Parrish Collins' answer Under the New Mexico Wrongful Death Act, a Petition for the Appointment of Personal Representative would need to be filed. This would typically be in the county where your husband resided. Once the Order of Appointment is issued by the judge, the personal representative can proceed with the lawsuit.
Parrish Collins' answer Juveniles are required to have an attorney in juvenile criminal court. The public defender will assist her unless you have hired a private attorney. Revocation of probation is pretty serious so it is advisable to meet with your attorney in advance so the attorney is fully prepared for the hearing.
Parrish Collins' answer In the absence of agreement by the parties, relocating to another state with children is no simple task. It will require a hearing at a minimum. Depending upon the situation, it may require the appointment of an expert psychologist. It can be a lengthy process and should be started early, well before any anticipated move. Finally, it is entirely possible that the court would refuse the request/motion to relocate so this is something that should be anticipated just in case.
Parrish Collins' answer For there to be a claim, there must be damages. This means that you must have been harmed. There is no indication of physical injuries so presumably the injuries are emotional in nature. Our firm would not take on a claim involving purely emotional injuries associated with plastic found in food. There may be other lawyers that would see the case differently.
Parrish Collins' answer You should be talking with personal injury lawyers if you are seeking to recover damages (i.e. money) for your family member's injuries. If you are looking to file criminal charges, then you would file the a police report.
Parrish Collins' answer You would need to file a Motion to Modify the Parenting Plan. You would also file a SCRA with the Motion with a filing fee if the case has been inactive long enough for the clerk to close the file. To read more on New Mexico Parenting Plans, go here:
Parrish Collins' answer Referring only to New Mexico, you can recover lost wages. In fact, in cases of serious injury with permanent injuries and disability or wrongful death cases, the lost wage claims may represent a significant portion of the recovery.
Parrish Collins' answer You do not need an attorney. However, it is advisable to have an attorney. There are specific notice requirements under the Tort Claims Act. It is important to meet the notice requirements. This must be done within 90 days of the accident or 6 months in case of wrongful death. The requirement is quite rigid and missing the deadline will bar your claim. Finally, you contact an attorney immediately. Few attorneys will take a case or even discuss it on the eve of or anywhere close to such a...
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