3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Lawyer for Your Family Law Case


So you're embroiled in a family law issue and you know that your best chance for receiving the best possible outcome is to hire an experienced family law attorney. However, you're faced with the conundrum of finding the best lawyer for your case because there are many of them practising in your area. 

If it's any consolation, you're not alone – many people struggle to choose a family lawyer, especially when they are caught up in a highly contentious family law matter. The following are a few things you should consider when selecting a lawyer for your family law case:

Practice Areas

In family law, there are many areas of practice, including divorce, separation and annulment, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal maintenance, division of marital property and more. Each area of practice in family law encompasses several legal aspects that must be carefully considered when handling your specific family law case.

When you are looking for a family lawyer, your best shot at achieving the best possible verdict is to choose a lawyer that focuses on the particular area of family law that you need help with. If you want to get a divorce, hire a divorce lawyer – if you want to get custody of children born of your broken-down marriage, seek out a child custody lawyer. 

Having dealt with cases similar to yours in the past, a lawyer that is experienced in the particular area of family law practice that you need help with is more likely to achieve the outcome that you desire.

Years of Practice 

Don't just choose any lawyer that specialises in the area of family law that you need help with – be sure to consider how long they have been practising their profession. The more years they have been in business, the more experience they have in handling cases similar to yours. 

Experienced lawyers know the best strategies to use to receive a favourable verdict on your behalf. This is because they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise required for achieving the best possible outcome while dealing with judges in past court proceedings.

Legal Charges

How a prospective family lawyer charges for their work is another important thing you should consider. Some charge a flat fee while others charge an hourly rate or a contingency fee. The best pricing system for you will depend on a range of factors, including statutory requirements, the nature of the case and the experience of the lawyer.

Choose a lawyer that is suited to your specific case and fits your budget.

Understanding that no two family law cases are exactly the same should inform your decision to hire a lawyer that is suited to your situation and needs. The above guide should help you find the right family lawyer for your case.


27 October 2019

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