There are many reasons why a single parent may need a good lawyer. Single parents encounter many legal issues such as child custody, litigations that revolve around getting a divorce or separation, and a lawyer can assist in an adoption if a single parent wishes to increase the family. Many of the day-to-day issues a single parent faces such as establishing paternity, child custody, setting up visitations, handling court appeals, and setting up co-parenting plans may require the assistance of a lawyer. This is especially true if there are special circumstances such as one or both parents being on active duty military, or if the parents are unmarried, or involves an International child customer dispute. Child custody is probably the most common reason that a single parent seeks a lawyer. Every single parent deserves the best legal advice available.
Guidance from an expert attorney will ensure that your right and best interests of you and your children are protected. When searching for an attorney ask if they are well versed in law that relates to single parents because such cases can have special issues that you would want to have an experienced lawyer handle.
A family lawyer is a lawyer that is experienced dealing with issues such as adoption, child custody, child support, dependency and child neglect, division of assets and liabilities due to divorce, divorce, paternity, protection from abuse, spousal support, and termination of parental rights.
Single parents should always hire a lawyer if the situation they find themselves in, involves a lot of money, is complex or involves child custody. Lawyers not only give legal advice for situations that involve a matter of law but they also understand the law pertaining to your case, can give you legal coaching and apply the technical law skills they have as a result of their law degree and experience.
How to find a good lawyer?
When searching for a competent lawyer versed in your situation ask for personal referrals from members of your community who have been in similar legal situations, have a face-to-face consultation with prospective lawyers to access not only the credentials but the personality and style of each lawyer to make sure you have a good match.
Search in lawyer directories in your area or online or you can use lawyer referral services that contain lawyers approved by your state bar association.
Single parents can also turn to the director of the state or local chamber of commerce, a law librarian, or a women’s or men’s support group that may give recommendations for local lawyers.
While interviewing lawyers check personality, style, communication skills, administrative staff to see how prompt they are at returning calls and responding to client requests. Many lawyer regulatory groups keep complaint logs that can give you this information. Make sure that the lawyer you select is willing to work with you to obtain the legal results that you are looking to achieve. Many single parents lack the funds to hire a lawyer to do all of the required work and have found that some lawyers are willing to coach the client on how to do certain legal issues on their own. Make sure you ask if a law firm has the willingness to do this for you. Most lawyers are willing to meet with you for half and hour in order to see if they are a good fit for you and can help you with your legal matters.
Using a little advanced thought and planning, single parents can find good lawyers to handle the legal issues that arise in their life.