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Choosing The Right Child Custody Attorney And Filing For Child Custody

13th July 2010
By Sarah Dillon in Family Law
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Your choice of child custody attorney is critical in your child custody battle. The process of filing for child custody will be badly damaged without the best attorney in your corner..

Child custody attorneys are widely available in every state and jurisdiction. But your choice of attorney when filing for child custody will be vital to give yourself the best chances of success. In this article I look at what you must check out before engaging the services of child custody attorney.

The first critical point is that your attorney must be familiar with the child custody laws in the state or jurisdiction that your legal battle will be fought in. The laws on the statute books do vary from state to state and it is obviously key that your attorney is fully up to speed in the laws of that jurisdiction.

The second vital component in your choice of attorney when filing for child custody is that your attorney practices law in this area. There are huge differences between the different areas of law like criminal, marital, business, litigation and so forth.

The approach to be adopted by your attorney on the breakdown of a relationship is widely different than that to be adopted when involved in a criminal trial or corporate takeover battle. You will need to ensure therefore that your lawyer is a) familiar with the laws of the state that has jurisdiction in the matter and b) that your attorney is familiar with the nuances and practices needed in child custody cases.

The best approach to take is by obtaining references from people who have been through the process before. Now is not the time to pick up the phone book and thumb through it. You will need to do some research beforehand to ensure that your attorney is going to be an asset in your corner..and not a liability when the heat is on.
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