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12 Questions To Ask Your Child Custody Attorney

20th January 2011
By Terry Legal in Divorce
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Choosing a child custody attorney is not a straightforward task. Unlike a normal legal issue such as a road traffic accident, litigation, debt collection, personal injuries or the many other legal situations that arise in our daily lives, child law is different.

Child custody attorneys are a dime a dozen. And there are the good, bad and ugly so it is essential that you choose the right one for you. This article will set out 12 questions you need to know the answers to.

1. What is your experience of child custody litigation?

2. How long have you been practicing in this jurisdiction?

3. What judge is likely to hear my case?

4. What is his/her attitude in previous cases..conciliatory, sympathetic, favouring one or other parent?

5. How do you calculate your fees?

6. What is included in your fees?

7. What is the procedure if I wish to disengage your services and hire another attorney?

8. When do you need to be paid and have you any programs for parents who are financially distressed?

9. Do you like children and have you any of your own?

10. Do you keep me updated with all correspondence in relation to my case?

11. Do I need to make an appointment to see you?
12 . How can I ensure costs are kept to a minimum?

These are just some of the questions you will need to ask any prospective child custody attorney. In addition you will need to use a certain amount of your own gut instinct because you will be expecting this person to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in some of the most stressful environments that you may face in your lifetime.

It is vital that you are personally comfortable with your attorney and get on well on a personal level. There are other factors to consider..

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