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the O’Neil Law Firm P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving New Haven, CT

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866-742-2995

Respected Hartford, Connecticut Divorce Lawyer Offers Highly Experienced Legal Guidance. Accepts Major Credit Cards, Master Card, Visa and American Express

The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving New Haven, CT

203-361-9436

A History of Achievement for Connecticut Clients with Extensive Experience in High Net Worth, High Name Divorce.

Law Offices Of Henry B. Hurvitz

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving New Haven, CT

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866-619-4672

Providing Representation For Family Law, Divorce and Custody Matters
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Kimberly A. Graham, Attorney at Law, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving New Haven, CT

860-294-4258

Trusted Authorities on Connecticut Divorce and Family Law. Guidance You Can Trust. The Outcome You Deserve.

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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.

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.

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