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Eric P. Paulson, Attorney and Counselor

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Provo, 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 Provo, UT

801-895-3277

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

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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.

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

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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