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Checklist: Assessing my family law lawyer

My lawyer understands family law and issues related to domestic violence.

 Yes   No

My lawyer helps me prioritize my goals.

Yes No

My lawyer explains the legal options and strategies available to achieve my goals.

Yes No

My lawyer explains my chances of success.

Yes No

My lawyer does not make promises about outcomes they cannot control like what the judge will rule or what my partner will agree to.

Yes No

My lawyer answers my questions and makes sure I understand fully.

Yes No

My lawyer lets me ask questions.

Yes No

My lawyer communicates with me in a timely and effective manner.

Yes No

My lawyer has explained how long the process might take.

Yes No

My lawyer has explained how much the process might cost.

Yes No

My lawyer has explained what services they will and will not provide.

Yes No

My lawyer follows my legal instructions and does not make important decisions without consulting me.

Yes No

My lawyer gives me copies of ongoing communications and documents filed with the court.

Yes No

My lawyer handles matters related to my case within a time frame they originally promised.

Yes No

 

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