Family Lawyer | Serving Clifton East End, MD
Over 30 Years of Experience Serving Carroll County and The Greater Baltimore Metro Area. Personalized Attention And Direct Access To Your Lawyer. Call For A Free Consultation!
Personal attention isn't too much to ask from your lawyer, is it? My name is Leo J. Keenan III. I opened my law firm as a solo practice several years ago because I believe that people are best served when their attorney takes the time to understand their circumstances and concerns. I have practiced law for 24 years. During that time, I have come to understand that …
Family Lawyer | Serving Clifton East End, MD
For Nearly 30 Years, Richard Lebovitz Has Been Helping Families Navigate Through Complicated Family Law Matters. Call His Office in Towson, MD to Schedule an Appointment Today!
Going through a divorce is stressful, and navigating the complicated world of divorce law isn't easy. You need a family lawyer you can trust to provide reliable legal guidance. Turn to Lebovitz Law LLC in Towson, Maryland. Attorney Lebovitz has nearly 30 years of experience helping clients with their legal struggles. From finalizing your divorce to establishing a …
Clifton East End,
In the Clifton East End, Maryland area, Fanning Law, LLC - The Law Offices of William C. Fanning, Jr. can help you resolve your Family Law issues.
If so, you may have questions on how you can safeguard the best interests of the person you will be helping in matters of health and finance. Consult with a Clifton East End guardianship and conservatorship attorney who can answer all your questions regarding being a guardian or conservator for your loved one.
A guardian is a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who the court appoints to take care of a minor child (the ward) or incompetent adult and manage hat person's affairs. A conservator also can be a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and daily life of a person (the conservatee) who is unable to care for him or herself because of illness, old age, or other infirmity.
An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.
Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.
Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.
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