Joanne Reisman's answer First of all make sure you understand what your lawyer is stating about your agreement. Most agreements have an additional clause that the client must pay expenses out of the client's share of the recovery. So if that is what is going on your share would be 1/2 minus the expenses. There also can be liens on a recover that have to be paid no matter what and that reduces the amount left. So if there is a dispute over how to figure out what the wording of the contract is in terms of what your...
Joanne Reisman's answer I am not sure what your legal question is. The appraisal at a given point in time has nothing to do with the value at any other point it time. An appraiser is supposed to give you their professional opinion of a value of real estate on a certain date. You can always testify and give your opinion of the value of real or personal property. In a domestic relations case Judge will then decide what opinion they want to adopt as to value. But the value three years later is not relevant. You...
Joanne Reisman's answer Attorneys are allowed to withdraw from a case unless the withdrawal would severely predjudice the client, like if the attorney withdraws one day before trial. It doesn't sound like you are that type of urgent situation. Get another attorney and get on with it. If the withdrawal is due to you not being able to pay the attorney, I suggest you find a way to pay the next attorney.
Joanne Reisman's answer it shouldn't be. I would only be concerned if the spouse CPS worker was involved in the same case. Every attorney is ethically required to zealously represent their client. It doesn't matter who they are married to. If you feel that this is causing a problem, then you might want to ask the judge to appoint a different attorney. But it really should be a problem.
Peter Munsing's answer Usually it would run from the date that the act of malpractice occurred. It may be difficult to prove your case from the general way your describe it (do not respond--this is a public website, open to all). I suggest you contact a member of the Oregon Assn for Justice who handles legal malpractice to get the answer to the first question and they may give you an assay of your case as you discuss it.
Robert D. Kreisman's answer To answer your question, you should pose it to a local lawyer. Be prepared then to show all of your documents that may show what you believe to be unlawful or illegal assessed fees. You may be asked to bring along all of your documents related to this arrangement.
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