- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typical process of a consultation: we start with a free phone consultation, which is available 7 days a week until 7 pm, to get a basic understanding of the case. Thereafter, if the situation seems complicated or high conflict, we invite the client to come in for an office consultation. During the office consultation, we try to determine not only whether the client needs a lawyer, but also whether the client does NOT need a lawyer (as well as the options available to the client).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The attorney of the firm takes MCLE (mandatory continuing legal education) courses every year, throughout the year, to keep up to date with the emerging changes in family law. Additionally, the attorney attends courses designed for obtaining specialization certificate in family law, that are designed to educate family law focused attorneys with a much deeper understanding and knowledge in nuanced and complicated sub topics in the field of family law.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you are looking for a family law attorney to handle your child custody, divorce, high net worth asset or property division, or debt division cases, or to obtain child support or spousal support (alimony) from your ex-spouse, you have to decide which attorney you want to hire: 1) very expensive law firm or attorney, 2) an attorney who is NOT expensive but practices many different areas of the law, or 3) expensive (but not VERY expensive) AND only practices family law. Clearly, it is the 3rd choice. You don't want to choose someone who is outrageously expensive if another attorney who is priced lower can do the same work AND has a reasonable amount of experience. On the other hand, you should not choose an attorney who is very inexpensive but does not know much about family law cases in California because the attorney just started practicing family law. Remember, when choosing an attorney, keep in mind that you get what you pay for.