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Hill Law, PLLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

716-219-8638

Custody Battle? Issues with Visitation? Know Your Rights! Call Marissa Today for a Consultation!

Contact Hill Law, PLLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Family Law Custody & Visitation Alimony Divorce Call Hill Law, PLLC today at 716-219-8638 to arrange your consultation.

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Hawthorne & Vesper PLLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lancaster, NY

716-243-2499

Family Law Lawyers Serving Buffalow and Western New York for Your Divorce, Child Custody, and Family Law Needs.

We understand that family law matters can be emotionally draining, and we believe your lawyer should help relieve stress, not add to it. You can rely on our experienced attorneys to steer you calmly through the legal process. We will offer clear, practical guidance to help you find the best solution to your family law issues and allow you to move on with your life. …

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When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

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

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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