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Family law cases can be complicated and lengthy, and it is important to find an attorney who can simplify and streamline your case for you. Whether you have an issue related to divorce, child custody, or guardianship, the first thing to do is find an attorney who specializes in and has experience strictly with family law cases. Research the attorney's background and profile, and whether they have sufficient ratings or accolades in the specific practice area you need. Be sure to ask whether they will be charging you an hourly or flat fee rate and that this is stated in your written agreement. Also, ask if any other attorneys will be working on your case and who will answer your calls and emails. Attorneys are notorious for passing off work to administrators and paralegals, and some clients have a real issue with multiple parties handling their sensitive information. Finally, only work with an attorney if they seem like a good fit. If you're made uncomfortable during the consultation for any reason, it's OK to leave and find alternative representation.