I have an court appt attorney who is not taken the time to view my witness list, go over my case etc. She just want to make deals, like at pre trial the DAs office offered me 9 months, yieks!. I feel it would be in best interest to hire a paid...
You can also ask the court to appoint a new attorney, but it is within the judge's discretion whether he does so or not.See question
I have broken up with my girlfriend, I slept on her bed and she slept on an air mattress. "Tina" the girlfriend said I snored and took up too much of the bed. She then said I ruined the bed by sleeping in it too much and now she cannot use it. ...
2. Look at it or lie down on it.
I am 30 years old male married to a 40 years old women. she was married twice before. we have been married for almost 5 years. She has 5 kids (18, 16, 14, 11, 9 years old). she recived $1350 dollars child support from her first husband. Things a...
In general, you can expect alimony to last for 2 1/2 years and be in the area of $400. to $850. It is up to the judge hw s/he divides up assets and liabilities; the starting point is 50/50 but that could be affected by factors such as what each of you brought into the marriage and your future likelihood of capital appreciation such as an anticipated inheritance.See question
I was married in mass in 1976, divorced in 2005. I have been receiving alimony since divorced, I fear he can stop it at anytime due to the new law.
He cannot unilaterally stop or change the amount of the alimony. Depending on the language in the settlement agreement, if there is one, he can seek to modify a court order with regard to the duration of alimony based on the new statute. In addition, he might be able to move for a modification of the amount based on changed circumstances.See question
I was married in Massachusetts for 9 years, Divorced took effect July-2009. I pay Alimony, since my ex-wife did not work our last year together and used her MS to go out on Disability after we were separated, even though she was fine. Our Divorce/...
If you entered into an agreement, that is a contract that has to be honored by the courts. Therefore, the first place to look is the provisions that govern modification and merger. You probably need a qualified attorney to evaluate these provisions. Only after that is done can you evaluate your best course of action, which will involve predicting your likelihood of winning, what you will gain if you win, and the cost of seeking the modification.See question
I'm trying to find the law regarding when the clock starts ticking to file a probate appeal. I thought that it started when an Order was signed and filed with the court, but then I read that it starts at the date of entry in the permanent minutes....
Go to the clerk's office and ask to see the docket sheet and see if it is reflected there. In most states a premature notice of appeal is a nullity. therefore, if in doubt, file you notice of appeal now and then, file another one if the Order is later entered in the permanent minutes.See question
I had to represent myself in my divorce. Appealed final divorce judgement. Judge threw out appeal without proper notice..and now has vacated her motion to dismiss my appeal. Now where do i re-begin again? thank you in advance. I reside in the l...
You have thirty days from judgment to claim an appeal. If you missed that deadline, and the judge vacated his earlier decision on strictly procedural grounds, he will probably dismiss it again after giving you proper notice. You should hire a qualified appellate attorney to look at all the facts to advise you. Act quickly because the clock might be ticking.See question
I live in Boston, MA and I want to file a mandamus petition in federal court against Arlington Asylum office in VA. I don't have an attorney yet. Which is better, to hire an attorney from Boston or from Arlington?
It doesn't make a lot of difference. If it is an appeal, it will be mainly on the record so a lawyer close to the court will probably save you some money. However, if you have a good relation with a qualified attorney near where you live or work, you might feel more comfortable being able to have face time with him or her.See question
Judge denied my motion without any comments, just stamped "motion denied". I filed an appeal. The judge then wrote her rationale and docketed it, 4 months after the denial. Is this common? Anything wrong procedurally?
It is unusual but shouldn't make a difference. If anything, it helps you because now you know what you are trying to show is erroneous. In the final analysis, the issue is whether the judge acted correctly in ruling on the motion. If s/he did, then it is not dispositive whether his/her rationale was correct.See question
I went to jail for something I didn't do.
The appellate opinion or rescript typically says what should happen. It sounds like a judgment of dismissal should be entered in the trial court but without seeing the documents, it is impossible to tell for sure. Your appellate attorney should be able to advise you on the next step.See question