Questions to Ask Your Family Lawyer

Essential Questions to Ask During Your Family Law Consultation 

Essential Questions to Ask During Your Family Law Consultation

Family law intricacies can often be emotionally charged and legally challenging. Finding the right legal counsel is not only about expertise but also about understanding, compassion, and advocacy. Carlson & Work co-founder, Attorney Mathew Work, delves deeper into the questions that can set the tone for a productive family law consultation. Here are his top five notable questions to ask during your family law consultation and how he would answer them. 

What is your specific experience in handling family law cases similar to mine?

Attorney Mathew Work: My journey in the realm of law began in Washoe County over a decade ago. I spent significant time as a prosecutor with the Reno City Attorney’s office, an experience that enriched my understanding of the legal system from various perspectives. Today, I wear the hat of a founding partner at Carlson & Work, where a substantial part of my practice revolves around family law. From intricate custody battles to delicate visitation litigation, I’ve championed the cause of many, ensuring their rights and interests are always front and center.

What is your strategy or approach to my case?

Attorney Mathew Work: Our modus operandi at Carlson & Work is built on twin pillars: transparency and unwavering honesty. Each case is unique, and we prioritize understanding every nuance, every detail before devising a strategy. Our belief is steadfast – facts, when presented with utmost integrity, resonate powerfully in court. Through a combination of meticulous preparation and genuine representation, we aim to bring the best possible outcomes for every client.

How do you handle communication with clients?

Attorney Mathew Work: Communication forms the bedrock of trust in any attorney-client relationship. At Carlson & Work, we cherish this bond. Being a midsize firm offers us the advantage of personalized communication. We ensure that our clients have direct access to their attorneys, negating the need to go through layers of intermediaries. This approach not only streamlines communication but also ensures that our clients are always in the loop, fostering a relationship based on trust and mutual respect.

What are your fees and how are they structured?

Attorney Mathew Work: Our commitment to transparency extends to our fee structure. Family law cases at Carlson & Work typically begin with a retainer that ranges between $4,000 and $8,000. This is a starting point, and we ensure that clients are apprised of any financial commitments or changes upfront. We eliminate surprises and foster a transparent financial relationship.

What is the likely outcome of my case based on your experience?

Attorney Mathew Work: The legal landscape is intricate, and predicting an exact outcome can be challenging. However, our extensive experience, combined with a deep understanding of Washoe County’s legal dynamics, allows us to offer clients a well-informed, realistic assessment. Post a thorough review of the case specifics, we can outline potential scenarios, always ensuring our clients are prepared and informed.

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Choosing Carlson & Work means more than just hiring an attorney. It’s about partnering with a team that places your interests at the forefront, always. From the very first consultation to the final verdict, Attorney Mathew Work, and the entire Carlson & Work team stand by their clients, offering not just legal expertise but genuine support.


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