Family law can be a very complicated area and you need to make sure that you have a solicitor that will be supportive as well as efficient and effective. Finding a solicitor that specialises in family law and who has an excellent track record with previous cases and clients means doing a little research to make sure you make the right choice for you.
When it comes to family law, the cases can be extremely sensitive, and you want to have a solicitor who is clearly supportive and in your corner. Take a look at the websites of family law firms in your local area, and make a short list of those that are well established and have plenty of experience. Next, check to see if they have any social media profiles. This is the best way to check out a firm and to find a balanced view of their service.
Facebook and Twitter in particular will be a good place to find out what sort of experience previous and current clients have had with that particular solicitor. Check their profiles for comments from clients and for the replies from the firm. You can tell a lot about the service of a business from these two resources. If they don’t have any social media profiles, try doing a general search on Google to see if there are any posts on forums and social media from unhappy clients.
This will give you an idea of what you can expect from that particular law firm. Once you have narrowed your list down to exclude any with bad feedback, it’s time to call those left on the list. Make a note of the questions you need to ask over the course of a couple of days before you call them – this will make sure you don’t forget anything important.