As the was in both of your names, legally, you are both jointly and severally liable to the creditor. That being said, depending on the amount owed, you may have either a small claims action or district court contract action against your boyfriend. It would depend on the circumstances and content of the promise to pay and proof you have. I recommend you speak with a contract attorney in your area. Many offer free/reduced fee consultations. I hope my response was helpful. Best of luck to you.
I agree with my colleagues. I would add that it never hurts to have an attorney review your situation. It is unclear what stage you are at in this process: pre nuptial, post nuptial, or separation agreement. If contemplating a post nuptial agreement, there are very specific guidelines which must be adhered to in order for the agreement to be enforceable. It may serve you well to reach out to a local attorney and obtain some guidance to ensure that whichever agreement you need, or come up with,...
Prosecuting a civil matter in the Superior Court requires extensive knowledge of the substantive and procedural laws. To attempt to do so on your own, without the assistance of an attorney is not advisable. As my brother colleague stated, you may do well to consult with a trial attorney to ensure adherence to all applicable laws and procedures so that your rights are protected. Best of luck to you.
Although there is no specific format required, there is certainly content you would be wise to both include and exclude. This is a very important document, and should not be taken lightly. There are pitfalls for the unwary. It may be well worth your while to spend a few dollars consulting with an attorney who is familiar with chapter 93A and the subject matter/law of the dispute. Best of luck to you.
Your situation is akin to a post nuptial agreement. In Ansin v. Craven-Ansin, the SJC held that postnuptial agreements are not automatically unenforceable as a matter of public policy. However, not all postnuptial agreements will be enforced by the court. The agreement must pass a five part test. The ultimate question appears to be whether the agreement is fair and reasonable, and the other four factors help provide the evidence.1. Did the parties have the opportunity to hire separate legal...
Good morning and thank you for your inquiry.
The guidelines here on AVVO proscribe against lawyers dispensing legal advice. The information you are seeking amounts to just that - specific, legal advice as to how to proceed to protect assets in the event of an impending divorce. There are too many facts which need to be flushed out, and laws to consider to provide you accurate, professional guidance. Please consider consulting with an attorney. Best of luck to you.
You need to list income from ALL sources. There is even a line item on the financial statement in the first Page entitled "OTHER". However, this information is broken out over the entire year, so, depending on the amount of the gifts, this may have only a negligible effect in your weekly income.