Have you ever had a bad teacher in school? Sure you had. There’s always that one teacher you’ve had growing up that hated their job, the one that was strict to the max, or even the one who kept getting on your case for no apparent reason. Well, it turns out, there’s someone in every single career field and position that, for lack of a better word, sucks. Even a lawyer – who’s gone to school longer than the average American – can be pretty awful.
Of course, just because you consider an attorney unfit for you doesn’t necessarily mean they’re terrible all around when it comes to their career. However, in a situation where you feel like a lawyer isn’t suitable for you, it’s best to move on and find another. Below are signs that it might be better that you search for another Family Law attorney.
They’re Lacking in the Communication Department
A huge part of any attorney’s job is to provide good communication. While you must reach out to them initially, an attorney you hire should be confident in reaching out to you first, get back to you via call or e-mail in a timely manner, and remember to keep in touch.
If they lack communication etiquette, interrupt frequently and cut you off, fail to answer your questions, or ignore your calls or e-mails, they might not be the best attorney to work with.
Your Attorney Seems a Little Hesitant About Taking on or Continuing Your Case
If your attorney isn’t all that confident with pushing forward with your case, they’re probably either 1) not very experienced in their career, or 2) they aren’t very interested or well-suited to take on your particular case. If you don’t feel wanted, then it’s best to leave and find an attorney who will make you feel wanted (because there certainly is someone out there who would love to work with you).
The Empathy is Lacking
When dealing with a Family Law case such as divorce, divorce modifications, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and so on and so forth, you’re going to want an attorney who is empathetic, not someone who is brash, monotone, and mundane. You need an attorney who just “gets” you, leaves you feeling less stressed, and gives you the emotional strength to push forward with your case.
In need of a more compatible attorney? Reach out to Family Law attorney, Torrence L. Howell, at (909) 920-0908 for a free consultation.