So says the MOJ (not that the translation is binding though).
For the mutual maintenance part, explain your point to the lawyer and say you want to express it diplomatically. The way it’s worded now, I think it would just upset them and reinforce their current impression of you.
I’m not sure how I would word it, but I would start by reading the relevant jurisprudence.
Once again I would like to thank everyone so far for all your advice and support. Still waiting on LAF. They said they would let me know by today but I still haven’t heard from them. Maybe that was an estimate but I am starting to worry I won’t get accepted.
I just got an email from LAF. They asked me to call them at 2pm and they will tell me the decision.
Almost time to call them…I’ll update everyone here after.
I was accepted by LAF and they agreed to 2/3rds funding. They also want to arrange a lawyer for me because they feel my current lawyer is unprofessional. Could anyone please translate this for me? I don’t want to make any mistakes.
where it says this, is that all I have to pay?
I think this part is on additional costs. Though, I’m afraid that my translation could cause mistakes, since none of English and Chinese is my language.
It’s an extremely low number…,I almost can’t believe it. The lawyer I was in communication with charged so much more that no way would 1/3 be this low. Either I got a really cheap lawyer or the guy was scamming me.
It’s okay I appreciate any contribution you make. Thanks. I’ll be on the lookout for additional costs.
When you win this battle and get your freedom restored, I say we all throw you a party! First round is on me.
With all the help you guys have been giving me, all rounds should be on me.
Sorry, wasn’t clear with previous answer. That fee would appear to be for initial costs incurred. Subsequent fees would depend on the amount of time the lawyer spends on your case, presumably.
Busy at the moment, but I’d be happy to give you a quick translation of the above letter this evening (unless @yyy gets to it first).
Ah I see. That would explain it then. Well I will prepare more just in case but hopefully I can afford this. Seems like, unless the judge is reasonable, this case could go on for a very long time because my wifes family wants it to go forever. However, this could just be her families doing. Possibly my wife could be convinced to divorce if her family gets out of the way. She is a 34 year old adult; her family shouldn’t be allowed to control her like this if that is so.
Thank you so much. Take your time. There was also this part:
This is just a rough translation to give you the gist of each item.
Your portion of the legal fees can be transferred or wired to the Guting Branch of Taiwan Cooperative Bank (code: 006), Guting Branch (account#: 0877765621169; account name: Legal Aid Foundation)
After payment, fax the receipt to LAF and call the person in charge of your case. After confirmation, LAF will promptly assign you a lawyer. If payment isn’t made within the time limit, LAF will stop assisting you.
For necessary legal fees that are incurred during or after your case, you may apply to LAF for payment, and our committee will assess whether or not such a payment will be made. But as we’re providing partial assistance, only the percentage agreed to will be paid, with the remainder to be covered by you.
If you’re unable to pay your portion of the fees due to time constraints or other difficulties, you can fill out a form and apply to have LAF cover your portion, and a decision will be made by our committee. If your application is approved, you won’t need to pay your portion of the legal fees upfront, but can wait until the case is over to pay.
If you don’t agree with the decision made by our committee, you can fill out our reconsideration form and send it to us along with relevant documents within 30 days of receiving this notice.
Reasons for legal assistance: the applicant has been separated from his wife for over two years, his wife has had no contact with him, and he doesn’t know her whereabouts. It’s therefore considered that the couple has no intention of continuing their marriage, and the applicant has adequate reasons for requesting assistance.
Thanks for the translation. So the total amount I would need remains a mystery. Wish they could give me a rough idea how much they are going to charge me and when but maybe they are uncertain. I’ll try my best to save but I’d hate to have a large fee come out of nowhere stopping my case.
Also, sorry for the stupid question but, this transfer can be done by atm right?