The Importance Of An Experienced Family Law Attorney
Most family law cases are difficult to navigate without the help of an attorney. The exceptions are very simple cases, such as a paternity case where both parents agree to paternity and do not need a DNA test—only an order of paternity. That said, even if a lawyer is needed, parents may have to forgo one if they cannot afford to hire one and are not eligible to have one assigned to them, or are not entitled to an attorney.
For those who can afford to hire a lawyer, it is highly advisable to do so, especially if they have a custody or visitation, order of protection, neglect, or parental rights case. It can be extremely beneficial to have an attorney who knows all the intricacies of Family Court, knows how to examine the evidence and object to it when necessary, and can provide representation during hearings, negotiations, or trial.
A good attorney will know the parameters of a “good” settlement, because they will have years of experience negotiating for them. The outcome of a family law matter is almost always better when a lawyer is involved.
The Law Office Of Jeffrey W. Johnson
Since 2001, I have handled thousands of Family Court cases, and taken hundreds of cases to trial. I am on the assigned counsel and attorneys for children panels, and take trainings every few months in order to remain on these panels and stay current on the latest issues. For me, a typical week means being in the Family Court anywhere from two to five days.
As a result of this experience, I truly know the ins and outs of Family Court. I’m very familiar with the judges and other attorneys, as well as highly respected by them. I am well-versed in the applicable law, the possible outcomes of a case, and what can and cannot be negotiated under a particular set of circumstances. I also know how to prevent adverse outcomes at hearings and trials by knowing when a settlement as opposed to a trial should be sought. In almost every case, I am able to quickly identify the best course of action for my clients.
I make sure to be available to my clients via phone, email, and text, and always strive to provide them with the best representation regardless of the circumstances, because that’s what they deserve.
My experience sets me apart from the rest—and especially from attorneys who don’t spend much time in the Family Courts. Many divorce or criminal attorneys will sometimes appear in Family Court, but they really aren’t familiar with the intricacies of it, and are not well to the judges, attorneys, and staff.
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