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What To Look For in a Family Lawyer

If you’re in the process of divorcing or you’re considering a separation from your spouse or partner, you are sure to be looking for a family lawyer. There are a number of family lawyers in Edinburgh to choose from and deciding between the best isn’t always easy. After all, finding a family lawyer than really understands your unique situation is key. So, where do you start?

What Makes a Good Family Lawyer?

  • Professionalism at All Times – When you choose a family lawyer, it’s important that you receive a professional service at all times. Not only are you paying for a professional service and therefore you deserve one, but it can also help to make the process a great deal easier. Getting on with the lawyer on the other side is key as this can make for a smooth negotiation. With professional comes hard work and efficiency, both of which are key in reaching an agreement sooner rather than later.
  • Dedication to maintaining good relations with your spouse or partner – Though you should find a family lawyer that is passionate about fighting your corner, you should ensure that they are also dedicated to keeping (where possible), your relationship with your spouse or partner intact especially if you have children. Whether you’re organising a prenuptial agreement or you’re navigating your way through a divorce, it’s important that all parties are treated with respect and dignity.
  • Experience in Family Law – One of the most important things to look for in a family lawyer is experience. Offering a high quality service is much more than simply knowing the ins and out of family law. A family lawyer with experience can offer you a number of dispute resolution models and can often save you time, worry and expense.
  • Honesty at All Times – It’s vital that your family lawyer is honest with you at all times, even if it isn’t the information that you want to hear. Whether it’s letting you know that you’re unlikely to get the outcome you want or that you need emotional support, nobody benefits from things being sugar coated. Instead, find a family lawyer that values honesty at all times.

At Cath Karlin Family Law, I am able to offer a wide range of family law services. This includes assistance with Divorce, Separation, Division of Assets and Children. Having been a client myself, I am fully aware of the stresses and strains that come with the breakdown of a relationship. This is why I work hard to ensure the entire process is as simple and straightforward as possible. To find out more about family law, get in touch with Cath Karlin Family Lawyer.