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Law Office of Robert N. Getz, P.S.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, WA

425-247-3369

Compassionate, Understanding and Careful Attention to Your Circumstances

As an experienced family law attorney, I know how much stress a divorce and other family law matters can add to your life. Few events in life cause as much anguish as those that come with the breakdown of family relationships. Backed by a professional service that is second-to-none in this field, I have been helping people navigate the rocks and shoals of divorce for more …

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Family Law Attorney Laurie G. Robertson

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, WA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

1-800-336-3228

Custody Can Affect the Rest of You and Your Family's Life. Know your Options Up Front: Call Our Attorney for a FREE Consultation Today!

Selecting an effective divorce attorney is essential and can have a tremendous effect on the outcome of your case. Even though a divorce case may only last up to a year, the impact of the final orders can generally last for years after the case, if not an entire lifetime. The necessity of choosing a Seattle divorce lawyer that you can trust, and one who is dedicated to your …

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William Buchanan, Attorney at Law

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, WA

Free Consultation

425-274-9796

Experienced King County Divorce Attorney Providing Family Law Support Serving the Entire Puget Sound Area from Offices in Bellevue

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The Law Offices of Lori M. Saxion, PLLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Lynnwood, WA

When You And Your Family Are Most Vulnerable, I Am Ready To Help

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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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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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