If you are in the middle of a custody battle, the outcome could be entirely dependent on your custody attorney. Having the correct information about your case ahead of time will help you be better prepared and know what to expect beforehand. 

When determining the best legal help, it’s essential to know the right questions to ask. Here are 5 questions to ask your custody attorney when searching for legal representation. 

  1. How strong is my custody case?

No lawyer can make promises about the exact outcome of cases. Still, a knowledgeable and experienced child custody attorney should be able to assess how your case may likely play out based on the preliminary information. It’s also imperative to examine the strengths and weaknesses of your case, as this will likely shape the strategy that your attorney will develop in order to give you the best outcome.

  1. Which laws pertain to my custody case? 

Each state has a unique set of guidelines that must be met in order for a custody case to be tried in the courtroom. Before going to court, your attorney should inform you of all laws that are specific to your case. Understanding not only the significance of each law but what they mean for your specific circumstances can be extremely beneficial in preparing you for the case. 

  1. What factors will the court take into consideration?

In New Mexico, a jury doesn’t decide custody cases; a single judge does. It’s crucial to understand the factors that a judge will consider when ruling a child custody case. The judge will rule in favor of what’s going to be best for the children involved. Understanding what details are considered is vital. Custody cases are emotional and difficult for all parties involved; your attorney can help you grasp the reality of the likely outcome of your case. 

  1. How much experience does the attorney have with custody cases?

It’s vital to find an attorney who has handled many cases, but it’s even more important to find one who is knowledgeable about the specific aspects of your custody case. An attorney with experience handling cases similar to yours will save you time and money, provide a better understanding of what to expect and likely offer a more favorable outcome.  

  1. Do I need an attorney to solve my custody case? 

Custody cases can be emotional and stressful, which can limit the ability of all parties involved to respond rationally. An attorney can help you navigate the court system while you are experiencing the turmoil that may be associated with your. Your attorney is there to protect your interests and clear up any confusion free of the emotions you may be feeling.

Tucker, Yoder and Associates offers experience and expertise with custody laws specific to New Mexico and navigating the legal environment.  Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your custody case. 

DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog/site is NOT, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.  It is for general informational use only.  You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Further, this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.