Top Fairport Spousal Support Lawyers Near You

Trotto Law Firm, P.C.

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Fairport, NY

Free Consultation

585-453-0040

Jon Trotto is a 4X Upstate NY Super Lawyer Recipient that Assists Rochester, NY Area Clients with their Divorce and Family Law needs. Call Jon Today for a Consultation!

Weinstein & Randisi

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Fairport, NY

585-310-1587

Rochester, NY Based Firm Assisting WNY Clients with Their Family Law & Divorce Needs. Call Weinstein & Randisi, "Your Family's Law Firm" for a Consultation. We Are Here to Help!

Finocchio & English

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Fairport, NY

Free Consultation

315-401-0790

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When dealing with family law issues, having a knowledgeable attorney on your side, walking you through the process, can make things much easier. Attorneys at Finocchio & English understand that when going through this type of personal and delicate time, what is needed most is a timely resolution. These attorneys will make sure to give you every option, and then together …

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, also called alimony or spousal maintenance, may be awarded to a spouse in a divorce under certain conditions, including the length of the marriage, the difference in earning power, and the ability to pay. Courts, however, are not required to award spousal support.

How to Request Spousal Support

If you need spousal support it is in your best interest to consult with a Fairport family law attorney experienced in obtaining spousal support for clients. The attorney can prepare your arguments, present your evidence to the court, rebut the opposition's arguments, and prepare the necessary documents for the court.

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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving 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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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