Top Ocean View, DE Foster Care Lawyers Near You

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  • Steen, Waehler & Schrider-Fox, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Chasanov Schaeffer & Gray

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Sergovic & Carmean, P.A.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Barbara R. Trader, P.A.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Lukas Law, LLC

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Seidel Baker & Tilghman PA

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Schmittinger & Rodriguez, P.A.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Rehoboth Beach Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Rehoboth Beach Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A.

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Georgetown Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

  • Cockey Brennan & Maloney

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

    Foster Care Lawyers | Salisbury Office | Serving Ocean View, DE

Ocean View Foster Care Information

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Are You in Need of a Foster Care Attorney?

Foster care parents, children in foster care and even relatives of children in foster care may find themselves in need of legal assistance. Sometimes foster parents seek an attorney when the foster parent is being accused of abuse. Foster children or relatives worried about the children’s well-being may also seek legal help.

How a Foster Care Attorney Can Help

An Ocean View foster care attorney can help you manuever through the foster care system. Whether you or a loved one is in foster care or you wish to help others by becoming a foster parent, knowing and protecting your rights is the first step to take.

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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