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When I went to Childers and Associates I was living a nightmare. I had to resign my dream job in law enforcement, I was facing felony charges, and a potential prison sentence. My ex-wife had falsely accused me of domestic violence, she’d promised she ruin my life and now she was attempting to do it. In our first meeting, as soon as Mr. Childers and I began speaking he put me at ease, and unlike some lawyers he was easy to understand, and took the time to listen to me. I made it clear that I would not plead guilty to anything since I had done nothing wrong, and Mr. Childers agreed he would fight my case until it was dismissed or we won at trial.In court, at our first hearing with witnesses, Mr. Childers was able to cross-examine my ex-wife exposing her lies, it went so well that my case was reduced to a misdemeanor, a big win but we weren’t done fighting. The DA would not budge on my case, so we had to take my case to trial. It is stressful, but it always made me feel good that Mr. Childers was confident in my innocence and in his ability to convince a jury of it too.My trial was nerve wracking but also so enjoyable watching Mr. Childers skillfully expose every lie being told by my ex-wife. Every time the DA tried to do something my lawyer was prepared and knocked it down time after time. As I sat through the trial, especially Mr. Childers final argument to the jury, I knew I could not have made a better choice for my lawyer, I knew I was getting my life back. The jury took less than an hour to find me not guilty. At the end of the trial I knew that I wasn’t just a case to Mr. Childers but he actually cared, and I’m grateful that he worked so hard to help me.I’m sorry this is such a long review, but so much happened that I don’t know how else explain it. Let me finish by saying, I can say without any doubt that if you need a lawyer, you have to hire the best and there is no question that Mr. Childers and his firm Childers & Associates are the best.
This lawyer is horrible! So do not waste your money! He filled out an Asylum application for my husband that was incorrect with false information. My husband had to physically correct the errors on his Asylum application. The lawyer was given information/paperwork that could have helped my husband's case , but he never submitted the paperwork for it to be part of the case. He never kept in touch with my husband or I about my husband's case. He would show up to court unprepared and was very unprofessional. He never once said anything in court to help my husband in his case, my husband did all the work and pretty much fought his own case the entire time (he was detained for 13 months). I paid $6500 for this lawyer to just show up to court and not say anything in my husband's favor. He even laughed at my husband during court, when the immigration judge was making fun of my husband's case. I never was able to obtain any copies of my husband's case records after requesting them numerous times. He was very unprofessional the rare times he would reply to my emails as well. My husband lost his case and I basically threw away money, because this lawyer was garbage. He claimed he could do so much for my husband and get him bailed out (we got a $50,000 bail and never bailed out). It was very unethical of this lawyer to take my money knowing he wasn't able to help my husband nor did he want to help my husband. He just wants $$. His two staff members are idiots as well. Don't bother with this lawyer, he has no experience, manners, is very unethical, does not speak or write fluent English. Este abogado les va a robar su dinero, so no lo contraten. No les va ayudar! This lawyer is good at BS talk so don't fall for it. Seek help else where and do research before you hire a lawyer.
I have used Mr. Beaudikofer multiple cases, for a family case (divorce & child custody), immigration for some family members and he was definitely a lifesaver for a criminal case. He is extremely honest, fair, and extremely knowledgeable, not to mention that his prices are definitely low compared to other attorneys in and out of the area. He will not sugar coat the real situation, and will tell you the truth where you stand on your case. He explains everything from step 1 to the end. He is definitely the attorney to go to, you will get at least 40 years of experience. This is a small firm that has been around for at least 25-30 years, that tells you a lot if he's still in business. I truly recommend him 100000%. As to the first review back in 2014 definitely not a reliable review if this person only had time to write a 5 word review.
Mr. Beaudikoffer was a lifesaver. Honest, Fair, and Knowledgeable with my case. Walked me through every step of a minor situation that could have been far worse due to misteps incurred by a false report.
