If you are planning to get a divorce or preparing for a custody hearing you will need legal assistance. Any serious disputes regarding family will have to be sorted through a lawyer. Your lawyer will represent your case in the court, will draft the necessary legal documents. Depending on how serious your issue is you can choose between a family counselor (if you want to settle your disputes at an early stage) and a family lawyer (if you are seeking legal assistance).
Find a good lawyer.
Most of the family dispute cases involve divorce, maintenance, custody, adoption, alimony is handled by family attorneys. Get recommendations from family and friends for a good attorney. People who are close to you will be able to give you better recommendations. Never rely solely on a person’s recommendation as people have different needs and communication styles, who are best for them might not be the best for you. Therefore, run a background check before you hire a lawyer. Make a list of all the best lawyers. If you already know other solicitors get references from them, lawyers are usually aware of the reputations of other lawyers working in the same local community and might be able to recommend you a lawyer who is qualified enough to handle your case. Contact the bar association since they usually run referral programs you could search the referral programs to find a lawyer based on the location and the areas of expertise.
Research the prospective lawyers.
Almost all the lawyers nowadays have their own websites which you can visit and get more information about them. Get your recommendation list and start searching for all the recommendations. When you search type the full name, ‘lawyer’ and the country. Take note of their experiences. The scope of family law Perth is wide you need to find an experienced lawyer who is specialized in dealing with disputes similar to yours. Thus, search for each lawyer’s area of expertise, whether they have dealt with cases similar to yours. Moreover, make sure that you do check for the reviews and see whether if the lawyer has any complaints against him. Once you have searched for each lawyer’s history you can narrow down the recommendation list. Also, see their charges and do a comparison before you finally select a lawyer.
Meet your lawyer.
Contact the lawyer’s office and request for a free consultation (most of the attorneys offer free or consultations now). Schedule a time to meet up with your lawyer. Finally prepare a list of questions and doubts that you need to know about your case.