Interview several attorneys before choosing the one you want to represent you. Ask your potential attorney what experience they have in litigating or settling cases such as yours. Your attorney should have significant experience in litigating and settling or otherwise resolving similar cases, know what the judge or commissioner is looking for, and have a solid track record for finishing cases in a timely manner at a reasonable cost.
Talk to your attorney for a while before you retain him or her. You want an attorney who demonstrates knowledge, confidence, and an understanding of what you’re going through. You may have to share highly personal or embarrassing information with your lawyer. You need a lawyer who you feel comfortable communicating with.
Legal fees can be expensive. The attorney’s fees you pay for your matter should be commensurate with the complexity of your case, the time that your case is anticipated to require, the skill of the attorney representing you, and the level of animosity between you and the other party. Your fee should not be based on the size of your bank account. You should feel that the attorney respects you and your money.
An outstanding job on my case to have custody, visitation and support decided in my home state instead of Virginia after I separated from military service.- A.E.