Hiring a Child Custody Lawyer: 5-Must-Ask Questions

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Getting the right lawyer for your child custody case will have a significant impact on the outcome. Because there are many lawyers out there, you need to be vigilant to find the right one.

The Burnham Law Firm, P.C. shares some of the important questions you should ask your prospective family lawyer in Boulder.

1. What type of cases have you specialized in?

Hiring a lawyer who has specialized in child custody cases is the first step towards having a successful process. Ask an attorney how much of their practice is dedicated to child custody cases vis-a-vis the one who only practices general law.

2. Have you handled cases similar to mine?

Each case is unique, but some cases stand out due to the technicalities involved. After a presentation of facts to your attorney, ask whether they have dealt with such a case before. Be sure to hire a lawyer who has some trial experience in a similar case.

3. Will you personally work on my case?

Find out whether your child custody lawyer will work on your case alone or there will be other associate or paralegals involved. In case other minds are going to be involved, inquire about their experience and qualification to handle such matters.

4. What are the charges?

Ask how they charge for their services. In addition, check whether you will be charged for the time you spend with the associate lawyers and paralegals. Learn whether they require a retainer up front or if you will be charged for other services that may relate to your case. Finally, request an estimate of your total bill.

5. What is your strategy for my case?

This question will help you gauge the attorney’s level of skill and experience regarding your legal matter. If they give you a general answer or an ambiguous one, chances are they are less skilled in handling custody cases and are only relying on research.

While getting the right lawyer for your case can be a challenge, the above questions will act as your guide in determining the right lawyer who is fit to handle your child custody case.