Family law disputes can turn your world right on its head and with very little warning. Before things get out of your control, it is important to retain the services of a family law attorney who can help you sort out the details and avoid major stressors. The role of your lawyer is going to be absolutely critical as the days go on and possible litigation looms in the future.
Since you are dealing with issues that literally cannot get closer to home, selecting the right family lawyer is crucial; working with someone who doesn’t mesh with you, or take your case seriously, could result in negative impacts that affect you and your family for the rest of your lives. But no one ever tells you what to look for when hiring a family law attorney. Not until now, anyway.
Characteristics of a Reliable Family Lawyer
- Experience: No one has ever claimed that there is a substitute for experience because there isn’t any. The longer a professional has been working their craft, the better they will be at it. Look for a divorce lawyer that has at least several years of experience. If you can find one with decades of experience, you know you have found someone who knows what they are doing.
- Recognition: Experience is backed up by professional recognition. After all, it is possible that someone could practice something for years and still not get very good at it. With positive recognition from peers or lawyer-rating agencies, and professional awards, an attorney’s reputation becomes all the more solid. Avvo is widely considered to be one of the country’s best websites and groups for rating lawyer’s on skills and ethics, for example.
- Cooperation: Family law disputes can get worse if people enter them with the idea that it is a legal fight, and not a legal argument. As a result, attorneys that rely only on litigation as means to an end of a case are generally not as successful. Try to find a lawyer that is willing to cooperate and collaborate with your spouse or other family member, instead of just looking for trouble from the beginning.
Introducing Swanson Law Center, P.A.
Are you looking for a Gainesville family law attorney who you know will be able to deliver on your expectations and more? Our team here at Swanson Law Center, P.A. earnestly believe in ourselves and our abilities. We are led by Attorney Cynthia Swanson, who has more than 30 years of family law experience, a “Super” Avvo rating, a Florida Bar Board Certification as an Adoption Law Specialist, and has been trained extensively in collaborative divorce law. Everything we do, we do for our clients and their best interests.
Contact us today and ask for an initial consultation, during which we can tell you all about our services and why we should be your top choice of family law representation in Gainesville.