Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to the first meeting?

  • The client information sheet we sent to you in the introductory informational email
  • If you have a pending matter, any pleadings that have been filed
  • If you have a post-decree matter, any relevant current orders
  • Any correspondence from the other party’s attorney or between you and your spouse, partner, or co-parent
  • Any other documents you feel are relevant or may be helpful to resolving your legal matter
  • Any and all questions you have for us

What are your normal business hours?

Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If necessary, we can schedule a conference or telephone call with our attorneys or staff outside of our normal business hours.

When can you take my calls?

During normal business hours, your call will be answered by a member of the Massucci Law Group team. Everyone in the office also has a voicemail box that allows you to leave a message at any time. We can receive the voicemail messages remotely. Established clients will have access to attorney mobile numbers and are encouraged to use them when emergencies arise outside of normal business hours.

Should I bring my children to the office?

While we understand that there may be times when you may need to bring your children, generally we ask you to make other child care arrangements when you meet with us. This helps to minimize distractions so that you, and we, can focus on your legal concerns. If you are unable to arrange child care, we appreciate it if you will let us know in advance of your appointment that you will be bringing your children.

Is my first visit or consultation free?

No. We charge a flat fee of $200.00 for the initial consultation. Doing so enables us to set aside sufficient time to get to know you and to really understand your needs and concerns.

What are your legal fees?

Each member of our team has a specific hourly rate, which is available upon request. Retainers are set on an individual basis after you have met with an attorney and they have evaluated the issues involved in your particular situation.

Will I have to go to court?

All legal matters are unique and court appearances depend upon the type of case. If you do have to go to court, we'll prepare you for what to expect and be at your side the whole time.

Can I bring my kids to court?

While certain cases will require a child to appear in court or before a legal professional, we encourage you to make other child care arrangements and refrain from bringing your child to court. The courthouse is a very busy place and space is limited.

Can you assist me with my will or estate planning?

Yes, we can! In fact, updating an estate plan is an important thing for everyone to do when they go through a divorce or other family transition.

What happens if I need an expert or other type of lawyer?

Experts are often consulted during the course of a family law matter. Experts are paid directly and separately, and you are responsible for the cost of any experts. We will not consult with or retain an expert without first talking to you. In some cases, it may be necessary to retain another attorney with expertise to help us evaluate specific issues. We will discuss this with you before we speak to another attorney. If you have a legal issue outside of our practice area, we may be able to refer to you another attorney.

If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 614-358-4477. We look forward to working with you!

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