I no longer can afford a lawyer
Only if the lawyer agrees, which is unlikely.See question
I represent myself and understand a lot about proceedings, but I would like to have the opinion and advice of a seasoned trial attorney to help me understand the nuances and look over documents.
It depends on the area of law. In federal proceedings the answer is NO. In state law proceedings (state court), the answer depends on the view of your state Supreme Court and the rules of ethics. Generally, unbundled legal services are best suited for discrete issues within a larger case. The typical area where you see unbundled legal services is Family Law. For example, the couple may have worked out all the financial aspects of divorce, but need help with child custody and parenting. An attorney could be hired to coach and assist behind the scenes on that issue and not assume responsibility for the entire divorce.
You start getting outside that context (and outside very well defined, discrete parts of cases), unbundled legal services are, generally, not available. As a practical matter, it sucks up the same, and often more, of the attorney's time to coach and assist a person in an open ended proceeding than if the attorney just handled it directly. Also, the liability risk is too great relative to the financial compensation. Invariably, if something goes wrong, the person blames the attorney (instead of themselves) regardless if the attorney is at fault.See question
Transcript and credit information was given to a local reporter who then wrote an article that claim I had less credits than I reported to my employer. Under FERPA, transcripts and no. of credits are NOT "directory" information. Can I sue for ha...
No, FERPA (the law) does not provide you with a private right of action. You might have other claims you can raise, but not FERPA, FERPA only provides for an administrative remedy (e.g. you report the school). Without more information and context, hard to day if the school did anything wrong.See question
My daughter is 17 she will be 18 in June. She already graduated high school and has a full time job. In Kansas can she move out without me stopping her?
June is next month, what does it matter if she moves now or next month? However, strictly speaking, she is still 17 and a minor. But, if she has graduated highschool and is working, I am not sure you would find any authority willing to do anything about it if she decided to move out.See question
I was involved in a fight after school but not on school grounds, it was down the street. Me an the other girl were surrounded by other school aged kids. Me an the other girl are both 16 and aren't bigger than 120 lbs, yet while we were wrestling ...
The use of mace (pepper spray) is a justifiable response...you have nothing over which to sue.See question
My daughter got pregnant last year, she's still in high school. The baby daddy is not going to school or working, hes 16 turning 17 in july this year. My daughter is 7 months older she's turning 18 years in December this year.
I am changing the practice area designation as this is not an education law question, but a child support related question. As to your question, on the bare legal point, so long as the non-custodial minor can legally work in the state, they can be ordered to pay child support. HOWEVER, a minor rarely has employment or income, or an employment or income history upon which to calculate a support payment. Although the court cannot "force" someone to work, if the minor parent is neither in school nor working, the judge could impute a child support payment, and would most likely base the payment amount a percentage of the state minimum wage. If the non-custodial minor does not pay, then the payments go in arrears.
Bear in mind, being awarded child support and actually getting it are different things. If the kid has no money, the kid has no money. The court cannot change that.See question
Hi, Our school requires our fundraising to be done through a booster non-profit. However our parents don't always know how to do this correctly and our particular non-profit needs help fixing past year's taxes and status. We don't have a lot of...
A CPA familiar with nonprofits can probably handle that. They can correct the tax returns and get things set-up properly. If there are any legal issues, the CPA should be professional enough to refer you to an attorney at that point, but that is unlikely.See question
My 10 year old son pantsed another kid at an overnight school camp. This occurred in the evening prior to lights out while engaging in horseplay. The paid staff in charge removed my son from the cabin, told him that his behavior was sexual har...
Unfortunately, this doesn't seem like a lawsuit, it is more a difference of opinion. Although you and I might chalk this up to kids being kids at camp, pantsing someone could easily be construed as sexual harrasment and or bullying. That staffs behavior is not so shocking to give rise to any sort of legal claim.See question
I am in the State of Florida. Thank you for your response.
I am updating the practice area designation, this is not an education law, but a child custody question.See question
I'm a high school student, I was in the gymnasium playing with a ball when I accidentally hit it a little to hard and hit an unprotected light fixture on the roof that should've had a cover. Now I'm wondering if I owe the school for the light even...
You broke it, you fix it. Sometimes the obvious answer is the right answer.See question