Finding the right family lawyer isn’t easy. If you’re facing a legal issued related to your marriage, children, or family, you need an attorney with the right experience, skills, and knowledge to make a difference in the outcome of your case. If you’re in the market for a family attorney, the first thing you should do is ask a friend for a recommendation. Without a recommendation, the best way to choose an attorney is to find one online.
First, call the office and see how fast your call is transferred to an attorney. Determine if you can relate to the attorney you are speaking to. If you like the attorney you are speaking to, “do your homework” before making a final decision. Remember, if you can’t get an attorney on a phone or at least a quick call back when you call with a new case, ask yourself how fast that attorney will respond if you become their client.
At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we are here to help you understand the best way to choose an attorney from the web, regardless of the complexity of your case. If you need to speak to a lawyer today, call our office at (888) 372-9141 to get in touch with our firm and schedule an evaluation of your case. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can help.
Step One: Find an Attorney Who Serves Your Area
Some lawyers are willing to travel to meet the needs of their clients; others aren’t. Do a quick online search for family law and divorce attorneys in your general area, then narrow down your selections by those who are willing to serve your specific region.
Step Two: Do Your Homework
Most law firms have a considerable amount of information on the web. If a law firm has the experience you need to back your case, it will advertise these qualifications online. Some factors to consider:
- Years of Experience
- Ignore Awards & Peer Recognition. Most attorneys manipulate the system to get high ratings.
- Ignore Accolades & Memberships. Any attorney can join almost any association and many attorneys fabricate their reviews.
- Practice Areas – Find an attorney who limits his / her legal practice to family and divorce law.
- Education & Special Experience
Step Three: Set Up a Case Evaluation (Or Two, or Three)
Many lawyers offer consultations to prospective clients. Once you have spoken to a number of lawyers, determine which lawyers have the qualifications your case needs, schedule and appointment to discuss your case. No-cost, no-obligation consultations can help you understand your legal rights, as well as give you the opportunity to ask potential legal advocates important questions about themselves. Be careful if an attorney oversells his services or makes promises.
Step Four: Ask the Right Questions
Like any important decision, choosing the right legal representation takes research. Come to your case evaluation with questions to ask – not only about your specific case, but about the firm’s ability to handle them. Here are some important questions to ask a prospective lawyer during the consultation:
- How many cases have you handled similar to mine?
- How many clients do you work with at a given time?
- How much will it cost to work with you?
- What is your philosophy of representation?
- Will you solely be responsible for my case, or will I work with other members of the firm too?
Contact Our New York Divorce Attorneys to Learn More
Legal representation isn’t “one size fits all.” If you’re searching for a divorce or family law attorney in New York, speak to the legal team at Eiges & Orgel, PLLC to learn about your rights and options with our firm. With decades of legal experience and a passion for serving our clients, we are confident in our ability to provide the legal service that you deserve. To see if Eiges & Orgel, PLLC is the right firm for your case, get in touch with us today to schedule your no-cost, comprehensive case evaluation. Most clients who meet us, retain us as their lawyers. There’s a reason, call and find out.