FAQs

FAQs About Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning,
Business Law, and Criminal Defense

You’re not a lawyer, so it’s understandable that you have a lot of questions when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a legal situation. Whether it is a divorce, custody dispute, estate planning concern, personal injury claim, or a corporate or business matter, you can find some key answers in our FAQs. We address some of the most common questions we get on a variety of subjects here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Family Law

Whether you’re preparing a prenup, getting a divorce, adopting a child, or dealing with another family law issue, you’re sure to have questions about your legal rights and options, and what to expect if your matter will involve litigation. Browse our FAQs for answers to common queries.

Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally. Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Business Law

Don’t let questions about business law, corporate law, employment law, or entertainment-related issues keep you up at night. Browse our frequently asked questions now for answers to common business law queries

You can send a debtor a letter of demand to allege that they own a debt and advise that if it’s not paid within a certain period of time (usually 14 days), you’ll begin legal action. If you receive a letter of demand, you should pay your debt as soon as you can to avoid also being charged interest and legal costs.

FAQs About Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, and Business Law

You’re not a lawyer, so it’s understandable that you have a lot of questions when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a legal situation. Whether it is a divorce, custody dispute, estate planning concern, personal injury claim, or a corporate or business matter, you can find some key answers in our FAQs. We address some of the most common questions we get on a variety of subjects here.

Attempting to handle legal problems without the assistance of an attorney can often complicate an already difficult situation. Despite the resources available online, every legal issue is unique. Do-it-yourself forms and advice may not take those key differences into consideration.

It is in your best interest to be represented by a reputable and experienced attorney. At The Cronin Law Firm, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the ever-changing laws, answer your questions, and advocate on your behalf.

Even if you choose to represent yourself, consulting with an attorney beforehand may save you unnecessary stress, time, and expense.

At The Cronin Law Firm, resolving your legal matter efficiently and effectively is the utmost goal. Every case is different, but once the firm has an understanding of your specific case, timing and expectations will be discussed in more detail.

There is no charge for your initial consultation. The first meeting between you and an attorney at The Cronin Law Firm is to determine if you have a legal case and what the best course of action is moving forward. Though fees vary according to the nature of the case as well as the specific legal service required (research, drafting of documents, filing fees, court hearings, etc.), we will work with you to establish payment options.

It all begins with your initial consultation. Being prepared for the meeting will help the attorneys of The Cronin Law Firm get right to work.

Bring any necessary documents and write down any questions you may have. The goal of the firm is to make sure you are completely comfortable before moving forward.

If you decide to retain The Cronin Law Firm, a contract will be drawn up outlining aspects of your case, including the scope of work and fees.

From there, the next steps will be identified and explained. The Cronin Law Firm will keep you informed throughout the entire process and promptly address any questions and concerns you may have.

To start court proceedings, a solicitor will file a Statement of Claim. If someone serves you with one of these, you shouldn’t ignore it. If you do, the creditor can apply to the court for a judgment against you. You usually have 28 days to take action after someone serves a Statement of Claim on you.

A bit of research goes a long way. To start, know that an attorney’s area(s) of practice and experience are extremely important. Ask a potential attorney questions that will help you understand how they’ve handled similar matters in the past. Discuss possible outcomes.

You should also find out how fees will be generated. Will you be charged a flat fee, contingent fee, or be billed hourly?

Finally, decide if you are comfortable sharing the personal aspects of your case with the attorney. This relationship should be one that is based on trust and respect.

Yes, you should hire an attorney when purchasing or selling a home. A real estate attorney can be a key to the success of any real estate transaction, whether buying or selling. The attorney should be involved from the very beginning of the transaction, such as the listing of the property with a real estate broker or the decision to make an offer.