Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Attorney Questions with Simple Answers – FAQ
Do I need to hire an attorney?
Attorneys can protect your rights and vigorously defend you in the court of law. We provide advise on how best to handle/react to your current legal situation. We can provide guidance on bond and release from jail.
When is the best time to hire an attorney?
Immediately for criminal matters and when needed for other civil cases. Attorneys can protect your rights and vigorously defend you in the court of law. We provide advice on how best to handle/react to your current legal situation. We can provide guidance on bond and release from jail.
How long will the case take and what is the process?
Your case will be our priority. With every Child Custody, Criminal Defense or Divorce case, communication and transparency is key. We balance and monitor the cost of legal services over the length of your case with ensuring you are informed along the way. We are always available for questions and will be in contact when there are new developments.
Can my final divorce decree be changed?
Circumstances change all of the time. Custody, support, schooling and visitation are some of the common modifications that we see in our offices daily. We fight for our client’s rights and the best interests of their child(ren).
What is an expungement and am I eligible?
Everyone deserves a second chance when they’ve earned it. A criminal record affects jobs, mortgages and more. Expungement can wipe clean your record and removes barriers to those who have paid their dues and deserve a 2nd chance. The law is continually changing. Call us to determine eligibility and to help steward your expungement through the system.
I’ve been injured. What do I do?
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may have the right to seek compensation. If you want to make a claim or are unsure of whether to move forward with one, call us today. We specialize in personal injury and can sit down to discuss your circumstances, legal ramifications and next steps.
What is Mediation?
Switalski Law handles both mediation and litigation. Mediation puts the decision into the hands of the litigants and our mediator, Judge Mark S. Switalski (Ret). Mediation can be a cost-efficient and very effective means of resolving a case.
How do I get started?
Call our office to set up a free consultation where we can discuss the situation, your priorities and explain the legal process so that you can make an informed decision on how best to move forward. We are excited to work with you on any legal situation you need assistance in.