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By: Adrianna Noton
Getting a good family lawyer is not easy to do. There are plenty of them in the phone book, but this says little about their character or expertise. We know that lawyers represent a large number of people, but when they are with you, you want to feel like the only client they have.

The simplest way to locate a good attorney is through family and friends. We are not just unique in our legal matters but also in personality. If you and your attorney have diverse dispositions, your relationship will fail. If you are going to allow them into the most private areas of your life, you need to get along.

It will be comforting to place your worries in the hands of legal counsel. Part of what you pay them a fee for is to do the worrying for you. All of the worry in the world will not erase problems but it can take away the peace of any given day. A good lawyer will do the problem solving allowing you to relax.

Hiring an attorney can be difficult to do for one reason. Unlike some of their counterparts, family lawyers will not specialize in one area of the law. The issues they have to deal with can vary from one person to the next. They need to be competent to handle divorce, adoption, spousal and child abuse, property issues, and inheritance; to name but a few.

Legal issue costs are hard to quote. Often, the best an attorney can do is give you a rough estimate of possible charges. Drawing up a will has a set fee. In other cases, where the issue is ongoing, you will be charged based on time and work involved. No matter how friendly you and your lawyer become, never expect a lower fee or free counsel.

Availability is another thing that you will want. Be sure your lawyer is local and able to offer assistance when it is needed. Be sure that he or she can be comforting and show empathy for the present situation you are in.

It goes without saying that you want an attorney that is knowledgeable but their responsibility to you involves other issues too. Their conduct and ethics must be above reproach. While advising you with legal counsel they must also allow the client to make some decisions. This would apply when the lawyer has more than one way to go about handling a certain situation. Confidentiality is an issue that should never come into question.

To add to your relationship with a family lawyer, there are a few things you should give in return. Honesty is a main issue. No one can defend you properly unless they know the full truth of a situation. Be available when your lawyer needs to make contact with you, and do it with courtesy. How well the two of you will get along, is as much your responsibility as it is your lawyers. Make payment promptly for any service that was rendered to you. A little mutual respect will go a long way in keeping your working relationship a good one.


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