Every lawyer should discuss the potential costs of a certain course of action with you. That is an important aspect of any case, and allows the client to make a truly informed decision about the costs and benefits of a particular strategy or course of action. Often, the time spent on a client's case is actually caused by the conduct of the other party. Your attorney should give you a good estimate of what a specific course of action will cost (a deposition, a motion to compel if discovery is...
You should retain counsel to bring a modification of your separation agreement. With issues involving the support of minor children, a court is always able to hear arguments and make a decision in the best interests of the child.
First of all, I'm sorry to hear that your friend was hurt and hope that she makes a full recovery.
Where a person like your friend is harmed as the result of the negligent conduct of another person, the injured person can make file a lawsuit seeking compensation for personal injuries and damages, including medical bills.
Probably the most important part of your friend's case is going to be proving that the driver did something wrong, or was somehow negligent. You haven't alleged that the...
Whether you appeal the judgment or take some other action, you want to move quickly and carefully. Child support is generally based on the child support guidelines, and it is unclear from your question whether the judgment in this case is inconsistent with those guidelines. If you feel like you were disadvantaged by representing yourself, then you should consider retaining counsel.
Attorneys will not discuss their pricing on this forum, nor should they. That being said, an on-line computer-generated will might cost $50.00 and attorneys may charge several hundred dollars or even a couple thousand dollars. What I can say is that many estate planning attorneys charge an estimated flat fee for their work. My advice would be to get the job done right, as any mistakes or ill-considered decisions will only eat into the very estate you are trying to pass on to your son....
Because the law provides for triple your wages due, plus attorneys fees, you should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. If you prefer to prosecute this matter on your own, your first step will need to be the filing of a wage and hour complaint with the attorney general's office. I would also send a demand to your former employer.
You may want to send a quick letter indicating the violation of the order, and that you intend to bring a complaint for contempt if it is not remedied. If the violation is not remedied, you will need to bring a complaint for contempt in your local probate and family court, which appears to be Norftolk. Good luck.
Without commenting on the strength of the merits of your case, potential avenues of redress appear to be: (a) a BBO complaint against the attorney for knowingly making untrue statements to the court, or (b) a malpractice suit against the attorney for making knowingly false statements which jeopardized your case. A claim for defamation will probably not lie here because statements made in the course of litigation are generally protected speech.
There is no such simple form that relinquishes your parental rights.
Is this in connection with an adoption? There is an acknowledgement of parenthood and adoption surrender that can terminate your parental rights. In most circumstances, however, you cannot simply give up your parental obligations.
This is a significant amount of money, and you should absolutely take your divorce an agreement to an attorney to determine what your rights are. The only evidence you should need beyond your divorce agreement is evidence that your former spouse has not obeyed it! Most likely, you need to file a complaint for contempt in the probate and family court. You may want to retain counsel to make sure this is done efficiently and without providing your former spouse an opportunity to evade his...