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The Mathews Group, LC

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Our Firm Is Devoted To Resolving Family Law Problems. We Are 100% Dedicated To Obtaining The Best Result For You.

Our firm is devoted to resolving family law problems for men and women in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Our focus is always on the goal of solving family law problems as efficiently as possible to keep the emotional and financial costs under control for our clients. Many family law issues involve children. We believe that if attorneys feed the already high-level of …

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Scherich Family Law

Sole Custody Lawyer | Shawnee, KS

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We Believe Family Law is Not About Winning or Losing, it's About Doing What's Right for You and Your Children.

At Scherich Family Law, we put family first. We understand that each family has unique challenges, and we pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our clients to reach solutions that meet their unique legal needs. By encouraging cooperation and understanding, we help our clients find lasting resolutions that promote the long-term success of their families. We provide …

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Morrison Law, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Shawnee, KS

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We offer sound advice and will assess your unique situation to ensure all of your Divorce questions are answered.

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What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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