If you will be involved in a divorce which will involve child custody, finding the right family law attorney will be imperative in helping to reach an agreeable settlement and ending in the dissolution of your marriage. How do you find the right lawyer to represent you? If you want to find the right lawyer for you and your situation, you need to know certain things about your attorney which may be helpful in deciding if you have found the right one to guide you through this most difficult of times.
How Long Have You Been in Practice?
Experience is very important in dealing with the law. Additionally, the more cases your attorney has handled, the more likely it is that he or she knows professionals who can help you. Referrals like child therapists, social workers, and the like can be very beneficial.
Do You Have Children?
This may seem like a strange question, it is a certainly a very personal question, and one that some attorneys may not even answer. However; knowing if your lawyer has children may help you to see how he or she will handle your child custody case. Generally, an attorney who is also a parent will tend to keep the child’s best interests in mind.
What are Your Fees?
Find out right up front how much a lawyer charges. A good lawyer will give you the price of his or her retainer and let you know what the per-hour rate might include in the future, and what you can expect based on your particular case. What Does This Mean for My Child?
Your attorney should help you find the right way to involve your children. That might involve actual testimony or meeting with a social worker. It is also important to remember that it is your attorney who will make sure your children are protected during this process. You do not want your children used as pawns in court.
To discuss the particulars of your case contact The Law Offices of Sasha Tymkowicz in Santa Ana at 714/835-8866 to schedule your free initial consultation with Sasha. As both a mother and a family law attorney, Sasha knows the importance of taking care of your children.