At the heart of a family law attorney’s work is the care, concern, and understanding they show for their clients. It’s not just about winning; it’s about maintaining relationships with people who are going through difficult times. Whether you’re dealing with a divorce or need help with spousal maintenance payments and enforcing orders, the lawyers at The Moffett Law Firm can help you. We will do everything in our power to make sure you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today for an initial consultation.
What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?
A family law attorney helps couples resolve disputes such as marital problems, child custody, financial issues, property division, and more. Family law attorneys can also help you file for divorce and support you through the subsequent legal proceedings. A family law attorney typically has a wealth of experience in their specific area and can provide sound legal advice to help you achieve your desired outcome.
If you believe you should be entitled to sole custody, your lawyer will help you obtain that. If you are entitled to spousal maintenance payments and think they should be modified for some reason, a family law attorney can help you with that as well. Many of the things a family law attorney can help you with are some of the most important aspects of your life. It’s never a good idea to try to handle these things on your own.
Ultimately, an attorney can help you navigate the complex legal guidelines of family law. Not all states have the same family law code, so it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney in Texas. Hiring a firm that is familiar with family law but hasn’t handled many cases in Texas won’t do you much good. Find a firm that knows what they’re doing and knows the specific rules and laws of the county and state you live in.
What to Consider When Choosing a Family Law Attorney
There are many factors to consider when hiring a family law attorney. Some key considerations include the following:
1. Familiarity With Your Specific Issue
While a family law attorney is familiar with the range of family law issues that you might encounter, some lawyers specialize in particular areas. For example, if you are going through a divorce, you want to hire an attorney who has handled many divorce cases in Texas. If you are already divorced and need help modifying a custody order or child support order, it’s important to find a lawyer who has dealt with these specific issues. If you hire a family lawyer with a lot of experience but who hasn’t handled modifications of orders, this won’t be very helpful to you.
Additionally, you want to make sure you hire a lawyer who has experience handling all types of family law cases. You never know what might come up along the way. If you hire a lawyer to help you with a divorce, you could end up needing them to help you modify certain orders or assist you with spousal maintenance payments. It’s crucial that the person you hire has experience with all of this.
2. Professional and Personal Compatibility
While it’s always important to hire an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, it’s just as important to hire someone that you feel comfortable working with. Some lawyers may have strategies and tactics that just don’t fit well with your personality. If you hire someone that you can’t speak openly and honestly with, or someone you don’t trust, this will inevitably affect the outcome of your case. In addition to hiring an experienced lawyer, you want to make sure the person or firm you hire is someone you respect and can get along with personally as well. Of course, they don’t have to be your friend, but it’s really important to hire someone that you can collaborate with. You will be asked to share a wealth of personal information with your lawyer, so make sure you choose the right one.
3. Trial Experience
Hiring a family law attorney who has trial experience is incredibly important. While it would be ideal for your case to be decided out of court with the help of a lawyer, this isn’t always possible. If the case must be litigated, you want to make sure the lawyer you have chosen knows how to litigate case and has the determination to do it well. Not all lawyers are well-versed in litigation. Before hiring your attorney, ask them about their experience. Find out how many cases they have litigated and what the outcomes were. The more information you get, the better you will be able to make the right choice about who to hire.
Contact The Moffett Law Firm For Help
Family law encompasses many different issues, including divorce, child support, spousal maintenance, adoption, modification of orders, and more. When hiring a firm or a lawyer, making sure they have experience in Texas handling the type of case you are dealing with is crucial. The Moffett Law Firm has been helping people with family law issues in Texas for almost two decades. When you hire us, you can be certain that we know the local and state laws and we will do everything it takes to make sure you get what you need. At The Moffett Law Firm, you are our first priority. We treat all of our clients like family – with compassion and respect. You will always be able to reach us to ask questions, and we will continue to keep you updated on your case. To schedule an initial consultation, call our office at (713) 333-5800 or contact us online.