Best Child Support Attorney

Are you looking for the best child support attorney? According to law society rules, no lawyer can call themselves the best. Some lawyers point to awards they have received, like the Best Choice Award. But many of these awards are purchased by lawyers, which we feel is dishonest and misleading.

Instead, we have put together a list for things to look for when you look for the best child support attorney.

If you want to book a meeting with a lawyer, call our law firm toll free at 1-844-466-6529

Our law firm services British Columbia and Ontario. We can serve entire provinces because we are a virtual law firm. We can provide services via Zoom and over the phone.

Why Pick ClearWay Law?

  • The legal sector needs to change, and we are working hard to fix it.
  • We want to ensure that everyone has access to legal support when they need it and have the best experience given the circumstances.
  • We want the legal profession to be inclusive and accessible to people who practise law no regardless of their personal circumstances.

The Law Firms Reviews

There are many different places to look for a lawyer’s review, but below are some of our favorites.

  • Lawyer Ratings
  • Google Maps
  • Facebook

Other websites such a Yellow Pages or Yelp are not really used for law firms. While it might be hard to find a lawyer to meet with you, don’t rush into the first engagement letter you are presented with. Take the time to think about it and research the lawyer online.

Be careful asking a lawyer you know about that lawyer, as many lawyers hate each other. Keep in mind lawyers often go up against each other in court and might have done aggressive things in order to win a case for their client. While the opposing lawyer might not like those tactics, the client might have won because of it.

Meet With The Lawyer

Keep in mind that this meeting does not have to happen face to face. With new technologies such as Zoom or Skype, it is possible to get a better experience from an online lawyer than a lawyer in person. Scheduling to meet a lawyer in person can be difficult. This is because lawyers often must travel to various courts, and also need time to meet new clients and do existing work under deadlines.

Starting in 2020, ClearWay Law will allow for online meetings with lawyers via video conferencing. Clients will be able to pay a nominal fee and speak to a lawyer the same day. For those that have never worked with a law firm before, this might not seem like a big deal. But for those that have waited a week to hear back from law firms, it’s a game changer.

best child support attorney

The average person has no idea how complicated law can be. Almost every caller thinks their legal matter will be quickly and easily resolved. They are looking for the lowest price to quickly complete their issue.

What’s the problem with that?

The fact that there is an opposing party. Just because you want to resolve the issue quickly, doesn’t mean the opposing party will. Even if they want to resolve the issue, it doesn’t mean they will agree to all your demands.

If you want to speak with a law firm about your legal issues, you can reach out to us via the live chat function in the bottom right of the screen.

How Does The Attorney Treat You?

While looking for the best child support attorney, make sure you are clear what you are looking for. Do you want:

  • The cheapest lawyer
  • The lawyer that has the most experience
  • A lawyer that is amazing at communication
  • A lawyer that knows technology very well

Most lawyers might only have one or two of these. If a lawyer has a lot of experience and is excellent, it is likely that they are not cheap. The attorney will know that there is a massive demand for their services, and they might increase their rates.

How Much Is A Lawyers Hourly Rate?

Lawyers hourly rates depends on how much experience the lawyer has. It also depends on how much work they have. Some lawyers are so in demand they have a three-month waiting list.

Right now, ClearWay Law has a roughly two month waiting list in British Columbia. It’s ridiculous for clients that call in, and we are doing our best to find more excellent lawyers to help clients. We don’t want to hire a lawyer unless they commit to excellent customer service.

Does The Attorney Care About Your Case?

You want a lawyer that cares about your case. While the lawyer might have seen this type of thing countless times, it is important they want to win. If you need to present something to the court, the lawyer will need to put forward a strong case. They will likely not be able to do that if they don’t care about what happens.

Even if litigation is not needed, and the task is to negotiate a separation agreement, there still needs to be passion.

Does The Attorney Care About Your Case?

You want a lawyer that cares about your case. While the lawyer might have seen this type of thing countless times, it is important they want to win. If you need to present something to the court, the lawyer will need to put forward a strong case. They will likely not be able to do that if they don’t care about what happens.

Even if litigation is not needed, and the task is to negotiate a separation agreement, there still needs to be passion.

Unethical Billing

In our opinion, this is the most important thing to look for when looking for the best child support attorney. The problem is that you don’t know if the attorney is ethical with their billing until after you hire them.

Some law firms do things called premium billing, which means that if you agree to hire a lawyer at $250/hour, and they feel they have done a good job, they can charge you whatever they want. This is extremely common and unbelievably unethical in our opinion.

Instead, look for law firms that can offer flat fees whenever possible. If the firm is honest and upfront with their billing, it’s a good sign that they are against unethical billing practices. Not every area of family law can be a flat fee.

Why?

Because most of family law disputes have nothing to do with the lawyer.

What are some non-flat fee situations?

A common example of someone calling our law firm is that they want a separation agreement created. The first question they often ask is how much is it?

We can say we can draft the agreement for $1000, but anything in addition is at the lawyer’s hourly rate.

They are curious about how many extra hours it will take, but it’s not up to us. Sometimes the clients want to make changes to the separation agreement. Once the agreement is ready, we send it to the other side.

The other side wants to make a lot of changes. Then our client wants to make changes based on their changes. You can see why it is hard for law firms to offer flat fees for anything beyond drafting.

How Does Child Support Work?

The problem with people that need child support are that they are often the ones that have a hard time affording a family lawyer. An example might be that they are taking care of two children, don’t earn much income, and want to go after child support. If the other spouse earns $100,000 per year, and they don’t earn much, they might be entitled to child support.

Because deciding to hire a lawyer at between $250-500/hour, it’s important to find out how much child support you might be entitled to. If over the period of 10 years you might be able to get $100,000 in support, and you must pay a family lawyer $2000, it’s probably worth it.

The best first step is to set up a meeting with a family lawyer to find out if you qualify for child support. Either way, both parents have legal duties to their children, and the children must be taken care of. It is not something that can be ignored.

Why Should You Hire Our Family Lawyers?

  1. We want you to know what’s going on. We focus on communication and keeping you up to date.
  2. We don’t talk down to you. Just because you don’t know family law, it doesn’t mean it can’t be explained to you.
  3. You tell us what you want to happen, and we will do our best to make it happen.
  4. To treat you with respect.
  5. Transparent costs. We will either give you a flat fee or a very accurate estimate.

Best Child Support Attorney

If you are looking for the best child support attorney, please do some research into Google ratings, online reviews, and the law firms’ websites. Perhaps you want to pick three law firms and then cross them off one by one if they do not fit with what you are looking for. Eventually you should find the right attorney for you.


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