Why should I hire Farroll Law?

Choosing a lawyer is an important decision and shouldn’t be based on websites or advertisements alone. You want to consider cost, experience, location, and possibly the most important factor – trust. Since my clients are based almost 100% on referrals, you can feel confident knowing that my clients trust me enough to recommend me to their brother, son or best friend. Honesty, confidentiality and concierge-like availability are integral parts of my policy – and if I am your attorney, your case will be no exception.

How much will this cost?

After your free consultation, prices depend on the nature of your case. I know that’s probably not the answer you’re looking for, but I have to understand your situation before giving an estimate. I’m always ready and available to get to know you and discuss your case, free of charge.

Will a lawyer really make a difference?

Absolutely. Having an experienced lawyer on your side is the safest way to deal with life’s complex family law and criminal issues. A lawyer guides you every step of the legal process, ensuring that you know exactly what’s going and are doing everything you can to protect your future. As your attorney, I will give you the personal direction you need and will fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you – from our first consultation to the final hearing.

I am in need of legal assistance, but the particular problem I have isn’t listed on your site. Could you still represent me?

If it is related to criminal defense or family law, most likely. Either way, send me a message or give me a call to help me understand your situation. If it’s out of my realm, I can refer you to another attorney you can trust.

Family Law

Will my divorce case go to trial?

It’s possible, but usually trial can be avoided. If we’re able to settle your case through a Separation Agreement, I can negotiate terms important to you without the risk and cost associated with trial.

Will my retirement plan or 401(k) be divided?

The divorce court will divide anything considered marital property. Whether or not retirement benefits or a 401(k) is marital property and gets divided typically depends on what portion, if any, of the plan was earned during the marriage.

What special considerations may be involved in high net worth divorce cases?

High net worth divorce cases often come with complex issues that require help from outside experts. For example, if you and your spouse own a business together, an economic expert may step in and value the business to its good will, or the value associated with the business name in the community. Many cases may also involve questions about spousal maintenance or spousal support (alimony). For these, a vocational expert may testify relating to the job market and expected income available to either party. As your attorney, I may retain the services of these expert witnesses to work toward the best possible outcome for you.

Will I get or have to pay maintenance/alimony?

There are many factors that determine whether the court will award a divorce, including your contribution to the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the reasonable needs and ability to pay of either party. Contact me to discuss further.

Criminal Defense

Will my case go to trial?

It might, depending on your situation, but many criminal cases can be resolved through a plea-bargain agreement. As your attorney, I can help you with negotiating the terms of a plea-bargain agreement, which in criminal defense cases will often any conviction from appearing on your record.

When I am arrested, should I speak with a police officer?

Only when giving him or her your name and address. Anything you say to a police officer can and will be used against you in court, and you are not required to give a verbal or written statement or confession to the police without your lawyer present. Simply respond, “Respectfully, sir (or ma’am), on the advice of my lawyer, I will not answer any questions without an attorney present.”

Do I need to hire an attorney if I plan on pleading guilty?

Yes. If you plead guilty to a crime and you’re sentenced to that crime, you’ll get a conviction on your record. Although some criminal cases may be brought to trial, many will be resolved based a plea-bargain agreement. As your attorney, I can help you with negotiating the terms of a plea-bargain agreement, which can often prevent convictions from appearing on your record.

Have a question not listed here?

If you have specific questions regarding family law, criminal defense or the general legal process please feel free to reach out anytime.