If you are considering pursuing a family law appeal, it is important to choose an experienced appellate lawyer who understands the process and knows how to get the results you need. But how do you go about finding that lawyer? It can be difficult to know how to select the right firm for your case or even where to start.
One of the best things you can do when beginning the appeals process is to meet multiple attorneys for your appeal to seek multiple opinions for your case. While you might learn the attorney you retained for your initial matter does take appellate cases, you might wish to retain a firm specialized in appellate matters.
Before the Consultation
It is always a good idea to do some research about the attorney or firm you are considering for your appeal. Check their background, experience, and success rate. This can give you a good indication of the type of lawyer they are and their approach to cases.
During Your Consultation
With each initial consultation, you will meet with a member of the firm and discuss your matters. Take notice of the attorney's approach and how they handle your case.
Some questions you might want to ask yourself after the consultation include:
- Are they thorough in their questioning?
- Do they seem organized and prepared to take on your appeal, or are they hesitant or unsure about their ability to represent you?
Additionally, pay attention to their body language during the meeting:
- Are they making eye contact with you and actively listening to your concerns?
- Are they confident in their abilities and approach to your case?
- Overall, do you feel comfortable and confident in their representation of you during the appeals process?
Trust Your Gut
It can be difficult to know if you have made the right decision when selecting a firm for your appeal. At the end of the day, it is important to trust your instincts. If something does not feel right or you have concerns about the attorney's ability to represent you effectively, do not be afraid to keep looking for someone who better fits your needs.
Your appeal is important, and choosing an experienced and capable lawyer for your case can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. While you can take your time with your decision regarding who will handle your appeal, it can be helpful to make this selection as early as possible to provide the attorney with ample time to work on your case.
Unwavering Commitment to Delivering Results
At Herbert & Weiss, LLP, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the results they deserve. Our team of experienced attorneys handles a variety of family law matters and appeals and is committed to providing personalized and effective representation.
Schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our team today by calling our firm at (201) 500-2151. We are waiting for your call!