Questions to Consider before Hiring a Child Custody Attorney

If you are preparing to divorce from your spouse, you are undoubtedly going through a difficult time, especially if children are involved. Deciding whether or not you should hire a child custody attorney is one of the first questions you might be asking yourself, especially if finances are a concern. Keep in mind that there is a lot at stake here and this may very likely be the most important decision you make, given the repercussions it can have.

To help assist you on your path toward making an informed decision, consider your answers to these important questions:

  • What are your financial resources like? Of course, one of the most decisive factors in whether or not you choose to hire a child custody attorney will be the state of your financial resources. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, the retainer for an attorney can be expensive. Some of the factors that determine cost include the state in which you live, the number of hours it takes to resolve the case, and the complexity of the case. If you conclude that a private attorney is not feasible, you might be entitled to free legal aid or low cost representation.
  • How complicated is your case? Those with highly complex child custody cases are generally advised to hire a child custody attorney. Interstate child custody cases, for example, are considered complex. Make sure you hire an attorney who specializes in the complex legal issues you are facing and has experience in family court.
  • Does your attorney have a good reputation? If you decide to hire a child custody attorney, you should look into your attorney’s reputation for winning cases like yours. Ask any prospective attorneys about their experience and what their strategy would be for winning your case. This is a crucial decision, so do not feel shy about asking too many questions. A good attorney will understand that you are simply trying to make the wisest decision for the well-being and best interests of your children.

Rancho Cucamonga Child Custody Attorneys

Going through a divorce is not an easy experience and dealing with the complications of child custody can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we have an in-depth understanding of the laws and other matters involving child custody rulings. Our Rancho Cucamonga legal team will help you establish a custody agreement or fight for a modification.

We take every aspect of your situation into consideration and put our years of collective experience to work for you.

Contact our office today at (909) 726-7112 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.