Mediation is a settlement conference. You and your attorney attend along with the defendants (police officer, city) and their attorneys. There is a mediator who is not on either person's side. The mediator works towards settling the case. First the mediator talks, then your attorney tells his side, then the defendants tell their side. Then if your attorney wants to say something about what the other side said, he/she can, and it goes back and forth.
Often the mediator separates both...
Yes there should be a way to for her to produce them quicker. Check the document that requires you to pay half of the medical expenses. It should be in your settlement agreement, parenting plan, final judgment or other court order. See if that document contains a time frame in which she must submit the bills. If it does not, you can petition for a requirement for the bills to be submitted within a reasonable time, I suggest within 30 days, or she waives her right to reimbursement. It...
I agree with everything Attorney Morcroft said. It doesn't sound to me like there is a will here at all and that the woman passed away with no will. The state then makes a will for her as she is said to have died intestate (her property goes to her family). I strongly recommend one or all of her children hire an attorney to probate the woman's estate.
Keep lawyer shopping. I am sure you can find someon eto take that case. Be sure the Urgent Care records clearly state what you have said here "first and second degree chemical burns caused by the hair dye probably being mixed improperly."
I think two months is a long time, and the fact that you have not been able to reach your attorney for three weeks is troubling. There may be a reasonable explanation for it, for example, your attorney may be trying to settle liens and medical bills. If your attorney has an office I suggest you go there, daily, until you get an answer.
In my experience, which is not vast compared to some other lawyers, they go to trial. I settled one after we picked a jury. All others were settled through pleadings, in the government's favor. They never got to go to trial. I have found the government to be an aggressive litigator/stubborn defendant.
When the judge enters an order declaring the property homestead that order transfers the property to the 10. That order also specifically takes the property out of the probate. I am not able to conceptualize how the probate judge is going to then order that property sold.
I have experience representing clients in partition actions. I have dealt with situations where other parties to those actions don't open their mail, don't sign for their mail, won't sign deeds, etc. If an owner won't...
You and the lawyers have top priority. Attorneys want to be paid first, I know I do. The primary motivation attorneys have to represent personal representatives is payment. I am also assuming someone, most likely you, sought out the attorney and asked for his or her help.