The factors you should consider when hiring family lawyers

When going through a divorce, it can be a very difficult, long and arduous process. It can also be very traumatic and challenging for you, and your emotions can be running high, especially if there are children involved.

In some cases, two parties are able to reach an agreement without involving family lawyers; however this is often times rare. This is especially true if there are join bank accounts and shared assets involved, as the parties will try to get as much as they can back. In addition to this, custody of children is also a big issue when it comes to divorce, and in these cases it is always a good idea to hire family lawyers. The hiring of family lawyers can make the process of divorce much smoother, and it can help you understand your rights and how the process of divorce will work in the court system.

However, with so many family lawyers out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your situation. For this reason, it is important you do your research on which one you should choose.

Here are some factors you should consider when hiring family lawyers.


This is an obvious characteristic to look out for when looking to hire family lawyers. They should have a degree, training and qualifications relating the bar. It is a good idea when researching who to hire to look up their credentials and possibly the school(s) they went to. Furthermore, you can find out through their previous experience whether or not they suit the situation that you are facing. The solicitor will also delve into your past and history when working on your case, which means it is crucial to know what their motives and legal strategies are before you allow them into your personal life/past.


It is a good idea to hire family lawyers who have a good amount of experience behind them. A solicitor who is fresh out of university will not have much experience dealing in cases, and as a result will be more liable to making mistakes in their work, as well as not being able to deal with certain things that come with this particular field of work. This can include the emotions of both parties, which can be overwhelming sometimes as a divorce is an emotionally charged process and emotions will be running high at all times. Family lawyers with experience will know what to do and how to remain neutral at all times throughout the process. Furthermore, they will know how the court system works well and how the process operates, and will be able to better explain and walk you through this.


You should check if the family lawyers you plan on hiring are actually available to take your case. You do not want to drag the divorce process out longer than it has to be, and be stuck being delayed. The process can be a complex and painful one, and you will want to get it out of the way as soon as possible.

Even if certain solicitors seem suitable for your situation, if they are not available at the time you are better off finding others that are currently available.

In summary, there are various things to look for when hiring family lawyers.

These are important factors to consider as they will ultimately decide whether your divorce process is smooth or complex and more challenging than it has to be. Finding good family lawyers can be difficult, but if you find one that is suited for your situation, you will be much better off.

Samantha Rigby
Samantha Rigby
Samantha is the head of content, lifestyle and entrepreneurial columnist for Best in Australia. She is also a contributor to Forbes and SH. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a reporter and business journalist for local newspapers.
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