If you are navigating a divorce, a child custody dispute, an adoption, a domestic violence case or any other family law matter, you have likely hired an attorney to help you through the legal aspects of your situation. Although some legal matters can be successfully navigated without an attorney, family law cases tend to be uniquely complex and uniquely personal. It is therefore arguably just as important to have an attorney who can keep you focused in such an emotionally charged situation as it is to have an attorney who understands the nuances of the family legal system.
But what if your attorney is not keeping you focused? What if your attorney is adding to your stress as opposed to lessening it? Is it time for you to get a new family law attorney? Only you can properly answer this question. But if you are experiencing any of the following red flags, you may want to consider switching counsel. Family law disputes are so personal and their consequences tend to be so long-lasting that if you are not paired with an attorney who is a good fit for you, you should almost certainly find one who is.