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General practice attorney cases fall in a wide range of overlapping practice areas, from drafting wills and handling personal injury cases to negotiating tax settlements with the Internal Revenue Service. Common practice areas include family law, bankruptcy, wills and probate, trusts and estates, landlord and tenant, and criminal law. Please read on to find a general practice lawyer or access information about general practice law.

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I need to obtain my deceased brother's birth certificate from Orange County NY in order to obtain hi
My brother passed away in Arizona and I have to get his birth certificate from NY to verify my relationship to him and to claim any property he may have had. NY requires a court order for me to get his birth certificate.
Does the defendant have to pay the claimants expenses for out of town travel to court if requested i
I live in Rochester and the damage to my personal property occurred in NYC. I am seeking advice on how to proceed with getting repair costs paid by the parking garage that caused the damage. However, I do not wish to return to NYC for the repairs and have submitted a reasonable estimate for repairs to be performed in my home town. A claim was filled out that day (4/9/15) and several messages have been left with no satisfactory results.
Is my friend able to sue?
A few years ago my friend opened a joint savings account with her at the time partner. They are no longer together and do not speak. The savings account remained opened, but neither was using it. A few days ago my friend decided to transfer an amount to the savings account to put the money to the side for saving. Within a couple of hours the ex-partner took the money out of the account. When asked about it by my friend, the ex-partner admitted through text message that it was a mistake and that she would put the money back into the account. Now the ex-partner is saying that she's not putting the money back because she doesn't have to considering her name is still on the account. Is my friend able to sue for her money back considering the ex-partner admitted that it was not her money and that she'd put it back?
my neighbor wants to extend her deck, which will impinge on my privacy. can i take legal action if t
have lived in hoa 27 years without significant change to either house.
Is it a crime when a lawyer knowing causes harm?
If a lawyer knowing takes money to perform a service knowing that what he/she is saying they will do is not possible, is it considered a crime? I ask this because this happened to us and we are told there is not harm done.
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