Hiring an attorney means putting your trust in someone to advocate for you, your family, and your future on the unfamiliar path of divorce and custody. It is a stressful journey, arising from a difficult and challenging family situation. When you may feel like your future and your family are at risk. Finding the right attorney is the first step on that journey.
There are lots of ways to find an attorney – asking those you know who have been through this, asking a trusted professional (accountant, therapist, doctor, etc.), online searches, advertisements, and more. Followed by information gathering – usually by word of mouth and online – to narrow the options. Then, contacting the offices of a select few to decide if you will make an appointment, probably depending on cost, availability, and your initial impressions from that contact. Culminating with the initial consultation. All with the goal of deciding whether to place your trust in this attorney with what’s most important – you, your family, and your future.