Will County Child Custody :: Top 10 Child Custody Mistakes #9
Mistake #10 – Not hiring an attorney.
OK, I think we can all agree that at some point in time we saw a story on the news about a crime that was committed where it appears blatantly obvious that the person guilty, but the jury finds them not guilty anyway and usually this is because they hired the right attorney.
Child custody is no different and it’s important you find a qualified family law attorney that is experienced in your case and delivers results.
When you have the right attorney your site, it can directly impact the amount of time you get with your kids.
Make sure that you have an attorney that you can comfortably communicate with and trust.
You will be relying heavily upon your attorney’s advice to make critical decisions you need to feel comfortable in following their advice.
Even if you think you can handle your custody issues or modifications on your own it would be wise to protect your interests is to meet with a lawyer — even if it is only for a few hours — to review your case for missed opportunities.
Make sure you seek legal advice early and do not wait until the last minute to hire a lawyer. It pays to take action.
Finally, make sure you have a solid financial plan to pay for your case. Many parents with good custody cases, lose at the end because they simply didn’t plan ahead to pay for it.
When your payments fizzle out, many custody lawyers will drop the case.
If you want the best chance at custody, do the following: (1) decide you want custody (at the beginning of the case); (2) get a great custody lawyer early; (3) arrange for the finances to cover your case.
The best lawyers are the ones that appear neutral, and yet make your interests seamlessly connected with the child’s interests.