I started dating a lawyer while I was going through a divorce. During the relationship I tried reconciling with my wife. I broke up with the lawyer and she trashed my house to the point of a felony property damage. My reconciliation didn't last and I ended up back with the lawyer. Because of... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
There's a lot to unpack here, but briefly:
1. Your ex committed at least a few crimes (obstruction of justice, tampering with a witness, et. al) by manufacturing a false document she knew would be used in a legal investigation(s).
2. You committed obstruction of justice and... Read more »
I want to start a Trademark law firm, initially just helping clients file their applications. Is this an ethics issue if I also work for an IP law firm? What if the practice areas are different?
answered on Jan 10, 2023
In most jurisdiction there is a law that says that this would be considered as a a breach of non-competition with your employer. You must therefore find a pertinent laws in your country which states what are the restrictions for your profession. Also you need to check out your employment contract... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
The Uniform Superior Court Rules, which apply in both Georgia state and superior courts, provides the answer. Specifically, Rule 5.1 provides that in order for a party to utilize the court's compulsory process to compel discovery, any desired discovery procedures, like interrogatories, must... Read more »
I found verbiage like this in a contract I was signing for auto injury representation. The fee for the attorney was $400 per hour, the paralegal was $100 per hour. If I have a just cause to terminate an attorney client relationship why would I have to pay for that service if the service wasn’t... Read more »
answered on Jun 7, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for an attorney to comment on your retainer based on a brief excerpt. Most attorneys would want to see the entire retainer to comment meaningfully. But as a general practice, personal injury cases... Read more »
I got into an accident last year that was caused by the other driver. I was transported seen about but wasn't hospitalized. I was treated for pain outside from the hospital. I went to a suggested treatment place my lawyer referred me to. However, I wasn't In and out the doctors office... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2023
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. An attorney would want to see the file to offer definitive advice - your medical plan, approval of services, billing issues, and other details. Good luck
I hired a divorce law firm in February and paid the 9k retainer. Just got notification they are withdrawing 0 warning. They scheduled two court hearings and took my evidence. I spoke with them 3 times and just got a notification from the court they are withdrawing representation because “it’s... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2023
This doesn't sound like malpractice. Malpractice is a breach of an ethical duty. If you were billed hourly, a retainer is not the full payment and you have to keep paying the bills in order for the attorneys to stay on the case. Attorneys are allowed to withdraw from a case for pretty much... Read more »
I was dating lawyer. Broke up w/her, she trashed my house. Cops were called, she was chargd w/felony proprty damge. We got back togthr. To avoid losing license, she wrote a stmnt that got her out of trouble and put me in trouble. I ended up w/ false reprt of crime (1 yr probation, ankle monitr... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2023
You need to speak with a good criminal attorney. A bond condition is not a suggestion - no contact means no contact.
Soeeding ticket in georgia. The construction zone signage do not confoRm to georgia law concerning where signs should be, the distance signage should be, cop was shooting lidar right as you come out of curve at the bottom of a hill That was more than 7% grade— ( O.C.G.A. 40-14-9)—
cop... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2022
You would need to post this in traffic tickets. This is not a probate question. Sorry.
Two marriage licence applied for 10 years apart are on the probate record on in 2011 when we married at the court house . The other issued Jan 21 2020 I had no knowledge or part in at all ? What can I do to unravel his mess of fraud , deception and abuse ?
answered on Jan 4, 2022
Clearly, you need to meet with a family law attorney to help you figure out what is going on.
answered on Dec 7, 2021
We won't be able to assist you until you provide the complete statute citation. It should read as the following (but with numbers of course).
O.C.G.A. Sec. XX-XX(X)-XX(X)
I got ran over by a garbage truck on December 11 2019 while working. I hired a worker’s compensation lawyer. I had to quit my job because of my living condition. I had no family members where I was living at so I moved. Workers compensation felt like I wasn’t entitled to any financial benefits... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2021
Probably not; this was a judgment call by your attorney using the facts as presented at that time. Also, comp is a "no fault" system, and the driver's being high isn't relevant (assuming the driver was a co-worker and not a 3rd party).
How long should this lawsuit end?
answered on Oct 20, 2021
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, med mal cases can drag out for a long time. It could depend on when it was placed into suit, the backlog on the trial calendar, how long it takes to complete discovery, and other factors. The... Read more »
Can a case be assigned to an attorney incorrectly in a law firm be terminated for that purpse alone
answered on Oct 12, 2021
Contingency contracts are on of many contracts that are legally enforceable in the state of Georgia. They are often seen in personal injury law matters and many of these contracts allow either the client or attorney to terminate or withdraw, respectively. However, the client may owe that attorney... Read more »
answered on Aug 26, 2021
I'm not sure what you mean by getting your dad's case file. Is it hidden somewhere, and you need someone to find it? Please give additional information as to what you are trying to accomplish.
For more information, visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com
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The lender foreclosure/indenture date of sale is the 3rd Tues, instead of the 1st Tues. The purchaser that bought the house from the lender has all the foreclosure fees in the HUD STATEMENT. Sale date is the 3rd Tues.
Can a lender avoid going to the court house steps & sell/foreclose on... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2021
Your second paragraph is answered "It depends." The devil is in the wording of the documents.
The first paragraph does not ask a question.
If your question is only one question involving both paragraphs, again the answer would be "It depends."
2yrs ago a lady ran a red light hitting my work van,a coworker recommended his long time childhood friend to represent me. One of his associates was my attorney, It went well at first-then she left the firm. So then I get this guy-anything he wants me to know/he doesn’t call( nor does he return... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2021
Refuse the settlement, speak with the managing partner, and get to the bottom of it. You can also acquire a new attorn4y but there are a lot of factors to consider there. You can also contact the GA Bar for guidance, as a lot of "volume" personal injury lawyers violate the law and... Read more »
The birth mother signed a Post Adoption contact agreement thinking that we would be able to keep in contact with the adoptive parents. The attorney never said that both parties needed to sign. I’ve recently learned that they never signed an agreement. This would have been a dealbreaker in our... Read more »
answered on Jul 25, 2021
Get an adoption attorney on the job immediately. You are under a time deadline. Don’t delay.
Do this clause give my attorney the right to cash my check?... Even if I did not agree to the recovery amount of the settlement. Can he cash and deposit my check?
I fired my attorney and when it came down to my new attorney requesting the check the check had been cashed.
answered on May 24, 2021
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This sounds like something that has to be sorted out between your incoming and outgoing attorneys, and possibly the carrier, depending on how it's handled. Good luck
answered on Apr 28, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about your car. If you were injured while working, then you have a workers' compensation claim. If the injury was serious, you should speak with a lawyer to bring your claim immediately. If you were not working, but you were seriously injured, then you will need a... Read more »
The lawyer said things to the adoptive parents the day of our daughter’s birth that neither one of us said, nor told her to say. We weren’t aware of the worst possible outcomes in adoption either. If we had a clue that it would be like this we would’ve never done it. How is this legal? How... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2021
Was this your lawyer or the lawyer for the other person? What was written out in the papers that were signed? You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with any options you may have.
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