Top Augusta, ME Interstate Custody Lawyers Near You

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    Lipman & Katz, PA

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Pierce Atwood LLP

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Nale & Nale Law Offices, LLC

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Waterville Office | Serving Augusta, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Waterville Office | Serving Augusta, ME

  • Bernstein Shur

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Verrill Dana LLP

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Farris Law

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Gardiner Office | Serving Augusta, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Gardiner Office | Serving Augusta, ME

  • Law Office of Scott F. Hess

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Gustafson Family Law

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office

  • Levey & Wagley PA

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Winthrop Office | Serving Augusta, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Winthrop Office | Serving Augusta, ME

Augusta Interstate Custody Information

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When Child Custody Becomes Interstate Custody

Interstate custody applies when a divorced parent moves out of the state where the child custody provision was determined and files for custody in the new state. In such cases, state laws, federal and perhaps international law may come into play confusing and complicating the custody issue.

Interstate Custody Legal Recourse

If you are facing an interstate custody issue you should consult with an Augusta family law attorney who handles these cases. The lawyer can explain the jurisdictional issues, protect your child custody rights, and assess if challenging the new custody issue could prevail. If you choose to fight, the lawyer can prepare and file the necessary documents with 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.

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.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

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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