What Should I Look for in a Family Law Attorney?

Matters of family law require the attention of an experienced, knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate attorney. We recognize this can be hard to find, which is why below, our Pensacola family law attorney has compiled a short checklist for anyone seeking the assistance of a family law attorney. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about what you should look for in a family law attorney.

What to Look for in a Family Law Attorney

  1. Your Attorney Should Be Knowledgeable: The most important quality of any attorney is that he or she has a firm understanding of the law. If your attorney does not have a firm grasp of the law, you shouldn’t expect a positive outcome in your case. Our firm has practiced family law for decades, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you.
  2. Your Attorney Should Answer Your Questions: Though this is in the same vein as being knowledgeable, the key to recognizing whether your attorney is the right one for you is whether he or she can answer your questions. With any family law matter, you have a lot on the line, and you should not trust your future with an attorney who can not answer your basic questions. After all, the outcome of your case can impact your life for years down the road, and you should have questions. Our firm can answer them.
  3. You Should Trust Your Attorney: Though being knowledgeable and well-versed in the law is critical for all family law attorneys, it is also critical that you can trust and are comfortable with your attorney. Family law matters are among the most sensitive legal issues, and your attorney should be comforting, keep you in the loop, and ensure you understand each of your options.
  4. Your Attorney Should Have Strong Ratings on Google: In today’s day and age, most people don’t even go to a restaurant without first looking up reviews. Why should hiring an attorney be any different? Our firm maintains a near-5-star rating on Google with over 100 reviews, a testament to our dedication to our clients and their well-being.

If you have any additional questions, or you believe you would like to get started with your family law matter, our firm is here to help.


For decades, the Law Office of James M. Burns has helped countless people through a wide array of legal issues, including those involving criminal law, family law, personal injury law, and will & probate law. If require the assistance of a competent legal team that can effectively guide you through each phase of your legal matter, you’ve come to the right place. Contact the Law Office of James M. Burns today to schedule your initial consultation.