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Hough Law Firm

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Gladstone, MO

816-226-3981

Divorce Is Temporary. Family Is Forever. We Create Legal Solutions That Are Fair, Compassionate and Sustainable with Your Best Interests in Mind.

Hough Law Firm takes a different approach to family law: We view clients not just as individuals, but as part of a broader family dynamic. Indeed, when two people get married, it’s not just their lives joined, but two families – and their cultures, traditions and dysfunctions – that merge. Thus, when divorce happens, it affects more than just the couple; …

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The Mathews Group, LC

Sole Custody Lawyer

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866-258-0499

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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The Schechter Law Firm, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Gladstone, MO

314-727-7289

Over 100 Years Combined of Experience in Divorce and Family Law Matters Throughout the St Louis Metropolitan Area, Including St Louis County, St Charles County, and St Louis City.

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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.

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

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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