Working with a family lawyer can help to
simplify such an overwhelming event as divorce or a child custody battle. When
working with a family law lawyer, the client will need to be on their toes to
help the lawyer with the case when it is new and continually developing. There
are a variety of processes involved with family law and they can be difficult
to keep up with without a lawyer. Each different family law attorney will
charge different fees for different services. Some lawyers will charge close to
$250 per hour for divorce case work while others will charge less than $250 per
hour for divorce case work. Each family law lawyer's charges will vary
depending on their length of practice, how successful they have been in the past,
what area of family law they are working in and how long they will be
representing the client involved in the case.
of Family Law
- The processes of family law can be
lengthy and difficult to grasp for people going through family law cases for the
first time. The processes are as follows:
stage: The pre-litigation stage involves an attempt to settle out of court with
the other party involved in the case. If the other party does not wish to
settle out of court the lawyer will then begin to acquire evidence in favor of
their client's case along with witnesses for the case too.
the lawsuit or filing for divorce: Once it is realized that the other party
does not want to settle out of court and would rather go to trial, the client's
lawyer will then file the lawsuit or file for divorce with the courts. The
other party will be notified of the filing and will have a certain amount of
time to respond to the notice.
Once all of the paperwork is filled out and submitted to the proper
authorities, the litigation process will begin. Both parties will need to
appear in court and present their side of the story to the judge.
it is decided before litigation that the two sides would prefer to settle their
differences out of court they can opt to attend mediation meetings or
arbitration meetings. Mediation is when the two sides come to a settlement with
the aid of an unbiased third party. Arbitration is when the two sides present
their case to an arbiter who then decides which side wins the case.
the case reaches court and the judge rules in favor of one or the other party,
and the party not ruled in favor of disagrees with the ruling they can then
appeal the decision from the judge. The client will have his or her lawyer file
an appeal with the court of appeals once the first litigation process is
date will be set for the appeal to be heard and a ruling will be made by the
court of appeals regarding the case.
The fees of a family law attorney will
differ from location to location and attorney to attorney. The fees are based
on the area of family law the attorney is practicing, how long they have been
practicing, how long the case will go on for and other variables. In some
instances, the party that wins in a family law case can have the other party
pay for their family law attorney fees as part of the settlement or as ruled on
by the judge presiding over the case. Attorney's fees for any type of family
law case can be a difficult thing to deal with but attorneys will provide their
clients with different payment plans if need be.