With thousands of family law attorneys practicing in Orange County, it can be difficult for people to choose a good lawyer for them – one that will really help with making life-changing decisions for themselves and their children.
I’m in the unique position of having personally worked with many (if not most) local Orange County lawyers – on both sides.Many try Google or Yelp. Others try the local Bar Associations. Many go by personal referral, asking co-workers or relatives, “Who did you use?” These types of referrals are usually disastrous.
I’m in the unique position of having personally worked with many (if not most) local Orange County lawyers – on both sides. As the owner of a private investigation firm, my team has worked on hundreds of family law, divorce, and child-custody cases over the past 50 years. Many of these cases have been finalized in my conference room.
Many years ago, I published a page on called “The Best of Orange County List“. This is a “best of the best” page, which lists only companies with whom we have had good personal or professional working experiences. That page is still going strong, but when it comes to the attorneys on that page, we no longer list names of the 15 top-echelon family law and divorce lawyers we actually recommend. Here’s why:
If you are a current or past client of ours, we are pleased to provide the best family law attorney for your particular situation as a professional courtesy. Yes, that means free, no charge.
If you are not a past client, then we need to meet with you to evaluate you particular situations and needs.
There are 3 or 4 litigators that are tremendously well-versed in child-custody issues. Others are experts at exposing a corporate executive who is hiding assets. Some attorneys specialize in domestic violence matters. Every case is different and your attorney should be “customized” to you and your family’s specific needs.
We are blessed that we work with the top 1% of attorneys, no matter what area of the law they practice. You will be well-served to know what we know.
I have personally watched all our referrals engage with clients and all their visceral and cerebral dynamics. Off the top of my head:
- Who are the best prepared?
- Who knows how to engage other “first-class” opposing attorneys or those whose law degree diplomas are still so new the ink is not even dry?
- Who do the judges respect?
- Who do they use for forensic accounting?
- Who do they recommend for adult or child therapists?
- Who do they recommend for a 730 evaluation?
- Who actually does the depositions?
- Do you meet with a partner of the firm?
- Do they continue to stand tall with you in court or pass you off to an underling?
These barely scratch the surface.
You might also consider reading my latest book, Seeing Life Through Private Eyes, published by Rowman & Littlefield. You would be best served, relative to this subject matter, to read Chapter 3, “The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce.” There are specifics to read and understand that will help provide a roadmap to navigate your divorce. In addition, you will gain an advantage when you read the “155 most asked questions in family law” in this chapter.
There is no need to go it alone when selecting your family law attorney. Call our toll-free number below if you think we can be of assistance.