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Whenever any individual is faced with a legal concern, he or she will likely have questions about the future. At The Goodman Law Firm, P.C., we are proud to offer quality representation and trusted legal counsel for each individual’s needs and concerns. When you work with our firm, you can receive dedicated representation for your specific case. Our team stands ready to ensure that your goals are met and that each question you have is answered in a timely manner.

In this section, we have compiled a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding our areas of practice. Our areas of practice include personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. Of course, if you still have questions regarding your specific situation, do not hesitate to contact us.

Criminal Defense How Long Will My Case Last?

While there is no specific set time that your case may last, most criminal defense cases are resolved within a year. Depending on the details of your case, you may see a longer or shorter trial. To get a better estimate of a time frame for your case, it is important that you consult our team.

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Will I Have to Go to Jail?

There is always a possibility that you could receive jail time for your case if you are convicted of a crime; however, working with a Rockwall attorney from our firm can help reduce the amount of time spent behind bars or potentially remove the possibility of incarceration altogether.

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What are My Rights During an Arrest?

During an arrest, it is important that you remember and exercise your rights. You have the right to remain silent because anything you say can be held against you in a court of law, and you have the right to an attorney. We encourage clients to contact a lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to help protect their rights.

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Family Law Who Will Get Custody of the Children?

One of the biggest concerns that most couples face in family law cases is child custody. Child custody concerns are some of the most contested issues regarding divorce or separation. To determine custody, you will need to work with an attorney who can protect your best interests and the interests of your child or children.

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How Long is Child Support Paid Out?

Typically, the Court will order child support to be paid until the child reaches the age of eighteen or until they graduate from high school (whichever occurs later).

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How do I Protect My Assets From My Spouse in a Divorce?

During a divorce, marital property will be separated; however, in order to ensure that you retain what is rightfully yours, it is important that you contact The Goodman Law Firm, P.C. We can fight to protect your assets and ensure that you can keep your separate property.

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When Will My Divorce be Finalized?

Divorce cases can be lengthy, whereas other types of cases can be concluded relatively quickly. A few factors that can determine the time frame for your case to include whether the case is being contested and whether you and your spouse are participating in conflict resolution, collaborative law, or mediation. To get a better idea of the projected time frame for your divorce, contact The Goodman Law Firm, P.C.

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Personal Injury How do I Pursue Compensation After an Accident?

Following a serious injury or accident, it is important that you immediately contact a personal injury lawyer. Prior to speaking with insurance companies or settling for less than you deserve, it is important that you contact our firm right away. We can help you determine liability and handle claims as quickly as possible.

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Can I File a Lawsuit Against My Wrongdoer?

Yes. With the assistance of an attorney, you can determine liability and file a lawsuit against the wrongdoer. These legal actions may require extensive knowledge of the laws pertaining to your specific case, and attempting to navigate the Texas legal system alone can be difficult as well as potentially detrimental to your case.

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How Much is My Case Worth?

Determining how much a case may be worth will depend on the specific details of your injuries and other factors. When you work with our firm, we can look into the evidence of your accident and use our experience to determine liability and how much your specific claim for damages may be worth.

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