Are you in need of a family lawyer? Whether you’re going through a nasty divorce, looking for a restraining order from an ex-spouse, or pursuing unpaid child support, hiring an experienced, knowledgeable family lawyer is of the utmost importance. Choosing the wrong attorney could leave you with unanswered questions and unsolved legal issues that might jeopardize your case and your future. To ensure you make the right decision when finding a reliable family lawyer, make sure you ask the right questions during your initial consultation.
Before you hire a family lawyer, ask them these key questions:
1. What is your legal experience?
Find out where the attorney obtained their degree, and what they’ve done since. Are they active in their local bar? Are they in good standing? These types of questions could unearth very serious issues, or they could shine a light on the type of attorney you want on your side. You should seek an attorney who has a good relationship with local legal groups and extensive experience in family law.
2. What types of cases do you typically handle?
Ask about your attorney’s typical caseload—does it include cases similar to yours? Even an extremely accomplished attorney might not be a good fit for you if they don’t have experience working on cases similar to yours. Ask for specifics and find out if they handle various types of family legal issues and methods, including mediation and other alternative options.
3. How would you handle my case?
Make sure your vision for your situation lines up with your prospective attorney. If they want you to go down a road you aren’t comfortable with, then maybe they aren’t the right fit for you. Discuss your goals and your current situation and find out if the attorney you’d speaking to truly knows what you want and has a plan for you. If they can’t offer you reliable advice from the get-go, how can you trust them with your future?
If you’re looking for a dedicated, compassionate, experienced family lawyer, we want to hear from you. Contact Beatriz Zyne, P.A. to get in touch with our attorney.