I gave an attorney $2000 of a $2500 fee to do a custody case, and after two months I fired her for failing to do her job, She kept my $2000 and is charging me an additional $1315. She made no court appearances because she was sick, she sent one l...
Mr Rafter has linked you to the Bar resolution process. You are better to follow it at this point.
Keep in mind that it depends partly on your contract with the lawyer. Is there a provision in there that specifically addresses what happens in the event the agreement is cancelled prior to completion of the representation? i have a clause in mine that allows me to bill for hours actually expended, even if it's a flat fee agreement. This is similar to the concept of quantum meriut. Maybe that's what is going on, but that might still be excessive. It has the "appearance' of being excessive if there are charges beyond the flat fee amount. But that's not a legal conclusion on my part, merely an observation of how this all looks.
Try the Bar process first. It would certainly be cheaper. I do think it looks unprofessional not to engage in communications and an effort to resolve the issue.
I got out the military a year ago and all my saving is in a roth IRA the state is now trying to seize that money after a failed attempt to seize my checking account with is all Military and VA pay so they couldn't touch it. now the state is saying...
Not a military issue.
Many states have rules on seizure of assets. It depends on the reason for seizure, such child support delinquency.
Contact a lawyer in your area who is familiar with debts to the state and what assets may be seize.
Have honorable discharge, KBK, RE-4. No reasoning why, Just prior to getting out was asked by my command to go another deployment. I declined to go because I was 2 weeks away from retirement and had just gotten back from deployment less than 6 ...
That is odd, and does appear to be connected to declining the deployment. But it could also be an administrative error..See question
I wanna get the US security clearance. I wanna get hired for good job. What are the requirements? I have green card, can i get it? Thank you.
Be a US citizen.
As outlined in Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information, eligibility for access to classified information may only be granted to employees who are United States citizens. However, an exception is allowed in specific situations wherein there are compelling reasons for limited access to be granted to an immigrant alien or foreign national employee who possess a special expertise that is needed for specific programs, projects, contracts, licenses, certificates, or grants.See question
Please no lawyers that do not know anything about military law
If you are a servicemember or spouse with an ID card you can go to the on base Legal Assistance Office.
You may get free initial counseling there. They will have a list of attorney's in the area who are familiar with divorce involving military personnel. Like us, they cannot make a specific recommendation. But it's a start.
You might start here?
Eglin Air Force Base - Valparaiso, Niceville
* Hurlburt Field - Fort Walton Beach
* MacDill Air Force Base - Tampa
* Patrick Air Force Base - Cocoa Beach
* Tyndall Air Force Base - southeast of Panama City
The primary reason you need a lawyer familiar with "military" divorces is retirement and benefits. This will depend on how long you are married and how long the person has been in the military during that marriage.See question
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A military recruiter cannot help with this other than tell you whether you might qualify for enlistment.
Note that when you report to MEPS you'd have to disclose that as part of your medical history. There are limitations on enlistment due to past or current medical or mental health conditions.
My son got a 2 year sentence for sexual assault. Can we appeal and what are our chances of success?
1. His appeal is automatic under Article 66(c), UCMJ.
2. His appeal will go to the Court of Criminal Appeals in the DC area for his Service.
3. In the military, that court can act as a "second jury." That's not what the statute says but that's a good way to interpret it. They can also look at other legal issues.
4. If the appeal is denied at the CCA then there is a right to petition the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
5. In some very limited situations there is an appeal to the US Supreme Court. Have one now.
Hello I am trying to get Into the navy nuclear program which currently isn't accepting waivers for marijuana use. I was given a ticket for possession of marijuana while driving in California which is an infraction. I was never arrested or fingerpr...
Yes. There are questions on the SF86 clearance application specific to drug issues. Look at it closely.See question
is it an acceptable practice for a lawyer to the other party stating he/she represents the defendant when in fact he/she had not yet been retained by the other party?
Depends on the circumstances. And it's a matter between the lawyer and the client whether or not they have a ongoing relationship.See question