Family law attorneys can provide a variety of services that you may need to protect your family and family assets. Whether you are preparing a living will, trust for your estate, or hiring a family law attorney to help you resolve marital disputes, not all lawyers are created equal. Here are many things to ask during your initial consultation to help you find the best family law attorney for your rights.
You want to make sure that every attorney you work with has extensive experience in every legal transaction you need. Be sure to ask if the attorney is an expert in family law and ask about some of the cases they've worked on. Ask which cases are the hottest and how many years of practice. Always ask for references from previous cases involving lawyers and keep track of them all.
Ask if the attorney will handle the case privately or if the actual work will be delegated to a junior employee of the company.
Lawyers can be expensive. To help you reduce and manage legal fees, it's important to inquire about each attorney's fee schedule and payment terms. Does this work with retainers? Is there an additional hourly rate? What if your bar runs out? Is there a tariff for calls and calls to secretaries, paralegals, and other assistants?
You need to know that you can contact your attorney and get a quick response so you can make the best decision for your family. Ask how the attorney would like to inform you of the progress of the process. Ask if and how you can communicate with him. Ask what systems are in place to ensure they are updated in a timely manner.