Top Waterville, ME Interstate Custody Lawyers Near You

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    Lipman & Katz, PA

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Pierce Atwood LLP

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Nale & Nale Law Offices, LLC

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Waterville Office

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Waterville Office

  • Bernstein Shur

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Verrill Dana LLP

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Farris Law

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Gardiner Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Gardiner Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Law Office of Scott F. Hess

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Gustafson Family Law

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Augusta Office | Serving Waterville, ME

  • Levey & Wagley PA

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Winthrop Office | Serving Waterville, ME

    Interstate Custody Lawyers | Winthrop Office | Serving Waterville, ME

Waterville 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 a Waterville 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.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

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.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Interstate Custody Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

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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