Top Newark Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Newark, 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 Newark, 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 Newark, 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 Newark, 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 Newark, 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 Newark, NJ

Free Consultation

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

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Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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