In general, pension plans are treated like any other property – if they accrued during the marriage, they are marital property subject to equitable division. Any portion that accrued prior to the marriage, however, is considered the separate property of that spouse.
The purpose of a preliminary hearing, also known as a probable cause hearing, is to make sure that a person is not held in jail without some evidence to support the incarceration. So, if a person is out on bail and not in custody, there is no need for a probable cause hearing.
There may be some reason that your lawyer is opting for a bench trial. A bench trial is a trial where the Judge decides guilt or innocence, and there is no jury. Normally you would be better off with a jury trial. Working out a plea in the case would usually lead to a better sentence than the...View More
its a probation hearing. he was at work. his probation officer come to the house and he wasnt home. his dad is in last stages of dementia and he told them we didnt live there. he has lived there ever since he had a stroke in november 2021. he was released from rehab because of stroke. he was... View More
If he has a court date scheduled, it's obviously best if you can hire a lawyer before that court date. However, if you need time to hire a lawyer, then you can show up at the court date and orally request a continuance to hire an attorney. Most Judges will grant at least one continuance to...View More
It means the person failed to appear at a court date, and an arrest warrant was issued. Additionally, it means that the court refused to dismiss the warrant. So the person needs to turn themself in, or eventually the person will be arrested.
It’s a good idea to obtain a lawyer to help...View More
My daughter was arrested 10 days ago at work in Norcross, GA. She is a young mother of one 6 year old child. I've never known her to be anything less than a loving, kind, sweet mother and law abiding citizen. I only know that she was picked up at her place of employment for mailing contraband... View More
When a person is arrested, they will remain in jail until they post a bond, or until the case is resolved by plea, dismissal or trial. If your daughter was not given a bond amount, it is probably a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney to help get her a bond.
There is no exact answer because many factors can affect the length of time. Some jurisdictions handle misdemeanor jail cases regularly so that people don't languish in jail too long on minor offenses. In other jurisdictions a defendant could sit in jail for months before being brought to...View More
I was working out of state I got a DUI which was my second I went to court but
My paperwork got mixed up saying it was my fifth which meant I had to go to felony court well then they realized the first hearing was the right one but by then my job had ended and I was gone back home this was... View More
Generally speaking, defendants are required to attend calendar call. It is possible that your attorney obtained permission from the court to excuse you from appearing. An attorney conflict letter by itself does not excuse the defendant from appearing.
It is possible that the case can be reopened, but not all cases can be reopened. It depends on why it was closed among other factors. In some cases it might be easier just to refile. More specific information would be needed to determine the best course of action.
My mom was looking to sell photos that were taken by her mom of famous people, i.e. JFK , Astronauts john Glenn Shepard and their are many. She was to review and appraisal first and then we would go from their as to how much they are worth. She owned a Junk/Antiques and local pawn shop, The... View More
I was charged with a DUI less safe alcohol and controlled substance in Paulding County Georgia. My blood test had a BAC of .045 and the controlled substance is from Adderall which I am prescribed. The night of the stop I went through a yellow light that turned red. I did not submit to the field... View More
It is not possible for a lawyer to advise you whether to enter a plea or go to trial without a thorough examination of all the evidence. I have no idea what evidence you may have given through your own statements. I have no idea what other evidence may have been found at the scene. My guess is...View More
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