Family law cases are sometimes complicated and emotional, and award of attorney fees is not always an easy decision. I think one of the most important things to keep in mind is that a lawyer is not the same as a counselor. Both professions can be helpful, but in different ways. Counselors are trained to be supportive and to educate their clients on their options for moving forward. Lawyers have a specialized knowledge gained from the law school and work under supervision of a judge.
I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that you are not a lawyer. You are a person with a special skill set who is trained to make a decision, rather than a court-appointed lawyer. You are the one called in when you need advice.
Most attorneys are licensed by the state, but you may be able to get an outside attorney to handle certain family law issues. You should always ask if you should hire an outside attorney if you are unsure of your options.
One of the most common questions that I get asked is how long it takes to get your case to the court. The answer is not long. It may take months or years (depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of time you are willing to put into the case). In the end, it is more important to put in a lot of time and effort into your case than it is to get it to the court as quickly as possible.
I think it is important to ask when you are considering hiring an attorney. There are things that may need to be done to make the process faster. For instance, I’ve had cases where my attorney was not in the office for a month, and this was because of a client’s scheduling issues. It is important that you do your research to see if the attorney you are considering hiring is familiar with your specific case.
In general, I would advise getting a second attorney to help with your case. I know that I always make the mistake of hiring an attorney without researching the case first, and it is very expensive to get this wrong.
It takes up to a week.
My mistake was getting a lawyer who was unfamiliar with the specifics of my case. My client is a single mother of a toddler. She filed for divorce because her husband had cheated on her. The case is in the small claims court, meaning that the attorney I chose had no experience with family law. This is exactly the kind of case I was looking for because I was not looking to get out of it as quickly as possible or to start a custody battle.
In family law cases, there are things that must be negotiated and agreed upon. Things that are generally not discussed over the phone or in the judge’s chambers. You will probably need to get a lawyer who understands these aspects of your case and who is willing to negotiate those things.
To find a lawyer that has experience with family law, consider asking a friend who is also a lawyer. They may know a lawyer who is willing to help you in this area. Also, ask your child’s school. Many schools have attorneys or coaches who work with families who are facing issues of this nature.