Ready to take the next step? If you’re considering hiring an attorney to handle your legal issue, there are some things you should know.
Most attorneys practice in one area of law or another, so it makes sense to hire counsel that has experience with your particular concerns. If you can work with a specialist in your area of concern, you should. For example, if you expect to have to negotiate custody of your children in a divorce, you should look for a family law attorney who specializes in child custody cases.
Also, since family law varies from state to state, and can often vary from county to county, it is usually a good idea to retain an attorney who is familiar with the courts in your county.
There are a number of other things that you can look for when evaluating a family law attorney, but with so many lawyers to choose from, how do you know where to start? This Legal Help section is designed to put you on the right track. These links should assist you in your search.