Top Salt Lake City Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

Eric P. Paulson, Attorney and Counselor

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Salt Lake City, 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 | Salt Lake City, UT

801-895-3277

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

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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.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Sole Custody Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

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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