Child Custody Lawyer: How to find the best one
How to Hire the Best Child Custody Lawyer
Child custody determinations can affect when you see your child and the rights you have to make important decisions in your child’s life. In many cases, an unfavorable child custody order can jeopardize your relationship with your child.
For these reasons, not only is it critical to have a child custody attorney representing your rights, but you want to ensure that you have a highly experienced and skilled lawyer who understands your goals as a parent.
Most people do not have a custody lawyer’s number on speed dial, especially if you have never had a family-related case before. The options on the Internet can be overwhelming. To help you in your decision, the following are some ways you can ensure you are hiring the right child custody attorney for your situation.
As a prospective client, you should be asking an attorney many questions to get a strong impression of their experience, philosophy, and approach. Some questions you may want to ask lawyers include:
- How long have they been in practice, and how many child custody cases have they handled?
- Why did they choose to handle custody cases?
- What options are available to resolve your custody matter?
- What is their general assessment of your chances of favorable custody rights?
- What is your availability and communication style with clients?
- How much do you charge for representation in this type of case?
Of course, there are infinitely more questions you can ask, and you should feel free to ask as many as you want until you are comfortable making your decision.
There are many ways to get references from former clients to discuss their satisfaction – or dissatisfaction – with a law firm. You can visit online lawyer review websites or ask the law office for any clients you can contact directly to discuss their representation style.
Listen to Your Instincts
If a lawyer rubs you the wrong way or does not seem focused or trustworthy, move on. Your custody case will define years of your and your child’s lives, so you want to ensure you feel comfortable and trusting of your attorney.
Discuss Your Case with Our Dedicated Arizona Child Custody Lawyers
At Reppucci & Roeder, our experienced custody attorneys understand how important a custody determination can be. We will listen to your personal goals and stand up for your rights as a parent. Please call today to learn more at 480-300-6012.
Ryan Reppucci is the managing partner at Reppucci & Roeder and is recognized as one of Phoenix’s leading family law attorneys. After graduating from Arizona State with the highest honors and inclusion in America’s most prestigious student honor societies, Ryan attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. His career as a law student was decorated with numerous awards, including the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Book Award, nomination for membership in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, as well as Moot Court.
Ryan began his law career in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in various roles with America’s busiest criminal court systems. His success in these roles led to a clerkship with a leading criminal defense firm. Recognizing that his passion was in helping families, Ryan chose to move back to his native hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, where he began his practice in Family and Domestic Relations Law. Throughout his career, Ryan has stayed committed to excellence, service to others, and integrity within the legal profession. As part of his mantra of service to others, Ryan has served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court and regularly teaches as an adjunct law professor with Arizona Summit Law School.