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What are my rights and how can I best protect them in a divorce

A:  A mediator is a good choice if there when the following circumstances exist: (1) fundamental trust and good relationships between the parties; (2) the assets and income situation is simple, transparent, and fairly equitable; (3) both parties are in shape to basically take care of or look after themselves; and (4) child custody issues either do not exist or are straightforward. For example, mediation, which is quicker, cheaper, and less adversarial, is a great solution for a married couple where they both work, neither one will have to rely on the other for support, they agree on how to split their joint assets and they are on the same page vis-a-vis any custody and child support. In your case, I would recommend getting a divorce

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committed during uncontested divorce

A:  Sorry, but she isn't going to get any answers to anything until she gets copies of the whole case file from the court to see what's been done and what's not been done. If there's no entry of a final decree, she's going to have to start from scratch in NC (which would be a lot cheaper than hiring a lawyer in CA to pursue this). In fact, she can probably get an uncontested divorce by default and probably do it herself. I believe that NC requires a year separation. If they've been apart for a year by now, she can get her divorce quick, easy and cheap. But she's not going to know which way to go until she gets the complete court file. The court would probably be able...

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unethical tactics by opposing counsel

A:  There's nothing unethical about what you describe. Your inability to find a lawyer isn't the other side's concern. "How do I tell the court that I have yet to find an attorney to represent me?" Just tell the judge next time you're in court. "What are my rights to equal representation? Am I under some kind of time limit for addressing these issues?" Judges will bend over backward to allow you to find counsel. However, you have no "right" to have a lawyer. If you don't get one in a reasonable amount of time, the court will expect you to go forward on your own. "How are confidentiality rules supposed to protect me if discussing my case with a potential

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post verdict sentence

A:  its a definition of time..after the verdict but before sentencing. It is not an explanation for why sentencing was cancelled/delayed. I suspect you should ask your niece? If they cancelled a sentencing, they would have set this for another sentencing hearing, or possibly a motion hearing if someone filed a motion that could upset the verdict. You can't go to sentencing without a verdict (if there was a trial) so a 'post-sentencing verdict' is a contradiction in terms, in my opinion. When you don't understand what is happening with court hearings, the clerk's office may be able to help. After a jury trial you normally wouldn't file an appeal before sentencing. It's possible, but not likely or common. You'd appeal from the judgment and include...

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Harassment from my bullying boss--long post

A:  unfortunate experience, but what you described is not a whistleblower action under the law. for the most part, employers are allowed to act like jerks. you seem to want the control and authority of an owner, which was unrealistic in that position. if the employer has in fact violated california labor laws, you can still file a complaint with the labor commissioner. you'd still need to show that some (protected) discrimination took place, which will probably be hard to do. you can talk to an employment law attorney. whether the attorney takes your case on contingency will be a good indication of whether he/she thinks you could prevail in a

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Can I do most of the leg work and then hire an attorney?

A:  "... can I still meet with the attorney I would like to hire for an hour ...." Can you? Sure. Whether you'll find someone who wants to represent you on a project-by-project basis, we can't guess from here. Nothing inappropriate about it but, again, we can't know if you'll find an attorney who wants to work this way. Howsabout asking the lawyer to take you on if you give him a collateral assignment of your interest in the marital home or some other marital asset as security for repayment of the fees ... and perhaps petition the court to have the husband pay all or part of your legal fees (if he is primary breadwinner)? You can, but it's up to the lawyer to...

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Can I change attorneys in the middle of a divorce?

A:  If you are not happy with your lawyer you may terminate him and ask him to withdraw from the case.  Before you do however, you need to make sure that you have a new lawyer ready to jump in and you want to make sure that the old lawyer gets your new lawyer an entire copy of the file.   The new lawyer will be able to pick up your case and not lose a beat as long as the new lawyer has a week or so with the file before the court picks up again with hearing and so forth.  I suggest informing the court of the change in counsel and ask for a few weeks continuance and stay of all pleadings so that your new

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Can a divorce final judgement be appealed?

A:  Waay too much info there and hardly any of it has to do with your main question. "He was nice enough to give his ex two months to move out." Regardless of whose name it is in, it is the marital home. He wasn't in a position to tell her to leave. I'm surprised she didn't address this via the court vs. just moving, but .... "During the two months that it took her to vacate the property she sold most of the furnishings, car trailer, even the fuel tank off of the generator attached to the property. She kept all of the money ofcourse." And he could have addressed this in the divorce action. "When his dad passed the property was split with Ken's brother and Ken assumed the building loan as a single man that his father had taken...

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How much should it cost for an attorney on a felony charge?

A:  attorney''s fees vary by experience, anticipated workload, whether the attorney is an individual or member of a firm, and where you live. There is no standard set of fees. I suppose it is up to each individual attorney to set his fee. Why don''t you ask several attorneys for a price? This is no time to be cheap. If you do not qualify for a public defender, interview several lawyers and hire the best one you can afford. Fees are negotiable and depend on the time the lawyer will spend on your case and the experience of the lawyer. In my area, (Pennsylvania)a lawyer with 1-5 years experience,...

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Can I act pro se in divorce action?

A:  "If we agree the marriage is not going to work out, how can it be done as cheaply as possible?" If you agree on all applicable issues, that will keep costs as low as possible. "Must either of us hire an attorney (I am a paralegal) to effect a divorce?" One is never required to hire a lawyer. Not hiring a lawyer will certainly make things cheaper in the long run. However, there's always a possibility that not doing so will result in you screwing something up in the documents such that, as a result, you end up spending a lot more down the road. I obviously can't anticipate what the likelihood is of that happening. "If he sees a lawyer,...