We attended a conference with both of our attorneys present and a judge, the final draft sent to me to sign does not match the draft that we agreed to, things were added that I do not agree with, the order is supposed to be signed by the 18, what ...
Talk with your attorney about the discrepancies between what was agreed to and what is on the paperwork. Have your attorney make any changes that are needed.See question
FELT MY CONCERNS NOT FULLY ADDRESSED, I DIDN'T FULLY UNDERSTAND DETAILS AS FAR AS WITNESS, EVIDENCE, RULES OF TIMELINES ECT, DIDN'T HAVE REPRESENTATION FOR 5/7 MONTHS, MY ATTORNEY DIDN'T FILE ANY OF MY DOCUMENTATION FOR EVIDENCE, BELIEVE MY EX WAS...
Definitely NOT a mediation question. This is a family law question best asked of Family Law/Divorce attorneys. So, I have changed the practice area. You need to consult with your attorney about it. I agree with my esteemed colleague. If you signed an agreement, you are stuck with it. One of the questions that I asked as a judge and most judges ask is whether you agreed to the terms of the agreement and signed the document. If you weren't coerced or threatened to sign it, you are likely stuck with it.See question
This phrase was noted in a "family settlement agreement."
It is hard to tell unless you have an attorney review the document. Beneficiaries IF testate normally references children, grandchildren, and any spouse if the person died without a will. Testate means how property or gifts would pass if the person died without a will. I don't know what family settlement document you are referencing. Was the document prepared as part of an estate or something to do with a settlement on a personal injury case? Depending on what type of matter created this document impacts what type of attorney you need to see. A personal injury attorney if this was a settlement agreement or a probate attorney if this revolved around an estateSee question
We had a court case regarding a family members estate before it would close we had to sign releases which we did according to the court order now we got the filed documents from the court and the opposing counsel added pages we never saw or signed...
I agree with my fellow attorney that you definitely need to see a probate attorney. He or she will advise you about the possible paths to pursue. It is doubtful that law enforcement or the prosecutor will be interested in criminal charges from my experience as a prosecutor and judge. However, an attorney in that local jurisdiction will have better knowledge than any of us on this site. Set up a free or flat fee initial consultation with a probate attorney. Best wishes to youSee question
Mesh sling was place in my bladder.didnt work so that put vibrate in back ofme
This is not a mediation question. This really is a legal practice and/or personal injury question. I have changed the practice area to personal injury to make sure that you get attorneys in that practice area to respond to your question.See question
Hello, I'm looking for something extremely simple, 1-2 pages. 3 people have signed the agreement, and all 3 of us have decided to dissolve. The agreement is under state of PA law. The Dissolution Agreement and all its wording needs to void the ...
Even though you express the four simple terms of your agreement, it really needs to be drafted up by an attorney. This is far too serious to go without an attorney. As my colleague suggested, I always tell someone to look for an attorney in your local area on THIS site. Use the find an attorney application on this website in order to find an attorney with business and contract law experience.See question
My fiance and I have agreed to sign a prenuptial agreement that will only have 2 pieces of property in it. How much should a prenup cost us that only has the legal description to these two pieces of land?
This is a family law question and not a mediation question. A prenuptial agreement's cost depends on the attorney and her or his hourly fee. You absolutely need an attorney's assistance in drafting up such a document. Many times, prenuptial agreements are not enforced by the courts because of the language in the agreement being unenforceable according to the laws of a specific state. You don't want to do this on your own.See question
I have already had day one of trial. Waiting for day two. Just got a settlement offer. This is for alimony modification. Is it common to get a settlement mid-trial? Why is he still trying to negotiate.
Parties often make settlement offers during trial. The reasons are varied. Attorney fees are stacking up. They don't like the way that the judge is conducting the trial. The party is concerned about witness testimony. We don't know why he is still trying to negotiate. Only your attorney or you can "guess" at why he is trying to negotiate now. As a former judge, judges almost always want the parties to reach an agreement between themselves versus having to decide on their own.See question
During a mediation in workers comp,we reached an agreement,but when my lawyer emailed the final documents to sign,there were things in it we hadn't discussed,so I refused to sign the documents
Great answer by attorney Gomez. If it wasn't discussed and agreed to at the mediation, then you shouldn't have signed the proposed agreement. I will tell you as a mediator, I wrote down all of the conditions of the agreement and had the parties and the attorneys review it and sign it before they left the mediation. That way, the mediator insures that the parties are in agreement as to all of the issues. I agree with attorney Gomez that there didn't appear to be a "meeting of the minds" and you can't be forced to agree to sign an agreement that contains matters that weren't discussed, let alone agreed on.See question
My co-parent and I (and our lawyers) signed an agreed upon parenting plan in March 2014. We have been following it without trouble since then. Suddenly, my co-parent says the portion about vacations doesn't reflect what she wanted and is demanding...
My colleague is absolutely correct. The other party is not allowed to change the prior agreement reached in 2014 unilaterally. It is made an order of the Court. If there is some confusion (which you clearly think doesn't exist), you can go to a mediator in order to iron things out and correct any ambiguities or vagueness. However, mediation requires BOTH parties to agree to mediate and BOTH parties to agree on any modification of the previous agreement. If you don't want to change the vacation or the parenting plan, you don't have to agree to do so. You don't even have to agree to mediation. It has worked for over 3 years. So, if you think that mediation will be a waste of time, you don't have to agree with it.See question