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How to choose the right child support lawyer for your needs

For some Texas residents, collecting money from a former spouse to cover the costs of raising one or more children can be a struggle. In some cases, these matters go to court, which requires hiring an attorney to pursue a child support case. Because these issues often occur years after a divorce or with parties that were never married, Texas residents may be uncertain how to find the right attorney to handle their child support case.

A great place to begin is by searching for an attorney who specializes in child support proceedings. Choosing a professional who has expertise in a particular area of practice, and even a specific area of family law, can yield great outcomes. Be sure to ask how many child support cases a prospective attorney handles in a given year.

It's also important to choose an attorney whose professional approach is in line with the details of the child support matter. For example, if a parent suspects that the mere involvement of an attorney will prompt the other party to make good on his or her child support obligations, then hiring an attorney well-versed in collaborative law may be a good option. On the other hand, if a spouse believes that his or her former partner will fight to the bitter end to avoid paying child support, then selecting an attorney with a more aggressive approach might be a better fit.

Taking the time to find the right attorney for the job is a great way to achieve favorable results. Take the time to interview multiple prospects and be sure to ask questions regarding the specifics of the case. Pursuing child support through litigation is never an easy matter, but having the right legal representation can make it a far easier process to manage for most Texas parents.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Picking The Best Divorce Lawyer For You", Tiffany Beverlin, Jan. 15, 2018

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