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What to Look for when Hiring an Attorney

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In a perfect world it would be possible to go through life without ever needing legal help. However, we live in a country of laws and at some time or another chances are you will need to rely on the help of a lawyer. The key is making sure that you find an attorney who is the right fit for your legal needs.

To find out if Andrew A. Bokser is the right fit for your needs, please call 718-834-1904 or contact him at his Brooklyn or Garden City office online at [email protected].

Tips to Consider When Looking for a Lawyer

Like any profession, some lawyers are better and more attentive at their jobs than others. Similarly, many lawyers practice only in certain areas of the law, and it is important to hire the right lawyer for the job you need done. Some tips to help you when looking for an attorney in New York City, include:

  • Expertise — If you have been accused of child abuse, an attorney who almost exclusively practices in other areas of law will likely be of little help to you.
  • Meet face-to-face — Find out if the attorney you meet with in your initial visit will be handling your case, or if it will be handed off to someone else in the firm.
  • Inquire into attorney access — Find out if the attorney encourages phone calls and ask if frequent updates regarding the status of your case will be made available.
  • Be candid, and expect the same in return — Lawyers are not mind readers. The more information you provide us, the more we can explain what your options are and the likely outcome of those options. Similarly, if you have any questions about your case or the process in general, ask. Your lawyer should be forthcoming with any and all information regarding your case.
  • Ask questions. As the cliche said there are no stupid questions. It is surprising how many people assume incorrect facts are true. For example, child support in New York continues for an unemancipated child until 21 and not 18 as in other states. Fathers can be awarded custody if the court finds it is in the child's best interests. Houses bought by a spouse during a marriage is still marital property if purchased with marital funds even if the other spouses name is on the deed. The failure to ask a question can cost you thousands of dollars in some cases.

These are but a few of the things to keep in mind when you are looking for a lawyer. Attorney Andrew A. Bokser is available to answer any questions you may have if you are looking for legal assistance with divorce or any other family law matters.

For an Initial Consultation Contact a Brooklyn Lawyer

Find out if Andrew A. Bokser is the right attorney for you. Contact his Brooklyn or Garden City law office by calling 718-834-1904 or emailing Mr. Bokser at [email protected] for an initial consultation.