FAQ

If you are in need of an attorney for the first time, it is perfectly normal to have questions. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions to our practice to better serve you.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been in an accident, you should absolutely hire an attorney. Just because an insurance company is involved doesn’t mean your rights will be protected. Insurance companies want to settle quickly and for as little compensation as possible. They don’t have your best interests at heart, so you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

Personal injury cases are complex, and the length of time they take to resolve can depend on the extent of your injuries. Cases with minor injuries may resolve within a few months, where more complicated cases can take over a year. Regardless of how long it takes, as your Amarillo personal injury lawyer, we will be with you every step of the way.

Should I Accept an Insurance Company Settlement?

No. You may find that soon after your accident, the insurance company offers a quick settlement. Just because the claims adjuster made a settlement offer doesn’t mean you need to accept it. With our help, you may be able to negotiate a substantially higher amount of compensation for your losses than the insurance company offers.

What is the Least Expensive Way to Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is the least expensive option. If you and your spouse agree on child custody, the division of assets, child support, spousal support, and other important issues, you should consider this route. Regardless of the type of divorce you pursue, we are the Amarillo family law attorneys that you need on your side.

Will I Be Required to Pay Alimony?

Texas does not allow alimony; however, temporary spousal maintenance is a possibility. When you meet with your Amarillo divorce lawyer, we’ll discuss the details of your case and the situation your family is facing. Each divorce is different, so there is no tried and true method for determining whether spousal support will be an issue in your case.

What if I Need to Modify My Custody, Child Support, or Divorce Agreement?

Modification regarding custody, support, or visitation agreements may become necessary as circumstances change throughout the years. At Freeman & Nance, we’ll provide the legal counsel that you need to change your agreement.

What Do I Need to Include in My Will?

When you write your will, there are many important decisions to make. Some of these include:

If you are in need of a will, Amarillo residents should consider the experienced legal team at Freeman & Nance.

What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

A misdemeanor is a less serious offense than a felony. Maximum penalties include $4,000 in fines and up to 12 months in jail. Examples include trespassing, loitering, and theft. A felony is the most serious type of crime, and can require prison time as punishment. A felony will look much worse on your criminal record, and you could also lose your rights to vote and own a firearm.

What Should I Do if I Am Arrested?

Should you be arrested, it is important to know your rights. The most important right is that you have a right to an attorney. Don’t volunteer any information and do not speak to the police without first consulting your Amarillo criminal defense attorney.

What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

As you develop your criminal defense, it is important to be as honest as possible with your attorney. In fact, we are legally bound to keep the facts of your case confidential, so you can feel comfortable speaking freely.

Regardless of whether you are in need of an attorney for your civil, personal injury, family law, or criminal case, we are here to help. Call us at Freeman & Nance today to learn more about how our dedicated legal team can help you.