Top New Paltz, NY Foster Care Abuse Lawyers Near You

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  • O'Connor & Partners, PLLC

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Law Office of Matthew M. Jankowski, Esq.

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Hurley Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Hurley Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Jonathan D. Katz

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | New Paltz Office

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | New Paltz Office

  • Attorney at Law

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Marlboro Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Marlboro Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Attorney at Law

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Matula-Evans Law Firm

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

  • Robert J. Fisher, Esq.

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Foster Care Abuse Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

New Paltz Foster Care Abuse Information

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Were You Abused While in Foster Care?

Across the nation an increasing number of children in foster homes are mistreated by foster parents or other children in the home. If you are a victim of foster care abuse, contact a New Paltz foster care abuse attorney immediately. No one in foster care deserves to suffer abuse in any form.

How a Foster Care Abuse Attorney Can Help

Attorneys who handle foster care abuse cases understand what you have been through and can explain to you what your legal options are. Depending on the circumstances of your particular abuse case, you may be able to sue the foster care parents, the state entity that put into foster care or some other responsible party. You may be able to recover for physical as well as emotional injuries.

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

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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