Top Geneva Spousal Support Lawyers Near You

Finocchio & English

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Geneva, NY

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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 …

Weinstein & Randisi

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Geneva, 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!

Trotto Law Firm, P.C.

Spousal Support Lawyer | Serving Geneva, NY

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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!

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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 Geneva 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.

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.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

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

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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