SELECTING THE RIGHT FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
by Robert E. Shoun
Choosing an attorney to represent you in a divorce is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You need to select someone who treats you with dignity and respect; who listens to you and is sensitive to your particular needs; who is available when you need help; whose style is compatible with yours; and who concentrates his or her practice solely on family and domestic relations law. During your initial interview with an attorney, or in subsequent discussions, you should examine his or her experience in handling divorces that deal with issues similar to yours, such as:
- Equitable distribution of assets and liabilities
- Military, civil service, and private retirement and survivor benefits plans
- Parenting (custody and visitation) arrangements
- Spousal support and/or child support
- Income taxes consequences of separation and divorce
- The area of business valuation
Of the thousands of attorneys in private practice in Northern Virginia, only a few attorneys and firms limit their practices exclusively to issues pertaining to family law - divorce and separation. Of these, the firm of ShounBach is among the most highly respected in Virginia by members of the legal profession. a friend’s referral or to your instinct. By conducting background research as to the experience, reputation, and qualifications of an attorney, you will ensure a more satisfactory attorney-client relationship and a more productive resolution of your legal issues.
The attorneys of ShounBach bring you substantial diversity by way of educational background, experience in the practice of family and domestic relations law, and hourly rates. Biographical data as to each attorney is available on the firm’s website.