How to Choose the Right Family Law Attorney
Choosing the right lawyer during a divorce is vital to achieve a desired outcome. The emotional and financial health of your family and your children truly depends on the effectiveness of the individual chosen as a legal representative. The problem is it isn’t easy to do the work of finding the right lawyer on your own. Here are a few tips to help you find the right person:
1. Find a Lawyer in Your Area
Your lawyer needs to know the laws and practices in your specific state and county. A lawyer outside your area might not be able to help you effectively.
2. Find a Lawyer with the Right Expertise
Lawyers have areas of expertise just like specialist doctors. It is very important to find a family lawyer that understands and has experience in your specific family law situation for the best possible outcome.
3. Settlement and Litigation experience
As important as specialty area, your lawyer should have either/both settlement and litigation experience so that they may help you as exactly as needed according to your legal situation. According to Charles R. Ullman & Associates “,you need a lawyer that is equally comfortable in settlement negotiations and the court room.”
4. Find a Lawyer You Can Trust
In a family law case, it is vital to have a lawyer you feel like you can trust given the sensitive an emotional nature of family law. If you don’t feel comfortable being completely honest and open with your lawyer, your case may not go as well as it could both legally and financially.
5. Interview to Find the Right One
The best way to find a good lawyer is go in with the mentality that you will have to interview different lawyers like a prospective employee to find the right one and make sure that they are a good match for your personality and your legal situation.
6. LegalEASE Credentialing and Matching Service
The issue with following tips one through five is the amount of time and money it takes to do the work of finding an attorney on your own. While possible, it takes a lot of time (i.e. PTO from work) to find the right lawyer without any assistance or personal legal knowledge to guide you. The good news is that there are options out there to help you. You don’t have to find a family lawyer on your own. LegalEASE’s proprietary matching/compatibility system provides access to trained member service specialists who have access to a credentialed and experienced attorney network to select the exact right attorney for your case with client/case history to indicate their ability to help you.