Many attorneys offer an initial consultation to learn about their potential client and their potential case. For a family law matter, it may be a question about your spouse, children, assets, and other relevant information that will come out at trial. But this consultation also gives the client a chance to speak to a lawyer about their qualifications and their experience handling such cases. This way, a client can be sure they are getting the right attorney to handle their specific needs.
When you meet with an attorney, some questions you may want to consider asking could include:
- How long have you practiced?
- How large is your case load?
- How often do you communicate with clients or update them about their case?
- Do you practice any other areas of law?
- Will you be handling my case or will other associates be handling my matter?
These questions can help a client get a feel for the way the attorney operates and help this client decide whether this attorney meets their needs.
Because most legal matters take months upon months (and potentially years, depending on their contentiousness and complexity), it is vital that a client feel comfortable with their lawyer. The best outcomes are achieved when an attorney and client have a good working relationship. This foundation is built on solid communication and trust, so it is important that both attorney and client have a good feel for one another. This way, a client can be sure that their case is being given the attention it deserves while a lawyer can be sure they are getting accurate information about the needs of their client.
At the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, we work closely with clients to make sure they are happy with the representation they are receiving. While we can’t guarantee any particular outcome regarding your case, we will pledge to give your case the attention it deserves and to work diligently for each and every client. For an initial consultation with a South Florida family law attorney, contact the Law Offices of James S. Cunha.