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Social Security Disability Application Denied! Do I Need to Hire an attorney?

A:  Whether or not you hire an attorney for your appeal is entirely up to you. While you can go it alone, statistics show that people who are represented by attorneys have been more successful and are awarded benefits more often than those who represent themselves. Before you make this very important decision, take the time to consider how an attorney might benefit you. Medical Background - a lawyer with a medical background will prove to be an invaluable resource for you in your quest for Social Security disability benefits. If you are like most people, you may find that trying to read a medical record is like trying to read a foreign language. If you hire an attorney...

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Can I fire an attorney who has mishandled my probate case?

A:  I am sorry for all the problems you are having. First, generally you can fire an attorney at any time.  They will, however, have a lien for there fee for work completed.  I know that you think that the work done was not very good.  The fee can be handled two ways: the old attorney and the new attorney can agree to an amount or the court can set the fee.  I would not, however, fire him until you have interviewed attorneys and chosen his replacement.  But, you state that you and your sister are co-executors of the estate.  Then you have equal rights regarding the handling of the estate, including the lawyer.  Your sister may like...

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Will law firms hire an attorney as a paralegal or legal assistant?

A:  Been there, done that. Dumbed down the resume and left off the JD. It did get me a job, but not in law. I practiced law for a number of years and I am now working as a paralegal. But probably because I did solo practice and handled everything, they figured I knew the paralegal part of things. That''s the problem with law school, you learn to think like a lawyer, but you don''t learn how to practice law. You can certainly apply for the jobs. My small family firm was very excited that I had been to law school. It also helped that I''m a pro at medical issues. I suggest you learn Spanish. It will make you more employable as a paralegal and even...

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My Fianc√?¬© Wants to Adopt my Child, Where Do We Start? Do We Need to Hire an attorney?

A:  “I live in the state of Florida and my daughter, who is 2 years and 5 months old, was born here in the state of Florida. Her father and I were engaged to be married but broke up 4 months before she was born. He is in the army and was in the state of Hawaii through out my whole pregnancy. He never called to see if or when she was born. He has never even seen her till this day. I met someone when she was 3 months old we have been together ever since and he has taken on the responsibility of being her father. Her Bio-father was found finally by child support in April of 2006. He then pulled the DNA card at witch point she was proven his and he forced to pay child support. Since the court order, he has only paid about 3 months of child support and still not phone...

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Need answers to Legal Questions? Tips on Researching Before Hiring an attorney

A:  Most small and medium sized businesses and corporations have legal counsel on retainer, to gain quick access to legal questions which may arise at any time. Typically, the attorney on retainer specializes in their type of business and is familiar with the laws particular to their enterprise. However, ordinary people can also suddenly find themselves in need of legal advice, but without the benefit of a personal attorney. Some common examples include auto accidents, or landlord-tenant disputes. So where do you begin to find some answers? Frequently, you can obtain good legal advice and direction by doing a little research before you rush off to retain a lawyer. Here...

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Do I Need an attorney? - Auto Accidents

A:  Let me start by saying that some people never need an attorney, and others will always need an attorney. Additionally, this article is based on my 15 years of claims adjusting experience. I have developed a simple little formula that will help you decide if you need an attorney or not. Keep in mind, this quiz is tailored for auto accidents only, and I make no warranties or guarantees that your result is a foolproof answer. Ultimately, the only person that can decide if you need an attorney is you. With that being said, simply answer the following 15 questions and then add up your answers. All of these questions are yes or no questions. Whatever answer you have the...

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Must someone hire an attorney to receive back-pay from an employer?

A:  It depends. Under what circumstances would you be entitled to back pay? If you are planning to pursue a claim against the company for discrimination, wrongful term, or the like, then, yes, hiring an attorney is probably a wise investment. If they forgot to pay you overtime for the last two weeks, try contacting the payroll department directly to work it out. no, you can take them to small claims court, which you don''t need an attorney in. Why not? But, it depends, you know upon the amount to be recovered and circumstances in which u left the job. The first thing you should do is send 2 letters, 1 regular, 1 certified and request that you be paid for the hours you worked. Give them 10 days in the letter to answer....

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Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring an attorney

A:  Choosing the right lawyer can be a difficult process and is one of the more important decisions that you will ever make. Many people find themselves searching for a personal injury attorney after some sort of catastrophic incident, whether that is because of medical malpractice or as the result of a vehicle accident. Many personal injury cases come with the opportunity to receive a settlement that can go along ways for righting a wrong or simply giving a victim the ability to afford the care that they now need. Unfortunately, this path to justice is never an easy one, and this is why an experienced attorney is required. Despite the fact that you have suffered a great loss, and they acknowledge your injuries,...

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When Should I Consult an attorney Instead of Representing Myself Pro Se?

A:  No one can argue that there are times when it may be necessary — or at the very least highly advisable — to consult a qualified attorney to handle a legal matter. Especially difficult for pro se cases are those with intensive litigation and court proceedings. For many, representing one’s self in a personal injury and medical malpractice case may be ill advised. Complex business transactions or matters involving the IRS may call for the advice of an attorney. Likewise, if any individual has questions concerning the proper procedure for any legal matter or transaction, is unsure the steps that must be followed to achieve a specific legal goal, or has any difficulty in understanding or completing legal forms, then those...

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If you were involved in an accident and wanted to sue, would it be better to NOT get a personal injury lawyer?

A:  They take a percentage of the award, but you can''t just do it yourself. I''d say you have no choice but to get a lawyer. the other sice will certainly have one. Try to get recommendations from friends you trust – ask them what lawyers they have used personally, and can vouch for. All lawyers get basic training, and are supposed to be proficient in their specialty. Before retaining a lawyer, check with the state bar that he or she does not have complaints filed against him or her. Also, make sure you understand the fee arrangements in full. Good luck. I do not do personal injury cases–just because that''s not the way my practice developed. I believe if insurance companies...