Top Berkeley Heights Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

732-394-6552

Your Family Law needs are important. We understand what matters most. Call today for help. Free Consultation for Divorce Clients.

The Micklin Law Group

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

Se Habla Español

973-826-2828

We Offer More Than 20 Years of Experience and Focused Legal Representation to Clients Across NJ Who Are Facing Divorce, Separation or Other Family Law Issues.

LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

Free Consultation

732-400-5392

Experienced Counsel for Complex Divorce and Family Law Matters.
Contact us and Speak With One of our Certified Matrimonial Attorneys

Law Offices of Peter G. Aziz & Associates, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

Free Consultation

973-826-2325

We counsel you on your rights and options, providing cost-effective, sensitive, and sensible representation during a divorce

Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

201-793-7739

Attorney Aschoff Has Been Designated by The New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney. Three Convenient Locations in Hudson and Essex Counties

Frank E. Tournour, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Berkeley Heights, NJ

Free Consultation

Committed to Providing Effective Legal Representation in all aspects of Matrimonial and Family Law

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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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