Thursday, February 1, 2007

How To Find a Good Family Law Attorney

There are thousands of attorneys whose primary area of practice is divorce and family law. When none of your friends and family can refer you to a good attorney, there are certain things that you can look for to insure that you are getting the right attorney for your particular case. Here are some things to look for when choosing an attorney:
  1. Does the attorney have a calm demeanor and will he/she be able to act in a rational manner throughout your case?
  2. Is the attorney up to date with all the latest technology?
  3. Is the attorney knowledgeable about the laws in your state and does he/she have credibility in the family law community including with the local judges?
  4. Will this attorney be diligent with the issues regarding your case and will he/she promptly return phone calls and keep you up date with all relevant happenings in your case.
  5. Will this attorney treat you with respect and be sensitive to your feelings throughout your case?
  6. Will this attorney be honest with you and tell you "no" when he/she knows that what it is you are asking for is either not appropriate or unlikely to be awarded by a Judge?
  7. Will this attorney be conscious of the costs associated with the litigation and not spend money without a compelling reason?
  8. Does this attorney have the ability to stand up to opposing counsel and not back down as a result of being intimidated?
  9. Will this attorney understand and zealously represent your interests?
  10. Is the attorney respectful of your time and does she have a record of being prompt for all appointments, court appearances, telephone conferences, etc.

This list is attempted from a similar list which can be found at:

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