If you are currently dealing with a complicated family matter, it is very important that you find an attorney who can handle your specific type of case. It is also vital that the lawyer you decide to hire is on your side every step of the way, following through with communication as well as acting as a great resource for you in every way. Whether you are dealing with a case that concerns divorce, child support, child custody, spousal support or more, you can figure out if the attorney you are considering hiring is the right choice by asking the three questions that follow.
How many cases like mine have you handled in the past?
Most of the time, people will automatically ask how long a lawyer has been working in their specific field. In which case, most lawyers will respond that they have more than enough experience. However, whether they have worked in family law their entire career won’t matter much if they have never handled a case that is like yours. This is why it is important to determine whether or not your future lawyer has ever represented a client in the same situation as you, as well as what the outcomes of these cases were.
How often will you be communicating with me?
As we mentioned before, it is very important that the attorney you hire is good at communicating with their clients. When you ask this question, make sure to be specific. How often will your lawyer be checking his email? How long will it take for your phone calls to be returned? Knowing what to expect will cause you to remain calm throughout the legal process. If your lawyer doesn’t get back to you immediately, you at least know around how long it will take for you to hear back.
Will any other experienced law professionals be working on my case as well?
Your lawyer likely has many clients and that means that they have to ask for help from other associates at the office from time to time. Chances are, your lawyer will need help with your case at least when it comes to certain clerical tasks. It’s important that you know who else, if anyone, will be working on your case alongside your lawyer. Your lawyer also may inform you if they may need to hire any outside consultants, like a private investigator or a financial adviser, depending on the details of your particular case. This will likely increase the amount you are paying for you lawyer, which is why it is imperative you are made aware from day one.
If you need help find a professional family law attorney in Fort Collins or Loveland, contact the Law Offices of Loomis and Greene today. We can answer all of the questions above and more in order to help you!