You should be very careful when hiring a lawyer. They are not all the same and some of them will take your money only to lose it in court for you. You need to know how much they charge before you hire them so that you can get the best one possible, even if its more expensive than others. It is also important because lawyers make lots of money every time they go to court with someone else, so having one who charges less may mean he has less incentive to work harder or faster on your case since he won’t make as much money doing it.
What do I have to offer my child?
Before making any kind of commitment for custody or visitation arrangements, ask yourself if you are really willing to give up everything in order for your child to spend time with another parent/guardian? It’s very hard but sometimes necessary if there are serious problems between parents that cannot be solved by other means such as mediation or counseling. If this is what is needed then these kinds of arrangements must be made prior to any legal action being taken against the non-custodial parent in order for everyone’s rights and interests in his/her relationship with their children not be trampled upon by someone else trying use the courts system where it doesn’t belong in an attempt at revenge.