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Jun 25
Why Cant I Get A Free Lawyer Appointed To Represent Me In My Family Law Case?
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The Washington Supreme Court decided this issue in the case of In Re the Marriage of King, 162 Wn.2d 378 (2007). You can get a copy of the full decision from the following link: http://www.mrsc.org/mc/courts/supreme/162wn2d/162wn2d0378.htm. In King, the court decided that an indigent parent has no right under the Washington State Constitution to appointment of counsel at public expense in a civil family law proceeding.

The facts of King. Brenda and Michael King were married for approximately 10 years and had three children. During the marriage, Brenda was the primary at-home caregiver. In September 2004, the parties separated and Michael filed for dissolution of the marriage and asked to be named the childrens primary residential parent. He was represented throughout the case. Brenda was represented for a time, but was pro se for her five-day trial. Michael was awarded primary care of the children and Brenda was granted a visitation schedule and joint decision-making. Following trial, Brenda obtained counsel and moved for a new trial and requested that counsel be appointed to represent her at public expense. The superior court denied the motion, explaining that the legislature had not provided funding for counsel. The court also cited its lack of authority to appoint an attorney without compensation. Brenda appealed. The Washington Supreme Court affirmed the trial courts denial of Brendas request for appointment of indigent counsel.
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An Interesting Case in Real Estate Court
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The event happened in a high-rise ocean front luxury building on a main beach location in South Florida. The complaint was that the buyer signed a contract and paid the promised amount. Soon after a few months and well before programmed completion, the developer circulated the notice of certain amendments to the building. The most glaring one was about the private elevator to the unit.

The developer was now announcing that the private elevator will be shared between the two apartments. The buyer wanted to cancel the contract and get his money back blaming that the changes would considerably decrease the value of his dreamed unit in this ultra-luxury building, he brought this case to real estate lawsuit. The developer did not agree to the buyer's point, stating that the proposed changes are neither material nor substantial and would therefore be permitted by the contract. There is no question of refunding the buyer's large amount.

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Interview Questions For A Lawyer
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If when you need a lawyer you open the phone book and just pick a lawyer to represent you then you are setting yourself up to fail. Having to deal with lawyers and the court system is very stressful. It is so stressful that we just want to get the process over with. We don't think of the future impact of out current actions.

I am not saying don't use the phone book. You should use whatever resources are available to find the best lawyer to represent you. I am saying, don't choose one just be he or she was recommended by a friend, or because you saw an advertisement..

The first step in choosing a good lawyer is knowing the specialty of law you need representation for. Once you know if it criminal, DUI, probate, real estate, or a myriad of other specialties, then you can develop a list or lawyers to interview. Once you have made a list of potential lawyers, you will want to make appointments to interview them. The are any number of questions to ask any potential attorney, here are a few questions that will help you determine whether or not they are the right attorney to represent you in your case.
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