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Lebovitz Law, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Millersville, MD

410-828-0680

Experienced Child Custody Lawyers Handling Joint Custody, Sole Custody, Visitation and Disputes in Towson, Maryland

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 …

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Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Millersville, MD

301-276-5717

Over 30 Years’ Experience in Helping Clients with their Custody Needs.

At the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we handle legal matters in the following practice areas: alternative dispute resolution, criminal law, education law, elder law, employment law, family law (including collaborative divorce), immigration and naturalization law, juvenile law, personal injury law, professional malpractice, sexual abuse and wrongful death.  We …

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Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Millersville, MD

301-200-8910

One of the Most Feared Family Law Attorneys in the DC Metro Area. Named Top Divorce Attorney by Bethesda Magazine, May 2010, Top Divorce Attorney, Washingtonian Magazine.

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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.

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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
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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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