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What to Consider in Hiring a Family Law Attorney

What to Consider in Hiring a Family Law Attorney

A good family lawyer can make all the difference in how confident you feel going through the divorce process and beginning a new chapter in your life. The attorneys at Weiner & Weiss in Boca Raton maintain a limited caseload in order to give ALL of their clients the personal, around-the-clock attention that people involved in divorce cases require. Every client has the attorney’s personal cell phone numbers because at Weiner & Weiss, we realize that issues arise before and after working hours.


The first thing you will want to look for when hiring an attorney to handle your divorce is experience practicing family law. At Weiner & Weiss, LLC, the attorneys believe that THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. Experience in the field of family law and divorce can only be gained from decades of hands on practice in the strategic planning, preparation for and execution of evidentiary hearings and trials.


Because of the stressful nature of divorce litigation, the high stakes involved, and the intimate details that must be shared in a divorce case, it is very important for you to feel comfortable with and confident in your choice of counsel. There are many divorce lawyers with comparable years of experience—the difference in success is the relationship between client and lawyer. A trust relationship allows the client to truly be part of the litigation team, and to be an active participant in the case. This is not possible when a client is intimidated by his or her attorney.

Honesty & objectivity

A good family law attorney will be candid about your chances of obtaining a certain outcome on a particular issue, such as child custody, child support or alimony. He or she will stress that it is important for your objectives to be realistic and reasonable. When an attorney makes unrealistic promises, it is likely that you will be disappointed with the outcome of your case. Moreover, a judge is less likely to decide a close issue in your favor if you are wasting the court’s time on frivolous matters.

Concern for your children

If you have minor children, your attorney should emphasize the importance of putting your children’s needs first during the divorce process. An attorney who truly has concern for your children’s well-being will not pursue unreasonable child support or encourage you to seek vindictive or selfish child custody arrangements.

Contact Weiner & Weiss, LLC in Boca Raton to learn more

If you are facing divorce or have another family law concern, please contact Weiner & Weiss, LLC to learn more about our services and our approach to family law. We serve clients throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties from our offices in Boca Raton.

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  • "Could not have asked for a better attorney. I dealt with an extremely difficult and tedious divorce. Gary and his team were always thorough and fully prepared. Always at the top of their game and always treated me as a top priority as they do all their clients. Recommend Gary Weiner as the attorney to handle your divorce if you need it done right!!!! " - Zachary B.,★★★★★

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  • "Scott is a professional who is well-liked, collegial in a highly adversarial field. He has been mentored by an excellent lawyer and although still a younger lawyer he is fast gaining experience in complex matrimonial matters. He has moved beyond second chair to handling matters on his own. He is a pleasure to work with." - Anonymous,★★★★★

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