You may be scared. You may be confused and stressed. You may not know where to turn at this difficult time. Here are some tips on how to choose the right law firm to protect you and your family in a family law case.
- Do Your Homework: Most people wouldn’t make a significant purchase like a car or a flat screen TV without thoroughly researching the options. Finding the right law firm may be the most critical “purchase” you ever make. Obtain referrals from those you trust in your network. Thoroughly review law firm websites. Be a wise consumer!
- Ask Questions: You have a right to know the credentials and background of any recommended lawyer. You should ask for background with your specific kind of case, and the law firm’s experience in the specific county where your family law case will be. Find out about how frequently you will be billed and what costs you will be billed for, including any out of pocket costs.
- Expect Outstanding Service: Ask what the firm’s philosophy is on returning your calls and responding to your emails. Find out who else is in your legal team, including the paralegal. Make sure you know who will be available to respond to your urgent questions. Confirm that you will be informed at every step of the legal proceedings.
- Trust Your Instincts: At the end of the day, you should feel absolutely comfortable with your legal team. You should feel confident with the firm and have a connection and positive feeling about the law firm. At the end of the day, you must be able to trust them to shepherd you thru this incredibly important phase of your life.