Edgardo Rafael Baez’s Guides

Edgardo Rafael Baez

San Antonio Family Law Attorney.

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  1. To Pro Se or Not to Pro Se, that is the Question!

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, about 2 years ago.

    In Texas, the Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the Constitutionallow individuals to do their own legal representation. We call this Pro Se representation. This has become very popular, since TV shows make it available for every oneto be inside the court room. Or so we think! ...

  2. Not every push or shove violates the Fourth Amendment

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 4 years ago.

    Officers have qualify immunity Public officials acting within the scope of their official duties are shielded from civil liability by the doctrine of qualified immunity. Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.

  3. Why convicted individuals have a hard time asserting §1983 claims

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 5 years ago.

    Individual rights vs. conviction In federal practice, an excessive force claim can only be asserted for an individual convicted after the conviction has been reversed on direct appeal, expunged by ex

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  4. Why police brutality is so difficult to prove

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 5 years ago.

    The law favors the officers The reason is clear. Officers used "discretion" when dealing with the public. Police brutality happens when, the officer abuses that discretion. The problem is that, to pr

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  5. Get your civil case in federal court

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 5 years ago.

    Add all defendants at the beginning of litigation In federal practice, it would be more difficult to amend pleadings based on new parties and in many cases you have to ask for permission from the cou

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  6. Overcomming a Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, over 5 years ago.

    File a well pleaded complaint The well pleaded complaint rule is the best tool against dismissal in Federal Court. This will require skillful writing and story telling from the Plaintiff's side. Requ

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  7. How to Sell Your Annuity for a Lump Sum

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 6 years ago.

    Contact a reputable law firm with experience on the subject This step is important since there are many entities out there ready to defraud people out of their money. We have helped many individual g

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  8. How to determine, what is the best interest of the children?

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 6 years ago.

    Know that, this is not about you When people are going through custody battles, they need to remember that it is not the best interest of the parents, litigants or public, is the best interest of the

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  9. How to handle your own personal injury

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 6 years ago.

    Get information at the accident site It is imperative that you obtain the drivers information and all pertinent information. In many cases, this step is accomplished by the police filing a report. Co

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  10. How to Handle Foreclosed Properties

    Written by attorney Edgardo Baez, almost 6 years ago.

    Locate Properties If you are buying foreclosed properties, there are many places where this can happend. You can start by checking classified newspaper ads for listings under Foreclosure Notices, Au

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