What to Consider When Choosing a Family Law Attorney

What to Consider When Choosing a Family Law Attorney


When in doubt about how to choose a family law attorney, the first thing you need to do is research. Research law firms and attorneys that you think may be the ones you are looking for. Look up attorneys that specialize in family law and make a shortlist of the ones you wish to interview and who seem reputable and transparent.

Consider Compatibility

The key is finding a compatible attorney whom you can trust and easily communicate with. Family cases are sensitive and include sharing personal information that may get embarrassing. You need to count on the attorney not to be biased, to understand your perspective, and not disclose information to other parties. Don’t rely on speaking to the law firm, but rather speak to the attorney of choice directly. 

Interview Prospective Attorneys

Always schedule an interview with the prospective attorney and prepare relevant questions that will help you get as much information as possible. Some of the things you need to consider during the interview are the attorney’s integrity, diligence, objectivity, communication skills, and promptness.

Be sure to discuss your financial situation and the attorney’s willingness to work within your budget.
You need to have a clear picture of how much everything is going to cost you. 

Consider Expertise and Experience

Pay close attention to the attorney’s expertise and experience. Divorce and child custody cases can get complex and messy and you need an attorney that can handle the situation. Look for attorneys who are experts in divorce and other family law cases. Also, read online feedback and reviews from former clients to get an idea of their experiences. Many offices also offer a free consultation so you can book one for estimation purposes. 

Consider Your Personal Preference

Getting a recommendation from a friend or family member is all good but keep in mind that every case is unique regardless of how similar the problem is to another. So, you want to pick an attorney that you can work with and someone who can be helpful for your particular case. Be sure that the family law attorney represents you the best they can and that they have your best interests – rather than just profiting off you. 

Choose Family Attorneys With a Winning Track Record

If you are looking for expertise and experience, we at Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter P.C. can provide it. We offer high-quality legal counsel, with legal teams dispersed across several states. 

We will help you navigate through all family law matters of importance and work the case in your favor – reach out to us today and explore our service page to get on the right side of family law.