Benefits of Working With a Family Law Attorney

Posted in uncategorized on July 1, 2021

If you are getting divorced, fighting for custody for your child, trying to establish paternity or undertaking another complicated family law matter, working with a family law attorney can come with several important benefits. Family law is a complex area of law that requires special knowledge and education.

Hiring a family law attorney to represent you during your legal matter can make an enormous difference to your experience and the outcome of your case. If you are curious about whether you need a family law attorney, schedule a zero-obligation consultation with Ratzer|Dobis in Solana Beach to discuss your case in detail.

What Can a Family Law Attorney Do for You?

Family law is unique in that it often deals with sensitive and emotional legal matters that are important to you and your loved ones. The outcome of your family law case may have a major impact on your life. One of the best ways to navigate complicated and emotional legal matters in pursuit of a positive case outcome is by hiring a family law attorney. A lawyer can stand by your side throughout the legal process. Your lawyer can:

  • Answer all of your legal questions and address your concerns.
  • Come up with creative legal solutions for your particular problems.
  • Handle lengthy and confusing legal paperwork on your behalf.
  • Overcome any legal obstacles or complications.
  • File your claim and supporting documents with the correct courthouse.
  • Work with experts and consultants, as necessary.
  • Represent you during mediation, arbitration or a family law trial.
  • Fight to protect your rights throughout the legal process.
  • Shield your family from stress as much as possible.

Although no law in California requires you to have an attorney represent you during a family law case, it will most likely be in your best interest to do so. Unless you have an amicable divorce or you and the other party agree on every aspect of a case, hiring a family law attorney can benefit you.

Can a Family Attorney Resolve My Case Quickly?

An attorney may be able to save you time and money by avoiding common mistakes, handling paperwork quickly, and using special knowledge of the local family courts and judges. Although hiring a family law attorney can make your legal matter more efficient, your goal for retaining an attorney should not only be to resolve your matter quickly.

Sometimes, taking more time to negotiate a claim or work through a case can yield a much better end result. An attorney will listen to your goals and try to resolve your matter as quickly as possible, but will also do what is necessary to achieve optimal results. Discuss the timeline of your specific family law case with an attorney for more information.

How Can a Certified Family Law Specialist Help?

If you wish to hire an attorney, consider choosing a California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS). A CFLS not only meets the requirements for being licensed and barred in the State of California, but also fulfills additional requirements to be certified as a specialist in this practice area.

This certification comes from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization or another organization with a program that has equivalent requirements. Certification means that the attorney has more experience and knowledge in family law than someone who is not certified. A Certified Family Law Specialist can help you with your claim using advanced knowledge of the law and your specific case type.

Using ongoing education and years of on-the-job experience, a CFLS can customize a legal strategy for your specific situation to achieve the best possible results. A CFLS can answer any questions you have, advise you on how to handle your case, represent you during mediation or alternative dispute resolution for a settlement, and take your case to trial. Discuss all the ways a family law attorney can help you by contacting us today.