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How to Hire a Custody Attorney

7 Post Recap: How to Hire a Custody Attorney

Moving forward, on Sundays we will do a weekly popular posts recap based on a specific topic. These will provide quick organized references to aid in your custody case pursuit. Have a happy Sunday, and remember the three P’s – Pray, Praise, and Play with your kids! – Fred Campos / @FullCustodyDad

Click to read, Do I Need an Attorney for My Child Custody Case?Do I Need an Attorney for My Child Custody Case?:

An attorney can serve as a capable liaison between you and your ex-spouse, diffusing personal attacks each side may launch against each other, possibly torpedoing a potentially favorable ruling. Discussing your case with an attorney allows a knowledgeable person to step back, and take or even create a more professional tone on the situation. An experienced lawyer knows the legal and emotional land mines ahead, and can better prepare for “curveballs.” Let’s discuss why you should hire a custody attorney. Click to Read More…

Click to read, How to Find the Best Custody AttorneyHow to Find the Best Custody Attorney:

You’ve decided to hire a custody attorney. That decision is critical to your success. It might be the most important decision you make. You not only have to find a good one, you must find the right one and I ABSOLUTELY believe you should hire one and not represent yourself. With listings filled with names, promises and other hyperbolic terms, how you figure out which one who understands (and has experience) with cases similar to yours? Click to Read More…

Click to read, Six Tips for Hiring a Custody AttorneySix Tips for Hiring a Custody Attorney:

Sadly most people ask friends or co-workers, or play Russian roulette with search engines or heaven forbid, the yellow pages and pick the first attorney that answers the phone. This is not necessarily the best way to collect options when hiring an attorney. You need to treat your attorney search process with the same life or death perspective you would have if selecting a brain surgeon. Click to Read More…

Click to read, Listen and Find Good Attorneys in CourtListen to Find Good Attorneys in Court:

The goal is to have five attorneys on your short list before you start interview for that special one to represent you. You may have already gathered attorneys from Fathers’ groups and attorneys from others friends and family. But what do you do if you still don’t have five? In other tips I encouraged you to take a day off and watch your judges in action. During that time you should have observed some attorneys working. Click to Read More…

Click to read, 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Potential Attorney10 Questions You Should Ask Your Potential Attorney:

From your research you have narrowed your search to five and you are ready to call and setup free consultations in person or over the phone. So what ten questions should you prepare to ask your future divorce or paternity attorney? Grab a spiral and write a brief outline of the details and history of your case. Next compile a list of your burning inquiries. On your list, consider some of these questions. Click to Read More…

Click to read, Interviewing Attorneys, 10 More Questions to AskInterviewing Attorneys, 10 More Questions to Ask:

When meeting, most attorneys will allow you a free initial consultation. Clarify this before meeting for the first time. Dress professionally, be cordial and respectful of their time. I suggest the meeting should last no more than 30-45 minutes. Quickly explain the basics of your case, short version please, and then transition into your questions. Take notes and allow time for her to ask you a few closing and followup questions. Should you run out of questions, here are 10 more to sprinkle into your interview. Click to Read More…

Click to read, Factual Secrets Your Attorney Needs to KnowFactual Secrets Your Attorney Needs to Know:

In our lives, we will tell certain professionals information that we wouldn’t tell our spouses. We sometimes trust doctors enough to share factual secrets about our lives that we wouldn’t want anyone else to know. It’s necessary facts they need to know for the relationship to work. So be prepared for areas your attorney might ask about your family. You have attorney/client confidentiality so feel free to tell your attorney everything. Click to Read More…

In closing, it’s important to hire a custody attorney you can work and share with. It is an important task so take it seriously. If you are having trouble finding a good one in your area, please let me know. I am here to help!

What steps did you take in hiring an attorney? What other resources are available for find a child custody lawyer?

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Fred Campos, Top Geek, blogs about everything from House of Cards to Subway. In addition to blogging, he is a public speaker and humorist in child custody, social media, web development and parenting. He is married to one @SuperParentMom, and raising three world changers. For more details on his custody course visit, Like this post? Make sure you subscribe to this blog.

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