Family Law

Selecting the Right Family Law Lawyer

When an individual is confronted with the need to file for a divorce or to respond to a divorce, he or she, must find and secure an experienced family law attorney to safeguard their’ interests.  In this situation, you must first find a good attorney for honest and straight forward opinions of how to best proceed.  Regardless, if you are confronted with a divorce, a child support issue or a custody dilemma, you will need straight answers that you can rely on in forming and making your decisions of how to best to proceed. The selection of the right family law attorney to best represent you is a very important decision.

This simple guide has been published and is provided to you free of charge in order to assist you with making the best decision of how to proceed with selecting the right attorney for you.  If you need more information or have questions about your specific situation, call our Law Firm.  The call is free and the consultation is completely confidential and free of charge.  Call us at 210.222.2288 or toll free at 1.800.862.1260.

Experience

As we all know there are literally thousands of attorneys.  However, if you are facing a family law situation or a divorce you need an experienced family law attorney on your side. The divorce lawyer you consider hiring to protect your interest should have significant experience handling family law cases and be familiar with the Courts and Judges that will hear your case. An experienced divorce lawyer will need to be familiar with the tendencies of the Courts and Judges that will hear your case.  This knowledge and understanding can provide insight to the attorney and in turn to you as to possible rulings on “custody issues,” “support issues” and the “division of assets and liabilities.”

All to often individuals decide to hire an individual attorney who practices in a half a dozen different areas of the law. However, it is important that you understand that you will need a “family law attorney” if you are facing a family law situation or a divorce. If you need more information or have questions or concerns, call Family Attorneys of the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm.

Accessibility

One of the most common complaints made by clients who become dissatisfied with their family law attorney is that they were unable to communicate with the lawyer. It is very important that your divorce lawyer or someone on the staff be accessible and prompt in responding to your phone calls, emails, and requests for in-person meetings. At the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm, if at any point you feel that your concerns are not being properly addressed or a call goes unanswered, the owner of the Firm, James M. Shaw will sit down with you and discuss the issues and concerns.  This is our Firm’s guarantee.

Fees

It is extremely important that you have an open and upfront discussion with the lawyer you select about attorney fees and costs. Almost all divorce lawyers will require the payment of a retainer up front.  At the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm, we will meet with you for free and discuss with you your options and the projected costs for your case or situation.  In most cases the attorney fees are relatively nominal and our Firm will work with you and your budget as needed.

Are You Comfortable with the Lawyer?

While all of these issues are important, there is one ultimate question you should ask yourself before choosing a divorce lawyer. Are you comfortable with that lawyer and are you confident in his or her abilities to represent you? If your answers to these questions are anything than a resounding “YES” you should keep looking. Your case is too important to hire someone who does not inspire your confidence and trust.
If you need more information or have questions about your specific situation, call our Law Firm.  The call is free and the consultation is completely confidential and free of charge.  Call us at 210.222.2288 or toll free at 1.800.862.1260.