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Wernik & Salvatore Attorneys At Law

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Middletown, NJ

Se Habla Español

732-888-3338

We Get To Know Our Clients' Concerns and Needs. We Also Explain Their Rights and Make Sure They Are Protected.

The attorneys at Wernik & Salvatore have a combined experience of over 45 years. We have a team devoted to helping you through each step of the legal process and will guide you to the best resolution for you and your family. We have had satisfied clients since our inception in 1991, which is clear from the testimonials we receive. Dealing with a legal issue such as a …

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Musulin Law Firm, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Middletown, NJ

609-267-0070

Practicing Family Law for Over 29 Years in Southern New Jersey. Our Sole Purpose is to Assist People and Families in the Protection and Reorganization of Their Lives. Call Today!

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The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Middletown, NJ

732-394-6552

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

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How an Attorney Can Help

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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

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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