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 you can 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.