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Law Offices of Linda Risinger

Family Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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214-600-8300

30 Years Experience in All Family Law Related Matters. Judgement. Experience. Accessibility. Call Us. We Can Help!

The Law Offices of Linda Risinger has three decades of experience guiding clients through some of the most critical and emotional transitions many will make in the course of a lifetime. When the law intersects with family concerns, the attorney you choose matters. Not only do our attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of family law, from divorce to adoption, we know the …

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The Shapiro Law Firm

Family Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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972-616-4335

Handling Complex Cases For Over 35 Years. Call Us.
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The Shapiro Law Firm has been serving Dallas-Fort Worth for over 40 years. We handle all matters arising out of criminal and family law cases. We have the resources, experience and expertise to handle the most complex cases and work hard at serving every need of our clients. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Divorce Legal separation …

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James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C.

Family Lawyer | Serving Westlake, TX

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Aggressively Advocating For Your Best Interests

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Dealing with a legal issue is not on the top of a person's mind as they go through their lives, but they do arise. If you a have a legal issue involving criminal, drunk driving, family law and divorce or have estate planning needs, we can help defend your rights and your goal becomes our goal. We know that this is a critical moment for you, and we will help you …

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Westlake Family Law Information

Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Westlake family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family's needs and future.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

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.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.