The best resource for parents who are seeking information on a good child custody attorney is to seek references from other people.
Situations arise where a parent wants to relocate or move away with children. This can significantly affect the non-moving parent’s parenting timeshare, and also increase expenses related to visitation with children. There are two sides to every parental break up. Managing clients and the emotional distress they reasonably suffer is a real challenge. Presenting the best interests of children to the court in a compelling fashion takes skill and experience. When custody and visitation cases must be litigated, Irwin & Irwin manages cases and clients in a mature and appropriate manner.
Important references to obtain on child custody attorneys include:
- Asking friends and family members
- Seeking advice from court clerks at the court office
- Inquiring of other parents, strangers included, who currently have cases at the child support office
- The state bar association can pass on referrals
- Depending on your state, some courts may maintain a network of attorneys
- Child Custody Attorney Interview
- It's important for single parents to interview a potential child custody attorney before hiring them. Some questions to ask are surrounding:
Personality and Style - A single parent wants to ensure that an attorney's personality and style matches his or her own. It doesn't have to be exactly the same, but a single parent should find the attorney to be approachable, as there will be a lot of questions along the way.
Experience with Your Type of Case- A single parent should choose an attorney that has experience handling - and winning - his or her type of case. A single parent should also understand how many hours it may take for their case to be decided.
Fee Structure - A single parent should inquire into whether the attorney charges on the basis of a retainer or on a per hour basis.
Free Consultation - A single parent wants to know whether a child custody attorney is willing to provide a free consultation. A free consultation will give a parent an idea of whether he or she will be able to work with the attorney