Top Glen Cove Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

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Ingrid Gherman, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

917-397-2590

Over 30 Years’ Experience Finding Solutions & Winning Cases For Clients In All Matrimonial Law Matters. A Compassionate Heart, A Legal Mind. Litigation, Appeals, Mediation. NYC Area

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The Law Offices of Anthony A Capetola

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

516-535-9655

Over 40 years litigation experience. Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties with Matrimonial and Family law.

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Angiuli & Gentile LLP

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

866-653-4672

Full-Service Family Law Representation on Staten Island. Your priority is our priority. You can rely on us to protect your rights, your property and your children.

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Curt Arnel & Associates

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

Free Consultation

347-966-7378

Family Law Attorneys Serving the Five Boroughs of NYC and All Surrounding Counties. Mr. Arnel Has More Than 30 Years of Experience Handling the Full Scope of Family Law Matters.

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Jayson Lutzky, PC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

718-355-9175

New York City's Choice For Divorce and Family Law

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Law Office of Curtis R. Exum

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Glen Cove, NY

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Curtis Exum is one of Long Island's top independent attorneys focusing on matrimonial and family law matters today

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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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