Like all professions, there are good Family Lawyers and there are not-so-good Family Lawyers. Unfortunately, we see a lot of clients that that are on their second or third Family Lawyer. They are usually wary and a bit exhausted. If you want to avoid the stress of dealing with a Lawyer that doesn’t meet your expectations, take your time when choosing your Lawyer.
Here are a few tips on finding the right Family Lawyer:
Do your research
You wouldn’t see a doctor without a referral and a strong recommendation, so adopt the same approach when selecting your Family Lawyer. Ask for recommendations from professionals, family and friends that you trust.
Check your Lawyers specialist area
Choose a Lawyer that specialises in Family Law and has recent experience in cases similar to yours. A lot of people don’t realise, but within Family Law, there are several different sections. The three main sections of Family Law includes:
- Divorce/separation Law
- Child custody Law
- Property Law
Consider what kind of Lawyer you want
Every Lawyer has a different personality and different approach to Family Law. Some Lawyers are aggressive and will try and win no matter what the cost, while others are a little more conservative and laid back in their approach. Consider what kind of Lawyer you would prefer to have represent you and what is most important to you. This will help you to pick a Lawyer that is best suited to you and your needs!
Look for a Family Lawyer that provides a few points of contact
Regular communication with your Lawyer is vital for maintaining a healthy working relationship. There is nothing more frustrating than not having your questions answered and not getting legal advice when you need it. Ideally, you should be able to contact your Lawyer by email or phone as needed. Regular, scheduled updates from your Lawyer is good to keep the lines of communication open.
Discuss legal fees
When choosing a Family Lawyer, it is always important to discuss legal fees. Whilst the cost should not be the most important consideration, it is important to know and compare prices. You don't want to pay more than you have to. At Cairns Divorce Lawyers, we offer flexible payment options such as deferred fees where you only pay on settlement.
Picking the right Lawyer can be a difficult task. There are so many things to consider when making this difficult decision. If you are looking for a Family Lawyer in Cairns, contact Cairns Divorce Lawyers. We offer an obligation free initial consultation. You can meet with our experienced, friendly Lawyers and decide if we are suitable for your needs. We are a team of local Cairns Lawyers with years of experience in all areas of Family Law and we want to help you!
Cairns Divorce Lawyers
1/15 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870