Time says only 61 percent of fathers make child support payments. That’s a colossal number of deadbeat dads. If you’re in the same boat, hiring a child support attorney can help you get the financial assistance your children need and deserve. Before engaging the services of one, though, here are a few factors you might want to consider:
Do You Have Enough to Cover the Cost?
The retainer for a child support attorney can put considerable strain on your finances. However, if you think the cost will be well worth it, then you’ve got more than enough reasons to move forward with the decision.
Do You Need One?
It’s true that not all parents require legal help. However, if the details of your child case are complex, then it’s best to hire legal help so you’ll have someone to guide you through the decisions, tell you what those case developments mean and look out for your interests—and those of your child—in court.
What’s the Lawyer’s Reputation?
It’s always a good idea to choose lawyers with plenty of experience in the field. However, long-standing experience also means the lawyer has been around enough to build a reputation. What is it? Find out so you’ll know if you can work with that lawyer or not.
Don’t Know What to Ask?
To save on time and to make things more convenient, do your research. Then note down all the questions you have. Put all these together in a list. After all that, call and make an appointment for a consult. Since many attorneys offer free first-time consults on cases, you won’t have to worry about shelling out money right away. Then when you get there, you can use your list to cover a lot of ground and get a read on whether the lawyer will be a good choice for your case or not.