1 ADELAIDE FAMILY LAWYERS How to Hire an Experienced Family Law Solicitor
2 How to Hire an Experienced Family Law Solicitor Going through a family law matter can be hard enough and if you haven t ever needed to hire a lawyer before how do you even know what to look for? There are a few key qualities you should be on the look-out for when choosing a family law solicitor, these include being: EXPERIENCED Not all lawyers have experience in the area of family law. A lot of lawyers that work for bigger generalist firms practice in a variety of different areas of the law. This does not necessarily mean that they are not good at what they do but it does mean that they have less experience in the area than a solicitor who practices solely in family law. When it comes to family law matters, there is often a lot at stake so it is important to ensure that you engage the services of someone who knows what they are doing and how to get the right outcome for your situation. REPUTABLE A good family law solicitor will come with good reviews. Be sure to do your research beforehand. STRAIGHT FORWARD & NON JUDGEMENTAL A good solicitor will listen to your concerns and take your instructions without being judgmental about your circumstances. They will be able to provide you with a realistic expectation of how the matter will progress and explain the various processes that you may need to go through before the matter can be finalised.
3 CONTACTABLE A good solicitor will respond to your s and telephone calls in a timely fashion. This may not always be the same day but you should always receive a response within 48 hours unless there are extenuating circumstances. A good solicitor will ensure that you remain in the loop at all times including providing you with copies of all court documents and correspondence from the other side as they come to hand. SOLUTION FOCUSED A good family law solicitor will actively engage in good faith negotiations with the other side (where appropriate) in an attempt to resolve your matter without exposing you to the stress and escalated costs associated with going to trial if it is not necessary. CONCLUSION The best family law solicitor will be experienced, reputable, able to communicate with you in an easy to understand manner, respond to your s and return your calls and be focused to help resolve your matter in the most efficient and cost effective manner practicable. Adelaide Family Lawyers Address : Suite 2/75a Angas Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia Ph No. : (08) Website: