What makes a good family lawyer?

10th March 2015 by


A family lawyer’s day can be extremely varied. Not every case a family law practitioner handles is going to be a divorce, and not every divorce will feature a couple arguing over who’s going to get the dog.

Family lawyers need to be attentive listeners and will be able to empathise with problems which can cause feelings to run high.

A good family lawyer will be able to stay calm when people around them are becoming upset, angry, and even aggressive. They will also be able to explain matters of complex law in terms that their client will be able to understand.

Finding the right family lawyer in London, Brighton, or anywhere in the UK for that matter, can seem challenging and a good recommendation is often the best way forward.

However, unlike asking your friends to recommend a competent electrician, broaching the subject of finding a good divorce solicitor can be a little tricky, especially if the relationship breakdown is not common knowledge.

When seeking a family lawyer, it’s a good idea to arrange initial interviews with a few local solicitors, and to go along with a notepad, any important questions you may have, and a brief idea of what outcomes you would like.

Whatever your family law problem involves, it is a good idea to find a lawyer who has expertise in that field. If you are suffering domestic abuse and fear for your safety, you need to find a team which knows the law pertaining to injunctions and protection orders, and can help you find services which will help to safeguard you and your family.

If, following divorce, perhaps you fear that your child might be at risk of abduction, you will need solicitors who have experience of such circumstances, especially if the case will involve international child abduction.

Finally, a good family lawyer keeps abreast of all the latest developments in their field and will be able to utilise case law to help your situation. Your practitioner should be eager to help you and will offer pragmatic and straightforward advice to help you choose the best way to proceed.

Healys family lawyers in London and Brighton

The family and matrimonial team at Healys LLP is part of a full service law firm with years’ of experience in many areas of litigation.

We are highly experienced in all aspects of family law work and have represented families throughout London and the South of England. We specialise in international law and have French, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Arabic speakers within the practice.

To talk to a family lawyer about any family-law related issue, please call our team today in either our London or Brighton offices. We have learned that by listening carefully to our clients we can offer the best solutions to their legal problems and believe our services are second to none.