Recommended Child Custody Lawyers

Recommended Child Custody Lawyers


How to choose a Child Custody Laywer?

One of the most frequent questions we get is, “who can help me with my child custody battle?!” As with other contests, having the right team behind you can make all the difference. In disputes over child custody, whether the subject is child visitation, legal custody following a divorce, divorce mediation, or similar, the expert that you most need at your side is the very best child custody lawyer.

Sounds simple, right?

Unfortunately, child custody law can be one of the most complicated topics in the field of family law. We’re dealing not just with legal complexities, but with intense emotions like parental love, fear of abandonment, and often resentment. This creates a steamy cauldron of complexities which often boils over to turn a bad situation into a truly unbearable one.

A good child custody lawyer can explain the ins and outs of family law to you in a patient and sympathetic way – and in plain English!

Finding the Right Child Custody Lawyer in Three Easy Steps

Our goal is to be able to flesh out this page with links to recommended lawyers that our readers have personal experience with. When selecting a lawyer, there is no substitute for the personal recommendation of someone you trust. However, in the meantime here are a few points to keep in mind to help you find the right child custody attorney:

  1. You and your attorney should see eye-to-eye. A child custody battle can be long and drawn-out. Make sure you select someone you can work together well with. They should be sympathetic to your situation and agree that you deserve custody. Ideally there will be a degree of mutual trust and understanding.
  2. Ask for recommendations. Have any friends and families recently been involved in custody battle, or are they well-networked in the legal profession? A personal recommendation is often the best way to find an attorney you can trust.
  3. Call the state Bar Association. Your local Bar Association can point you towards family lawyers in your area. In addition, the Bar can help you find out whether or not a given lawyer has had any complaints lodged against them, and whether or not the attorney is in good standing in the Bar.
  4. Check their performance. As you narrow down your list, look for a solid history of successes, along with glowing reviews or other endorsements. Look for reviews online at sites such as http:www.avvo.com, or http://www.lawonline.org/
  5. Interview the lawyer. Go to the preliminary meeting prepared with questions you want to ask, and a bit of information about your background. You can often quickly feel whether or not there is any professional chemistry.

More Child Custody Law Resources:

Cornell’s overview of Child Custody Law:
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Child_custody

More Child Custody Resources and Information:
http://www.childcustody.org/

Avvo advice on when is it time to see a Family Law attorney?
http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/is-it-time-to-see-a-family-law-attorney

Child Custody Lawyers

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Have a lawyer you can recommend? Please post your personal experiences in the comments so that others can benefit!

One response to “Recommended Child Custody Lawyers”

  1. Tim Greaves

    Hello…I am wondering if you would have a link that could lead me to a good child custody lawyer in Japan. Unfortunately, I am going to need one. I have a lawyer, whom I think is good, but his specialty is not child custody…wondering if I should switch, or if my lawyer could consult with a good child custody lawyer and alter the game plan as needed.
    Thank you,
    Tim

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