Top American Fork Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

Eric P. Paulson, Attorney and Counselor

Sole Custody Lawyer | American Fork, UT

801-335-9674

YOU DON'T GET WHAT'S FAIR, YOU GET WHAT YOU NEGOTIATE. When Facing Emotional or Challenging Family Issues, You Need an Experienced Attorney in Your Corner.

Having family law legal problems is a stressful and uncomfortable situation. Eric P. Paulson, Attorney and Counselor is a trusted lawyer who will help you through this difficult time for you and your family. He is flexible in scheduling appointments because he knows the stress and difficulty with daily life. He is a tough negotiator and pays personal attention on every …

David R. Hartwig, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving American Fork, UT

801-895-3277

EXPERIENCED, METICULOUS, PASSIONATE.
Guiding Families in Utah and Salt Lake City through Family Law Issues.

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Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

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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