After my father was brutally murdered, This law firm unethically accused my father publicly in the imperial valley press of being an abusive father for many years without any evidence besides the killer which they stepped down from defending after redeeming their " minutes of lime light from the press". I'd NEVER recommend such horrid, cruel and disgusting representation. Who in their right mind would represent such violence pro bono in the hopes of reaping some type of fame or career advancement. Disgusting. Good luck doing business with these people. Think twice. If they'd do it to my poor dad they do it to yours. There's many more available ethical lawyers out there to help you with good intentions. God Bless.
As a peace officer , we are often targets of frivolous lawsuits and criminal complaints. Some times we are appointed an attorney by our union and on other occasions we are not " backed " by our union. These are devastating predicaments as our family's livelihood is jeopardized. Steve Honse understood my case and fought tirelessly. Steve charged a flat retainer and although the expenses of my case increased almost 7x more than the initial retainer , Steve Honse kept his word and refused to take another dime from me. In the end I was found NOT GUILTY of all 9 felony charges. I strongly urge any officer or civilian to seek out Steve Honse before leaving the Valley to consider other attorneys.
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The type of roofer you will need will depend on whether you require a brand new roof or small repairs. You need to find a contractor with a history of excellent service in a particular roofing project.
Installation - A roofer can put a brand new roof on your home or commercial building. When this is done as part of original construction, the main contractor will probably perform the task, or may hire a specialist. This is a big project so you may want to find a company who can offer a crew to install your roof over a shorter time period.
Since this is a more involved process, it is also more expensive. Home Advisor says you should expect to pay between $4,000 to $9,000 for a roof installation. This, of course, depends on what type of material the roofer uses, the size of your roof, the code requirements of your area and even the angle - or pitch - of your roof.
Replacement - If you want to replace your current roof, you can hire a company or individual to strip your roof and install new shingles or panels. Some roofing options, such as metal tiles, can be placed on top of existing shingles and are easy enough to install that a single contractor can perform the task efficiently.
If the contractor can install the new roof without removing the old one, it is going to cost you less than a complete replacement. Installing lighter materials will also save you money because it requires fewer people and can be completed faster.
Repair - When you have a leak, it may be time to contact a local roofer. Some problems are obvious and you'll want to call a contractor quickly before damage spreads. A roofer will replace holes in your roof after severe weather or fix your gutters when they stop draining properly.
The average roof repair project will cost you a few hundred dollars. Each tasks is different and you should get a price breakdown for each roof repair project. Make sure you are charged a fair price for materials and time.
Maintenance - There are a variety of tasks that can help maintain the quality of your roofing materials. You may want to invest in sealant or coatings that prevent moisture accumulation or reflect sunlight.
A popular project these days is installing solar panels or other environmentally conscious solutions to save money and make your property greener. When pricing these options, make sure to compare how much the project costs to how much the contractor projects you should save on utilities and heating expesnes.
Inspection - If you are selling your home or business, you'll probably want to contact a roofer to inspect your property for any issues that may affect the value. Whatever your reason for inspections, a roofing expert can tell you possible causes for concerns or provide ideas for future maintenance.
Depending on your area, you may be able to find a roofing contractor who will give you a free evaluation, but you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a full inspection.
Certain events demand you reach out to a roofing expert - such as when a tree crashes through your home. If, however, you're unsure a visit from a contractor is warranted, here are a few signs it's time to give your roof some attention:
The easiest way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is to look at it. You should be able to spot broken or missing shingles. Look for subtler signs, such as roof tiles curling or damage around corners and chimneys. Inconsistent coloring could indicate moss or water damage.
If you really want to give your roof a thorough inspection, Good Housekeeping advises property owners to check gutters for broken down granules or interiors for structural sagging.
Not Doing its Job
Your roof is supposed to protect you from environmental elements. If you find water in your home after a rainstorm or feel a draft on cold days, it may mean there are gaps in your roof panels or other problems. A good place to check is your basement or the uppermost level of your property. Try turning out the lights during the day and checking for signs of sunlight breaking through your roof.
You can also check your energy bill. When you feel like you pay too much for heat or cooling, roof repairs could help you cut costs.
After a Major Weather Event
You should always inspect your roof for signs of damage after a major weather event. Wind can blow shingles off your property and hail is a common cause of dents or breakage. If your home suffers from a fire, you need to check for internal structural damage.
