Choosing a Family Lawyer

Posted August 3rd, 2012 by .

Categories: Family Law.

It can be difficult to find the best family lawyer for you. There are many qualified family lawyers in the Jersey City area, but when you are selecting one, you have to choose with care. You are inviting someone into your personal lives, so you need to make sure it’s someone you trust completely.

The first place to begin your search is to talk to friends and family who have been divorced. Sadly, we all have many of them already, but their experience can be very helpful. Most of them probably worked with lawyers, and some of them probably had good experiences. The ones with good experiences will likely be happy to refer you to their lawyers. Put these on your list.

Next, do some online searching. Search specifically for the lawyers on your list, but also do a general search and see who comes up. Read lawyers’ websites. Make sure the lawyer in question really is a family lawyer and not just someone who did a favor for your friend. In reading, you’ll likely learn a bit about the divorce process, but you’ll also come to understand the philosophy of the lawyers. Pick a few that you like best, either from your recommendations or from your searching.

Then schedule consultations with those few lawyers. Most family lawyers have a fee for a consultation, but it’s worth paying a few fees to find the best family lawyer for you.

After your consultations, pick a family lawyer you feel comfortable and happy with. If you didn’t find one, it might be best to start your search again.

To talk to a family lawyer in Jersey City, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC for a consultation.

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