Busy googling 'family lawyers near me'?
Have you been having doubts about your current representation? Not sure if you’re allowed to ‘shop around’ or worried about offending your current family law firm?
When you’re going through one of the most difficult times in your life, you need someone by your side who will not only provide you with the best legal advice but also understanding, compassion and empathy throughout the process.
What if you’re not happy with your current family lawyer?
Maybe you’re unhappy about the progress of your matter, the communication is unreliable and you’re not sure what’s going on or you simply feel your family lawyer isn’t the right fit for you personally.
You have the right to change lawyers at any time during your case even if your case is already in the court system so you can feel rest assured that your family law matter and files belong to you – not your lawyer. This is your life, your finances, your children, your matter, your choice.
But how can I get it right the second time (and for good)
It can seem daunting to go through the whole research process again for a new family law attorney, but, if your gut is telling you it’s time to start searching here are some tips:
- Google reviews
Look for a lawyer with great google reviews, and if they don’t have an option to leave a public review, ask yourself why…
- Choose a specialist
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to family law solicitors. Some lawyers might be managing lots of cases through various areas of law. When you’re battling through your family law matter, you need a specialist who knows all the ins and outs and can strategise with you for your personal situation. At Parker Coles Curtis we understand that everyone’s circumstances are very different.
- Check them out via a freebie first
Even if you’re not 100% sure about taking the leap and jumping across to a new lawyer, there’s no harm in getting a second opinion.
Opting for a 15-minute free phone call for a quick intro with a new lawyer can give you some peace or mind and confidence with your decision-making process.
- Have an initial meeting
Before making the final decision, make sure you meet them. Book a fixed-fee initial consultation, sooner rather than later.
You’ll want to feel at ease, and know you’ll be locking in a separation lawyer with the best communication and who you can personally get along with. Remember, credentials matter, but personality and promptness are just as important.
Meeting your new potential family solicitors face to face will be crucial in making a final decision and moving forward positively.
Once I’m ready, how do I formally lock in a new lawyer?
Changing divorce solicitors happens more than you think. Once you’ve made the decision, we can do all the necessary work behind the scenes to get the paperwork and a handover from your current lawyer free of charge.
If you’re after a second opinion, contact Parker Coles Curtis for a free 15-minute phone call to discuss your matter.
With a mix of compassion, skills and life experience our family law experts cut through the lawyer-speak and clearly explain your options. We’ll provide you with the support and guidance you need to move on to a brighter future.
Phone us today on (02) 5114 2660 or simply book an appointment online here.