At Bornhoft Law, we get a lot of questions about Arkansas family law cases. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions here, but if you need further information, don't hesitate to call us at 501-501-LAWS to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with an attorney.
What Types of Family Law Cases Does Bornhoft Law Handle?
The team at Bornhoft Law in Arkansas handle a wide range of family law issues. This list is representative but not exhaustive of the types of cases we handle.
- Child Custody (Including Modification & Enforcement)
- Emergency Child Custody Modification
- Child Support (Including Modification & Enforcement)
- Petition to Relocate Out of State
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Alimony (Spousal Support, Modification & Enforcement)
- Grandparents Rights
- Protection Orders
- Domestic Violence
Do I Have to go to Court for a Family Law Case in Hot Springs Arkansas?
It depends on your case. In some matters the parties can reach an agreement outside of court, however, it is likely that any agreement reached outside of court will have to be approved by a judge with jurisdiction over the matter. A large majority of family law cases are resolved through settlement between the parties or mediation.
Do I Need a Family Law Lawyer in Hot Springs Arkansas?
You have the right to represent yourself. However, a lawyer will be able to explain your legal options and advise you to secure a more favorable result. Often, unrepresented parties in these matters enter into agreements that have long lasting negative effects which can hurt your family for years.
Bornhoft Law understands that when it comes your family – that's what matters most. Bornhoft Law can advise you on the strength of your case and the pros and cons of any proposed settlement. Additionally, Bornhoft Law can handle the complex court process through its conclusion if a case does not reach settlement.
How Much Will a Family Law Attorney in Hot Springs Arkansas Cost?
How much a family law attorney will cost depends on many factors. If the case settles before entering into litigation, then you can save a lot expenses. If it goes to trial, it can get expensive, especially considering the time involved, number of issues to be litigated, amount of witnesses, expert testimony, and assets.
Another important factor determining the costs of a family law lawyer is whether the attorney offers legal services on:
- A fixed rate basis, where you pay one fee that may or may not be inclusive of certain other fees and expenses
- An hourly basis, where -- as described -- you pay on an hourly basis, and this type, too, may or may not include certain other fees and expenses
Regardless of the fee structure, each type has pros and cons. You need to weigh those pros and cons alongside your unique situation. Ultimately, you want to make sure you know exactly what you are getting for what you are paying.
Contact a Family Law Attorney in Hot Springs Arkansas Today
When it comes to your family, Bornhoft Law knows that's when it matters most. If you are considering whether to pursue a family law matter, you should contact Bornhoft Law to schedule a Free Initial Consultation. Call 501-501-LAWS or fill out our contact form to get started on your road to recovery.