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How to Choose the Right Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

Posted on November 1st, 2021

At the Harris Family Law Group, our Los Angeles family law attorney knows how important it is to partner with our clients, so they have a safe place to tell their stories. We know that pursuing a divorce means changing every aspect of your life, and none of our clients’ futures should be left to chance.

Whether you are seeking an uncontested divorce through mediation, or have a more complex case involving high-conflict child custody and child support matters, our Los Angeles County family law attorney has a few tips for choosing the lawyer that is right for you — even if you do not choose us.

Partner with an Attorney Who Shares Your Divorce Priorities

Whether you are the one who wants the divorce, or if you were on the receiving end of the news, how you prioritize the details of the dissolution is going to be vastly different from anyone else’s proceedings.

Here is why.

Couples with children have different divorce requirements than those who do not. Couples in high-asset divorces have unique needs than those who are willing to split their property equitably. Even more complicated is a divorce that involves a business owned by spouses.

When you are pursuing a divorce in California it is important to find an attorney who understands what is important to you, so he or she can prioritize those requirements during the divorce proceedings.

If all you want out of your divorce is for the kids to live with you, find a child custody attorney who has an excellent track record inside and outside the courtroom. Likewise, if your priority is spousal support or part of the family business, look for a divorce attorney who specializes in litigation, so he or she will fight for the financial support you deserve.

The best way to determine who is who, and their strengths as an attorney or family law group, is to search for attorneys near you online and to do your research.

Since there will be thousands of results, narrow down your options, and lean on your instincts during a free consultation with each firm.

Take Advantage of Our Los Angeles Family Law Group’s Free Consultations

Most family law attorneys in Los Angeles County including ours provide free consultations for prospective clients to meet with the team and evaluate their connections.

Even if you have friends or family members who have gone through a divorce, the experience is quite different when it is your own, so it is important to connect with an attorney who stands alongside you fighting for the things that are important to you throughout the process.

At the Harris Family Law Group, our Los Angeles divorce attorney works tirelessly to eliminate the fear of the unknown for our clients, so they can make informed decisions about their futures.

Ask Questions and Expect Honest Answers

When meeting with a divorce attorney in Los Angeles whether in person or over the phone you must know that you are going to have to trust their law firm with some of your most intimate marital details, so they can pursue the outcome you are looking for.

Before you do, it is your turn to ask questions.

The goal of partnering with an accomplished Los Angeles divorce attorney is to make the process easier. The more transparent the partnership, the more trustworthy the connection.

Start by asking questions that allow you to assess the divorce attorney’s strengths, so there are no surprises later.

That may include asking:

  • How many cases have you handled that are like mine? What were the outcomes?
  • How do you approach divorce cases like mine?
  • If I call your office, will I get to speak with you directly?
  • What is your preferred communication method? Phone, text, email?
  • Can we meet outside of regular business hours?
  • How many cases do you have now? Do you have the time I need to devote to my case?
  • How and when will I be updated on my divorce proceedings? Every couple of days? Weekly?
  • Do you have access to the legal resources my case requires, including financial specialists, therapists, or other experts who can build my case for success?
  • How do your billing rates work? Do you have a retainer fee? Hourly?
  • What services do your rates include? How do you keep track of those expenditures?
  • Will your office maintain a divorce schedule I can count on?

You should always know what the next steps in your case are, and who or what your attorney is waiting on to move forward, which makes developing a sincere connection with your divorce attorney one of the most important aspects of your case.

We can help ensure you are ready to face your divorce, child custody, or financial support needs with confidence, starting with a free consultation today.

Contact Our Los Angeles Divorce Attorney at Harris Family Law Group Today

If you are considering divorce, or have already started the process, contact our skilled attorney in Los Angeles at the Harris Family Law Group today to discuss the details of your case during a free consultation by calling 310-745-8644.