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Eaton Family Law and Mediation

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving McMinnville, OR

Se Habla Español

503-388-4911

Contact Us for your Family Law Needs Today!

Kristin Winnie Eaton is an attorney and the founder of Eaton Family Law located in West Linn, Oregon. Ms. Eaton focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations matters, handling matters involving divorce, custody, domestic violence, complex financial matters and tax issues. She serves clients in Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Tualatin and West Linn. Contact Eaton …

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The Law Office of Stephen Bedor

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving McMinnville, OR

503-212-4878

Providing Effective Legal Strategis for Over 30 Years

The Law Office of Stephen Bedor is above all a client-centered family law practice. The breakup of a family can be one of the most difficult times in any person's life. You are likely concerned about how your life will change, the time you will have with your children, your financial future and unsure about the legal process ahead. Taking you through your divorce, child …

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Harris Law Firm, PC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving McMinnville, OR

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503-208-4844

Harris Law Firm Has Four Office Locations in Portland, Hillsboro, and Tualatin. Free Parking and Easy Access throughout the Portland Metro Area

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Jeffrey L. Olson, Attorney at Law

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving McMinnville, OR

503-974-6896

Serving the Tri-County Area and Beyond for Nearly 20 Years!

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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.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand 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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