Requesting a Free or Low Cost Consultation
Next, call these different lawyers directly for an initial consultation. Many of these consultations are free of charge, whereas others may have very nominal fees. This initial meeting will be an experience in what it will be like to work with the lawyer if they are chosen to represent the client. During this consultation, the lawyer will provide advice and guidance regarding the family’s situation. They will also provide advice on what the client’s rights are in the matter. Top family lawyers will exude professionalism, confidence and enthusiasm for the case. The ultimate goal of the meeting will be to determine whether or not the client and the lawyer are compatible in having an effective working relationship with one another. If after leaving the meeting, the client is left with a sense of comfort, then this lawyer may indeed be a good fit.
Other Qualities to Look for in a Family Lawyer
A good family lawyer should be able to engage the client, make them feel secure and educate them on the legal service’s process. The lawyer should be an open, frequent communicator who keeps the client informed and up-to-date on all aspects of the case. The lawyer should also exhibit ethical behavior. For example, during the consultation did the lawyer provide an upfront estimate of all costs associated with hiring them?
A final word of advice is this: always remember to use intuition when choosing a lawyer. It is much more difficult to change lawyers later on after they have begun working on the case than it is to simply choose the right lawyer from the very beginning. While these tips are not an exhaustive representation of all that is required for choosing a top family lawyer, they are an excellent starting point. Click here to see a list of the top family law lawyers in your area.