Can my great aunt make a $12,000 gift to me, my wife, and each of our two kids (for $48,000 total) without incurring the gift tax? [more inside]
My brother is graduating from law school soon and my sister and I are looking for a gift or gifts. We usually spend around $50/person for things like this, although we'd be wiling to go a little higher. [more inside]
Can you recommend a tax attorney in Washington State? Business taxes (Department of Revenue), specifically - but any tax attorney you've had good experience with would be appreciated!
Do debt collectors have to pay a fee if they call you after you have had an attorney contact them? [more inside]
My car was just totaled by an unlicensed, uninsured 16-year-old driver in Chicago. I'm insured, but I have no collision coverage, so any/all expenses are strictly out-of-pocket. The teen responsible was found to be 100% liable on the police report. Can/should I take the family to small claims court? Related: Can anyone suggest a salvage guy that pays a fair price for junked cars and a decent lawyer to represent me in small claims court? Do I even need a lawyer in small claims court? Sorry - I'm new to this. [more inside]
Do all misdemeanor cases get to bypass the grand jury? Is there such a thing as a federal misdemeanor? I know FEDERAL capital offenses must go before a grand jury and each STATE handles this differently, ie NY both sides and a judge, no grand jury. But I am confused on this process...help, test tommorrow!!
Wanted: Most expedient and financially prudent way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I want to be a prosecutor. Badly. It doesn't have to be all glamor and glory, I just want to get into court. I am looking at the Northern CA, OR and WA areas. Does anyone have any inside information on areas that are hiring/firing? [more inside]
A friend's been a tax lawyer of six years at a law firm. With that and a CPA, he wants to change careers: either manage investments or be a general mgmt type. What positions should he pursue, esp in this business clime? Recs for headhunters? He likes money, prestige, and is somewhat risk-averse. He's willing to go int'l, but only speaks english.
Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
IMAL Filter: So I am volunteering to go to mediation today. What can/should I do to get the most favorable outcome? [more inside]
Please: recommend a lawyer in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
Lawyers: I spent the first part of my law career self-employed, so have never been through the interview process. Now I'm looking for a "real" job. Please hold my hand. [more inside]
Complicated name-change issues. I am changing my last name, but not due to a legal marriage. Can I get my name changed now, but start using it for everything later? [more inside]
What are the implications of buying an existing LLC in Massachusetts? [more inside]
My mom is worried she won't be able to find a lawyer who doesn't have a conflict of interest. How can I help her? [more inside]
How much should a personal bankruptcy cost in Michigan? [more inside]
Anyone know a good traffic attorney in New Hampshire? [more inside]
LawFilter: So I have a name, birthday, and dates of conviction -- How can I find the details of the case(s)? I assume I know the state. This information was presented on a state's sex offenders list and I would like more details as to the case.
[Law Job Filter] I don't have a lot of options, help me pick the one that is the least likely to ruin my career and make me default on my loans! [more inside]
Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
Algebra moron -- wants to go to law school? [more inside]
How do I sell half a house to my brother, who’s living there? My only sibling and I have inherited our late parents’ house as part of the estate. He’s currently living in it, and is happy to stay and is interested in buying my half out. I don’t want half the house; I do want the money. [more inside]
Anyone have experience addressing copyright infringement/plagiarism (efficiently and easily) without a lawyer? Or will a lawyer generally handle numerous cease-and-desist orders and/or lawsuits for a relatively reasonable fee? [more inside]
My apartment was burglarized a week ago Saturday. They took jewelry that isn't worth much but that meant the world to me, and money. The police came and took a report but seeing as this is NYC, my case file is probably already buried. I'm not sure what to do now. [more inside]
Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there. [more inside]
Mom had double knee replacement. Doctor admitted doing one wrong. Her leg is now crooked. Options? [more inside]
Should I seek an entry level job at a gym as an alternative to a short and brutish legal career? Would it be any better? [more inside]
Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
Any recommendations for traffic lawyers in upstate NY (speeding ticket)? Preferably something of the flat-fee, won't rob you blind variety.
Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both? [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
Help with a complicated pre-nup, please. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good divorce attorney in Washington state. There are no child custody issues, but the property division and/or alimony could be complicated.
Semi-recent law grad having an unusually hard time finding a job, possibly due to circumstances described within. I'm running out of ideas (and money), so I turn to you, AskMe. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an attorney in the Boston, MA area who specializes in family law (specifically involving parental visitation rights) and preferably offering a free consultation? I've looked through many directories, but my inherent distrust of lawyers seems to be getting in the way.
I would like to know more about law school and being a lawyer. [more inside]
How do I apply a new technology to old products when I have access to neither, and make money doing it?
How do I apply a new technology to old products when I have access to neither, and make money doing it? [more inside]
I have a question about the authentication of a Cambridge University-issued document by a California lawyer or notary for use in Latvia. [more inside]
SoulSearchFilter: Do I want to go to law school? Do I want to be a lawyer? [more inside]
Particularly in the state of Pennsylvania, is it technically legal for someone who has earned a JD to use the title of doctor/Dr. professionally? [more inside]
I am currently a criminal defense attorney in rural Vermont, and my goal is to become the best trial lawyer I can be. Please recommend any books you think I should read, and offer any advice you have that will aid me.
ChicagoFilter: Seeking lawyer recommendations for landlord/tenant law in Chicago. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced lawyer with a experience with intellectual property agreements? Specifically software, but maybe that's not so critical. My usual sources aren't being that much help. Anywhere in the U.S. would be fine, Michigan would be best of all. [more inside]
What are some alternative careers for lawyers? [more inside]
In California, what penalties (civil, administrative, or criminal) might face a "lawyer" who advertises and practices as a lawyer without actually having a license? If I know of such a lawyer, how should I go about reporting him or suing him?
Estate-lawyer-in-Toronto-filter. We need to make wills. We're just a couple with kids -- not much of an estate nor any complicated plans. (And we're apparently not any good at following through on the plan to write them up ourselves :-) Any lawyer recommendations? We're in South Riverdale if it makes any difference. (Feel free to plug yourself if you are one)
Immigration through spouse: should I get a lawyer or can we file on our own and still get the greencard within reasonable time? I am already in the US on H1B work visa. I have been living in the US for over 7 years now. My wife is a born citizen.
I need a divorce lawyer in Richmond,VA [more inside]
Does this sound like a reasonable insurance settlement? Should I find a lawyer and try to negotiate more, or just accept it and move on? [more inside]