How do I find the right attorney?

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. In this guide, we will address the most common questions and concerns related to alimony in Florida, helping you navigate the complex terrain of this important aspect of divorce law.

With our growing reliance on Internet sources we have access to immense amounts of information. This can make the process of finding an attorney overwhelming.

If you are researching hiring an attorney, something has happened or is about to happen in your life and often this event is not a positive one. You may have been arrested, are about to divorce your spouse or need assistance with some other legal issue. At our firm we represent clients in domestic relations matters, dependency, criminal matters, bankruptcies and also assist in estate planning. Do not focus your search on the attorney that will give you the best deal. While doing so may provide you with an attorney, you may not be getting the best representation. Being conscious of one’s budget is advisable; however, remember that you are hiring an individual that will be guiding you through one of the most difficult periods of your life so do not make budget your chief concern.

If you are actively looking for legal representation then you have probably observed countless attorney advertisements including radio ads, billboards, city buses and taxi cabs which literally bombard you every day. What you have likely realized is that these advertisements tell you very little about how the attorney will resolve the issues in your case. They might boast about the results received for other clients but offer little, to no information, about how they can actually help you.

Remember, hiring an attorney should be a deeply personal decision. Not all attorneys are suited for all types of clients. You want to select an attorney with a personality and work ethic that matches yours. As crazy as it sounds, the attorney’s fee should be at the bottom of your priority list. For example, how many people shop for medical services for pertinent medical care? Elective procedures, sure; however, for absolutely necessary medical needs I doubt that cost would be your primary concern. You want to hire the doctor and/or surgeon that you trust to do the procedure properly, not the person that quoted you the least expensive fee. Please remember this example while interviewing attorneys.

Find an attorney that listens to you and can assist you in formulating a proper strategy to resolve your legal issue. Find an attorney that will examine your case and assist you in preparing a proper and effective strategy. You want someone who will be in your corner and makes you feel better and protected. Someone that you can rely on in your time of need, and someone that will give you the right answers, not just the answers you want to hear. You need someone with experience, someone who pays attention to detail, someone you can reach and who communicates with you, you need someone you can trust.

For more information on hiring an attorney to assist you with your legal needs, whether it be for Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Wills, Dependency, you can count on Schwam-Wilcox & Associates as a firm you can trust.

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