Top Crestview, FL Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

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  • Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Dunlap & Shipman

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Waterhouse Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Wood Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Beggs & Lane RLLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Pensacola Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Pensacola Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Pilar Prinz, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Anchors Smith Grimsley

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office | Serving Crestview, FL

  • Oberliesen & Henderson

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Crestview, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Crestview, FL

Crestview Father's Rights Information

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Father’s Rights

Courts historically have awarded custody to mothers under normal circumstances; however, courts today more frequently award custody to fathers. Fathers, generally, have the same rights to their child as the mother. These include claiming paternity, objecting to third party adoptions, having a voice in making decisions, and maintaining a relationship with the child.

Protecting Father’s Rights

To get the best result in conflicts regarding a father’s rights, obtaining the services of a Crestview attorney practicing father’s rights law is imperative. In determining the rights of a father, such as for custody, courts use the standard of who will serve the child’s best interests.

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.

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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