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Old 10-20-2015, 05:09 AM
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Default yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

houuuurah

finally there will be a movie about how
rediculous today's divorce law is....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M3YA6u4ttN0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RvTkbsCpvwU


Lawyer's putting leans on the divorcing couples
home to secure the Lawyer's retainer

hahahhahahahhahahhahahahahahahhahahahhahha

I nearly crapped in my pants when I heard that

time to do a clean up
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:41 AM
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Thanks for that info.

I was just wondering. Is it improper/illegal for a legal aid lawyer to put a lien on her client's share of the matrimonial home sale to cover legal costs?
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:42 AM
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But that's what they were doing!

And.... Movie is already available on iTunes...
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:34 PM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mjJKtyRZVV8
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:53 PM
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:34 AM
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I saw this a few weeks ago, and as depressing as my custody dispute is, the cases in the film take the cake. I feel for these people. Some haven't seen their children in years.

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:54 AM
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Is it improper/illegal for a legal aid lawyer to put a lien on her client's share of the matrimonial home sale to cover legal costs?
The lawyer does not do it - legal aid does, after the person signs an agreement permitting them to do so.
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for the info. Who gets paid if costs are awarded in trial and the only money this person has is the home that now has a lien on it?
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:03 PM
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Who gets paid if costs are awarded in trial and the only money this person has is the home that now has a lien on it?
Legal Aid generally expects the home will be sold as part of the litigation, or remortgaged - both situations allow them to recoup their costs.

If a person has a cost award in their favour, that can be paid to legal aid (and would thus reduce the amount owing to legal aid). If a person owes a cost award, Legal Aid still gets to eat their pound of meat like any other secured creditor; the cost award is unsecured, and would be up to the recipient to make efforts to collect.

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We just went through the process of paying off the legal aid lien. It was only a couple thousand dollars
Legal Aid puts a lien on the house in an amount they believe to cover the case - usually it is $5,250 at the first instance. If the case progresses they can increase the lien as appropriate.

The actual amount owed to Legal Aid is the legal fees +20%, with the +20% representing their administrative costs. This is detailed in the contribution agreement signed by a the party paying legal aid.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:19 PM
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Very interesting, OrleansLawyer. What would you estimate to be the total costs of legal aid that goes from start to finish in trial?

And when you say "the cost award is unsecured, and would be up to the recipient to make efforts to collect.", what do you recommend? any effect on spousal support?
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