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Five Qualities To Look For In A Family Lawyer


If you are getting a divorce, need a prenuptial agreement, or have some other family matter, you need the right Orlando family lawyer to help with your case. All of these issues require legal attention,  so you need a lawyer you can trust and that will help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Below are five important qualities to look for in a family lawyer.

Your Own Comfort Level

Family disputes are very personal and you will have to share a lot of information with your lawyer in order to get the best representation possible. It is important to work with a lawyer you feel comfortable sharing this information with. You need to know that your lawyer will remain unbiased, listen to your side of the story,  and fight for what is most valuable to you.


Federal and state family law is always changing. One of the biggest benefits of having legal counsel is that you do not need to know the statutes or case law that apply to your case. Your lawyer should be extremely knowledgeable about the law and should answer any questions you have. You also want to work with a lawyer who is familiar with different legal processes, and that has negotiation experience, so your case proceeds smoothly.


Family law encompasses many different issues, and different lawyers may take different types of cases. You need to make sure you are working with a lawyer who has worked on cases similar to yours in the past. For example, if a lawyer takes mainly divorce cases, they may not be the right person to help you adopt your stepchild.

Excellent Mediation Skills

Most divorce cases in Florida have to enter mediation before the parties go to trial.  The vast majority of divorce cases also settle in mediation, which is much faster and more affordable than litigation. To make sure you have the best chance of settling your case during negotiations, work with a lawyer who has excellent mediation skills and a track record of success with this process.


Some family law disputes do take some time to resolve.  There are certain aspects of your case no lawyer can control, such as the schedules of the court. However, you should work with a lawyer who has the resources that will help settle your case faster. For example, if your case will require the testimony of a childhood development expert, you should work with a lawyer who already has a network of experts they can reach out to fairly quickly.

Our Family Lawyers in Orlando Can Advise on Your Case

If you have a legal issue, our Orlando family lawyers at Anderson & Ferrin, P.A. can help with your case. Our seasoned attorneys always stay updated on the changes to the law and have the necessary experience to ensure your case proceeds as smoothly as possible.  Call us now at 407-412-7041 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.




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