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Dietz & Overmann, PLLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Covington, KY

859-757-4234

Quality Representation When You Need Us the Most

The legal and physical custody of a child is an important part of a divorce, dissolution or legal separation, involving children. A determination of custody is also necessary when there are two parents who are not married at the time a child is born, or when a parent is unable to properly care for a child. Dietz & Overmann, PLLC, assists client through this …

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Cynthia R. Clausen

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Covington, KY

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859-371-7979

Getting Divorced Is Never Easy, But It Doesn't Have To Be Difficult. Cynthia Clausen Has Nearly 20 Years’ Experience In KY Family Law To Help You.

Divorces can be extremely complex family law cases with numerous facets, and a complicated divorce case should only be handled by an experienced family law attorney in Northern Kentucky. Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, meaning that neither party is responsible for proving that the other party is at some sort of fault, like adultery. The court is responsible …

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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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

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:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

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

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Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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