Where would I look to find an experienced family law attorney?
I would look on www.avvo.com, www.lawguru.com and the State Bar of Texas website.
There are many attorneys sites so you can “google” family law or divorce attorney & your county.
Many attorneys offer a free consultation either over the phone or in person.
Many offer payment plans.
Most accept credit cards.
How much should I pay for my family law attorney?
An attorney charges based on many factors including their location, their current work load, their overhead (such as rent and staff), their years of practice and if they are board certified.
Board certified attorneys usually have a higher hourly rate. If you are on a limited budget, then you need to look for a newly licensed attorney that is not board certified.
Like anything, you get what you pay for. If you want someone with years of experience, you will pay more. Many high-qualified attorneys have chosen not be board certified.
What does board certified mean?
It means that they passed a special test administered by the State Bar of Texas.
For example, after I passed the State Bar I swore that I would never take another test again!
It was my choice to not be board certified.