Choosing a family attorney is a decision that can make an impact on you and your children for the rest of your lives. The outcome of your case practically rests in their hands. Their actions in court could mean the difference between seeing your child or not having visitation rights.
Before you sign any contract or choose a family lawyer, you need to as a very serious question.>
How long have they been practicing family law? At least a few years of experience is non-negotiable when choosing a lawyer. There’s a lot of nuance and knowledge that goes into being a successful family lawyer and the only way to acquire it is through experience. Ask them how many family cases they’ve been in and what their track record is.
You can also ask what courts they’ve worked in and how often that lawyer goes to the court where your case is being held. Are they familiar with the judge and the opposing counsel involved in the case and what is their relationship with them like? You should ask these questions and more before finally deciding on a lawyer. Watch the video for more details.