It is always important for a parent facing a custody battle to hire a qualified, experienced and aggressive child custody attorney at the earliest possible point in the case. The judge in a child custody hearing is looking for specific evidence relating to the most appropriate custodial arrangement to serve the best interests of the child. Hiring an attorney early in this process allows time for the attorney to gather all supporting evidence and thoroughly prepare for Court and settlement discussions.
Here are a few other considerations for you when trying to determine whether you need to hire a child custody attorney in Forsyth County:
When deciding whether or not to hire a Winston-Salem child custody attorney, a parent should be sure to ask the attorney about financial arrangements. Almost all child custody attorneys require a retainer fee to be paid up front prior to working on the case. The amount of a retainer fee depends on a number of factors including the anticipated time the attorney will spend working on the case and the complexity of the issues involved. A parent should always ask their potential attorney any questions about financial matters at the initial consultation to ensure that they are on the same page with the attorney that they wish to hire.
Complexity of the Case
Child custody cases are often complex and require knowledge of intricate legal details and the governing laws. In many child custody cases, only a lawyer will be able to understand and apply these laws for your benefit. Our firm is experienced in dealing with complex legal issues such as interstate child custody, grandparent custody and visitation, parental alienation and modification of existing child custody orders.
Because of these and many other complex issues, it is almost never advisable to represent yourself in a child custody case. If you find yourself faced with a custody issue, you should contact an experienced custody attorney at the earliest possible time in order to ensure that your custodial rights are properly secured.
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