Top Jacksonville, AL Joint Custody Lawyers Near You

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  • Brooks, Harmon & Monk, LLC

    Joint Custody Lawyers | Anniston Office | Serving Jacksonville, AL

    Joint Custody Lawyers | Anniston Office | Serving Jacksonville, AL

  • Ghee & Draper

    Joint Custody Lawyers | Anniston Office | Serving Jacksonville, AL

    Joint Custody Lawyers | Anniston Office | Serving Jacksonville, AL

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Are You Seeking Joint Custody?

Sometimes when two parents are divorcing and children are involved, custody is a heated part of the divorce. Joint custody allows both parents the opportunity to share in the control over the child(ren). If you have a question about types of joint custody, a Jacksonville custody lawyer can help you.

Joint Custody Explained

Joint Custody is an order by the court in which both parents are awarded joint or equal custody of the child. There are two forms of joint custody in the US, which could include either joint physical custody or joint legal custody. To learn more about joint custody, you should speak to an attorney.

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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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