From alimony to adoption, your family lawyer plays a key role in your life and the lives of your loved ones. With such high stakes, you obviously don’t want to leave these sensitive legal concerns to just anybody. Why, then, do so many clients take attorney selection so lightly?
Minnesota may be home to several excellent attorneys, but not every legal representative will prove an ideal match. The more thoroughly you vet your future lawyer, the better. Keep these essential tips in mind as you choose the best possible representative to handle your case:
Consider Reviews and Case History
In this age of social proof, it’s difficult to feel comfortable with any commitment unless you’re aware of others’ experiences. Word of mouth is valuable, of course, but you can also learn more about your attorney by looking into past cases and examining reviews from a variety of clients.
Don’t be afraid to take a deep dive with detailed questions during your initial consultation. Questions worth asking include:
- How long have you practiced family law?
- Do you regularly handle cases that resemble mine?
- What is your preferred legal approach for family cases?
- Which outcomes are possible or most likely for my case?
Assess Your Comfort Factor
You should feel completely at ease when working with your attorney. After your initial consultation, determine whether you are capable of being 100 percent open and honest when conversing with your prospective lawyer. The attorney-client relationship is the foundation of any successful case; choose accordingly.
The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. could serve as a key legal resource as you deal with the difficulties of divorce, adoption, or other family matters. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to family law.