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Galen J Criscione

New York Internet Lawyer.

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  1. Why is it foolish for a defendant to proceed in a criminal defense matter as pro se?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas J Callahan
    2. Galen J Criscione
    3. Atousa Saei
    4. James Hal Medows
    5. Paul Karl Siepmann
    5 lawyer answers

    Because it is much better to have an attorney - someone who can navigate through the legal process, procedure, is familiar with the court system, etc. Even a lawyer shouldn't represent themselves in a criminal case because you need someone that can take an objective legal approach to your defense. A criminal charge is not something you want to take lightly, so that is why you should have a lawyer handle it.

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  2. How do I discontinue our relationship with an estate lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Adam Troy Rauman
    3. Marcos P Martinez
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    You may disengage with an attorney at any time for any reason, even if you had signed a retainer agreement. A simple call or email telling him that you do not wish to use his services is sufficient in your case.

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  3. Is permanent loss of muscle from unnecessary treatment suffiicent damages for malpractice.?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    3. Fadi Chakour
    4. John David Kelner
    4 lawyer answers

    It is possible but you should meet with an attorney specializing in this area and go through all details and show the attorney all medical records if you have them. Most attorneys do medical malpractice cases on contingency so it's worth it to you to meet with one or two attorneys to discuss your case.

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  4. Difficulties between brother & sister.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Bryan Lane Berson
    3. Peter J Weinman
    4. Tony Anthony
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    If you know the attorney for the sibling you could contact him/her and ask for a copy of the will. If not you will have to seek an order to produce the will through the surrogate's court.

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  5. I am the heir to my Dad's property. Some of the family members don't believe that I am his child. Will my birth certificate

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Michael S. Haber
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult an estate attorney. There are a lot of issues you will have to work through here. Was the estate probated? Was there an executor? Was there a will? If there was a will leaving you property of the estate, then it shouldn't matter whether you are his child or not.

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  6. What does NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL means in a credit card suit ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Allan Heller
    2. Galen J Criscione
    3. William Joseph Kopp Jr.
    4. Michael Avanesian
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    It means they dismissed your case. This is good for you.

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  7. I came across lawsuit money, $120,000 to be exact. Because I didn't want to blow this money away, I gave my dad $100k to invest.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Scott Gennarelli
    2. Galen J Criscione
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Eric Edward Rothstein
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    There are a few more details that may need to be known - such as was there a written contract? If not, what exactly was the understanding between you two? You may have a case - you should sit down with an attorney and explain all the details and show him/ her any documentation you might have.

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  8. My brother and I are co-executors of my mother's trust. My brother wants to have my mother's car signed over to his name only.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
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    I would not suggest relinquishing your right as co-executor. His plan makes no sense and only leaves you not getting what you deserve. What is supposed to happen is that you sell all assets in order to distribute the funds. If he is unhappy that's too bad for him. I would suggest you get an attorney to assist you if that's possible for you.

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  9. Can you do estate paper work yourself or do you need a attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Adam Troy Rauman
    3. Matthew John Monaghan
    4. James P. Frederick
    5. Stephanie Sauer Woods
    5 lawyer answers

    More detail would be needed to understand what's going on exactly. You can do it yourself but it would probably be easier through an attorney if that's possible.

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  10. Corporation law

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Galen J Criscione
    2. Michael Martin Zaitz
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    This depends on what your LLC operating agreement states. Usually admitting a new member requires some consent by other members, but again this should be covered in the operating agreement.

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