All roof materials - even metal shingles and panels - have an expiration date. If you've had your roof for over 20 years, you should consider having a professional give it a full inspection. Problems aren't always obvious, but you can check your original contractor statements for when it's time to reevaluate the work.
After doing your research, you should talk to a roofer in person and ask specific questions before hiring him or her for your project:
What Are Your Qualifications?
The first thing you need to check for is a local address. Its easier to trust a roofer with a history in the community that proudly displays contact information. Not all states require a roofing license, but you should at least check to see if a company or contractor belongs to a national roofing organization or the local chamber of commerce. Ask about any award or certifications the company has earned in previous years.
Can I Have a Cost Report?
No matter how dependable a roofer may seem, never depend on a verbal agreement. You want to get every promise down in writing. An extensive job cost report shows you exactly what work a roofer will perform and how much each service will cost you.
Go line by line and ask about every expense. You should also check to make sure the job completely covers the necessary task, so ask about additional services the contractor could perform for water protection or extended warranty.
What Are Your Plans for Emergencies?
Roofing can be dangerous. You need to make sure that the company or contractor carries liability insurance so you are not held responsible for accidents. Ask to see the proper paperwork and inquire about safety precautions. You should also check if the roofer has contingencies for smaller emergencies, such as rain delays.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roofing projects can lead to debris and even structural damage. You should invite a roofer to inspect your property before beginning a project so you can point out landscaping or other external features they should look out for. If the contractor doesn't seem to care about aesthetical concerns, you shouldn't expect the finished product to help your curb appeal.
What's Your Warranty?
You need to inquire about how long the work should last. A major factor in longevity will be the materials used. You should research online about how long metal or concrete shingles should perform and make sure the business's guaranteed warranty is in line with industry standards.
Can I Get a Reference?
Not only should you ask to get in contact with past clients, Time Magazine advises homeowners to visit projects currently underway to see how the contractor or company actually performs during a job. You can also go online and check out other customer reviews.
Roofing materials are made out of concrete, metal, plastic and a variety of other substances. Before you settle on material and a design, you should consider these factors:
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may want to avoid flammable roofing materials. You have to be aware of your risks for damage and prevent common causes of trouble in your initial buying. This doesn't disqualify all materials. For example, if you worry about moisture but want asphalt shingles, you can purchase algae-resistant versions. If you are designing a home, a pitched roof is better at preventing moisture acclimation than a flat one.
The longer you plan to live in your current home or occupy a commercial space, the more you should invest in a durable roof. The roof of your structure will be a major selling point should you decide to move.
Some roofing materials, such as metal and plastic, have a variety of available looks and designs, while clay tile is very popular for an authentic appearance. You must consider how the roof should look alongside the rest of your architecture and talk to your contractor about the aesthetic values of high-quality materials. You should also consider skylights, chimneys or other obstacles to consistent patterns when planning a design.
Once you consider your regional area, necessary durability and aesthetic appeal, you should take your needs to a roofer who can give you the most cost-efficient option that will satisfy your concerns. You should always create a budget for your roof installation or repair.
If you wish to keep visits from a professional roofer to a minimum, there are some steps you can take to maintain your roof on your own:
Perform Simple Maintenance
Water in your roof is a major cause of mold and leaks. Regularly cleaning your gutters to prevent debris build-up is a best practice. You should also check your flashing and shingle alignment for holes or cracks in the surface. When a roofer installs new materials, ask about specific maintenance you should perform.
Be Aware of Your Risks
If you have a tree near your home, you have to look out for wet leaves accumulating on your roof and the potential danger of falling branches. Homes in colder climates may suffer from freezing, so you want to make sure your roof is properly insulated and prevent heavy snows from weighing down your structure. Before any major weather event, you should inspect your home for possible weaknesses and contact a roofer to prevent trouble.
The primary solution for any possible roof damage is prevention. You can't take your property for granted. You should inspect your roof at regular intervals. Have a professional roofing contractor evaluate your structure after major incidents and well before your warranty expires.