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How to choose the best divorce, family law, probate, or estate planning attorney for you.

Choosing the right attorney for your legal needs can be overwhelming. Let us guide you through the process and provide you with the support you need during these difficult times. Our experienced lawyers and paralegals are here to help you every step of the way.

What should I expect from a consultation?

The Must-have List of Questions to Ask Before You Decide:

  1. Who will work on my case?

  2. Does the attorney have a team?

  3. Does the law firm have a process for helping me navigate the matter?

  4. How many cases like mine has your firm handled in the past year?

  5. What is the educational training and experience of the lawyers and paralegals working on my case?

  6. What are our average fees in cases like mine?

  7. How often will I receive a bill to let me know what my costs are and what is going on in my case?

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The Must-have List of Questions to Ask Before You Decide:

  • What are your policies with regard to

    • payment of fees,

    • returning phone calls,

    • providing copies of all correspondence and other documents,

    • keeping me informed about the progress of my case?

  • Are my goals realistic?

  • How will you accomplish my goals?

  • How long will it all take?

If you meet with more than one law firm in a consultation, consider asking the same question of each attorney or law firm so that you can compare their responses when making your decision.

What Does An Attorney & Their Team Need to Know?

Your legal team will really want to understand the dynamics and background of what has been going on with your family. For instance:

  • What are your current issues?

  • Who are the players?

  • What are your goals?

  • How old are the children and how do they feel about the situation?

  • What other considerations are there that are critical to your goals?


Payment Considerations?

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Your attorney should try to accommodate a variety of needs and budgets. By having an idea in advance of your budget or budget parameters, we can design a solution that fits your needs

  • Do you have deadlines that must be met that have not been addressed already?

  • Do you want to be introduced to a company that can lend you legal funds?

For instance, if you are borrowing funds from a relative but it will take a week to get it to you, let us know.

Don't let the stress of legal issues overwhelm you.

Trust View Ridge Family Law & Estate Planning to guide you through it.

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