When facing a divorce or custody battle, it is critical to have an aggressive divorce attorney to fight for you. Your divorce attorney will be your advocate, but also your advisor.
We have listed below some essential factors to be considered when choosing your family law attorney in and around the Lansing area. These factors do not change if you are from Eaton County, Livingston County, Ionia County, Clinton County, Jackson County, or Ingham County.
Past Client Success
To know that your divorce attorney is skilled, it is helpful to look at the satisfaction of their previous clients. The process of a divorce is often difficult and contentious, but clients can still leave satisfied with their results. You can simply ask the law firm if they have any client testimonials you can read. This will help you learn what experiences clients have had with the lawyers. You can read all of the online reviews for The Kronzek Firm to understand why we get dozens of referrals from our past clients.
Thankfully in the age of the internet, you can find client reviews in many places. You can look on sites like Avvo.com or Google Reviews to see how people feel about law firms in your area. It is also easy to find the review page on any of our websites. Our clients have given us many five-star reviews in the last 25 years, and we don’t want to make it difficult for you to find that information.
The Kronzek Firm has had success serving those in all professions: other lawyers, CPS workers, teachers, corrections officers, state of Michigan employees, physicians, professor s, police officers, engineers, engineers, school staff, and more. We have also served many single parents, factory workers, students, stay-at-home parents, and federal government employees. We are proud to receive referrals from previous clients around Lansing, St. Johns, Charlotte, and beyond.
Poor communication can lead to clients being dissatisfied with their lawyers. You need a lawyer who is available and prompt in their responses, no matter what type of case you have. Your family law attorney must be ready to answer questions you have so that you can make informed decisions.
While you can ask the lawyer directly about their communication methods, better information may come from previous clients. Often in reviews, past clients will note if an attorney is difficult to communicate with. Another thing of importance is the physical accessibility of the lawyer. Do they work from home, or are they in an office? Do they have support staff? Do they have someone available to help you if your attorney is out? These are all important questions to ensure that you will receive the answers to your questions promptly. For example, here we have an attorney on call 24/7 to assist you. We employ a highly trained staff of paralegals, legal assistants and associate attorneys.
To have a lot of online reviews, lawyers must have numerous clients and extensive experience. However, just having many reviews is not enough. The lawyer you hire must also have Michigan divorce and custody experience to help you with your specific issue. Not only that, but you want them to have experience working with the specific court you are working with as not every court does things exactly the same. Our experience is deep and broad with experience in most court in the lower peninsula and every court in Mid Michigan and the Lansing area.
When you choose a family law attorney familiar with your court, they will also know the Friend of the Court offices and local judges. Having these connections will help your case as your attorney will know the local rules and how a specific judge’s courtroom is run. We know how to handle specific cases in various courts like Clinton County, Ingham County and Eaton County.
It is important to have a conversation with your lawyer about their costs and fees. Top Lansing attorneys typically charge an up-front retainer which is billed against hourly fees.
You should not look to hire any professional based only on price, but there are some things helpful to consider when talking about the cost of divorce. You should be asking about the firm’s experience in the court where your case is located, how often you will receive an invoice, and how much of the retainer is refundable if not used. Of course, there are many other things to consider, but this is a good start.
Top attorneys usually charge more than those with little experience, but as they say, you get what you pay for. When you pay for a good family law attorney, it often pays off. Most say that the money is worth the outcome, and it can actually save money in the long run.
Probably the most important thing is being able to trust your attorney. In order for your attorney to fight for you the best way they can, you have to feel comfortable with them. You might ask if your lawyer seems honest or if you believe in their skills. If you have any doubts about your lawyer, you need to find a new one.
Divorce is too complicate substantial to leave it in the hands of a lawyer you don’t trust. You will want a family law attorney who has great reviews, experience, and a staff of other attorneys, assistants, and clerks. References from other professionals show a strong reputation for competence and integrity. Longevity is another sign that a firm has been here and will be here in the future. Our firm has been representing clients since the last century.
At The Kronzek Firm, our attorneys are experienced with a proven track record, easily accessible, and trustworthy. Reviews are your most helpful tool, and our reviews speak for themselves. If you are facing any issue with a family law matter, contact our attorneys at (517) 886-1000. We are available 24/7 to help.
You can reach our family law attorneys by calling (517) 886-1000.