What Happens In Court At A Bail Hearing

July 15, 2010 by  
Category: General

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When you get to court, you will be held in the court cells until the court is ready to deal with your case. While you’re sitting in the cells, several things happen. Your lawyer or, if you don’t have a lawyer, duty counsel will speak to you. Your lawyer will also speak with any sureties […]

How The Court Determines Who Has Custody Of The Child And How Custody Is Divided

April 21, 2010 by  
Category: General

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I often find that when individuals first meet with me they understand custody to mean where a child lives and who spends time with the child. Custody is really about decision making. Joint custody means that the parents are equally responsible for making decisions about the child, his/her education, religious upbringing, medical care, etc. Sole […]

Is It Necessary To Go To Court In A Divorce Case?

December 22, 2008 by  
Category: Divorce

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People often want to know if they have to go to court. And our response is, no, you can resolve your matter outside of court and that is usually our aim in all cases. Out of court, you can prepare a separation agreement, which is a contract that governs the terms of the breakdown of […]

What Happens When The Court Has Removed An Executor?

June 20, 2008 by  
Category: Executors and Trustees

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Depending on who is involved, there will be different choices facing the court. If there was an alternative executor, acceptable to all parties, named in the will, that provides an easy solution. But it may be that the beneficiaries disagree as to who would be the most appropriate alternative trustee. In those instances, the estate […]

How The Court Views A Request To Have An Executor Removed

June 11, 2008 by  
Category: Executors and Trustees

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When someone requests the removal of an executor, the court approaches the case from the perspective that these are not business people fighting with one another, this is family. Judges would prefer that it be settled among the family, not in the court system. If it comes to court, a judge will balance the wishes […]

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