Family Law Attorney

Family law is a specialized area of legal practice.  It consists of different types of cases, many of which can either be ‘contested’ or ‘uncontested’. Family law cases include the following types: divorce, paternity, legitimation, adoption, name change, pre-nuptial and ante-nuptial agreements, modification of custody, modification of visitation, modification of child support, modification of alimony, legal separation a.k.a. separate maintenance, contempt, family violence protective orders, stalking protective orders, grandparents rights, and powers of attorney/guardianship for the care of a minor child.

Family law typically encompasses anything dealing with family matters and the legal parameters in which individuals operate when there is a break-down in these relationships.  We help clients in need of a family law specialist to guide them through the legal process and set these parameters.

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Wonderful Lawyer! She responded to me immediately when I was in a panic or just needed advice. She is a lawyer who truly cares and listens to every detail and gives you advice without being judge mental. I could go on and on about how amazing Suzanne is as a person and a lawyer! You won’t regret using her, that I promise.

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The Best! I was referred to Suzanne by a close friend who had hired her. My friend was extremely happy with Suzanne and her staff. In my first meeting with Suzanne, I immediately felt confident and hired her right away. I highly recommend Suzanne and the Henrickson Law Group to anyone and everyone in need of an expert family law attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a family law attorney?

A family law attorney is a lawyer that primarily works with individuals to establish legal rights/parameters regarding their familial relationships when there is need for legal intervention. Clients are often spouses going through a divorce or legal separation; former-spouses needing to revise or modify a pre-existing order; parents or family members of a child/children needing to establish custody, visitation, and child support; or individuals needing to obtain protection for themselves and/or someone in their household.

How to find the best family law attorney?

The best family law attorneys are those who specialize in family law. Family law specialists may take on other types of cases, but they spend the majority of their time representing clients in family law matters. The family law specialist is routinely trying domestic matters in front of the judges in their circuits; therefore, they have valuable experience and insight as to how a particular judge handles particular family law issues.

How to choose a family law attorney?

You should hire an attorney that you can easily communicate with and that you work well with as a team. Family law matters are typically the most important type of legal matters in an individual’s life time. Therefore, be sure that your attorney has the experience and the ability to communicate with you to ensure you are informed and well represented.

How much do family law attorneys charge?

Typically, a family law attorney will have an hourly rate and an initial retainer fee, which is an amount of pre-paid attorney’s fees to ensure the attorney gets paid to complete initial work on a client’s behalf. Some family law attorneys have a non-refundable initial retainer fee - be careful of this! Be sure to know when you hire the attorney if the retainer fee is refundable in the event there is a reconciliation or a change in your situation. Every client should receive a written retainer agreement or contract of employment with the attorney they hire which should clearly explain the costs and terms of representation.