Family law attorneys help people find resolution to the most important challenges of their lives – living day to day in safe and fulfilling relationships with family or taking a leap of faith to change a family situation that isn't working.
If you have found yourself at a crossroads and you are looking for legal help, you may be wondering how to even begin. How do you find the right Fort Worth family law attorney for you? The best Tarrant County divorce lawyer for your case?
This website will talk about the issues a family law attorney handles, and things to consider in your specific case involving:
If you want greater confidence that the lawyer you are hiring is really an expert in his/her field, you may want to look for a lawyer who is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means that he/she has had substantial experience in this area of law, has completed additional hours of legal education, and has passed a rigorous test. Most lawyers are not board-certified so this qualification really stands out.
You may want to check their legal ratings, like Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, or AVVO.
The lawyer may have received recognition for their work from the Bar Association in the county or state where they work. They may also have received community awards. Review the profile page on their website to learn more about them. Do a web search and learn more.
And when hiring a family law attorney, take an honest look at the complexity of your case and the skills and knowledge that may be needed to handle it properly. Does the lawyer have any educational background in addition to their law degree that would be particularly useful in your case? For example:
These are just a few examples and ideas to help you get started finding the right lawyer for you. Take a look at the rest of the website to learn more.
Once you know the kind of lawyer you are looking for, contact one or two law firms to schedule an online or in-person meeting.